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We're not alone in this . . .

 

Over the past few weeks, it has become clear that this season of social distancing and self-isolation will be the norm for the next number of weeks and perhaps even months. This means, of course, that it will be a while before we are able to gather together for worship again, and Sundays in particular will look and feel different for quite some time.

As has been our pattern since Sunday, March 15th, I will continue to post a sermon video on this website and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/anglicangoodshepherd) in the late morning every Sunday. This certainly isn't the same as being at Good Shepherd in person, but it does continue to provide an exploration of the Scripture readings that are always part of our Sunday worship.

Be encouraged through this time, and look forward to the day when we can gather once again. Our Minister of Music, Jason Barnsley, and I have decided to make our first Sunday back a special one by celebrating the Great Vigil of Easter, which is normally done on Holy Saturday, the night before Easter Sunday. This special service will provide a wonderful celebration for our return to corporate worship and is centred upon the arrival of Jesus, the Light of the World, breaking through the darkness. This will be a suitable and fitting way to bring our time of distancing and isolation to an end!

I pray that you will know you are blessed and remember to give thanks in all circumstances . . .

Rev Derwyn