A Pastoral Letter from the Parish Priest – Summer Bank Holiday Weekend 2021

A Pastoral Letter from the Parish Priest – Summer 2021 Tenth Sunday after Trinity – 8th August ‘21
My dearest Friends in the Lord,

This Monday, the 30th of August 2021, is an official Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom. I would like to wish you all a Happy Summer Bank Holiday! The weather isn’t great but we still can make the best use of this special day! I also wish families and children all the best in the last week of the school holidays!

Let me just recap some of the news I had shared with you last week.

Sunday 29th August 10.30 am: United Parish Communion at Fillingham

We will gather together as a Parish to celebrate our unity in faith and love. Mr Peter Atkinson from the Methodist Church at Glentham will preach at the service and we will sing/listen to a few of our favourite hymns. Please come along to join us in this celebration service of fellowship and communion.

Resourcing Sustainable Church: A Time to Change Together.

Fr Richard Crossland, Rural Dean, outlined future plans for our churches and for worship across Lincolnshire when he met a good group of people at St Cuthbert’s Church Brattleby on 26th August 7pm. Changes are coming and the Church, like all groups or organisations, need to get our act together financially. But that is also an opportunity for a new vision for mission and ministry to our people in Lincolnshire, namely to share the saving ‘Good News’ of Jesus with our people. We are grateful to the local church that hosted the event.

Springline Parish Healing Service on Sunday 5th September at 4pm at St John the Baptist Church South Carlton.

I am very grateful to Mr David Capps and Mrs Diana Scammell, Churchwardens at South Carlton Church, who will host this event. This is a service of ministry of prayer, laying on of hands and anointing. Please join in or bring along a friend or dear one who needs a special prayer. For queries please call 01522 731793 or use link For all queries do use link: Contact – Springline Parish

All Saints Church Ingham Tea and Cake Afternoon on 18th September 2 – 4pm.

Do come along and join for tea and cake and hear about plans to adapt the church building to be community friendly and accessible.

Following Jesus: What does it mean? At the Ingham Vicarage from Tuesday October 5th30pm and following four Tuesday.

The sessions will begin with a meal at 6.30pm. This is a five week course to explore Christian life and share experiences. For queries please call 01522 731793 or email [email protected]

Next on line zoom Parish Communion is on 12th September and will be streamed from All Saints Church at 10.30 am.

Mr Alan Garner, Nursing Asst. working in mental health section in the Lincoln Hospital for 33 years will share a story of faith with us. If you wish to physically attend the service in Ingham church you can do so and receive communion in one kind.

Do you have a faith story and would you like to share what God has done for you to others?

Please call 01522 731793 or to contact a member of the Ministry Team or your Churchwarden please do use link: Contact – Springline Parish

Springline Parish on-line Home Worship Resources.

You will find a copy of this letter, the sermon for this week, prayers and worship songs etc. Do visit https://springlineparish.co.uk/online-church/

Slowly churches and groups are picking up the pieces since the lockdown has been lifted. But the number of infections have not decreased. Today, as I write, 38046 cases have been reported and 100 deaths. Permit me to to advise you who read this letter to take care of yourself and to take care of your dear ones and friends, wearing masks where necessary and being responsible so that we can overcome this pandemic once and for all!

A Prayer for blessings on the diocesan restructuring plans

Almighty God, source of our hope and all good things;
you call us in love to share in the work of creation in making all things new.
Bless our diocese: may we be faithful in our worship;
confident in our discipleship; and joyful in our service;
that, through us, the world may catch a glimpse of the love you have for each one of us,
made known to us in your son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

A prayer for our Parish and Church

Abba Father, purify my Parish Community in the precious blood of Jesus
and fill my Church and Parish with your Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Springline Parish – Nine Churches, One Parish, Following Jesus.

The Church exists to assist you in your spiritual search, to comfort you in your cares and
worries, to support you and walk with you. We believe that Jesus is The True Answer to all our questions and problems, the one who can fill the emptiness and restlessness in our hearts, the One who can help us heal our world! Do help us to help you where we can!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and always.

With my love and prayer to each one of you,

Father Sebastian

Revd Dr Sebastian Thomas Mattapally
Rector, Springline Parish, Diocese of Lincoln
Tel: 01522 731793   Email: [email protected]