Message from Revd Justine

Things are beginning to fall into place regarding the singularly unprecedented event that is Covid-19.

 

As such, we at St Michael’s (like all other places of worship) have had to face some tough decisions.  As you know, all formal worship in churches and other places of worship ceased as of Tuesday 17th March.

 

Funerals will take place under strict guidelines as outlined by your funeral director.

 

As ‘Self-Isolation’ is in place for many in our community, ‘Social Distancing’ is to take place between all others.  It is clear that our foreseeable future looks markedly different to our recent past.  In this time, we are to take heart that our God is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and our ministry as a church is as it ever was.  To pray for all souls in our parish, to reach out (even by phone) to those in most need and to gather in worship, even from afar.

 

Pastoral

Our pastoral team and others are busy contacting and connecting each of you and others within our church community, electronically and by way of a post box and rubber gloves. We want to encourage one another with love and welcome, even when we feel apart.

 

Worship

We shall be joining together in Morning Prayer each day at 9.30 am using the link below:

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

And Evening Prayer at 6.30 pm using the following prayers:

https://www.northumbriacommunity.org/offices/evening-prayer

 

More simple resources and a lectionary (bible readings) will be hand delivered to all those without email on Sunday.

 

Ann Goddard, Sue Dunn and myself will produce reflections on Sunday services for all to read or maybe in the future listen to or watch.  These will be found here on Sunday mornings.

 

I shall continue to say a simple service on Sunday mornings at 10.00 am.

These are strange times indeed, but our God knows and loves us and Easter is coming.

 

God bless you at this time.

 

Revd Justine

St Michael the Archangel Church

Pitts Close, Taunton,  TA1 4TP

Tel: 01823 332371

Registered Charity No. 1137270

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