November is traditionally called the month of remembrance, we remember so many things, the saints who going before us have given us all a vision of what it is like to live and love in God’s light. Our loved ones who we see no more but love no less and finally those fallen in the service of their country in war. What is the common thread here? They all gave their lives that we might grow as human beings made in the image of God. They gave something of themselves that we might live, and live more fully. November is therefore an important precursor to the great feast of Christmas. God gives his only son, the Word made flesh, that we might grow so close to God that in confidence we are able to call him ‘Abba’ father.
November is also an incredibly busy month. Here is a taster of all that is happening this weekend.
Tonight the Friends are hosting a lecture on Wren and the rebuilding of London, this begins at 7.00pm
On Saturday we have our Christmas fair, this begins at 11.00am till 3.00pm.
On Sunday at 10.30am we welcome Bishop Michael Colclough as he visits to baptise and confirm Claire and to confirm Jerome. It would be wonderful if you could be there to support these two people as they make public their commitment of faith.
Finally at 3pm on Sunday we welcome three talented young musicians for the second in our third Sunday concert series. It will be a wonderful occasion.
Don’t forget that next weekend is Advent Sunday and that at 6.00pm we will be holding our Advent carol service of readings and carols, a wonderful preparation for the great feast of Christmas!
I look forward to see you this weekend.