Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Westoning

A weekly update

1 Aug 2021, midnight

Hello Everyone,

We have had a real mixture of weather this week for the first week of the school holidays, with some lovely hot temperatures, some rain and cloud and some flooding in London; all very strange as we approach the beginning of August but hopefully, Summer will appear. Another week has passed, grandparents are busy, and families are enjoying time together.

Nigel and I enjoyed a lovely evening visit to Stratford Upon Avon to watch an outdoor Shakespeare play.. how good it was to be at the theatre again! There has been a busy week of sport on the TV with the Olympics stretching far into the night, or morning, with Rugby, and Cricket 100 matches also capturing interest from young and old. I sat on the edge of my seat last night watching the mixed Triathlon as the English team battled within themselves and as a team to bring home a gold medal. The week has seen many highs and lows - what resilience, what team work and strategic thinking to push to new boundaries seeking to bring home a prize medal for their country.

On Tuesday we had a lovely time with the Youth Group in Toddington and it has been a busy week meeting wedding couples and families enquiring about baptism. Such a blessing to have time together.

This week our Sunday Services offer opportunity to meet safely too:

Chalgrave Church 9.30am an informal service (outdoors if dry, but more likely to be indoors as the forecast isn't great)

Tingrith Church 9.30am Holy Communion Service - led by Nigel

Harlington Church 9.30am Holy Communion, and the baptism of Samuel - led by Linda

Toddington Church 11am Holy Communion - led by Linda

Westoning Church 11am Holy Communion - led by Nigel

The Upper Room online service at 6pm will consider the theme ''We have worth'  please request Zoom details

This week's services and events:

Monday 9.30am Morning Prayer at Toddington Church

Wednesday 10am Morning service at Harlington Church

Wednesday 9.30am Toddington Church open for Quiet Prayer during the morning

Wednesday 10am - a Toddington Church working party gathering (for Wilkinson Hall) 10-2pm. Help welcome from volunteers. Please link with Dee.

Wednesday 8pm 60 Minutes with God, by zoom - Westoning Church. Link from Nigel

Thursday 10-2pm, 'Quiet Time' led by Linda in Rachel's Garden, 21 High Street, Toddington. Please bring a packed lunch. It will be helpful if you can please let Linda or Rachel know if you are coming.

Prayer requests:

Please could you hold in your prayers Rachel for her healing and well-being and also for her parents Linda and Steve and family.

Please also hold Sylvie and her family in your prayers as they grieve the death of Selwyn.

Do please get in touch if we can help or support in any way. We wish you and your families a good, healthy and blessed week.

With love in Christ

Linda and Nigel