A very warm welcome to this service, wherever you are worshipping in the Langtree Team Ministry area. May Christ The King reign in our hearts and lives. (This is the “new” name for the Sunday next before Advent…..or, in old money “stir up Sunday” – so called because of the phrase in the collect for the day. In that spirit, we should also remember “Christ the Disrupter” just as much as we remember “Christ the King”.)
I am very sad to inform you of the death of Michael Weller, of Checkendon, who died last week in the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Michael was one of the last remaining “founding fathers” of the Langtree Team Ministry, being very involved in the early days of the creation of the Team. Anyone from across the Team is very welcome to join with family, friends, and Checkendon community at Michael’s funeral at Checkendon Church on Saturday 30th November at noon. We send our love and condolences to Mary, and the family.
General Election Resource
If, like me, you’ve become rather cynical about politics and politicians, and are finding the whole election rigmarole something of a nonsense, can I draw your attention to the very helpful and informative web resource recently launched by the CARE charity ? It is www.engaGE19.org.uk and offers details of your MPs voting history on certain key areas as well as prayer resources and a hustings directory. You’ll also be able to find the party manifestos there once these are launched.
Finally, do take a moment to look around you. If there is somebody you don’t know, why not go and make them welcome, either right now, or over coffee afterwards ?
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Your Rector Canon Kevin