Once again we approach the end of the year and just like last year I can’t help but wonder where the year has gone; at points it seems to have dragged and then before you know it we have moved through the summer months, the clocks change, “the nights are fair drawing in”, Jack Frost is nipping at your nose or toes or some other part of your body and we prepare once again for getting through this time of the year until warmer weather and lighter nights reappear.
The last couple of years haven’t been easy for us as individuals or as a church community. We have said good bye to friends and loved ones perhaps more often than we should have; we have also said goodbye over the last couple of years to our regular acts of Sunday morning worship, where we were able to join together and not only praise God but we could also share in one another’s joys and pains.
On the upside we have at least been able to worship on a restricted basis since Easter, and hopefully it won’t be too long until we go back to services that last an hour, we don’t have to wear masks and our Communion services won’t be ‘bring your own bread and bottle’ affairs.
With that in mind I would like to invite everyone that is a member of the Church to come and share in our Communion service on December 5th. Communion is a great opportunity to remind ourselves of our need for one another but more importantly it reminds us of the communion that we have with Jesus: “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am in the middle”.
Perhaps there are those out there that need that promise and assurance once again; perhaps we just need to remind ourselves that we do what we do so that we can enable the light of Christ to shine in our lives and shine in our parish/communities.
Whatever the reason it would be great to see you at Communion and perhaps even some of the services leading up to Christmas.
As always if you need to get in touch, please either phone me at the Manse or email me.
Peace and blessings John