Revd Graham’s weekly message:
There is something special about this time of the year, as we make the transition from summer to winter. By now we have usually lost the warm weather and we begin to have cooler mornings and evenings, preparing us for what is to come in the ensuing days and weeks. I noticed this morning the wetness of the car, and the local pigeons were making the most of the dampness to have a drink from the bonnet and roof of the car.
We are now approaching a busy time of the year, as we move towards the changing of the clocks by putting them back by an hour, the festivals of All Saints and All Souls, Remembrance and then Advent. There are already many signs in the shops of the big festival at the end of the year, and it seems that time is moving very quickly on.
I especially wanted to mention the time of All Souls, when we remember those who have passed away in years gone by and more recently. It is important that we give thanks for their lives, as well as looking forward to the future. There is an opportunity to do that formally at our Memorial Service in All Saints Church, Great Barford on Sunday 29th October at 4pm, when candles can be lit in memory of loved ones.
I hope that you will be able to come and share in that act of worship, and remember those who have passed away: those close to your hearts. We will give thanks to God for their lives lived, and pray for continuing support in faith and daily living. I look forward to meeting you as we remember together.
With God’s peace and blessing