From Rev Felicity Al-Hassan

18th March 2020

Dear All,

In these times of the coronavirus/Covid 19 and its impact we are indeed living a time of unprecedented and uncharted circumstances throughout the whole world - and our community is by no means exempt.

Absolute regard for government guidelines should be respected and followed for the good and well-being of everyone.  It is for this reason that sadly it has been agreed that all church services, meetings, activities and events will be suspended until further notice.  I am really sorry that we will therefore not be meeting to celebrate Mothering Sunday together.

One of the greatest challenges is how we continue to be a strong and relevant Christian witness in our dispersed situations because now more than ever people will be needing the message of Good News for hope and encouragement and the assurance that they are not alone. 

The Website and Facebook pages will have a wealth of information including prayer and worship resources.  These will be maintained and updated by a team of Lorraine, Pauline and Helen.  In Touch contacts and Pastoral Visitors will continue getting in touch with people.

The office will be open between 10 – 12noon from Monday to Wednesday and Friday. You are welcome to telephone during those hours for any updates.

Please keep safe but try not give in to fear, anxiety or panic.  Ps 46:10 says ‘Be still and know that I am God’. In him we put our faith and trust.

And now a prayer for the Third Week in Lent*

Lord Christ, Holy and Strong One,
stand between me and each weakness.
Lord Christ, Good Shepherd,
stand between me and each danger.

Lord Christ, Light of the World,
stand between me and each darkness.
Lord Christ, Son of the Living God,
stand between me and each fear.
Lord Christ, the Resurrection and the Life,
stand between me and the power of death.

Holy Father, my maker and lover and keeper,
grant that through the presence of Jesus
I may live courageously;
in him may I venture to live without fear,
knowing that nothing can separate me
from your love in Christ Jesus.  Amen
(The Great ‘I Am’ by David Adam)

 

God’s peace be with you and all whom you love.

With prayer, love and very best wishes,

Felicity


Redhill Methodist Church, Gloucester Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1BP
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