AUGUST HAS ARRIVED SO WE BEGIN A NEW SPECIAL APPEAL FOR THE HEREFORD FOOD BANK! SWEETS & TREATS!
It's been an especially difficult time for children and young people with schooling disrupted and many summer activities not able to take place. Families have been hard hit by Covid 19 through redundancy and falls in income.
Our friends at Hereford Food Bank are especially keen to give children and young people a treat by including sweets & treats within a family food bank parcel. Can you help by donating this week? Multi-packs are especially helpful for making up a suitable size food parcel.
Of course, all your generous donations are always gratefully received, whatever you're able to give. Thank you for your amazing support! Collections each Wednesday from your local donation point outside Cusop Village Hall.
Many thanks, Revd Luci
THERE ARE NOW SOME SERVICES TAKING PLACE AT ST MARY'S CHURCH, CUSOP AND OTHER CHURCHES AND CHURCHYARDS IN THE BORDERLINK BENEFICE
PLEASE LOOK UNDER THE "SERVICES" TAB FOR UPDATES ON SERVICES IN THE UNITED BENEFICE
All the health and safety guidelines will be followed. It will be a short service with no singing, due to regulations, but there will be hymns and music to enjoy. I have already put out the gift aid envelopes for the collection. If you would like to use one please bring your own pen. If you prefer to wear a face mask, then please do. We look forward to seeing you!
CUSOP CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND REFLECTION EVERY SUNDAY FROM 10AM TO 6PM.
PLEASE FOLLOW ALL THE HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES.
THE CHURCHYARD IS ALWAYS OPEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE A QUIET PLACE WHERE YOU CAN WALK, SIT, REFLECT, AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF OUR SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE.
From the Borderlink Benefice Newsletter
Karen Dowell writes:
Whilst the environment has been an important issue for many people over the years, the momentum seems to have increased of late, especially the debate over single use plastics. Why should the environment matter to us as Christians?
If we go back to the beginning and look at Genesis 1: 26 we read, “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Some might interpret this as our right to plunder and exploit the riches of this planet without a care, but does it?
Christianity teaches us that God is the creator of the universe. In 1 Chronicles 29: 11 it says, “Yours O Lord is the greatness and the power…for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is yours.” and in Psalm 24 it is written, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”. When we affirm our faith by saying the Apostles Creed we acknowledge that God is the creator of the universe when we say, “… God, the Father, the almighty, maker of heaven and earth”. We often hear people say, for example of stately homes, that they are merely the custodians for future generations. Surely we should see the environment in the same terms? Instead of damaging it, we should cherish the precious gift we have been blessed with and act as the responsible, caring stewards of God’s wondrous creation. I don’t know about you, but during the pandemic I have been only too conscious of God’s creation when sitting in our garden. Whilst there has been worldwide sadness, loneliness and difficulties to contend with, we still have so much to be thankful for and hope for the future.
To be kept in touch with what’s happening across the Abbeydore Deanery, by email or post, please contact Anne Lloyd, 07432 873422.
Revd Luci Morriss: 01497 821877
Revd Jane Rogers: 01981 500478