I think I can still say Happy Easter to you, and hope you are keeping safe and well.
We find ourselves in week 5 of lock-down, and I am still finding it all a bit strange. Although we seem to be finding new routines and patterns for our weeks. Today being Thursday, I have made my weekly pilgrimage to Bromyard in my Community Transport minibus to disinfect the door handles, flush the toilets, run the taps, and an extra excitement this week of emptying and turning off the fridge. Caroline has been out delivering prescriptions as a local Covid19 volunteer. Tomorrow being Friday, we both do a shift Street Pastoring.
Today. also I have been:-
* Pulling together the parts for Zoom worship as prepared by Rev Glyn Jenkins and Rev Nick Stanyon.
* Sending out DVDs of past services.
* Posting Ledbury newsletters out to all of Ledbury’s members and adherents not on email. (We now have our own franking machine to save money).
* Answering many phone calls (its lovely to hear your voices), and preparing for 3 funerals.
Most days there will be at least one Zoom meeting. Yesterday, I found myself hosting and chairing the Churches Together in Herefordshire Standing Committee. Its most bizarre in the middle of a meeting to have to get up and answer the door for a delivery. This mornings meeting was Ledbury’s Ecumenical Weekly Prayer meeting.
Ledbury Churches Together have launched a TalkLine which I have been instrumental in setting up using VOiP – Voice over IP – thats an internet phone. We will be having a rota of church leaders and church volunteers to answer the phone. The number for Ledbury folks is 01531 598007.
We are hoping that a few more people will sign up for the Circuit Choir, and there are two tracks available to record for this Sunday. I know this is not for everyone, but if you have a computer with a microphone, some headphones, and can follow a simple set of instructions you should be ok. All you need to do this you can find at:- http://www.herefordshiremethodists.org.uk/circuit-choir
This Sunday is a more reflective service and we thank Rev Glyn Jenkins from Christ Church for writing it. Thanks also to Sheila and their son for recording parts, and also Rev Nick Stanyon, the URC Synod Evangelist will be joining us. I’m looking forward to seeing how this more reflective type of worship works over Zoom.
All of our previous services can be watched again on our YouTube Channel as well as the S Club videos. – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo21bHRALHEg-S9rB8rOo-Q
Every blessing and Keep safe, Keep caring, Keep praying.