In a recent survey of young people asking them ‘How has Covid19 affected you?’, one young women replied, “It has shown me the importance of physical gatherings.’ Last week we decided to postpone the planned church lunch due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions. Like me you may have felt a bit frustrated that once again we are unable to gather together in a more socially friendly way. Both those instances are reminders that as humans we are made for connection – we need other people. We need the presence and contact of others in our lives. One of the side-effects of Covid19 has been a rise in expressions of loneliness. As a community of faith we are fortunate to have each other and a regular place to gather and share our lives but what about those who don’t have that? What about those who live on their own? The story of Jesus is a reminder that God came to dwell amongst us, to be known by us. This week can we encourage you to think about the people who live in your street and maybe visit or make contact with someone to show they are not alone, that somebody cares.
This Sunday we will look at Jeremiah’s encounter with a potter and the insights God gave him.
Mainly Music, this coming Wednesday. Added precautions are in place to ensure your, and your little ones, safety during Level 2. Meets every Wednesday from 10.00am during term time. If you have small children feel free to join us.
Small Groups are meeting again. Contact the church if you would like to join one.
Oh and for those who are unable to join us we will still have an on-air service for you @10.30am and again @ 8pm on Thursday evening on Coast Access Radio 104.7FM or you can livestream at
http://coastaccessradio.org.nz/Listen/index.aspx The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.
If at this time you need someone to chat with then please call the church office 04 2987766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
And we are also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/paraparaumubaptist
Grace and peace