We find ourselves in strange times. For the first time ever in our lifetimes we have received advice that we should stop meeting on Sundays for a period on the grounds of public health and safety. For this reason, from this coming Sunday 22nd March onwards, we will not be meeting for morning services for the foreseeable future.
However we are looking to “meet together separately” for worship. For a number of years I (Kevin) have used a written liturgy of my own devising as a model for my daily prayers. In the army I modified this and used it for spoken Sunday worship (as soldiers are notoriously bad singers!)
We are working to find a way of recording this liturgy and making it available through this website (http://spurgeonbaptist.com/). A written copy will be posted so you can participate. Then, if you are available at 11am on Sunday mornings, we can access the service together through the website and go through a form of service, with space for prayer and the sermon. We will maintain the current preaching schedule for continuity and familiarity. This will remain on the site for the week if you would like to access it at another time. In this way, we hope to continue our spiritual walk together.
We remain immensely grateful to all those who faithfully support the ministry of this church through regular giving. Whilst we are not meeting together on Sunday mornings, we hope you still feel able to set aside a regular contribution to our Christian work and witness in Water Eaton. Please either keep your regular offering envelopes until we meet again, or if you would like to set up online giving then please Contact Us
Thank you for your generous giving.
We are, however, hoping to provide opportunities for prayer, outside, under the Church Centre Cross on weekday mornings 9.30am and Wednesday and Friday evenings 7.30pm, maintaining safe-distancing practices and attending only if it is wise in your own circumstances to do so. This times will be led variously by Catherine and Kevin, along with others from our two churches. We will post details on the website and the Pastoral Care Team will maintain contact with those without internet access.
If any of you do find that you are having to self isolate please contact us. Someone from the Pastoral Team will be in touch in due course to see if there is anything that you need. Let us continue to pray for one another as the days unfold; and let us hope that it is not too long before we are able to meet together once again.
Every blessing in Christ,
Kevin (Minister) and Lesley (Church Secretary)