Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:
Due to the current Health risk there will be NO CHURCH SERVICES until further notice in ANY of our Churches. All Church Group meetings are also cancelled until further notice.
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A prayer and a message from the Rector Sunday 20 September 2020
Heavenly Father Bless us,
Christ the Good Shepherd care for us,
Holy Spirit enlighten us and guide us,
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
As time goes on we crave normality. The reports on the television and for those who are tech savvy, on multimedia, are worrying. The reports of the areas of increased lockdown and the imposition of the rule of 6 people being able to gather in one place add to the fears we already have. The “dissonance” between what we have now compared to last year makes us tired, fearful and wary.
Fear is part of our bodies’ survival system and has served us well for millenia. When our ancient ancestors knew that there was a danger they learnt to deal with it. If there was a dangerous creature outside the cave they knew they couldn’t hide forever in the cave, they had to come out to hunt.
Now we have to come out of our homes to go shopping. What is shopping if not hunting and gathering? It is a good thing that our natural responses bring us a sense of caution but there has to be a time when we overcome our fears and live our lives more fully.
We have the opportunity to use technology to contact friends and family and also we can still meet in groups of less than 6.
This time can be well used to consider how we love God and one another. I saw a sign the other day which read, “Life is not about avoiding the storm but learning to dance in the rain”. Let’s safely do a bit of dancing in the rain.