DAY 11: Sunday 29 March A WORD IN DUE SEASON
Good morning to all
It’s 9:30am Sunday morning and normally at this time I would have been busy at the Chapel preparing for the morning service. When being away on holiday obviously I would not be at Chapel. There have been a handful of Sundays in recent years when we have cancelled a service because of adverse weather, and on the thankfully few occasions I’ve been unwell and unable to attend, I’ve missed not being there. But this is a very strange and unique experience. I don’t feel unwell, the sun is shining outside and yet I’m here sitting at home.
As we would normally be in Chapel on a Sunday morning meeting with one another, singing and worshipping together and listening to the preaching of God’s word, we have been working on providing a ‘virtual service’ as many other churches are doing at this time. Because we’re not as technically clever as many others, we are still working on how we can best do this, but as a starter Ciaran has recorded a message at home from Isaiah 26 entitled ‘A WORD IN DUE SEASON’ which you can listen to here >>>
Additionally there is a video clip for you to watch of a young Billy Graham preaching ‘Some things never change’. The video lasts just under 5 minutes and can be viewed here >>
· Sally Coulson became a grandma to Henry Ellis Webster Michael on 4 March. Problem is that parents Edward and his wife live in New Jersey but are in lockdown so Sally has been prevented from visiting. Sally is due to retire 30 April is hoping to spend time over there in the Summer
· Sally’s daughter Ellen is a ward Sister at Good Hope on a COVID ward so needs our prayers every day
· Don’t forget to continue to pray for Anne in her nursing role and particularly for Natalie in her paramedic duties.
· All being well Chris & Katie should be on a plane but will have to sit for 3 hours on the plane in Singapore as nobody will be allowed to get off there
MAKE YOU SMILE:
Billy Graham once told of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon. Wanting to mail a letter, he asked a young boy where the post office was. When the boy had told him, Dr Graham thanked him and said, "If you come to the Baptist Church this evening, you can hear me telling everyone how to get to heaven."
The boy replied, "I don't think I'll be there.. You don't even know your way to the post office."
Trust you will all enjoy a peaceful and restful Sunday – Hopefully more encouragement for all in tomorrow’s email
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