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From the Vicarage July 2019

The theme for the Family Service in July is taken from Psalm 139. It reminds us that
God's knowledge of each one of us as unique people; he knows us intimately. We read
'You know what I am going to say even before I say it.'

We may be able to say similar things about our loved ones, a husband or wife, perhaps even a brother or sister. But do we know enough about other people, for instance those who come to church on a Sunday? Do we know enough to able to understand how they tick?

The Summer is a time for fellowship. We have a Coffee and Desserts Evening on the11 th .July and a BBQ at the Vicarage on the 27th July. There may be other events planned by those who have taken up our £10 challenge, I don't as yet know!

But shared fellowship is a great opportunity to talk to those people who we may know little about; those who we simply share pleasantries with as we leave church. As part of the church family, God wants us to know one another, to share in other people's joys and to walk alongside them in the difficult times of life.

I leave you with a quote from St. Paul's second letter to the church in Corinth (1: 3,4)
'Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion, and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.'

God bless
Tim and Norma

Contact the Vicar:
Phone: 01625 425510

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