Like me, you may be coming to terms with the implications of Saturday evening’s (not altogether surprise) announcement about a 4-week lockdown beginning this Thursday. Whilst it will be sad to see our churches closed once again for ‘normal Sunday services’ we will be carrying on with our weekly on-line offering (every Sunday at 10am) and indeed anticipate that this will continue to be our mainstay through the winter months. If we are allowed to provide other services within the guidelines in place at any particular time we will seek to do so, but our duty is to act responsibly and do whatever we can to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The afternoon sunshine reminds me that that the light of Christ shines even in the darkest places, and that just as it shines through the lives of the saints we remember today, it will shine through our present challenges, lighting our path into a brighter future.
Attached is the sermon preached at our on-line service on Sunday morning, together with prayers of intercession. Please do share with others as you feel appropriate.
The readings were: Psalm 34.1-10; Revelation 7.9-17; 1 John 3.1-3; and Matthew 5.1-12.
Details for joining our weekly on-line service at 10am each Sunday can be obtained from Stephen Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have not experienced worship through this medium please do give it a try. We are always pleased to see new faces.
With every blessing