Dear Church member
I hope you are able to enjoy the lovely sunny weather. As the sun shines, gardens are in particular need of watering. What is true physically for plants is true for us spiritually: to remain alive and vibrant we need the Water of Life that flows from Jesus. We can be refreshed in our individual time with the Lord as we read the Bible, pray, or simply rest in his presence, and when we gather together, both 'virtually' and in person.
Our online service this Sunday (available from 9am) marks Pentecost, the beginning of the promised era when God's life-giving Spirit is poured out on all flesh.
Previously Jude and Jerry Burbage have hosted in their home a number of quiet days. Unable to do so at this time, Jude has kindly put together for us a resource 'A Quiet Day in Lockdown', to help us make time to be in God’s presence, to rest, to heal, to be refreshed in mind, body and spirit. Click here.
A reminder that our Alpha Course begins next Thursday evening (4th June) - 8.15 to 9.30pm by Zoom. Do please consider investing an hour or so each week to do this really useful, well-produced and popular course, with engaging video input followed by an opportunity for discussion. It is good for believers and enquirers alike: everyone should do it at least once! I've been involved with several courses now, and enjoy and get something new from it each time. The first week is a 'taster' session. More info and/or log in details from me or Deborah.
'On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” ' (John 7:37-38)
Yours, in Christ,
Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton