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 been watching the Olympic Games on TV? It’s not the athletics yet but there are so many amazing feats of performance, skill and effort. The training, dedication and sacrifice over many years to attain such heights are immense and demanding and can be all consuming. The joy and relief when things have gone well are a sight to see. Yet the hurt and anguish when expectations are not met are also clear. Whether it is the just missing out with a fourth place or a mishap meaning that all hopes are gone in the event. It is a competition after all.
Not everyone is gifted at sport or even necessarily interested in it. I have memories of dreading most sports at school as I simply was not any good at them no matter how I tried. We all have different talents and gifts – each of us is a unique creation known to God. Equally, not all of us will be particularly outstanding in anything. The important thing is to realise, recognise and give thanks to God for those gifts we do have, and to use them, trusting in the grace and love of God.
giver of all good gifts, we offer you back
Our talents our time and all that we possess
Transform them, along with our lives,
into means of your life-giving freedom for all.
Worship in an Indian Context
Lord Jesus Christ,
we thank you for your great example of love and service to all whom you met in your life on earth. We thank you for giving us life with all its powers. Help us to learn that the best use for our gifts is in service to you and our fellow men. Help us to see all people as you see them, and to be ready to give our lives to the service of others.
Sunday 22 August 2021, 4.00 pm to about 4.30 pm
Praise in the Park - Walk of Witness and Service
The walk from Lytham will leave from the Promenade near Lytham Lifeboat station at 2.45 pm and the walk from St Anne's will leave from near St Anne's Pier at 3.00 pm. The service will take place at Fairhaven Lake at the former tennis court grassed area with a hedge, near the Spitfire, as shown on the location map.