Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for June 2019

As I sit in our study to write this prayer, I am struck by all the things we need to be thankful for, day by day, but many of them become commonplace and maybe we need to stop and pause to reflect and to offer up a word of thanks to our God.It is evening and I am looking out on ours and neighbours’ gardens that have bloomed beautifully as a result of the recent warm and sunny weather.  Now the spring flowers are fading and summer blooms are taking their place.It seems an appropriate time to recall a poem-prayer by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh and sweet;
For song of bird and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
For blue of stream, for blue of sky;
For pleasant shade of branches high;
For fragrant air and cooling breeze;
For beauty of the blowing breeze –
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
For mother-love, for father-care;
For brothers strong and sisters fair;
For love at home and school each day;
For guidance lest we go astray –
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
For Thy dear everlasting arms,
That bear us o’er all ills and harms;
For blessed words of long ago,
That help us now Thy will to know –
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

And remember those children especially whose experience is very different to this sketch by Emerson.  Amen

Derek Hiscocks

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Notices

  • This Sunday

    Sunday 15 September             

    10.30 am Combined Battle of Britain and RAFA Anniversary Family Service – led by the Minister

    6.30 pm Evening Communion Service in Abbey Hall Lounge led by the Minister

    Forthcoming Events

    Monday 16 September

    10.30 am MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 17 September

    10.15 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Wednesday 18 September

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Kettle’s On -Time for Tea in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Thursday 19 September

    7.30 pm Worship Group in Minister’s Vestry

    Friday 20 September

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 21 September

    7.00 – 11.00 pm Harvest Supper and Barn Dance

    Sunday 29 September following morning worship

    11.45 am Church Meeting

    Saturday 23 November

    10.00 am – 4.00 pm Church Vision Day in Abbey Hall led by Revd Mary Thomas and Ruth White

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 22 September

    10.30 am Family Harvest Festival led by Derek Hiscocks

    6.30 pm Evening Worship in Abbey Hall Lounge led by the Minister

     

     

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