It is the LORD who goes before you.
He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you.
Do not fear or be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (English Standard Version)
We believe in the good news that Jesus came into this world to enable us to understand that God loves us and wants us to know him as our Father. Jesus gave His life for us to restore that relationship. We would love to share this good news with you and you are welcome at any of our services or events.
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Message from Elizabeth
Monday was 'the day' for the taking of the next step as a nation and easing of restrictions. For some it has brought a freedom; others are still not sure.
As a church, there are some changes and some things to be kept in place:
- please continue to phone Ken if you would like to come to a service on Sundays, as it enables us to keep track and trace records
- hand sanitising on entering the building is requested
- the chairs have been set out in rows but further spaced than they were originally, and please be mindful of keeping distance where possible
- wearing masks when coming in is optional
- we are suggesting that the services open and close with singing hymns, and strongly advise that masks be worn for singing
The government advice to 'be cautious' is good to keep in mind. And also to be kind. For there will be some in our church family who have different ideas, or are more cautious and vulnerable than others. By being patient and mindful of the needs of others, we continue to show the love of God.
A prayer for us as we begin the next step:
God of all times and places, we long for freedom from the constraints of this virus,
bring us to a place of patience, we pray;
we long to go about our lives without fear,
bring us to a place of confidence, we pray;
we long to sing your praises in churches full of welcome,
bring us to a place of safety, we pray;
we long for a world in which vaccines are available for all,
bring us to a place of justice, we pray.
And so may we find healing and health in the goodness of your grace. Amen.