Worship – Sunday 22 March 2020

As we enter into a strange and unsettling time, within and without the Church, Armadale Church Council is bringing together some resources for worship, comfort and reflection for this Sunday and beyond.
  • This week, we will publish Ian Thomas` sermon for Sunday, 22nd March and accompany this with a prayer from Queensland `A Prayer for a Pandemic` and a hymn – `Lord Jesus think on me`
Here is the video address of a hymn from early Christian history:  https://youtu.be/gBxgppN80iE
Copy, paste this into your usual place for searching on the internet and then click on the address.
(There may be an ad – skip if you want to!) 
This was the final hymn we sang last week at morning worship. A hymn of comfort and faith in testing times.
Sit with the words and music and make it your prayer.
As we listen to the words and music of this ancient hymn, we are reminded we are part of a long, long tradition of faithful people – and of a faithful God, God with us in Jesus Christ. 
Nothing that happens to us can ever take that from us or change the truth of God with us in Christ.
  • Over the coming weeks we will offer worship and prayerful material via email and the Armadale UCA website – which you can find at: https://armadale.ucavictas.com.au/
As before copy, paste and click on the link…
On the website, there will be regular updates from Church Council about worship, prayer and how we can support and connect with each other although, for now, we cannot meet physically.
So as of now – no formal services but the church itself will be open for prayer at the usual times – Wednesday 10-11 a.m. and Sunday 9.30- 10.30 a.m. for as long as this is permitted.
(Realistically this may not be possible after this Sunday. We will keep you posted as the situation develops.)
And words from the introit on Sunday – a simple song from the Iona Community
`Don`t be afraid. My love is stronger. My love is stronger than your fear. Don`t be afraid. My love is stronger. And I have promised, promised to be always near.`
Be of good courage.