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  • AT 7.00 P.M. EACH EVENING THIS WEEK, REV. JOHN PICKLES IS LIVE STREAMING A SHORT SERVICE OF REFLECTION FOR HOLY WEEK

    To tune in, just go to St. Andrew’s web site and click on Holy Week on  facebook, youtube or  http://asabpc.org.uk

    At 11.15 a.m. tomorrow – Sunday 5 April – Palm Sunday – St. Andrew’s will be streaming their ‘At Home’ Service. Please tune in.

    There are also other Church of Scotland Services being streamed – check CoS website.  Be assured, our own congregation are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    ST. ANDREW’S ‘CHURCH AT HOME’ STREAMING SERVICE AT 11.15 a.m. TOMORROW 29.3.20

    THE CHURCH MAY BE CLOSED, BUT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    We can all pray for each other and take Dave’s advice to get the china out on Sunday at 3 p.m. and have virtual tea together, pray and phone friends and folks we know who would appreciate a chat.  Keep your eyes on Jesus, He has promised to be with us no matter what.   Don’t forget to tune into St. Andrew’s web site on Sunday at 11.15 a.m. when Rev. John Pickles will once again be streaming a live Service.   If you tuned in last week you would have felt God’s presence, reassurance and encouragement.   Thank you John.

    PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS AT ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH WHO WILL BE LIVE STREAMING SERVICES EACH SUNDAY AT 11.15 A.M. – ACCESSIBLE THROUGH FACEBOOK, THEIR WEBSITE AND YOUTUBE.

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    JUST A THOUGHT TO PONDER ON THIS DAY WHEN WHAT WE THOUGHT COULD NEVER HAPPEN, HAS AND PUBLIC WORSHIP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

    Christ’s Church is not closed!
    The doors may be shut and locked, the lights out in the building up the street
    But the Church isn’t closed.

    We may be told to stay at home, self isolate,
    We may be ill or too frail to come,
    We may be disillusioned with the institution, or with God
    But the Church isn’t closed

    The Church cannot close because it is not a building.
    The church is YOU, and me, and every child of God
    Who feels the tug of His love and senses His presence,
    Even in the darkness, even in loneliness,
    Even in fear or sorrow.

    The Church is open, though the building is closed.
    It will stay open as long as His children stay open to God,
    And seek his presence wherever they may be

    This day Christ says to you,
    “I am with you always”.
    So take this moment to enjoy his companionship,
    To be still, to give thanks and to hand over your cares
    And know that you do so in company with God’s family,
    not only in our building but all over the world.

    Alison Britchfield

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

    It had been our intention to open the Church at certain times for prayer, however, having consulted NHS advice, Government advice and Church of Scotland advice and having prayerfully considered this we have decided that the Church should remain closed.   Instead we ask that all members remember their friends and neighbours,   and at 3.00 p.m. each Sunday we all stop for virtual afternoon tea together – get out the best China have tea, say a prayer and phone someone you know who would appreciate a call.
    Keep safe.     Rev. Dave

     

    ALL SUNDAY SERVICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    The Scottish Government now advises that people should minimise social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations, and smaller gatherings.  The Church of Scotland now asks, in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Wednesday 17 March 2020. Other Scottish Churches are taking similar actions. This obviously includes Easter services.

    DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, ALL EVENTS, CLUBS AND GROUP MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

    Sunday Morning Worship will continue as normal at 11.15 a.m.   We will continue to review the situation, in accordance with guidelines given,  and will keep you informed.

    YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US ON SUNDAY 15 MARCH FOR MORNING WORSHIP AT 11.15 a.m.

    Rev. Dave Whiteman will conduct the Service and his theme will be “The difference Jesus makes”.     As always, tea and coffee will be served in the Hall, after the Service – Everyone welcome