Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Two Words

Dear friends,

These are very dark days. You have heard it said, “stay at home”. But I say to you…get outside. Yes, you have to walk by yourself, or just in your household. But fresh (or freezing) air, exercise, and even the tiniest glimpse of sunlight can do wonders for your wellbeing. This week, on the lanes, I have seen a great stag, worthy of the Highlands, a huge owl, and frosted cobwebs straight from Narnia. Robin is cheeky and daring in the hedges as you pass, and gangs of chaffinches stake their claim to their patch by accompanying you through it. So wrap up, find your boots, and get outside. Off the beaten track, or on it, there is a blessing for you.

Worship for Sunday 17th January

You will need the zoom app installed on your device (laptop, tablet, phone or PC) – download from https://www.zoom.us.  Just before the appointed time, run the app, click on “join meeting” and enter the meeting number and passcode below.

11am Family Worship with Revd Kevin. 636 645 195 and passcode 000162  An informal service suitable for all ages with music, prayer, and  a story-sermon.

It is absolutely OK to pass these details onto friends and family, who are very welcome to join us. Please don’t however post them on social media. Other online service options can be found on the Langtree Team Ministry Churches website. All live services across the Langtree Team have been suspended for the present. Checkendon and Whitchurch both remain open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays.

You can support Checkendon church via our dedicated and secure online card donation page. Just click on the link. Please also Gift Aid your donation if you pay any income tax. Thank you !

God of all Comfort

The book of the Psalms provides a rich resource in bad times as well as good; a treasure chest of Israel’s praise for all seasons of the heart. Psalm 50v15 says “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”  God is not just interested in our praises when the sun is shining and all is well with the world; He desires a deeper relationship with us, which can hear and hold the lament of a broken heart, or a shattered life.

Peace be with you all

Revd Kevin

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