Welcome to St Paul’s Church, Ruislip Manor
Pentecost - 31st May 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
For those of you unable to visit the church gardens at the present time, here are a few shots of the flowers, so that you can enjoy our surroundings at church with all the visitors we currently get. The garden has become even more important to those who live in the parish during this lockdown. It is a place to meet friends and relatives while offering peace and safety. One young boy remarked to me last night, “I know why so many people come in here - it’s so lovely!” This weekend we move from Easter to Pentecost and onwards to the long months of Trinity Sundays. Christ is risen, ascended, and now sends his Holy Spirit at Pentecost on those first frightened disciples gathered in the upper room. The Spirit gives them courage to come out of the house and speak openly about the love of Jesus to all those who would listen. This makes us think about the courage we need to come out of our homes and speak of the love of God. Courage will be needed as we get nearer to a time when society will open up again. There will be fear, we will be wary, but the Spirit is with us from Baptism, and as Jesus promised, 'the Spirit will guide us in living the truth.’ Amen.
Please continue using the ‘Act of Spiritual Communion’ (Click here to download a copy) along with the relevant readings which can be found on the Services page under Sunday Readings.
The Weekly Pew Sheet can be found under the News and Events page.
In emergencies please phone the Vicarage 01895 633499
Reflections by Fr Nick, Rev (Wg Cdr) N.L. Cook. Padre at RAF Northolt
Click on the following links to download Fr Nick's reflections:
9th April 2020 - What extraordinary circumstances to find ourselves in for Holy Week and Easter......
14th April 2020 - At a time when proclamation and profession of faith is usually so intense ......
21st April 2020 - "Time to say our prayers"..........
28th April 2020 - We've all seen people who appear to have "lost the plot"...
12th May 2020 - Who knows if we will be able to sing Christmas carols when the time comes....
20th May 2020 - Many years ago I was a Chaplain in psychiatry....
29th May 2020 - Winston Church described the Evacuation of Dunkirk as a ' miracle of deliverance'....
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