Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for May 2019

We can’t but have helped but notice the great distress and bewilderment over recent days at the destruction wrought by the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, especially for the people of Paris, the nation of France as a whole, as well as further afield.  It was so very moving to see so many people gathering together in the streets to gaze silently at the devastating sight and, in their sorrow, to burst forth with spontaneous prayer. On Maundy Thursday church bells all over this country, and the world, rang-out in solidarity with the people for whom Notre Dame is not just a beautiful, magnificent landmark, but their spiritual home.  I share this prayer with you now as the people of France, in particular, look to the future and to re-building and renewal.

Living God, in solidarity and in faith in you, we pray for people known and loved by us who are experiencing the turmoil of bereavement and the pain of grief.  When the darkness of sorrow threatens to overwhelm us help us, by whatever little faith we think we have, to reach out for the light of hope in Christ Jesus.  Help us also to accept and to lean on the prayers and faith of others.

Also, living God, we pray for and with the people of France, for all who consider Notre Dame Cathedral as their spiritual home – a place of centuries of prayer and worship, through times of joy and of tribulation.  Be with them we pray in this time of sorrow, and into the future.

Amen

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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