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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    Sunday 14 July

    10.30 am Family Service led by Peter Pay, Moderator elect of URC General Assembly. 

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    15-16 July 2019

    8am–5pm Trinity Music Exams in the Church.

    Monday 15 July

    10.30 am  MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 16 July

    10.15 – 11.30 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge for Grandparents and their pre-school Grandchildren 

    7.30 pm Discussion Group in Abbey Hall Lounge. Prescription Art in Test Valley, led by Vicki Matthews

    Wednesday 17 July

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

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis with RomDAG in Abbey Hall

    7.30 pm Worship Group in Minister’s Vestry

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    Sunday 21 July

    10.30 am Family Service led by Revd Alan Green

     6.30 pm Communion Service led by Revd Leena Knowles in Abbey Hall Lounge

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