Thoughts from The Vicarage 240

Thoughts from The Vicarage with a Single service on Sunday, dates and a prayer

Greetings as we look ahead to Sunday! Please find Pews news attached.

There will be a single service at All Saints East Garston at 10.30 this week. Please don’t turn up in Eastbury or Lambourn as you will feel very lonely!Important dates and events coming up. Please put these into your dairy and support the activities of the Lambourn Valley Benefice.

  • Thursday July 4th 10.00-11.45 Final visit of this year’s Reception children to St Michael’s
  • Wednesday July 17th 1.30 Leavers service at St Michael’s
  • Saturday 20th July 12.30 a bring and share lunchtime party at The Vicarage 4 Newbury Street Lambourn for Bruce and Eileen to which all are welcome!
  • Sunday 21st July 11.00 Bruce & Eileen’s farewell service at St Michael’s
  • Sat August 17th 2.30 Lambourn Angels singing at the Village Flower Festival @ The Sports Club
  • Saturday September 14th Ride & Stride event for each Parish and Gift Day at St James
  • Saturday September 21st 9.30 – 1.30 Benefice away day at The Village Hall East Garston with lunch

Myself and Mike Saunders of St Laurence, Hungerford have been developing the idea of holding a local lay worship leaders course with the emphasis on the ‘local’ for rural parishes. This will be, but not exclusively, for those who may be interested or feel called to become more involved in leading non Eucharistic worship. The dates are all Wednesdays and will most likely be 7.00-8.30 on September: 4, 11, 18, 25; October: 2, 9.  Please begin to think and pray about this. More information next week.

Finally, a reminder that we will presenting Bruce and Eileen gifts on July 21st to mark their farewell. Amanda, who is also standing down from being a Churchwarden, will be coming amongst the congregation on Sundays with a card to sign. Please share this with others so that all who wish may be included. If you wish to donate to such a gift please pass it to the Treasurer Ian Courtney, place it in an envelope and give it to myself or pay directly via direct debit with BL gift reference.
Account name: PCC Lambourn Sort Code 60-11-28 Account number 79238394

And very finally a few lines from Morning Prayer for each new day this coming week:

Blessed are you, creator of all,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your dawn renews the face of the earth
bringing light and life to all creation,
may we rejoice in this day you have made;
as we wake refreshed from the depths of sleep,
open our eyes to behold your presence
and strengthen our hands to do your will,
that the world may rejoice and give you praise.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

God bless

Julie

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