“With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:
‘He is good;
his love toward Israel endures forever.’” (Ezra 3:11) (NIV)
In the book of Ezra, one of the events we read about is the rebuilding of the temple, destroyed over 50 years earlier. As the foundations are laid, the people praise God. Not everyone shouted for joy, however: some wept tears, because of what they remembered. I hope that you’ll be able to join us online, at 8:30, or at 10:30 (details below), as we look at this event together.
From this Sunday, and as while restrictions allow, we will be restarting our 10:30 service at St Andrew, Cuffley. The first few weeks will be somewhat fluid, as we move from recorded services to a fully live, and live-streamed, service. More details are available on our website. The service will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion.
By about 11:30 on Sunday, the audio from the 10:30 service should be available to listen to by calling 01707 927907. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings of all services are also available through SoundCloud.
Church Family Fellowship
Our 8:30am Sunday services of Holy Communion continue in St Thomas, Northaw. More details are available on our website.
I am very aware that some of us are eager to be part of physical services as soon as possible, while others of us are being more cautious; neither of these approaches are wrong. The PCC have agreed to support the installation of the equipment necessary for live-streaming services from St Andrew, so that we can do both physical and online services as one church family. Please do bear with us as we put all this in place. If you were able to support this work financially, do please be in touch with one of the Churchwardens or me.
Praying at Noon
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.
Opening the church buildings
The PCC have agreed that we can open our buildings up more during the week. Our aim is to open to open St Thomas on Tuesdays-Thursdays, and St Andrew on Wednesdays and Thursdays. As we begin to do that, the website will be kept up to date with the current arrangements.
At the moment, we will continue to aim to have the buildings open as before:
- St Andrew’s is open from 4pm to 6pm on Mondays.
- St Thomas’ is open from 10am to 12pm on Thursdays.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.