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Dear Church member

Happy Epiphany!

We tentatively feel our way ahead into the New Year, and are being urged to keep testing. Of course I'm talking about 'lateral flow tests', but the greater test is that of our faith.

God says to his people - however uncertain the future may seem from an human point of view - "I will never leave you nor forsake you". This promise is found in multiple books of the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, and can be claimed by all God's people. 2022 and beyond is part of the inheritance of the heirs in Christ, and as we enter that 'promised land' let us hold on to God's promise of old:
 

"It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed" Deuteronomy 31:6-8
 

News & Updates

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This new, five-session course - Wednesday evenings at St Matthew's from 26th January - provides an accessible way to learn about and reflect on questions of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. Click here for more info and to register interest
A hugely popular video and discussion-based 11 week course that makes space for a conversation about faith, life and God, and includes a free meal! Mondays from 7pm, starting on 31st January. Might you like to take part and/or invite someone?
The next generationGold service is on Monday 14th March at All Saints’ Chilton at 2.30pm. This year we are looking at ‘The Birds of the Bible’. We hope to see our regulars and newcomers to share the service, a cuppa and cake!
Our popular Christingle services will be on Sunday 6th February, 9.30am at All Saints' Chilton and 11am at St Matthew's Harwell. These are family-friendly, informal services, that are accessible to visitors and great to invite people to.
Following a pilot event just before Christmas, we are aiming to get this social activity going regularly from February. Dates to follow for this drop-in cafe with good coffee, tea and home-made cake.


Collect for Epiphany
O God,
who by the leading of a star
manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:
mercifully grant that we,
who know you now by faith,
may at last behold your glory face to face;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Yours, in Christ,


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Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton

 

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