The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9 – 10 (NIV)
We have now opened our morning service at 10:45 to anyone who wishes to attend. We have two styles of seating – the traditional layout of seats in rows and individual seats that are 2 metres apart for those who would feel more secure in that environment. However, we ask everyone attending to use the antiviral hand gel on arrival. We also ask that you to wear a mask if you are able whilst you are moving about the building and whilst you are singing. However, when you are sit down you may take your mask off to make you more comfortable during the service. The children and young people will leave the service part way through to join their own classes. Tea and coffee is served outside after the service.
If you are unable to attend in person, our services are live streamed on our YouTube channel each Sunday morning at 10:45. You will also find all the other services and videos that we have produced since the start of the pandemic on this channel.
Since the middle of March 2020, we have faced with the reality that that our world, our country and the church will never be the same again. We feel sure that everyone is deeply concerned and many are afraid particularly due to the fact that we have no idea when this pandemic will end. It is in moments like this that all we can do is to call on the name of the Lord.
We encourage everyone to pray wherever they are at 7pm every night. Please join us on Monday evenings when there will be a short (5 -10 minutes) video to encourage you in this. You will find these videos on our YouTube channel.
Let petitions and praises shape our worries into prayers, letting God know our concerns. Philippians 4:6 – 7 (The Message)
Topics might include:
- for our church leaders to make wise decisions in dealing with the present crisis;
- for all those who come to our church, particularly the vunerable who are self isolating for 12 weeks;
- for our Government and its decision making during this time;
- for the medical professionals;
- for our teachers and nursery workers as they face the challenge of looking after specific groups of younger people;
- for our young people, particularly for the older ones who face the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen without the necessary grades at GCSE and A level;
- for supplies of everyday necessities to be maintained;
- and for anything else the Lord lays on your heart.
In case of an emergency, you can contact our Church Secretary, David Smith. Our Contact page gives details of how you can do this.
Finally, our Almighty God is sovereign. If we seek our Lord with all our hearts, we have nothing to fear and He will give us peace.
May God’s blessing and protection be over us all.