A special welcome to this service, wherever you are worshipping this morning in the Langtree Team ministry area. May the love and peace of Jesus Christ be with us all.
A special welcome to those who are visiting friends and family, or worshipping with us for the first time. In particular at Checkendon we welcome those coming to support Bella Nel as she is baptised today.
We also give thanks to God for the marriage of Caspar Erskine and Alice Thornton which was celebrated yesterday at Checkendon and for the life of Mary Madgwick, which was remembered at Whitchurch St Mary on Friday.
The Oxford Diocese has a helpful webpage on the Brexit crisis, which leads into thinking about the General Election. There are some helpful thoughts from the Bishops, which I commend to you.
Finally, as a Team, please do continue to pray for one another, especially for the parishes who are without resident ministers of their own at the moment: Ipsden and North Stoke, and Whitchurch. Let us pray that the Lord will resource us so that we may continue His mission in our villages. Please pray for everyone in the staff team, and for your churchwardens and PCC members, as we work together to serve our communities, and our fellowship. May the Lord be with us all.
Your Rector Kevin Davies