Chapter 143 [day 228]: Sunday 1 November
SAINTS OBEDIENT IN CHRIST
Good afternoon everyone
Yesterday the Prime Minister was appealing for the population to obey the new instructions to stay at home for the next month except for essential journeys. This will certainly be an interesting four weeks ahead to see how far people are prepared to follow the instructions.
Unfortunately it also means that we will not be able to hold services in the Chapel for the next 4 weeks at least, although many questions are now being asked about why places of worship are being forced to close when they are amongst the safest places where people meet.
We’ll have to wait and see over the coming days if anything changes but if we do have to stay closed that would be particularly frustrating as many of you had said you wanted to be with us next Sunday for the Remembrance service. Don’t worry though – even if we cant’ meet for the live service, the special Remembrance service will be available online.
Our Chapel service today includes episode 4 of the Discipleship Explored series which is entitled ‘Obedient in Christ’. Today is also celebrated in many churches as ‘All Saints Day’ so we had some hymns and thoughts about saints You can watch this service here >>> https://falconlodgechapel.sermon.net/21686454
· Chris Brookes is due to undergo cataract surgery on Wednesday morning and would appreciate your prayer support as she is somewhat nervous about it.
· Over the past 24 hours I have met Sheila, Vera and Pat Feeney, all of whom are looking really well
· Beattie reports that Nye is continuing to improve in health and they both thank you for your continuing prayers and care.
· Karen’s facemask project for Remembrance Day has raised over £150 for the Royal British Legion and she still has one or two of those design masks available if anyone is interested.
· Linda Lord has volunteered to look after the distribution of ‘Daily Bread’ Bible reading notes which Joy Phillips has done for many years.
· Several of you have been asking if there will be the usual facility to exchange Christmas cards at the Chapel this year. We are looking at how this could be done including collecting, sorting and delivering cards for you. Wait and see what arrangements we are able to come up with.
More on Wednesday