We are going to start a journey of doing Church differently due to the recent changes to stay safe from the Covid 19 Virus. St George’s Church Lupset and St James’ Church Thornes will continue to be a family of loving and prayerful people who care for each other and our communities. We will not be able to meet in person for some time. The Sunday and midweek service will stop having public worship. We are going to try and make worship available together on line or other methods. We will send information about this in the next few days.
We will continue to communicate with each other. Please do get in touch if you need help, prayer or just a chat. The church groups that meet during the week will be cancelled. We ask that people do message each other and keep in touch.
The Food bank at St George’s Church Lupset will be run in a different style during these difficult times. We want to keep everyone safe. We will try and distribute to homes in any way that we can. We obviously have the challenge of keeping our volunteers safe from the virus.
We will be grateful for Food bank donations more than ever. We are hoping to have a none contact drop off. Please send messages if you would like details about this.
I want you to know that I will be praying for all of you. Please join with me in praying and trying to find ways to love and help our neighbours.
With every blessing,
Revd Martine Crabtree
St George’s Church Lupset
St James’ Church Thornes
A National Call to prayer.
A NATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER
on 22nd March 7pm (GMT)**
Light a Candle of Hope
A call to prayer re. the Coronavirus pandemic
A National Day of Prayer and Action has been announced by the presidents of Churches Together in England, re. the Coronavirus epidemic, for this Sunday 22nd March.
In an excerpt from a joint letter issued today, they wrote:
"At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.
Therefore, at 7pm (GMT) this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer."
Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to join with us in prayer to see an end to the Coronavirus pandemic.
10 ways to worship together even if not gathered
Today, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu called for all Church of England churches to suspend public worship to help stem the spread of Coronavirus.
In light of today's announcement, we have created a list of 10 ways churches can worship even if they cannot be gathered together. Click here for the list of ideas.
Let us pray for one another during this difficult time.
"Cast all your cares on to Him, for He cares for you."
1 Peter 5:7