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Reflections From Our Minister Here we are, after 12 months… Lenten Greetings to you all! You may be strictly keeping to a Lenten Discipline (as I write we have yet to be on the first Sunday in Lent- your pancakes are still a recent memory and Easter seems a long way away). It was just after the start of Lent 2020 and we had concluded two of our Lenten study sessions- working with the film Les Miserables- when the first Lock Down began. As LD 1 and LD2 seem to merge in my mind’s memory, we have been in lock down now for practically a year. Here we are, after 12 months… many of us have had our first vaccine some even both. Never-the-less even two vaccines do not mean it is safe or advisable for any of us to resume social visits and mingling, let alone attending a communal act of worship in one place. How grateful are you for your vaccine, a gift from the NHS? If you feel able to, perhaps you might consider donating a nominal sum to the World Health Organisation /Unseco/ Christian Aid - for their Covid-19 Relief Funding- to help those around the world in less wealthy countries to get their vaccination- We know that until the last of us has been vaccinated, we are all at risk. The figure I heard was that £15-£20 would be a possible gift of appreciation for your vaccination. As I listen to our Synod evening prayers I am reminded that within our Northampton churches: Rev’d Samuel Sillungwe and his wife and son; Rev’d Liz Adams her husband, son and mother in law to name just a few, continue to battle with the virus.
© Long Buckby URC 2021

Long Buckby United Reformed Church

News 1
Reflections From Our Minister Here we are, after 12 months… Lenten Greetings to you all! You may be strictly keeping to a Lenten Discipline (as I write we have yet to be on the first Sunday in Lent- your pancakes are still a recent memory and Easter seems a long way away). It was just after the start of Lent 2020 and we had concluded two of our Lenten study sessions- working with the film Les Miserables- when the first Lock Down began. As LD 1 and LD2 seem to merge in my mind’s memory, we have been in lock down now for practically a year. Here we are, after 12 months… many of us have had our first vaccine some even both. Never-the-less even two vaccines do not mean it is safe or advisable for any of us to resume social visits and mingling, let alone attending a communal act of worship in one place. How grateful are you for your vaccine, a gift from the NHS? If you feel able to, perhaps you might consider donating a nominal sum to the World Health Organisation /Unseco/ Christian Aid - for their Covid-19 Relief Funding- to help those around the world in less wealthy countries to get their vaccination- We know that until the last of us has been vaccinated, we are all at risk. The figure I heard was that £15-£20 would be a possible gift of appreciation for your vaccination. As I listen to our Synod evening prayers I am reminded that within our Northampton churches: Rev’d Samuel Sillungwe and his wife and son; Rev’d Liz Adams her husband, son and mother in law to name just a few, continue to battle with the virus.
© Long Buckby URC 2021

Long Buckby United Reformed Church