So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7 NIV)
This Sunday, we’re starting a short series looking at Experiencing God. We’re starting with how we experience Christ. As we look at part of Paul’s letter to the Colossians together, we’ll see that we already have all we need to experience Christ. Not just that, but that, in Christ, we experience the fullness of God. Because of that, we can live rich and full lives, overflowing with thankfulness.
I hope you’ll be able to join us either in person, or online, as we look together at how we can be certain of experience God, and living joyful and thankful lives.
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service this Sunday. We are now able to have social contact indoors under the rule of 6 (or two households) inside (and up to 30 outdoors).
There will be a service of Holy Communion at 8:30am in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew. Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Our Children’s Church is running this Sunday. All babies and children (and their grown-ups, if they are not old enough or comfortable enough to stay alone) are welcome to join us in the Undercroft any time after 10.20. Pre-registration is very helpful where possible, so that we can get details and explain the COVID requirements in advance; please contact Anna in order to do this (email@example.com).
The audio from the 10:30 service will be available (01707 927907) later in the afternoon, once it has been processed. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings of all services are also available through SoundCloud.
Church Family Fellowship
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
Do please join us on Wednesday mornings, via Zoom, for a short service of Morning Prayer: https://zoom.us/j/93894170814.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
The Wednesday evening Bible Study resumes this week. I’d love for you to join me, for no longer than 60 minutes, as we look at little bit more at God’s Word together. We’ll be working from a study book called Experiencing God, please let me know if you would like a copy. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97466572556.
Praying during the week
Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying; we’ll email out possible areas for prayer each week. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flowers at St Andrew’s
If you would like to make a request for flowers at St Andrew’s in memory of a loved one or to mark an anniversarry, please contact Judy Berwick (01707 708476, email@example.com. Additionally, any volunteers to help arranging flowers in church would be welcomed.
Step 3 Changes
On Monday 17th May, England moved into Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown. There are not as many changes as we might have hoped for - there is still no corporate singing, for example - but there are still some changes to our services.
We are now able to sit in groups of six (or two households if more) during services, if we want to. These groups need to be socially distant from each other, and there should be no mixing or mingling between groups. Because of this, we will be removing the seat markers at St Andrew’s to allow for greater flexibility of seating.
If you would like to sit as part of a group, please do - if possible, please arrange this before finding a seat. Please also remember that there may well be those who do not want to sit as part of a larger group.
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.