- “The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!’” * Matthew 21:9 (NIV)
I hope that you’ll be able to join our live service at 10:30am on Sunday morning. As in previous weeks, we’ll be using Facebook (brief instructions at the bottom of this post). We’re going to try an activity together, so please have a piece of paper (blank A4 is ideal) and a pair of scissors to hand.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging” Psalm 41:1-3 (NIV)
While we might be physically distant from each other, we can still be part of a church family together. Here are three ways that we can do that over the coming weeks:
“‘Sir,’ they said, ‘we would like to see Jesus.’ ... Jesus replied, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” John 9:21b, 23-25 (NIV)
You may have, as I did, watch the Prime Minister's announcement this evening with a certain amount of shock. Over the last week, we have moved very rapidly to a position where we are all instructed to remain at home, unless absolutely necessary. I know many of us are doing so already, but can I urge you to follow those instructions.
I have now had guidance from the Bishop of St Albans, and wanted to confirm some details with you.
From this point, and until further notice, all public services in the parish are now suspended.
For Sunday mornings, it is my intention to have a short reading, reflection and prayers, via Facebook live, at 10:30am. Please check that you can get to the church's Facebook page. I hope to conduct a test stream on Saturday afternoon.