Minister's / Elder's Letter


April 2018

How great Thou art.

I recently signed up to purchase a funeral plan in instalments over 24 months with the intention of saving my children stress and expense when the time comes.

As part of the paperwork I was invited to make a note of any special arrangements I might like, including hymns.

I had no hesitation in choosing:

“O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the works thy hand hath made.”

What a privilege it has been in my life to study science subjects at school and then to go on to study and practice Medicine. The more I have learnt, the more I have realised that we are “wondrously made”. Each individual cell has a defined structure with components that have vital functions to allow that cell to replicate and with others go on to form organs, tissues and bones etc, which together form a human being.

Each person has individual characteristics and traits making each of us unique. However, we are only part of the picture. The animal kingdom, from the simplest amoeba to the largest blue whale contains a wealth of diversity together with the plants and trees which make our World such a wonderful place.

Sometimes we are so busy that we forget to look around us at the wonders that every day holds. I hope to be around for a while to come to appreciate them and not to have to use the funeral plan any time soon.

Kind Regards

Joyce Lightfoot