Newsletter - June 2018

It has not been long since the fields around Bozeat and Easton Maudit were filled with the sound of young lambs calling for their mothers. Farmers are busy during the late spring and early summer months when they shear the sheep to prevent them from getting too hot. 

This has obviously been happening for many years because evidence has been found proving that lamb’s wool clothing existed and was prized for it’s soft qualities during Roman times. The fleece contains lanolin and it’s role is to protect the lamb from the environment, as well as being used in hand cream and other cosmetics.

Sheep are often depicted as silly animals, following each other; one escapes from a field and they all end up on the wrong side of the fence! But have you ever watched a sheepdog guiding a flock of sheep into a pen by obeying the whistles and calls of the shepherd? What an amazing sight!

In Bible times sheepdogs were not used, but the shepherd used to lead his sheep, (as opposed to driving them from the rear) and it is said that over time the sheep will learn to recognise the shepherds voice. In the Bible we are often compared to sheep and Psalm 23 tells us that the Lord is our shepherd. He leads us and provides good things for us. He restores our souls and guides us in paths of goodness. This does not mean to say that illness and upsetting times will never come our way but that God will be with us through the difficult times in life. This Psalm is often read at funerals for a very good reason; as a comfort to those mourning and the hope of heaven for our loved ones. We read a parable in Luke chapter 15 verse 4. A shepherd had 100 sheep; one went missing but the shepherd went to look for it, and did not give up until it was found. 

This is a beautiful picture of God’s love for us. Next time you see a sheep with her young remember the Good Shepherd. 

 

TLC continue with our usual events;

  • Our services are on Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm (not in competition with the other churches, but complement them and working together with them as one Christian community in the village). We are a small but enthusiastic and welcoming fellowship. If you would like to join us you are welcome to contact me for any more information or just a chat. Don’t be shy!
  • Coffee Morning is every Thursday from 10 til 11.30. Jan and her team will make you feel very welcome. Call in for a coffee and biscuit, or even a slice of toast!
  • Open Door on Wednesdays during term time (youth club for Key Stage 2) 
    • Years 7 - 9 - from 6.30 - 7.45
    • Year 10 upwards - from 8 - 9pm

The staff and volunteers were delighted to receive a donation of £100 from The Red Lion’s Swear Box! Keep it up guys!!! LOL. Seriously though, thank you to all who contributed!

  • All:Starz , a club for Primary School age children, meet on Thursdays, during term time, from 6 - 7pm.  

 

Calling all ladies and girls!

We have another Pamper Afternoon coming up in September!

Put the date in your diary. Saturday September 22ndfrom 2pm - 4pm.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be on the menu! Come and enjoy all that pampering to make you feel on top of the world!