St Thomas's Church, St Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, FY8 1JL, United Kingdom.
Proclaiming the love of Jesus in our community.
Our Licensed Lay Minister Elizabeth O'Connor has been supplying short meditations each week, available on our Downloads page.
Below is the most recent.
Thought for the week by Licensed Lay Minister Elizabeth O’Connor
Have you managed to get away for a break this year? I am in the fortunate position of recently having had some time away. A fresh view and relaxation can work wonders. The break from routine and seemingly ordinary busyness, hopefully gives the chill-out factor and enables us to be refreshed and renewed. After all, dieticians say that a diet of the same food every day is not good for you. It’s the same in life. There is a need for variety – some even say it is the spice of life. We all need the time to “be” and take time out. It helps us to refocus and recharge the batteries, to get back on track. When you look in the Bible there are instances where Jesus seeks to get away from it all for a time, either for peace and quiet, prayer, or just to relax with friends. As the saying goes, we are only human, after all. We need a balance: “all work and no play” is not good or productive in the long run.
God knows us inside out and seeks our wholeness in body, mind and spirit. May we rejoice in, and be refreshed by, God’s grace and abundant provision for our lives.
Spirit, Lord, is all around me
in the air I breathe;
your glory, Lord, touches me
in the light that I see
and the fruitfulness of the earth
and the joy of its creatures.
You have written for me, day by day, your revelation,
as you have granted me, day by day, my daily bread;
teach me how to receive it.
As for me, I shall always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.
My mouth will tell of your righteousness,
of your salvation all day long,
though I know not its measure.
The side chapel inside the church is open for private prayer most days between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Access is via the door facing Clifton Drive South.
For full details and other events, see our Events page.
Sunday 10 October 2021, 10.30 am
Sunday 10 October 2021, 7.00 pm
Thursday 14 October 2021, 10.30 am
Sunday 17 October 2021, 10.30 am