Presbytery of Moray – Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Lord who created you says,
“Do not be afraid—I will save you.
I have called you by name—you are mine.
When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you;
your troubles will not overwhelm you.
When you pass through fire, you will not be burned;
the hard trials that come will not hurt you.
For I am the Lord your God…”
Isaiah 43:1-3 (GNT)
With regret, but in accordance with current public health guidance, all church buildings are closed for worship services and social gatherings until further notice. Weddings with no more than 5 attending ie Minister, Bride and Groom and two Witnesses and Funerals with no more than 20 including Minister, Undertakers and Family can take place. Prof. Jason Leitch offers specific advice to everyone in the Church of Scotland: https://youtu.be/Ro0NG1zW9d0
However, we are still the Church wherever we are, equipped by God’s Spirit as parts of the body of Christ. We can continue to serve and support each other and our communities as much as possible, just in different ways.
Each congregation across Moray is still reaching out to care, through websites, Facebook pages, telephone calls, messages, cards and notes. Every ministry team is ready to offer support and a listening ear to anyone in need. Please help each other, and please ask for help if you need it.
We can worship alongside others through opportunities on TV, radio and online. Here are some places to look and listen – though there are many more springing up – check out your local congregation’s Facebook or website.
Sanctuary First, the Church of Scotland’s online church community, at www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk or download the Sanctuary First app on your phone or tablet.
For a list of many Church of Scotland with online services, go to: www.churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/services-online
For a daily prayer app for your phone or tablet, try Lectio 365
Premier Christian radio premier.org.uk
United Christian Broadcasters ucb.co.uk/listen
Prof. Jason Leitch offers specific advice to everyone in the Church of Scotland: https://youtu.be/Ro0NG1zW9d0
Jesus says, “I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) May we know that, as we live & love in these difficult times.
Rev Geoff McKee, Moderator of Moray Presbytery