Rectors Newsletter : May 2011

King James Bible, Christian Aid Week

Dear Everyone,

I thought March and April were busy, but May and June will be too! This year marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and all over the country there are events to celebrate. We are getting ready as well…

One must look for the signs of the times, but there is nothing new under the sun and everyone seeks a man after his own heart. There is a time and a place for everything and if we stick to the straight and narrow we may become the salt of the earth, even though around us may be a howling wilderness where many are a law unto themselves. It is said that a leopard cannot change its spots, but an eye for an eye can make the whole world blind and it is better to turn the other cheek, even though we might find it difficult to suffer fools gladly as we long for the land flowing with milk and honey promised by the powers that be.

Our English language is full of phrases like these, which we owe to the Authorised Version of the Bible, produced in the reign of King James the Sixth and First. Please do … visit the Exhibition in St James Church, Castle Bytham on the day of the Midsummer Fair – Sunday 19 June.  More details to follow.

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

May 15th to 21st is Christian Aid Week. This year we are asked to focus on the lives of coffee farmers in Nicaragua. Please visit the Coffee Morning on the 14 May in Castle Bytham Village Hall [between 10.00am and 12.00noon  : MG] and help to provide those who grow our coffee with clean water, sanitation and schools for their children. If we love the words of our Bible, we must give them life by acting on them.

With Every Blessing,

Added : 13/04/11 : MG
Last Updated : 02/05/11 : MG



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