It’s been a very exciting process thinking about who we are and what we stand for as a church family. You can find a copy of our new vision document here.
Last Sunday we learned about a Samaritan woman whose life was radically changed after meeting Jesus. Sam pointed out that Jesus’ disciples had a hard time seeing the “harvest” that was all around them, but in this story it is apparent that many people were ready to accept Jesus as the Messiah. We, too, were encouraged to reach out to people with Jesus’ message of forgiveness and hope. The “harvest” is ripe in Windsor too.
We have a few things we want to draw to your attention this week:
This Sunday, the curate from St Mary’s Maidenhead, Sam Brewster, will be coming to preach at the Windsor church for the first time. We look forward to hearing from him as he continues our series in Mark (Mark 4:35-41 if you want to read ahead!).
On Sunday, 8 February, we will be celebrating the Rev Peter Searle’s 95th birthday! Come along and hear about the amazing ways that God used him in North Africa during WWII and then as a vicar here in England for many decades. Peter continues to be an inspiration.
A date for the diary is Saturday, 14 March when we will have the next Windsor church social. Plans are to have this at a pub in Eton. Details will be finalised soon.
Sunday, 15 February will be Sam Allberry’s last Sunday with us before he goes on sabbatical until the end of May. We will miss him but we trust that his time travelling, teaching and resting will strengthen and renew him. In his absence, Will Stileman and Sam Brewster will do the bulk of the preaching for the next three months, with guest appearances from Peter Nevins from Christ Church Virginia Water and Jeff Wattley from St John’s Egham.
Curt and Janice
P.S. If you would like to join a Home Group but haven’t, please let us know!