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'Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)*
Suddenly our diaries have emptied of meetings and activities, and yet far from having nothing to do, we are bombarded with the news and an influx of emails as we try to tie loose ends (like how to manage the child care), stock up on necessities (without panic buying), work out how to stay in touch (without spreading the virus) and decide what constitutes an 'essential' outing.
Clearly, we are in the midst of a rapidly changing situation which presents new challenges on a daily basis and many will be feeling anxious and isolated. We find we must cancel our gatherings and keep distance at a time when we would actually find it easy to approach the neighbours and would really appreciate meeting together for prayer, encouragement and a comforting hug.
This is a time when we need to dig deep and keep our eyes on Jesus in the middle of the storm as we try to get creative and look for new ways to 'do' church and stay connected.
Although visiting the church office is to be discouraged at this time, Helen and Mike will continue to work from there as long as possible. They will keep things ticking over, answer the phones and generally keep communications circulating. If you know any of our most recent church folk please encourage them to send some contact information so they can join the Grapevine circulation and keep in touch. Now would also be a good time to get linked in with a Life Group if you aren’t part of one. (Just let us know if you would like to be included).
We will try to send out information, updates and 'snippets' along with the usual 'leaders letters' over the coming weeks and Life Groups are also working to initiate their own take on 'connectivity without proximity'!
Let’s get creative, keep looking for those Holy Spirit 'nudges' (that will help us to be wise whilst connecting with our new virtual frontlines), share our successes and encourage one another as things unfold.
And now here's a challenge to be going on with:
Choose one of your favourite uplifting/encouraging verses in scripture and pray about who to send it to.* Then send it!
May God bless us with that gift of peace that passes all understanding and may we be encouraged to see all that He is doing at this time.
Love and (virtual) hugs!
Details at www.justone.co.uk/portsmouth
JUST ONE WITH J JOHN
We will aim to hold this meeting before the September 2020 deadline.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SUNDAY MEETINGS AT TPS CANCELLED
Please telephone the Life Church Centre for information. 01730 231400