Keeping worship going while social distancing
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing the world we live in. It’s an extraordinary time and each of us will have our own response to it. Amidst the disruption and chaos we can hold onto one truth: “God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in times of trouble” (Psalm 46).
Church services held within our church buildings may be cancelled for the foreseeable future, but that does not mean church is cancelled. Church is wherever we set it up and for the time being we will be online.
Every Sunday we will be hosting two services online for you. The 9.30am service will be a traditional service with hymns for you to sing along to, so please warm up your vocal chords! The 11am service will be in a contemporary style with songs led by one of our worship leaders and a time of prayer.
Both services will be available to view after the event in case you cannot see them at the advertised times. You can find them and previous services on our sermon talks page.
Three ways to stay connected to the church family through the week:
Beginning of the day
Download lectio 365 to your phones or ipad. It is a devotional app that we can listen to together. Don’t forget to log on to the church facebook page and tell each other what God was saying to you through the reading that morning.
Middle of the day
End of the day
Have you ever tried compline? It’s also known as night prayer and is a simple traditional way to end the day in words that will quickly become familiar. Visit the Church of England website to find out more.
It’s easy to feel hopeless in this difficult season, but the truth is, we never are! In prayer we can share our thoughts, anxieties and desires with the creator and sustainer of the universe. That’s a pretty awesome privilege.
During Holy Week we’re attempting to pray 24/7 for our community, our nation and our world. That’s all day, every day from Palm Sunday to Easter Day, for 168 hours! Join in by picking an hour that suits you, signing up, and then praying in your house at the allotted time.
Resources for Under 18s
This week our Wednesday youth group met via a videoconference, but most of our groups have had to stop. With schools closing on Friday, Matt is preparing resources for children and families, which will be posted at our children’s work Facebook page.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to care for those who are in need – especially our older members and those with health conditions. If you are not sure who to contact or how to access pastoral support, we have set up a special hotline, just phone 07492 562366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.