We had a lovely surprise at St Barnabas last week, when Rev Jack celebrated the marriage of Gladys Holliday and George Elston.
I am grateful and give thanks to God for the blessings that God has given us in this parish. We have certainly had a chance to experience them these past couple of weeks. We sent off Bev Hinkley, a faithful member of this parish, in fine style at her funeral, and through our hospitality and small acts of kindness, we gave great pastoral care to her grieving family and friends.
Even though the secret was tightly held, (although I nearly burst with it) we managed to organise Gladys and George’s wedding, with many people assisting without fully knowing what was going on. Thank you for your trust.
This week, it is the turn of St Marks to witness a joyful pastoral service, when we welcome the parents, godparents and friends of young Scarlet Trotter.
Birth, marriage and death. These are all parts of God’s plan for us, and for our small part in his bigger plan. Particularly in these days of instant communications, and short attention spans, playing our part in a long term project can be frustrating, if this is so, I have two recommendations for you.
Keep calm and carry on.
- Give thanks to God in all you do.