[Updated Thursday 7th January]
The Government of the UK has England under Tier 5 restrictions. Churches are permitted to worship the LORD and our bishops have encouraged us churches to open for worship. Our PCC has voted and so Holy Trinity will be open and all who are able are invited to gather on Sunday, 10th January at 11:00am. The rules for gathering (see below) are much the same as before, except for one important difference, there is strictly no mingling.
Other Church Action
As well as public worship on Sundays we are taking steps to make sure our formal communication, support and care in are in place. Every member of the church community will be part of a group and a member of the church family will be asked to make sure communication, support and care are made available.
If you would like to make sure you are included, please contact Sunita and ask to be added to the list.
We are reintroducing Sunday Afternoon Tea and Catch up on Zoom. For a code, please ask Sunita.
Tier 5 Rules for public worship
Under Government rules we are not permitted to mix or mingling inside the building with anyone who is not in your family bubble.
Please ensure you keep 2m social distance as you enter church.
Sanitize your hands and wear a mask.
As you leave, you are permitted to meet with one other person outside church, socially distanced.
You or your neighbours may have practical needs like shopping, collecting medication or even just having someone to speak to on the phone. We would like to link people together through church so that everyone is cared for and are working on a way we can do that.
There may be things God calls us to do which we can’t yet see. If you have a need, please make contact. We can’t promise to be able to do everything, but we can pray and do what we can together as a church as we follow the commands of Jesus to love each other as he loved us.
Services are still on YouTube.
Our worship is currently recorded and uploaded to our Church YouTube Channel and will be made available as soon as possible. Notification is given on our Facebook page. Please like this page to receive notifications.
There will also be a copy of the service sheet on the website.
If you or anyone you know would like a service sheet or DVD delivered, please let us know.
Keep worshipping the living God
The Bible reveals to us our need to gather to worship the living God. When we go for a time without worshipping together, our hearts can quickly turn to other gods.
Exodus 32:1. When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered round Aaron and said, ‘Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.’
Aaron responded by making a golden calf which the people worshipped and this angered God who said to Moses
“Go down from here at once, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have become corrupt. They have turned away quickly from what I commanded them and have made an idol for themselves.”
Worshipping Christ together pleases God the Father, as we heard last Sunday. “This is my Son, whom I love, listen to him.”