In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. (Psalm 31, NIV)
What does it mean for us to say that God is a ‘rock of refuge’ or a ‘strong fortress’? As we face trouble and difficulty, what difference can it make to out lives?
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look at Psalm 31 together.
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.
If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.
There are no separate activities for our children this Sunday, and all are welcome to be part of the service in the body of the church.
Church Family Fellowship
Our weekly Coffee Shop will be reopening on Wednesday 1st September from 10:30 to 12:30, all are very welcome to join us.
Michael Keys’ Funeral
Michael’s funeral is at 12pm, on Tuesday 24th August, in St Thomas, Northaw. The service is also being streamed, and will be available online using the password ‘funeral’.
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 email@example.com.
Move to Step 4
On July 19th, England moved into step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown. This removed all restrictions on the sizes of gatherings and social distancing, as well as on restrictions for what we are able to do in places of worship. As a result, we will be easing some of the restrictions we have had in place, and carefully looking to how we continue to do so. As we do, please be considerate to those around us who may want to move more slowly, or more quickly, back to ‘normal’. The PCC and the Vicar will be monitoring our arrangements.
There is no longer any requirement to sit in household groups or bubbles, and so you are welcome to sit in larger groups. Please be considerate that there might those who want to maintain some social distancing. The chairs at the back of St Andrew’s will be arranged ‘socially distanced’ for the time being.
Face coverings are no longer mandatory in our buildings. You may choose to wear one if you would like for some, or all, of your time. You may, for example, wish to wear a covering while moving around the building or singing.
We are singing again in St Andrew, however there is no requirement for anyone to sing, if they would rather not.
At the 10:30 service, the arrangements for the distribution of Holy Communion will remain the same until towards the end of August. More details about any changes will be announced then.
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.