Minister's Letter

Minister's Message for July 2019 :

Alleluia! Christ is risen.

Greetings to everyone in this month of June. And a very Happy Birthday to anyone who celebrates being another year older during this month, from all of us.

As I am writing this a little later than usual, I know that June has not been the month of heat and sunshine as we enjoyed last year but instead a rather wet month with lots of rain and showers rather more reminiscent of November, even if still rather warmer. In the United Kingdom we talk a lot about the weather – we look at forecasts, we doubt them and yet use them as the basis of the week. We exclaim at the torrential downpours, marvel at the wind and smile at the sunshine. And yet we know that all are important and part of life in our climate and geographical location. Let us, as we look out at the changing scenes before us, take these pictures and scenes as opportunities to remind ourselves of God.

This month we celebrate Pentecost and Trinity when we are reminded of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are reminded of God our Father and creator of the world; of Jesus who came that we might have life in all its fullness, as he came and called us his friends; of the Holy Spirit who was sent to be our counsellor and our guide. Let us this month, focus on God and allow God to be at work in our lives. I leave you with a blessing.

May God the Father, who first loved you and made you;

May God the Son, who loved you and brought you forgiveness;

May God the Holy Spirit, who sheds abroad the love of God in your hearts; and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Yours in Christ,