This Sunday – Revd Peter

… “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45)

I look forward to preaching and presiding at this Sunday’s Parish Communion at St Swithun’s, Martyr Worthy. Gerry Stacey will kindly be assisting me, whilst I emerge from Covid: he will be leading our prayers and also distributing the bread and wine on my behalf.

In the evening Gerry will be preaching at our Evensong Service in Avington, assisted by Simon Ffennell.

In both these services the theme will be based on Jesus’ words (above): the Cross as act of Redemption.

I am so grateful to all those who have been discussing various ways of responding to the Ukraine Crisis—both financially and practically. Because of his personal knowledge of Ukraine I have asked Gerry Stacey to coordinate these ideas and initiatives: hopefully during next week we may be in a better position to send you some more information on this.

In the meantime let us be praying earnestly to the God who longs to redeem and is ever working, by his Resurrection power, to bring good out of evil.

Revd Peter

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