21st February 2021

Dear All, 

Another week passes and with vaccines rolling out quickly and infection rates falling there is room for optimism. True infection rates are higher than they were in December and hospitals are still under pressure with very sick patients but if we can be vigilant for another month, observing protocols and socially distancing within lockdown then we can be optimistic about the Spring and Summer and we can begin doing some of the things we have missed so much…like having a haircut or cake or coffee in a restaurant or coming to church with complete confidence. 

Oh, how we have missed you as we operate behind computer screens, at desks, offering services into individual homes. It is good that we have had the technology to broadcast a whole range of services but how good it will be when we can meet in church, look at each other and perhaps even sing a hymn!! Wow, how wonderful that will be. But until then best behaviour everyone. 

The week past has seen us gathering on zoom for some special services which mark that we have entered into Lent. On Tuesday we had Evening Prayer led by Nick Crago as he trains as an LLW. On Wednesday we had two Ash Wednesday services and Thursday evening concluded with a beautifully peaceful Compline. Do tune in next week as we observe Lent and watch out for details of the Lent Course which will be starting soon. 

We hope you are well. We try to walk each day as the fresh air seems to have the capacity to lift the heart and amongst the bare trees and wet leafy paths there does seem to be some life springing forth. What joy.

This Sunday's services will be as follows:

  • 9.30am Morning worship at Harlington church
  • The online Morning worship at 11am Please ask for Zoom details

 

  •  The Upper Room at 6pm by Zoom this week considers the Old Testament characters of Noah and Moses, hosted by Jenna, ordinand, at Westoning.  Please access the service via this link:

Topic: Upper Room worship at 6pm on Sunday 21st February. Please ask for Zoom details

Everyone is most welcome to any of the services listed.

We will send out information about this week's events and other services, including Paul Scrivener's Funeral, in a separate email.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, if you are able to join us.

God bless

Linda and Nigel