24th January 2021

Dear all

We are not sure where this week disappeared to - perhaps you feel the same way? Some of our highlights have been the sight of a beautiful cluster of snowdrops, the first flakes of snow falling as we walked this afternoon, beautiful sunshine and blue sky yesterday, the sound of birds chirping in the trees on the Moors, the sight and sound of a robin high in a tree this afternoon singing to Nigel, the peaceful inauguration ceremony of the new American President which brings the anticipation of new hope and unity for the country and for the world; folks donating unwanted laptops to local schools for students to use during lockdown and encouraging reports of the local vaccination process.  There is so much to be thankful for in each day. God's goodness is present in these difficult days.  That is not to say that we are not very aware of the ongoing struggle within our NHS and hospitals as the Covid battle continues, but we thank God for the professionalism and skill of all staff and pray His healing, strength and blessing on all who are sick and for all who tend to them.  This virus is very real. We hope that you are all keeping well and urge you please to stay safe.

Four of the Quintet churches remain closed for Covid safety reasons and we are pleased to be able to offer a selection of online services for Sunday plus some opportunities to gather together online during the week.

The recorded service will be released tomorrow morning.  Robert has kindly and expertly edited the service and has included some lovely pictures to illustrate and elaborate the message.  Thank you very much Robert.

The link to the Quintet recorded service is: 

https://www.harlingtonchurch.org/worship-services-2/this-sundays-service/

Sunday Services by zoom:

  • 10am Harlington Churches Together service celebrating Christian Unity: Access link for Harlington Churches

NB there is no service at Harlington Church this Sunday

  • 11am Quintet Morning Worship Service.  All Welcome.  Please phone Linda or Nigel if you have difficulty entering the worship. 01525 714442
  • 6pm The Upper Room worship - This week we will be looking at Christian Unity. All Welcome. Please phone Linda or Nigel if you have difficulty entering the worship.  01525 714442

Other Services this week:

Morning Prayer (by zoom) please ask for details

  • Monday 25th at 9.30am
  • Tuesday 26th at 9.30am  
  • Wednesday 27th at 9.30am
  • Toddington Church - the Funeral of Guy Hincks at 10am on Thursday 28th January.  Numbers able to attend the church are limited and places have already been allocated. Please do not congregate in the churchyard.  We are suggesting that anyone wishing to pay their respects, gather around Toddington Green, socially distanced, please.  We hope that the funeral cortege will drive around the green before the service. If anyone wishes to make a donation in memory of Guy, please make this direct to the 'Mind' charity. Thank you.

NB: No Private Prayer at Toddington Church this week

Afternoon Tea by zoom (Links to be sent out separately)

Toddington 4pm on Wednesday

Westoning 4.15pm on Wednesday

Harlington 4pm on Thursday

PCC Meetings:

Chalgrave 7.45pm Tuesday 26th

Toddington 7pm on Thursday 28th

We send you our love and prayers that God guide you and protect you (and your loved ones) and holds you in His tender loving care.

God bless

Linda and Nigel