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Church Service Sunday 7th January

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Sunday 17thJanuary 2021 – 9:30am Private Prayer at All Saints, Marthall
Every effort is being made to ensure that we can continue to meet in a safe environment. In order that we can do this the following COVID restrictions must be followed:

  • If you fall into a 'vulnerable group' please stay in your own home and use some of the online offerings or the radio or television services.

If you do feel able to join us,

  • Seats will be allocated on a 'first come, first served basis'
  • Facemasks must be worn as you enter the church until you leave the church. Please ensure that these cover your nose and mouth at all times.
  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times and you are asked to leave the building in a responsible manner and to not congregate in the churchyard.

This Sunday, our readings ( Samuel Chapter 3 verses 1-20, Psalm 139 verses 1-6, 12-18, Revelation Chapter 5 verses 1-10 and John chapter 1 verses 43 -51) make us think about why we are here on earth and reflect on our intimate relationship with God. Of course we don't have to be ordained to fulfil the role for which we were created. Many professions speak of 'vocation' and we only have to look at our 'key workers' at present to see that they are going the extra mile to meet their calling.
When I was licensed to the Benefice in December, my daughter sent me a card with a verse from the book of Esther, Chapter 4, verse 14 'Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created'. Just maybe this is something we should all think about in our own lives.
Things to do today:-Think about what God created you to be as a human being.

  • Think about what your calling means as a Christian and how you live out this calling 24/7.
  • When you talk with your children emphasise that everyone has their own special role in their community. We don't all have to be celebrities in the spotlight.
  • Think about what blessing you have received over the last 12 months, what blessing you have given to other people and how you can live out your Christian calling of 'Love God and love your neighbour' over the next year.

God bless and stay safe and well.
Rev'd Fiona Robinson

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