Message Raughton Head Parish Magazine Rose Castle
New Life. The apostle Paul said, "If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come." (2 Corinthians 5.17) I think we are all in need of a bit of
renewing. We celebrated the resurrection of Jesus only two weeks ago; an empty tomb and the risen Jesus appearing to his followers. We are seeing nature bursting into life and experiencing sunshiny days, and, restrictions are gradually easing. The point of Easter is God reconciling the world to himself, not counting our sins against us. When we accept that, he makes us new so we can leave "the old" behind.
There is another form of renewing happening with us emerging from Lockdown. Personally, I keep forgetting which set of regulations I am supposed to be complying with and as they reduce I find I have forgotten what is normal. I think many of us are going to find it strange to do some of the things we have been longing to do like socialising and being busy.
If you feel like you are coming out of hibernation or if you feel some trepidation then I encourage you to be kind to yourself, don't push yourself too hard and if you are a praying person ask Jesus to do some renewing in you. His strength can carry us through.
Our churches are gradually re-opening for socially distanced services. Church in the Garden will be broadcast from inside St Michaels Dalston so that more people can take part and our first communion service in All Saints, Raughton Head will be at 11.00 am. on
25th April and on 2nd and 4th Sundays after that.
I do hope that you will join us to worship when you feel it is safe to do so.God bless.
Ben Phillips - 070360 99123

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