Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 18th July

A rolling stream

Dear friends

Many journeys are made in the course of our lives. Some we plan, carefully, methodically – tours, holidays, and the like. Some are part of the routine of our being – to our workplace, to the shops, to the garage or to a family member. Some journeys are made in hope, others in anticipation, expectation or even a crisis. The wise person accepts that there will be surprises, and that no little faith is often required. Christ calls us to follow him at every twist and turn.

This Sunday we celebrate with Revd Angela Linton her final service with us in the Langtree Team, as she completes her journey of ministerial service, and moves into retirement. She has fought the good fight with us, finished (this part of) the race, and kept the faith. (2 Tim 4:6-8). Her wisdom, companionship, service, discernment and unflappability have helped to shape this Team over more than two decades. It has been a wonderful road. We are grateful to God for the faithfulness of his servant. May the Lord bless you, Angela, and may his word be your hope.

Worship Services for Sunday 23rd July

9.30am Holy Communion at St John’s Stoke Row with Revd Angela Linton

11am Holy Communion at St Peter and Paul, Checkendon with Revd Romey Poston

Midweek zoom service: Wednesday Evensong at 5.00pm  410 935 129

Sunday 30th July

10.30am Team Service and Garden Party at St Mary’s, Whitchurch on Thames.

A shared path

Many thanks to those of you who joined in our Pet Service last Sunday, together with your wonderful animal companions. We noted how our pets shared our journeys, and gave both care and comfort. The kind and unassuming faithfulness of our pets reminds us every single day of the attitude of humble gratitude that is needful in our own hearts, however rough or steep the road. Geoff kindly shared this snapshot of a number of the stars, taken after our service.

May the Lord bless you, and all the paws within your doors.

Your Rector, Canon Kevin



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