We thank you, Lord Jesus, for one another; for the pastoral support and belonging and friendship and fellowship we experience in our local church and in the wider Circuit, as well as with many other people in a variety of contexts.
Deepen our commitment to working with others as an expression of your prayer that your will might be done and your kingdom come on earth as in heaven.
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Also see Day 22 of the District Prayer Diary for Vale of Aylesbury Circuit
PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCHES
This idea arose from a Circuit Consultation where members said that they would like to see better communications around the Circuit.
It was felt that there was a lot of good work going on within the Circuit but few outside of their particular church ever got to hear about it. In these days when the only news we seem to hear concerning churches is when they are threatened with closure, it is vital that we get to hear the other side as well. One small example of how useful this 'Good News' has been so far is on the subject of our work with young people — Methodism has a wonderful history of work amongst young people. Some of the 'Good News' tell us that there is still good work going on amongst children and young people in many parts of our Circuit — the problem is that we never get to hear about it. It is so encouraging to hear the success stories of Toddler Groups, Youth Groups, Cafe and Messy Church, Drop-in Church — the list is endless and it is growing!
It was recently suggested that these prayers should be expanded to cover other aspects and groups that serve the Circuit or are given Circuit support. Four such topics have been suggested; The leadership Team, our Locals Preachers and regular Visiting Preachers, Fair Trade, Karibuni Children and a recent addition, Young People; other suggestions would be welcome.
Weedon is a lovely village chapel described as a 'Haven of Peace' on the website, a very apt description. You can feel the generations of prayer that have been offered here, and we can add to them as we remember the fellowship and the work here on Sunday.
June Report of activities at the Chapel.
The repairs to the building have been completed. Some 12 slates were replaced and about 18 secured as they had slipped. The gutters have been cleaned and joints sealed, and some other joints secured. The building work recommended in various reports is now complete. The Parish Council continues to care for the cemetery and some memorial slabs have been cleaned and raised to be level with the surrounding grass. A trip hazard around a manhole has been repaired. The new trees and hedging are growing well.
The wiring of the speakers has caused problems during some of the services. It has been caused by little worshippers, namely mice, who had chewed the cables. The wiring had been repaired and enclosed in tough cabling. The speakers of the CD player have been removed and their output is now combined with the speakers on the wall and at the back of the chapel in the committee room. This will be beneficial during weddings and funerals when the extended congregation sit in this room.
Two children have been baptised at the monthly family service. Their family have lived in the village since the 1760s.