Just to let you know things may well be quite quiet here for a few more days yet. Some of you will already know the sad events that took place at the weekend, when our congregation suddenly lost a very special person, a kind and caring friend. I’m not naming names out of respect for the privacy for the people most directly affected (and just in case there are any comments I’d ask you to do the same), but this is a very great loss for a lot of people, both in the congregation and further afield.
‘Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pities them that fear him. For he knows our frame, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children, to such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.’