Letter 8

Hello friends,

Thank you for your contributions to our Foodbank.  As usual, Johnstone High has responded well, and our recipients are very grateful, but I have another favour to ask. A few of those who cleaned the church every week, met to consider what needs to be done in the Halls.  Plenty, it seems!  There is a fair amount of dust following the collapse of a ceiling, and there has been no cleaning in general for over a year now. Could you possibly help with this?  They really need more willing workers. Many hands and all that…  All protection equipment and cleaning materials will be provided.  Please phone Marguerite Lennon for further information 01505 345132 or just meet at the Halls on Friday 26th March at 10am.


It’s hard to believe that we have been without worship in the Church for over a year. Our last service was on Sunday 15th March 2020, and the lockdown began the next day, on the 16th.  We didn’t have a chance to do anything for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, or Easter. I had already bought all the eggs and had to give them away. (All of them? Well, maybe most of them!)  We have continued to worship online and we’ve had a chance to join in with other churches as they posted their services online too. One of our members referred to Sundays as ‘wall to wall worship’ as she watched service after service on her ipad. Too keen for me! On a good day I have listened to 3 or 4, and sometimes only 1.  This year though, I have been very organised.  Following a service for Palm Sunday, there will be a short service every night of Holy Week, Monday to Friday, which Greig will post on the Website daily.  I feel it is important, especially in this difficult year that worship is offered every night, to remind us of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Every service will stand alone so it’s not necessary to watch every one of them. It would be nice to think that you did, though.


The service on Friday night will include communion. Please be ready with your own bread and wine.


Finally, we can all look forward to Easter Sunday, and the more we have focussed on Jesus, his journey to the cross and his sacrifice, the more we will enjoy the wonderful message of Easter. He is alive! Death is defeated, Halleluia!


Meanwhile, keep safe, keep praying, and keep the faith.


God bless,


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