Dear friends and parishioners,
When we are overfamiliar with something, it risks losing its impact. It’s true of seasons – like Lent so this year let’s ask the Lord to help us all make Lent something real in our lives. Let’s connect its meaning and impact to the Lent we have all been living for the last year, and to the individual Lents many have to experience from time to time. Let’s pledge to get our lives in a bit better order, give the Lord space to get in and fill us with His new life – reconciliation within ourselves and with one another, and, most of all with God – amazing grace!
Lots of people kindly responded to my attempt at singing “Amazing Grace” last Sunday, and many commented on the extra words which are often used nowadays. So here they are, with a link to a video if you want to hear it sung by Chris Tomlin
“My chains are gone I’ve been set free
My God, My Saviour has ransomed me
And like a flood his mercy rains
Unending love, amazing grace”