Sunday 5 April, 9.30am
Since we are unable to host any physical gatherings for the time being, we will be gathering virtually instead.
Click on the video below to play the service. You can expand the video by clicking the square in the bottom right corner. Below are some links to help you and your family follow along, as well as some other resources. From 10-10.30am we will have a time of fellowship and Q&A via live video link (called "Zoom") - simply click the big button below to join in.
March must surely rank as one of the strangest months any of us has known and, for many, April will seem like one of the most frightening. It has been said that the only thing more contagious than the coronavirus is the fear it breeds. So what should we do when we're afraid?
In 2 Chronicles 20, a man named Jehoshaphat faced a deadly and seemingly unstoppable threat. What did he do? He brought in others (v3-4), trusted what he already knew about God (v5-9), then honestly told God how helpless he felt given the scale of the problem (v10-12). We would do well to copy his example and to echo the climax of his prayer in v12, "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."
Can I encourage you to rely on the support of others at the moment, and (even more importantly) to rely on God by bringing your anxieties to him in prayer so that you may know something of the peace that transcends all understanding (Phil. 4:6-7).
Something to watch... Choose faith not fear
Something to read... Coping with isolation
Something to listen to... 'I Will Trust My Saviour Jesus'
Something to pray... Poem/prayer by Robert Browning
Something for kids... Loads of free resources
Something to laugh at... Another example of the perils of home videos