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
The trees are changing colour, conkers are now on the floor (or already taken to play the game). Mornings definitely have that feel of autumn and maybe there is even a need for the heating to be on for some of the time. Harvest is all around us in the fields, in the vegetable plots, and in the fresh produce in the food shops. Indeed, there is the luminous harvest moon in the sky. We can truly say autumn – the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – is here.
It is a good time to think of the beauty and wonder of creation, of the harvest that provides and sustains. For some churches this season is considered to be creation season when we give thanks, and seek how to care responsibly, for God’s world and in doing so for each other. May the glow of the autumn colours that surround us now in this part of the world reflect the abundant flame of God’s love. As part of God’s creation may we show the fruits of His Spirit in our lives.
makes the sun to rise?
The power of God.
makes the seed to grow?
The love of God.
of God protect us.
Love of God lead us.
Spirit of God strengthen us.
In all life
And in all creation.
the morning is Yours, rising into fulness.
The summer is Yours, dipping into autumn.
Eternity is Yours, dipping into time.
The vibrant grasses, the scent of flowers, the lichen on the rocks,
the tang of seaweed,
all are Yours.
Gladly we live in this garden of Your creating
Praise be to God,
who has not rejected my prayer
or withheld his love from me!
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 26 September 2021, 10.30 am
Sunday 26 September 2021, 7.00 pm
Thursday 30 September 2021, 10.30 am
Sunday 3 October 2021, 10.30 am
Sunday 3 October 2021, 7.00 pm