I hope you have had a good and safe week, and that you and all your family are well.
With the schools re-opening after a longer break than usual, it’s beginning to feel like Autumn. The year is definitely turning. The glorious colours of Autumn are appearing in the fields and hedgerows. At my primary school we used to go around collecting examples of berries and fruits. With my parents and brother, I used to collect blackberries and then my mother would make blackberry and apple crumble for tea!
In Church life, we are in the season of Creationtide or the Season of Creation, This runs from 1st September to 4th October, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. These few weeks are dedicated to reflecting upon God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.
Earlier this year the Church of England set itself the very challenging target of being carbon neutral by 2030. You can find out more about the church is thinking about climate change by going to this website.
The USPG website https://www.uspg.org.uk/about/climate-justice/ looks at the issue from a worldwide church perspective.
Continuing the with the creation theme, next weekend would have been the Hatton Show. This year it’s a virtual show and you can vote for the winners. Please go to their website https://hattonshow.wordpress.com/2020-virtual-hatton-show/ or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Hatton-Show-774328819346207/ for more information.
Finally, tomorrow’s service will be our first Communion service since March. All the available seats have been taken. The service sheet is attached. If you’re not able to come, please join in at home, or wherever you may happen to be, by going to our own Facebook site - https://www.facebook.com/daresburychurch/ - either through the app or from your web browser. As always, the service will be available from 2.00pm on the telephone (01925 568020) or on our Youtube channel.
With God’s blessing,