Welcome to this service of worship. May the peace of Christ be with us all. As the holiday season comes to an end for those involved in education in any way let us give thanks to God for the opportunity for rest and refreshment. Some of our clergy staff team are now taking their annual leave so if your minister is one of those do pray for them, that they may get a good break. (Here in the Langtree Team we stagger our staff holidays right across the summer months, so that Sunday worship and weekday ministry in all our churches can continue without too much disruption. In other parishes it would normally fall to the minister or churchwardens to arrange for visiting clergy to cover any holiday leave.)
Checkendon PCC members should please note that our next meeting is on 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.
Please could I ask for your prayers for everyone involved in the recruitment and appointment process as the hunt for a new Vicar in the Goring benefice continues? Each of the three parishes will send representatives and the Patron, Bishop, and Deanery will also be involved. May God’s Spirit rule and guide, and may God’s calling be clearly heard by all concerned. Please pray for the Curate at Goring, the Revd Steve Johnson, as he co-ordinates the ministry team in those parishes during the interregnum, and also for me, as I have been asked by the church authorities to take on the training incumbent role for Steve for this and next year.
Your Rector and servant for Christ’s sake Revd Canon Kevin Davies