This week I had the delight of sharing lunch at Rydal Hall, in Cumbria, with the gathering of retired ministers & their partners and widows. It was a lovely occasion in a beautiful setting with grounds close to Rydal Water. We spent time catching up about the welfare of one another, as well as those not able to be present, and chatted about some of the work and issues within the Synod and denomination.
Please pray for:
- all those who are retired within our congregations, especially those known to us, and for their gifts and ministry exercised in a wide variety of ways
- those of our congregations who are struggling with the issues that aging brings, especially in identifying the call of individuals to serve in particular roles either within our congregation or more widely in the Synod or the Areas
- our congregations as they continue to explore the opportunities for sharing the Gospel with those who are retired, especially in this time of Advent.