Please join to celebrate and give thanks
at the Mortimer, MWE & Padworth Parish Eucharist
on Sunday 4th October 2020 at 10.00 am
at St John’s Church, Mortimer,
& online at ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6931233940
If you have zoom difficulties please contact the tech. team at 01189333136
Vineyards with a View of Auvers - Vincent van Gogh
Prayer Thought: Every one of us has a part of God’s vineyard set before us - a part of the Kingdom of God to tend: our families, our communities, our work, our church, our environment are all parts of God’s vineyard. God does not exclude anyone from service in the vineyard, but we may exclude ourselves by walking away or failing to work conscientiously in that part of the vineyard we have been given to tend.
In this Sunday’s parable we are meant to see ourselves as the tenants provided by God with everything we need to make the vineyard bear fruit. As God calls us to be good stewards of his vineyard so he also gives us the freedom to run it as we choose, but we need to remember it is still God’s and not ours. If we are to be good stewards we need to be sensitive to what God asks of us and be ready to seek his guidance and help. This is what prayer is about - coming to know the ‘mind of God’ about our lives.
We are all called by God to produce good fruit in that part of the vineyard in which we have been placed. In this time of pandemic what fruits will we produce for the Lord and how will we do that? How will we use the gifts he has given us to tend and help those in greatest need?