Jayne's Pastoral Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

    Revd. Jayne Webb

        To contact Jayne please make contact via the 'Contact' page  via the 'Minister' catagory.

       Weekly thoughts

As I write this, (8.30 Sunday morning) there is a beautiful blue sky, not a cloud to be seen and I can almost imagine it is a spring morning. Added to this our evenings are now an hour lighter, later, than they were a month ago. In amongst the hardship of lockdown and some of the gloomy news stories, mornings like this feel like a ray of hope. Better days are to come, and I don't mean just in terms of the seasonal change. The vaccine programme is being rolled out apace and I think that in Gloucestershire we have reason to be very thankful that this is so evidently being carried out so quickly and efficiently.

In the wider world I heard news this morning that really lifted my spirits and that is that one of the first jobs that will happen on inauguration day, this coming Thursday, is that the USA will rejoin the Paris agreement and resume its environmental fight for our precious planet. Many of you will know that this is a cause very close to my heart... and this brings me back to this morning! As we begin to emerge from the dark days of winter and all that the world has faced in recent times let us remember that it is still a beautiful world out there. Mother nature is astonishing in her beauty and in her ability to bounce back from the damage we do once we give her a break.... and especially when we work with her and not against her. We can't solve all of our problems but even the slight changes we can make, make all the difference. And so it is, on glorious hope filled mornings like this, with a whole fresh year ahead I am inspired to think again about what mother nature is asking of me that this hope becomes a tangible change for the better for us and for the future.

This morning I am sending 2 links. The first is a very short (2 minute) video of psalm 139, which is the lectionary psalm for today and which I set to music and photos. https://youtu.be/22FO40aELmc

The second is our service produced by the circuit for at home worship. https://youtu.be/H6krZqgIu9o

I hope you have a good week.  Take care, God bless and may peace be with you.


 

Jayne's Letters & Notes

Revd. Jayne's Pastoral Letter for all 3 churches

Jayne's Church letter 6th April              

Jayne's Church letter 22nd April      

Jayne's Church letter 20th May     

Jayne's Church letter -- To open 

Jayne's Church letter September 

Jayne's Christmas letter   


Social Media References

            

   Jayne's Facebook Page                                                    Revd. Jayne's 'Sacred Ground' page

 

 

 

 

 


 

Prayers & Reflections

 

    Jayne's Reflection on 2 Peter 3: 8-10

    Psalm 139: 1-6,  13-18

 

 


 

Online Services and Sunday Reflections

"Sunday Reflections"

 2021          January

     

 

                                       2020       September                           October                            November                           December

                                                Episode 1,  22nd                 Episode 3,  4th                   Episode 6,  1st                  Episode 10.  6th

                                                Episode 2,  27th                  Episode 4,  11th                 Episode 7,  15th               Episode 11,  13th

                                                                                               Episode 5,  18th                 Episode 8,  22nd

                                                                                               Episode extra  25th           Episode 9,  29th

                    "The Sunday Slot"

                                            May                                   June                                   July                                      August

                                  Episode 1,  17th                Episode 4,   7th               Episode 8,   5th                Episode 12,  2nd 

                                  Episode 2,  24th                Episode 5,  14th              Episode 9,  12th               Episode 13,  9th 

                                  Episode 3,   31st               Episode 6,  21st               Episode 10,  19th             Episode 14,  30th 

                                                                               Episode 7,  28th              Episode 11,  26th


 

Church Activities lead by Jayne

 

Desert Soul        (Meets in Tewkesbury Methodist Church)

   A quite meditative prayer and discussion meeting time.

   Meets on:  1st & 3rd Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. 

   If you would like to know more please email Reverend Jayne  via the  'Contact' page.

 


 

Viriditas       (Meets in Tewkesbury Methodist Church)

(From Latin, literally "greenness".)

Meets on the 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m.  

  Viriditas comes from St Hildegard of Bingen, one of the great medieval Christian mystics.For Hildegard, the term Viriditas is the divine force of nature which she saw as the greening power bringing life, energy and healing.

 Our monthly meetings will explore all aspects of Viriditas, engaging in Eco projects within and beyond our church.

  From practicality to spiritually we will engage in discussions and activities that promote the health and well being of our    planet. We will ensure we play our part in caring for the planet: discussing creation spirituality, science and theology, Celtic and mystic perspectives on Creation.

It is intended that we invite speakers, engage in activities and generally promote a healthy approach to our role as stewards of the created world.

All are welcome! Just turn up bringing with you any ideas or thoughts on specific areas of interest or projects you are already involved with.

 Please contact   Jayne via the  'Contact' page.