Thoughts for the Month

The Reverend Canon Martin Lane, Vicar of Bosham, writes…

Dear Friends,

‘Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to his love, and the future to his providence.’ (St Augustine)

It is this time of the year when we give thanks to God not only for the harvest, but for the many ways in which He blesses us, individually and corporately as the people of God. It is also a time to look forward to a new church year.

This next twelve months will be a challenging time as we seek to carry out repairs on the historic fabric of Holy Trinity. The boiler room project will not begin until the spring; we could not chance being without heating in December—especially as we have three weddings, not to forget the many events in the run up to Christmas. We pray that the old boilers will last another winter… The PCC are still seeking financial support towards this work, so if you can contribute, then please contact our honorary treasurer.

I would like to thank all of you who contribute towards the day-to-day costs of the church. Without your generosity—on a regular basis—we really could not function as a church or plan for the future. We are blessed, when so many churches are really struggling—yet we do have to work to keep our ‘head above water’—we do need your help!

Trusting the future to God’s providence takes a leap of faith, both individually and corporately, yet we must remember that God is with us each step of the way.

I pray that the Lord will continue to bless all of our efforts. So enjoy the harvest and let us embrace whatever the Lord has in store for us.

Martin

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