Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for November 2019

During the first week of October I listened to Desert Island Discs – not something I usually manage to fit in, but on this occasion we were enjoying a break in the West Country and I was fortunate in being able to listen to Sabrina Cohen Hatton.

At the age of 15 she was made homeless after her father died of a brain tumour. Although her school were aware that she was not living at home they did nothing to support her. She sold The Big Issue and slept on the streets of Newport, Wales.  It was the sales of The Big Issue that gave her the money she needed to live.

After living on the streets for two years, she succeeded in joining the Fire Service at 18, although this took a large number of applications.  Now she is Chief Fire Officer of West Sussex having gained a BSc in Psychology and followed this with a PhD and she is still only in her 30s.

My reaction as I listened to this programme was certainly one of immense praise for her achievement but also, I wondered about how much hope a person must have had to enable them to navigate their way through such a difficulty journey.

In 1 Corinthians 13 Paul speaks to us about Faith, Hope and Love and perhaps we are prone to take Hope as the poor relation of those two great aspects of our lives – Faith and Love.  Here we have a person who, during a lot of her life, must have been living on Hope.

Shall we pray?

Dear Lord, Father and friend show us that no matter how bad things get for us we still have Hope to keep us connected with Faith and Love.  Amen

Derek Hiscocks

Notices

  • 11 July 2020 - Sunday Worship 

    Click on Sunday Worship

    You are invited to join the Zoom service at 10.35am by clicking Zoom

    (880 6118 0122.  Password Heiswithus)

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    15 July2020 - Kettle's On

    Weekly social time on Wednesdays via Zoom from 2pm-3pm (click Kettle On to join, or meeting ID: 970 815 266, password: 079294)

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    You can read this month's magazine by clicking on Magazine

    This week's news sheet is available by clicking on News

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    You may find this list of opportunities to access services/Christian content on radio/TV and on-line helpful:
     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness

     

     

     

Latest Articles

  • Newsletter
    News dor week ending 10 July 20 Join us each week via Zoom for:  …
  • Midweek Communion on Zoom
    THURSDAY MORNING COMMUNION It has been good to hear how so many of you have…
  • Prayer for June 2020
    God of all creation, Send your Holy Spirit again, we pray, to renew and refresh…
  • A Rocha lockdown ideas
    Thank you for supporting the Easter Egg raffle. We had 21 eggs and raised £65.…
  • Used postage stamps
    At this current time, we are communicating much more than usual - please remember to…

Login Form

If you would like a Login to allow you to add articles yourself please contact Carole Cox.