Farewell and the future

Jane Agg & Lewis Williams, Churchwardens

On April 15th the Burpham Church family said farewell to Jo and James Levasier and their children. They have been with us for ten years and we will miss them. It was lovely to gather together and eat lots of cake and wish them well in their new ventures.

As we look to the future this extract from Jo’s last sermon on Easter Day seems relevant.

Christians need to develop a future focus. It’s a mark of maturity. Just because we can’t see something yet doesn’t mean it’s not there. We have a new puppy, and yesterday we were wondering when she will learn that just because she can’t see us, we have not abandoned her. Hopefully Maisie will get it soon (and ease up on the howling!) or we’ll all be exhausted! As humans, it’s something we learn as we grow up, it’s a developmental marker – we learn that although we can’t see our parents all the time, they are still there. Maybe that is a mark of Christian maturity we need to grow into more and more in our now culture. Christ is risen – glory does lie ahead – therefore we do not lose hope.

So as both Burpham Church and I head off into uncharted territory this morning, let’s join with Paul in fixing our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18. CHRIST IS RISEN – therefore we do not lose hope.

Services and activities continue while we are without a vicar. You can find details on our website www.burphamchurch.org.uk All are welcome. If you need to get in touch contact the church office using the contact details on the website.

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