Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Accrington Saint Mary Magdalen

Thoughts for June

27 May 2020, 12:15 a.m.

JUNE THOUGHTS

We do hope that when this message reaches you it finds you well and keeping on keeping on!

Life is rather like a rollercoaster at the moment, isn’t it? Some days we feel fine and others we are not so sure and have to make an effort to get back on an even keel. But amidst all the turmoil of present days we do have one anchor – God’s love. He will keep us rooted in what is right and will bring us His peace. He will always listen. So whether we tell Him we are sad, complain to Him that we are fed up, shout at Him because we think things are wrong, or thank Him for His blessings, He will listen. Let’s give it a try in prayer!

On Sunday 31 May we celebrate Pentecost. What an awe-inspiring and uplifting experience that must have been for the disciples! Enjoy reading the account of it in Acts. Let’s feel uplifted and reassured by it! “Feel the power!”

Feedback tells us that some of us are enjoying the Sunday morning services on radio and television. Some are watching the Diocesan service on YouTube. May we remind you that there is plenty of material of all sorts available on the Diocesan website – www.blackburn.anglican.org

7 June Trinity Isaiah 40 vv 12-17,27-end Psalm 8 2 Corinth 13 vv 11-end Matt 28 vv 16-20

11 June Corpus Christi Gen 14 vv18-20 Psalm 116 10-end 1Corinth 11 vv23-2 John 6 vv 51-58

14 June Trinity 1 Gen 18 vv1-15 Psalm 116 10-17 Romans 5 vv1-8 Matt 9v35-10v8

21 June Trinity 2 Gen 21 vv8-21 Psalm 86 1-10 Romans 6 vv1b-11 Matt10 vv24-39

28 June Trinity 3 Gen22 vv1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6 vv12-end Matt10 vv40-end