Vicar's Corner


When I was much younger, I had some (mostly misled I see now!) confidence in the ability of politicians and scientists to solve the world’s problems – or at least many of them.  They seemed to be saying the right things in terms of what they were concerned about and seem to offer good solutions.  Election time brought many promises which sounded good, and BBC programmes such as “Tomorrows World” and “Horizon,” seemed to promise many excellent things were possibly on the way. How naïve I was, but surely not just me? I suspect the young today sadly mostly believe what I used to – that new ideas and discoveries are going to largely “fix” the world’s problems? Now I reject much of that way of thinking and believe instead how important it is to have a solid foundation in life that is well proven and has been inspirational to almost all high achieving men and women of history. Isn’t it time for the world to stop putting all their trust in human solutions, and be more honest with the younger folk and turn back to God? We may not feel we are the ones who need to repent the most (as modest as we are, but St Paul described himself as the worst of sinners!) I believe that repentance on a major scale offers a much better hope for the world and give us a fresh start, but we cannot expect others to repent until we ourselves turn anew to God and ask his forgiveness. Ian


Food Bank UPDATE
Our sincere thanks to all who donate or do deliveries. We have been able to help families notified to us by local schools, and also others struggling at this time. Donations of food via the vicarage porch or the church porch for the team to distribute always welcome. I can give you details if you wished to donate online too.

Encouragement in prayer
Pray for our nation, those who work in hospitals, other health workers and care home workers. Those in the food industry and other essential roles including police, ambulance and other emergency service workers. For those who are hospital patients. Our teachers, parents and carers looking after children at home. Pray for our schools as they try and work through the enormous responsibility of having to re-open step by step whilst keeping all children as safe as possible.  Pray for our own community, the South Holland area and our own villages.  If you have any special prayer requests, including for personal reasons, you can contact me any time. I will keep all such requests absolutely confidential.

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life and the one true vine. I believe that you are truly present in the most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. I seek you. I worship and adore you. Since I cannot receive you in the eucharistic bread and wine at this time, I pray that you will come into my heart and soul, that I may be united to you, by your all powerful and ever present Holy Spirit. Let me receive you, and be nourished by you. Become for me the manna in the wilderness, the bread of angels for my human journey through time, a foretaste of the heavenly banquet and solace in my hour of death. I pray all this, trusting that you yourself are our Life, our Peace, and our everlasting Joy. AMEN                  (Copied from ) 

Peter and Irene (whose article featured in the recent community magazine (May 2020 edition), and who help with the local Gosberton Food Bank) invite you to visit their Blog website and add a comment if you wish. Do check on it regularly for new material. Peter and Irene hope and pray it will develop particularly as people send comments or ask questions.           


“ Forty Reasons to Trust the Bible" is a new book co-authored by Dr Martin Johnson, who often visits Gosberton and is known to some of you. We recommend this book (available on Amazon and from good bookshops) as a thrilling way to discover the Bible!” Click here to read more. Also available from the Vicarage at a discounted price of £10.


Remembering those who need help:
If you know of anyone in our community in need of help or who would appreciate  prayers for healing or encouragement, or simply a visit, whatever their circumstances, please contact Ian the Vicar on 840694 or email: vicar(AT - use the usual symbol)



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