Vicar's Newsletter 

7th June 24

Good morning all,

 

I hope you are well? not so sure about this weather, apart from the fact that it's not so lovely....bound to happen really as I am about to have a break! After today there will be no blog for 2 weeks as I am having a rest. Keep reading the bible, keep praying for us all and I will restart the blog as soon as I return.

 

 

Today's reading is Luke 12: 41-48

 

Peter said, ‘Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?’ And the Lord said, ‘Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says to himself, “My master is delayed in coming”, and if he begins to beat the other slaves, men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful. That slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not prepare himself or do what was wanted, will receive a severe beating. But one who did not know and did what deserved a beating will receive a light beating. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.

 

Reflection..

 

There has always been some speculation that images of the Biafran war sparked the beginning  humanitarian movement in the UK, with several Christian  aid agencies beginning as a response to it all. There is , it seems, still a disparity and inequality existing between rich and poor nations, the past centuries seeing some countries thrive, becoming rich at the expense of others. But now there is a movement to rectify that. It's almost as though the global north is waking up to the fact that to whom much is given, much is demanded. As we face the threatened climate crisis it is the poorest who are in the front line despite the fact that it more than likely the richest have have contributed most to the problem. It is easier for us to heed Jesus' words in today's passage at a national or even a global level, but as individuals , how are we responding to the challenges facing us? how might we as those to whom much has been given, give back?

 

Please continue to pray for His Majesty, King Charles and for Her Royal Highness, Katherine, Princess of Wales.

 

God of Mission

Who alone brings growth to your Church.

Send your Holy Spirit to give

vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions,

joy to our worship, and power to our witness.

Help our church grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you,

and in service to our local community.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Father God, we pray for our parish,

That each of us might make use of our individual talents enabling each church group to flourish as a witness to the “One Body” of the Church.

As we start preparations for our weekend to grow our church community

and invite those who may not know you to join us in September, we pray for volunteers from our parish to share their talents and support, enabling us to prepare and make the weekend a success. Help us to spread the warmth of your love to everyone who joins us. Amen.

 

Take care everyone, please remember services are still continuing as normal. Keep praying, I will hold you all close in prayer. See you in a couple of weeks time.

 

with every blessing

 

Rev Rie