Thursday November 14th Cafe Church 10.30-11.30 in St Pauls
We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults.
Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative are
Mary Curtis firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you wish to visit the church for contemplation or to have a look around please contact Tracey Thurgood Buss (01799 523358) who will arrange for the church to be opened .
Memory is very much a part of our modern day lives. It is obviously expressed as the number of gigabytes (or is it terabytes now?) that are proudly advertised to us for the latest techno-gadget we are looking at. Otherwise, for many of us, it is the realisation that in our advancing years, our memory is not as good as it used to be! I used to be able to learn the 30 or so names of the pupils in my new class in September by the first lunch time. I don’t know if I could do that now.
November is the month for our Remembrance Day activities and services. I have heard several times recently about how important it is for our young people to take part in an act of remembrance and acknowledge the sacrifices made in previous generations. Next year there will be celebrations for the 75th anniversary of VE Day – watch out for news of village events around that bank holiday, Friday, 8 May. Sadly, there are more recent and ongoing conflicts that still result in civilian and forces casualties. We need to ensure our acts of remembrance do not glorify war but cause us to reflect deeply and resolve to work harder to bring peace to our world.
On Sunday 3 November at 3pm, is our jointly held All Soul’s Service at Wimbish Church: a service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for all those whom we have loved but lost through death. Memories are often evoked at funeral services and I encourage people suffering loss to nurture and cherish their memories. Our loved one may not be with us anymore, but memories can always be with us. You are most welcome to join us whether your loss is a close family member or a friend, recent or more distant in time.
Coming back to personal memory, the most well-known bible verse is often said to be John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.’ Let us not forget the promises of the bible. Whatever comes before us in life, it is good to remember God’s love for us. We may forget Him, but he does not forget us.
Revd John Saxon
Genesis 8:22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night shall not cease."
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