Keep safe. Keep caring. Keep praying.

Wednesday is just coming to a close, its been a busy day, and I have even been out to a funeral visit, that seemed a little strange.

I’ve recorded a short video for you all to watch, you can see it by clicking here. So far 46 people have watched it.

Other than that I’ve been kept busy with fielding questions on our closures, and communicating with the Chair and our other Superintendents. We’ve even set up a WhatsApp group to facilitate faster communications. We’ve decided on a tag line for our communications, and I have used this as a sub-title for this blog:- Keep safe. Keep caring. Keep praying.

Communicating with one of our folk today, they felt that closing our churches was sad, and it was as if God is closed.

I tried my best to write back and encourage, by saying – No God is not closed! What we need to do is to keep finding new ways of interacting and praying and fellow shipping with each other, even if it is one to one on the phone. Maybe ring 3-5 people each day and be brave and pray with them and share a short scripture on the phone.

Making bread – a few weeks ago Angie and I visited Rev Peter Power’s bread church in Kenilworth, and some of you may already be aware that we’d like to start running our own Bread Churches at some point. (It’ll have to wait now till Covid-19 is over!). So I took some time out early this evening to make a loaf of daily bread.

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It’s the best one I have made so far, and having sent a photo to Revd Pete, I got a “well done”. It tasted quite nice too. For more information on Bread Church see Pete’s pages:- https://breadchurch.org.uk/ You can find the simple bread recipe on his site, we might be needing it soon.

Everyday as we pray the Lord’s prayer and ask God for our daily bread, lets try and remember all those who are worried where their next meal will come from, and remember them in our prayers too.

As our Saviour taught his disciples, we pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our
daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Keep safe, care and pray.

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