Welcome to another service.
Can I thank all those who helped us mark the beginning of Christian Aid Week and their 75th celebrations last Sunday. It was quite a full service with videos from Kenya, to the Christian Aid Leader, Revd Sally Foster-Fulton; also participation from other members of our own congregation and help with the organisation and structure of the service.
As I said last Sunday, and say again, many thanks to our participants in the Christian Aid Committee, for keeping the work in the forefront of our minds. Our service was to be streamed but we had internet connection problems. However it was still available by the link via YouTube, so thanks to Amanda and Gary for their efforts.
This Sunday, at the close of worship, we are making another step forward and are having fellowship at the close of the service. This will be done with you remaining in your seat, but at last a chance to have a cuppa, this time in the Sanctuary, and a time to spend together (socially distanced) at the close of our worship time.
Communion in June is approaching and, with the approval of the Kirk Session the return of the Sacrament in Naseby, but those who attend must remember to bring their own bread! As the numbers attending increase and with the hope of more relaxation in the rules, the Kirk Session may also be recommending the end of our Zoom services by the end of May. There will be other opportunities to use this technology but our priority has been to return to worship in a fuller way, whilst learning from our experiences over the past 15 months – adaptability is also the key because we have touched people in different ways and must be more aware of the different approaches to being the church other than the standard traditional ones.
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