As we begin now to turn towards Ascension Day (Thursday 21st May) and then towards Pentecost - in our Gospel reading today Jesus promises the gift of the Holy Spirit. And I believe that the invitation to each of us individually, and together as church, is to prepare and to ask to receive the Holy Spirit again and more…
We would normally celebrate Ascension Day with an evening Communion Service - often singing the Charles Wesley Hymn:
Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!
Sadly, we can’t do that this year - but you might like to find your own way of celebrating and / or prayerfully marking that day.
You might like to know that while our Church is locked we are grateful to those who are keeping a watchful eye on it; those who walk past and report any concerns to us, and Churchwarden Pat and Andy who have taken on the particular responsibility of keeping an eye on the building at this time.
Do remember that there are Zoom meetings for our usual Community Cafes on Tuesdays at 10.30 so that we can socialise as usual. If you would like to be sent an invitation / the link please let me know.
I am sure we are all hoping and praying for the time when we can safely throw the doors open once again. In the meantime please do let us know if you need prayers, or if there is anything else we can do for you.
Be safe, keep well
God bless you
And have a good week everyone.
Source: Revd. Roni Goodman
Date: 17th May 2020