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Cassa’s June Newsletter

Dear All, 

Welcome to the June edition of the 'Email from the Vicar'. I hope this email finds you well and enjoying some of the sunshine we have had in the past few weeks. 

"Thanksgiving is somewhere near the centre of what it means to live as a Christian," said Bishop Steven in his bible study on Colossians. Paul's letter to the Colossians is peppered with phrases about giving thanks. In 2:7 he talks about being people who are 'overflowing with thankfulness', which sometimes may seem hard when we are going through difficult times but actually what we see is that when thankfulness of heart is deeply ingrained in our lives as Christians, it carries us through the difficult times. Jesus says in Matthew, "for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also". May you find your treasure in God's love, grace, and faithfulness. 

Special services and Events in June: The youth group is on the 17th June from 5-6.30pm. Our special Taizé music service is at 6pm on the 24th June. We have been invited to Seer Green Baptist Church 175 celebration BBQ on Sunday 24th June from 12pm - please let them know if you are able to go. 

Colossians Sermon Series: We will have a mini sermon series on Paul's letter to the Colossians in June and July, every two weeks starting this Sunday the 10th June. May I ask you to read the whole of the letter which is not a long letter so that you have a sense of it in its entirety. You can access it here:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Colossians+1&version=NIV

I have also attached to this email the Bible Society's mini guide to the letter for helpful background for you. 

The theme of the series is thankfulness and we will be picking up the six verses in the letter where Paul talks about thanks giving. If you are unable to be there this Sunday I will put the sermon up on our website or email me and I can send it to you. 

Service Survey and PCC Away MorningThe PCC had an excellent 'Away Morning' on Saturday to discuss the Service survey. They were pleased to note the generally very positive comments offered and were impressed by the wealth of ideas and suggestions made. All these made for a lively and creative morning. A report summarising the outcomes will be made to the congregation soon. A big thank you to all those who took the time to share your ideas and thoughts, it is much appreciated.

May God bless you this month as you seek to be people of thanksgiving and prayer and whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 

Blessings, 

Cassa

Reverend Cassa Messervy

 

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