A very warm welcome to our service this morning. May God’s peace be with us all.
A particular welcome to those visiting one of the Langtree Team Ministry churches for the first time, especially the friends and family of baby Talula Howard, whose thanksgiving service is this morning at St John’s Stoke Row. We give thanks to God for the safe arrival of Talula, and ask for his blessing upon her, and her parents Laura and Will.
Checkendon Church Council members should please note that our next meeting is this Tuesday 11th September at 8pm in the church.
Members of the Langtree Team Council should please be advised that our meeting scheduled for Tuesday 18th September has been cancelled. The next meeting will be our annual budget setting meeting on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at The Rectory at 8pm.
Members of the Henley Deanery Synod are reminded that our next meeting is this Thursday (13th Sept) at Dunsden Church at 7.30pm. Each PCC in the Langtree Team normally sends one or two representatives to this important gathering of all our local churches.
Next Sunday (16th) there is an extra special family service at Checkendon at 11am. Don’t miss it! Also in the afternoon at 5pm the Bishop of Dorchester will be hosting the annual Fellowship of St Birinus awards service at Dorchester Abbey. Many congratulations to Mary and Michael Weller of Checkendon for their nomination for this Bishop’s Award this year, in recognition of their many years of mutual service to both Checkendon Church and the wider community.
There is much to be thankful for, if we would but pause for a while to notice. Do take a few moments before this service to reflect upon what God has given to you.
Revd Canon Kevin Davies