‘And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ St. Matthew 28: 20.
‘‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’ – The Revelation to John 1: 8.
Church life in the era of Coronavirus: This is a time of trial, stress and worry. At such times, it is important that we remember that God is with us throughout the difficulties of life, even in the most worrisome of times. The two words of Scripture quoted above (from the first and the last books of the New Testament) are a testimony to this great fact. Therefore, we can pray to Him in confidence that He is there, our Comforter. We also remember the words of Psalm 145 verse 18 ‘The Lord is near to all who call on Him’.
Pastoral visitors. Pastoral visitors will be in regular contact by phone (preferably) or email with anyone who is on their pastoral list. Anyone outside of the church community may be added to a pastoral list with their permission. If you would like to be added to a pastoral list please contact Revd. James H. Grayson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07780 70-1116.
WORSHIP AND PRAYER Live Sunday Worship on Zoom. Every Sunday at 10 AM. To attend the service, please contact the Revd. James H. Grayson on email@example.com who will give you a ‘link’ into the meeting.
Lectionary Readings. Every week, the minister provides a set of Bible readings for each day of the week, with a suggested hymn. Included is an order of service for Sunday with lectionary readings, prayers, hymns and sermon points.
These readings are distributed by email to anyone on the minister’s distribution list. Anyone not on email receives these readings by post.
If you would like to receive the weekly readings, please contact Revd. James H. Grayson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07780 70-1116 and give him either your email or postal details.
Community Prayer by Zoom. The church continues to pray individually and collectively for the world, the community around it, and for its own needs.
As we cannot meet together at 2 on a Wednesday, for the duration of the epidemic we will meet on that day and at that time by Zoom. If you would like to participate, contact Phil Hall at email@example.com who will give you a ‘link’ into the prayer meeting. He will also provide prayer topics, and would welcome any topics or concerns for prayer.
Reflective Bible Study by Zoom. We continue to reflect on the Sunday lectionary readings using Zoom meetings. If you would like to participate in these meetings, please contact Revd. James H. Grayson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07780 70-1116 who will give you a ‘link’ to let you into the meeting.
Cornerstone Drop-in Café. The team will continue to maintain contact with the friends who attend the café by phone, email or post. Further details may be obtained from the manager of the café, Rachael Horner at email@example.com.
The Hanger Youth Drop-in Centre. The Outreach Worker, Phil Hall, is developing creative means to maintain and develop the relationships we have with the youth for the duration of the epidemic period. If you would like to contact him, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Lunch Club. The leaders will be in regular contact with anyone attending the lunches. Further details may be obtained from the minister. Please contact the Revd. James H. Grayson at email@example.com or 07780 70-1116.
Cornerstone Mission Partnership website. The Mission Partnership, of which the Christian Centre is a member, also includes St. Mary’s Bolsterstone and St. John’s Deepcar. There are a variety of worship, prayer and study resources available through the Partnership’s website http://www.cornerstone-in-the-valley.org.uk.