Saturday, 6 June 2020

from Val

Dear Friends

I hope you are keeping safe and well. The weather may have changed but the rain is a welcome sight for the farmers and for our gardens.  

The announcement that our schools will reopen at the end of June has meant it is all systems go for our teachers and school staff. It will be a mammoth task making the necessary adjustments to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both staff and pupils.  Please remember the staff, the pupils and their families in your prayers at this time of transition. 

Today is Trinity Sunday, a day when we ponder the mystery of the Blessed Trinity.  It is a mystery, it is not something we can easily explain or understand, we accept by faith and by God’s grace, for we believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Trinity Sunday is a day to reflect on the Holiness of God.  One of the most popular hymns for Trinity Sunday is Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.  Written by Reginald Heber it was written especially for Trinity Sunday.  No matter which hymn book we use in our different Churches this hymn will always be in it.

Trinity Sunday encourages us to be contemplatives, people who sit quietly and think about the holiness of God through a passage of scripture, an icon, music or prose. Maybe this hymn is a good place to start our contemplation.   
After Trinity Sunday we enter into what is known as Ordinary Time. This includes the weeks after the major seasons of Easter and Pentecost. The liturgical colour is green, a symbol of growth, as we grow and learn more about our faith.
Please find attached the Bishop's Letter, the readings for Trinity Sunday, a Service of Morning Prayer for Ordinary time and prayers of intercession.  
Stay safe.

Every Blessing…Val