Have you met Rev Glynn yet?
Sunday 22nd January 2017
Rev Glynn, and her husband Wayne, are enjoying meeting and getting to know lots of people from the wider church family and from the community.
Please come and join us at the usual times: either 9am (traditional service and hymns) or 10.30 am (more informal service, led by music group, and with provision for children)...or both!
All are welcome; see you then.
Welcome prayers for Glynn and Wayne
The Prayer and Healing Team prayed for Glynn and Wayne during their first sunday services. You might like to pray these beautiful words for them too:
God told Jeremiah,
“I will give you shepherds after my own heart who will lead with knowledge and understanding”.
We give thanks that God has inspired, gifted and led you here to be our shepherd. We pray his blessings on you for your discernment and obedience in answering his call. And we pray that we will be the flock that comes to know and trust your voice.
We pray that the Lord will continue to bless you both in a happy marriage and in the home that you make together here.
We give thanks for the loving support that Glynn has from you Wayne, in embarking on her ministry here and we pray that the Lord will guide you in finding exactly the right place for your continuing ministry and life in His service.
We pray that the Lord will bless and protect all those you love and cherish; your children and their marriage partners, your grandchildren and your wider family in South Africa.
We pray for your health and strength, for your physical, spiritual, emotional and mental wellbeing. We pray that the Lord will ensure you take time to rest and relax and joyfully appreciate his abundant goodness.
We offer for your comfort and protection the words of Psalm 91.
We pray that the Lord will be your shield at all times against any kind of spiritual attack. We pray that God will give you boldness in your ministry and that when you take risks for Him, as we all must in confessing His name, He will be your strength and protector.
We pray that the Holy Spirit will enrich you daily, through prayer and study and fellowship with your people in this parish. We pray that He will replenish you when you are tired and inspire and invigorate you in your ministry in the service of God and his people.
In Jesus’ name. Amen
Licensing and Installation of Rev Glynn Lautenbach
What a wonderful evening we had on Tuesday 10th January! We officially welcomed Glynn and her husband Wayne to the Parish with a joyful and deeply symbolic service of Licensing and Installation.
The service was led by the Bishop of Reading, Bishop Andrew. The sermon was preached by Archdeacon Olivia, who reminded us to look for Epiphanies everywhere. We thanked God for the faithful and loving ministry of Gill Lovell, under whose guidance so much was achieved, and now look forward to the next amazing chapter in our corporate life as Glynn's ministry in this place begins . What does God have in store for us next? It's sure to be exciting!
Members of church and community presented Glynn with symbols of her ministry among us, and she took her oaths and completed all the official paperwork to become Burghfield's next priest-in-charge.
Throughout the service we sang joyfully to the Lord, led so beautifully by the music group. Prayers were offered, led by Glynn, and then we all enjoyed a fantastic buffet spread in the Parish Centre.
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