LiFT 4th May
Good evening friends,
May! How did that happen?! And it is the Coronation weekend, with plenty of activities going on in our communities, with an extra Bank Holiday. I hope you are going to find something lovely to do over the next few days. I’m off to London for a couple of days on Monday so have swapped my day off next week to make best use of the time. I hope that doesn’t inconvenience anyone too much?
What else do I want to share with you? I’m struggling to think of anything to be honest – things seem to be ticking over quite well at the moment, which is probably a silly thing to say!
The Churches Unlocked Festival plans are progressing well – Llanover, Bettws Newydd, and Llangybi Churches are involved from our Ministry Area. It promises to be a very special time and you can find out more here – https://www.churchesunlocked.org/st-cybis
And don’t forget our special time of prayer from Ascension through to Pentecost, as part of the Thy Kingdom Come project. We have three sessions you are welcome to attend to make a set of prayer beads ready to pray – Thursday 11th May 2.30-4.30 in St. Peter’s Goytre, and Monday 15th May, 10-noon St. Mary’s Usk, and Tuesday 16th May, 12-noon, St. Cadoc’s, Raglan. You are welcome to attend any that work for you.
Before I sign off, I’d just like to assure you that I am aware of the many many regular activities that tick over week by week and month by month, that just seem to happen. I know that this isn’t actually the case and that many of you are quietly getting on with all sorts of big and small things that ensure a regular pattern to church life, that stretches well beyond Sundays. Thank you so much for all that you do. Good stewardship requires us to make use of all our gifts – time, talents, gifts, resources, and money. I am so glad for all that you do, and I pray for you all, and all that you do. If you have a hankering to explore something that you don’t think we are doing well enough, or that is new, please don’t hold back – there’s always room for a conversation!
And now it’s time for a little gin and tonic to start my rest day tomorrow.
With love and prayer for you all,
–Please note I will not usually reply to emails received on Fridays as this is my rest day. If you need me urgently please send me a voicemail on my mobile number. Thank you for your understanding.