Burrough Hill Parishes News - monthly

The Churches of

The Burrough Hill Benefice   FEBRUARY 2021

(The Parishes of, Somerby, Pickwell with Leesthorpe, Burrough on the Hill,

Great Dalby & Little Dalby)

 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
 Give us today our daily bread.
 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.

                                   (Matthew 6: 9-13)

 

The Season of Lent.  For Christians around the world, Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-denial.  It is a time reflective of Jesus in the wilderness, fasting for forty days and nights while being tempted and resisting temptation.  After a year of restriction, I am sure many of us will feel that so much has been given up already, even to consider denying ourselves anything.  As a nation, our spirits are lifting with the progress of the vaccinations, and the hope of being able to gather with our families and friends soon.  What joy that will be to us!  Before that time comes however,  we still have a journey to make to see us safely to that joy.  I am mindful of the Lord’s Prayer this Lent, said every day by millions worldwide and of being among the voice’s that pray, for daily nourishment, forgiveness and relief from temptation.  My prayer for the villages I serve this Lent, is that we will all receive the nourishment we need and the Joy of Easter to come.

                                                 Rev. Jane.

 

Lent on Zoom, Thursday afternoons 2.30 - 3pm, begins 25th February. Join us for half an hour of prayer and reflection on zoom.  We reflect on selected “I am” sayings of Jesus.

Led by: Rev. Jane, Rev. Michael Covington and David Wicks.

Email Rev. Jane for details.

 

Begin the day with Morning Prayer on Zoom, every Wednesday at 9.30am.  All welcome! 

If you would like to join us, please email Rev. Jane and a link will be sent weekly.

 

Covid19. Due to the ongoing situation our church buildings are currently closed for communal worship.   However, we continue to assess the risks and will resume when it is safe to do so.

 

For enquiries concerning worship email: [email protected],  All other enquiries to: Vic Allsop, [email protected]

 

January 2021
The Churches of
The Burrough Hill Benefice
(The Parishes of, Somerby, Pickwell with Leesthorpe, Burrough on the Hill,
Great Dalby & Little Dalby)
“The Lord bless and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace”. (Numbers 6:24-26)

A blessing is one way of asking for God’s divine favour to rest upon others. When you ask God to bless others or yourself, you are asking him to, bless and protect them; to smile on them; be merciful and compassionate to them; show his favour towards them; and give them peace. As a priest it is a privilege to share God’s blessing and receive it from others in return, whether formally at the end of a service or privately in conversation. Blessing demonstrates love and a desire to encourage others and show them you care. As restrictions continue to limit our lives and keep us apart, we continue to be blessed by our key workers. Mindful of them, our friends and families, perhaps keep these three words in your hearts and minds. I encourage you to share a “God Bless you” whenever you can.
May the Lord bless you and keep you safe!
Rev. Jane.

‘Chalking the door’, is a simple way of blessing our home and those who enter it, it originates from the middle ages, and has seen uptake in recent times as people look for a sense of community and to lift spirits. Packs containing information and Prayers are available free on request, please email Rev. Jane. A small quantity are also available in the Somerby Shop, High Street. Somerby.
Begin the day with Morning Prayer on Zoom, every Wednesday at 9.30am. All welcome!
If you would like to join us, please email Rev. Jane and a link will be sent weekly.
Covid19. Due to the ongoing situation our church buildings are currently closed for communal worship. However, we continue to assess the risks and will resume when it is safe to do so.

For enquiries concerning worship email: [email protected], All other enquiries to: Vic Allsop, [email protected]