Church of England Diocese of Norwich Pulham Market

This Week

23 Jan 2021, 10 a.m.
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Notices

This week's highlights:

Sunday 24th January 2021
0930 BCP Communion - Starston Meeting ID: 858 2279 6968 Passcode: 601642
1100 Morning Prayer - Thelveton Meeting ID: 896 4575 1877 Passcode: 429110
Monday 25th January
2000 Compline - Contact Sarah for details
Tuesday 26th January
0800 Morning Prayer - Contact Sarah for details
1400 Meditation - Contact Gale for details
1930 Pulham Market - Prayers Contact Jaap Biersteker (01379 608539) for details
Wednesday 27th January
2000 Compline - Contact Sarah for details
Thursday 28th January
1930 Alpha Course - see John Adlam for details

A Message from our Rector

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. Tolkien

This quote became truly relevant to me the other day as I tried to avoid going through a very boggy patch of a field and
ending up in a worse mess. I was literally swept off my feet, fell over into a big patch of mud and in the end had to crawl out with two very muddy dogs with me! The whole experience was quite an adventure and memorable!

There has been an enormous amount of rain this year and there is much flooding in many places. This week we have been fortunate in this area not to be affected too much by it. There are many though who have had to move out of their homes in other parts of the country which I am sure will have caused much anxiety and stress. Although their lives may feel turned
upside it will be important to literally ‘keep one’s feet on the ground’ to reorganise life and repair any damage that has been done by the flooding.

2021 does not for many seem to have been a brilliant start. With the dark January days, lack of social contact, managing
Covid-19, and flooding, the light at the end of a dark tunnel cannot be seen. If nothing else life, now, is teaching many how to be resilient and courageous. Sometimes it may feel as we do not have control over things, which is what I was thinking as I was crawling my way of the mud the other day. In many ways that is true but with the faith and hope of the Christian faith and the help of one another we can travel through the traumas of life creatively and come through them having grown stronger spiritually and personally.

Let us keep persevering through these difficult times, keep praying for one another and keep looking towards the dawn of new light coming at the end of a very dark tunnel. As always if you would like a chat then please do give me a ring as I would love to hear from you.

God bless. Sarah