New Beginnings - September 2011 
September gives us another ‘new year’. For our children and young people especially, it is a time when they start at new schools or in new classes. They learn about new things; they make new friends. Others are moving away from home to start at colleges and universities or in new jobs. The new can be exciting, but it can also be a worrying time. 
 
With September we are also reminded that all things are passing, as the morning mists and darker evenings herald the onset of autumn. 
 
In Revelation 22.13 Jesus says: 
 
I am the Alpha and the Omega, 
the first and the last, 
the beginning and the end. 
 
So we pray: 
 
Lord, be the beginning and end of all we do and say. 
Prompt our actions with your grace, 
and complete them with your all-powerful help. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 
 
Bill Rogers 
Team Priest, Forest and Avon Team 
Assistant Rural Dean, Alderbury DeaneryClick on this text to edit it. 
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