Revd. Jayne Webb
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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.
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Desert Soul (Meets in Tewkesbury Methodist Church)
Meets on: 1st & 3rd Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.
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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.
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