Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Prayer for July & August 2017

Avril Bamber's service in June used colours as visual aids for our worship. In our service Avril had words of prayer for rainbow colours but also referred to BLACK, illustrated in many newspapers by the burnt-out shell of the high-rise flats in Kensington. RED can also be a reminder of good and bad; the enveloping flames or the fire engines. Some of us were given a prayer card with coloured ribbons. 

LORD - teach us to pray without words as we reflect the colours that surround us: 

RED - for the love of God all around. 

BLUE – for God's over-arching presence reflected in clear skies and calm seas 

GREEN – the trees and plants of creation that sing God's goodness to us 

GOLDEN YELLOW – in sunshine, in flowers, in precious gifts given in love. 

But also, Lord, we pray for those who have lost family and friends, for those with bleak memories that will not go away. 

RED engines – of the fire brigade 

BLUE uniforms – of the police 

GREEN AND YELLOW – for the gifts of food, clothing, hugs and sympathy that have been offered. 

For guidance and blessing we ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. 


Geoff Prestage


  • Forthcoming Events

    Sunday 13th August 

    10.30 am  Family worship led by members of the congregation

    “Keep Hope Alive” (Based on material provided by Susan Dunbar for Commitment for Life)

    6.30 pm 

    No evening service tonight in this church.

    Tuesday 15th August

    9.30 am Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge based on readings from Psalm 85: 9 – 11 and Matthew 14: 28 - 32

    7.30 pm Secretarial Meeting in Abbey Manse

    Wednesday 16th August

    2.30 am – 4.00 pm Table Tennis in Abbey Hall

    23 & 24th August

    9.30 am – 3.30 pm -Summer Fun Club in Abbey Hall

    Summer fun for 4 – 8 year olds – some places still available

    8 – 10 September

    Harvest Week-end

    Friday 8th September 

    7.30 pm            Harvest Variety Show with Ploughmans' Supper

    Sunday 10th September

    10.30 am          Harvest Family Worship

    3.00 pm            Music Workshop led by Madding Crowd

    5.00 pm            Bring & share tea

    6.30 pm            Evening Harvest Celebration led by the Minister with music by Madding Crowd

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 20 August

    10.30 am Family Worship, led by the Revd Nicola Gilbert

    6.30 pm Evening Communion Service, led by the Minister, Revd Mike Perrott

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