I hope you’re all ok this week.
Last week the milestone that we didn’t want to see arrived; 100,000 dead from COVID-related illness .
It is as reminder of just how many families have been directly affected by this pandemic. For those of us who have remained healthy, we can give thanks for that, while remembering those who haven’t been so fortunate.
We’ve had a great start to the Start Course. I expect to have another Start! course sometime after Easter on zoom , so think now about who you might invite. A reminder that the Lent course is coming up too on the 23<sup>rd</sup>/ 4<sup>th</sup> of February for 5 weeks. Please join us for that.
This week Steve Appleton will be preaching as we near the end of our series on the letter of James. The service will be on zoom at 10:30am and will be Holy Communion. Thanks to all our leaders in the All age service on Sunday, particularly Eva, Fin and Mallie and Abbie. The next all age service is on the 14<sup>th</sup> of February and yes there might be as reference to St Valentine.
On a lighter note, last week I managed to time a visit to Leeds Market within the very short window when Seville oranges are available . I was so excited, I bought a whole case:13 kg’s. I expect to use about half of that for my marmalade. So, if there are any marmalade enthusiasts who would like some Seville oranges, just let me know.
Please continue to pray for Hedi and Hossein along with June Simmons and others who are directly affected by illness. We also continue to remember those on the front line, working in hospital, schools, supermarkets, and give thanks for the work to vaccinate that has been done so effectively.