“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:
First, a reminder that the clocks go forward this Sunday morning.
Each Sunday at 10:30, I plan to have a service available online. Wherever you are in the world, you can watch and join in as a church family. Currently, we are using Facebook to make this possible. You don't have to have a Facebook account, or 'do Facebook', to be able to watch; here are some brief instructions:
- Follow this link to the church's Facebook page
- You can ignore any banner at the top or bottom that invites you to 'Log In' or 'Create New Account'
- Scroll down, until you find the link to the live video. A window may appear suggesting that you log in - you can just click 'Not Now' at the bottom.
- Click on the video to watch
By about 11:30 that morning, the audio of the service will be available to listen to by calling 01707 927907.
I have, I think, now phoned everyone in the Church Family; I'm sorry if I missed you and left a message, do please be in touch with me. While we are physically apart, we are still together in fellowship as a church family, so I will be trying to ensure everyone is in a contact group for regular phone contact with one another.
Praying at Noon
I know some have already been doing this. Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying - we may be physically separate, but we can still pray together. We'll email out possible areas for prayer each week. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.