WITTERSHAM CHURCH

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST



Thank you Judy

Best wishes for a happy retirement


Wittersham Church

working in the community


SATURDAY 1st AUGUST 2021


Good morning and welcome today.

Could you be a sides person? Or would you like to write and lead prayers? If so please let Felicitie know.


Tomorrow’s Service

August 1st 10.30 am Parish Eucharist Wittersham (Judy’s final service everyone welcome)

Services for the coming weeks

August 8th 10.30 am Parish Eucharist Wittersham

August 15th 9.00 am Holy Communion Ebony

10.30 am Matins Wittersham

August 22nd 10.30 am Parish Eucharist Wittersham

August 29th 10.30 am Parish Eucharist Wittersham


As this is my last communication with you I would like to thank everyone who has shared with us. Enormous thanks to Julia for putting this on the website each day and to Tony for readings everyday.


PLEASE REMEMBER TO SANITISE YOUR HANDS,WEAR A MASK, SIGN IN AND KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING.

Wittersham church is open from 9 am to 4.30 pm each day. -

You are very welcome to borrow a book or a jigsaw from our library. We also have a fairly extensive children’s library in the children’s area. This includes books and puzzles for all ages to borrow. Please when returning books or jigsaws ensure you put them in the plastic returns box provided, THANK YOU.

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Our readings today: Leviticus 25: 1, 8 - 17, Psalm 67, Matthew 14: 1 - 12

To be a faithful follower of God, we sometimes have to do things that are hard.

John stood up for what was right and wrong. He told Herod that he was sinning when he took his brother’s wife.

Living for Christ today may cause us to lose favour. Showing compassion for the immigrant, rejecting acts of racism, holding to the sanctity of marriage, showing hospitality to those in need, holding to the exclusivity of the Gospel, standing up for truth and character when it becomes less popular every day; all of these things and more may lead us to lose popularity points with the world and at times to lose much more.

Following Jesus means sometimes you will have to sacrifice your wants, your time, and your resources.

John ended up losing his life in order to follow the ways of God. Are we willing to sacrifice everything to follow Jesus?


If you care about our church environment why not join Angela’s Eco group.


Music for reflection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANcCh-3skxo


Prayer

We have many people in our village and beyond who need our prayers. We pray for all suffering from cancer, we pray for all in hospital and those who are undergoing other treatment.

So please pray daily for all our brothers and sisters in Christ who are in need of healing and God's comfort. Thank you


The Collect

Generous God, you give us gifts and make them grow: though our faith is small as a mustard seed, make it grow to your glory and the flourishing of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen


May God bless you today

with my love

Judy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CLZ0cpYd_4



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The link to Judy's last recorded service on Sunday 25th July

https://youtu.be/X_iCYJ3tl1s



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