Look towards the light and the shadow of your burden will be behind you. Author unknown
Sunday morning worship – 19th Sept will be at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday and next Sunday 26th are services that carry a connected theme – Angels – with the intention next Sunday to share more about a planned service of Covid bereavement and remembering all we have been through along with a time to remember all we have lost, to take place in early November one mid-week evening in the church. I am hoping I can find a group of people willing to help make “angels” between now and then, and will share more next week about this need. Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service this year which will be on Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 10:30 am. We will be joined at the service by Mary’s Meals sharing with us their work and a family service with Largo Sound.
Please do continue to contact Margaret (Tel 01333 340624 or email email@example.com) to book a place at church. We are still asking you to book a seat/space and to do so no later than Saturday 12 noon. By booking you are helping us to keep a track and trace record. We have also kept the seating at a 1 meter spacing to offer to all attending the assurance of space and it is still mandatory for the wearing of face masks at all services.
On Sunday 11th April, at 10:30 a.m. worship resumed in the Largo Parish church. We do have to adhere still to our protocol put in place in the Summer of 2020. So please remember, you will need to book a place at Sunday worship. We still have a restricted number of places.
We are now required by law to show on a notice the Physical Distance Based Capacity (PDBC) of the church interior, so that anyone coming to the church knows the legal capacity. With a little re-working and readjusting, we can now state the PDBC of the Largo Church is 72 people and that translates to 35 places. A majority of the seating places can accommodate 2 people. We have been able to create 3 places where we can seat, 3 or 4 or 5 people as a family group.
To attend church services, you will need to contact Margaret Robertson, we ask that you do this no later than 12 noon each Saturday. The reason we ask you to do this is that we have to keep a record of who attends worship for “track and trace” and Margaret will forward this list to the door duty steward in preparation for Sunday worship. If folks could assist us to this end, it will make things easier for the door duty stewards, who will know who to expect and not require Margaret to phone them on Sunday morning with additional names to now add to the list, if there is still room to accommodate folks at worship.
Having said that, we don’t want to turn folks away, so if you have a change in circumstances and have booked and then cannot attend, you could always let Margaret or me know on Sunday morning. Likewise if you have forgotten to book, you can still phone Margaret to see if there is space. However we would value and gratefully appreciate your kind help in this regard.
With a return to live worship in the Church, we will be exploring the future means by which our worship can be shared with the congregation and community. We are looking at investing in the technology to record and upload services as a catch up on our Church website. We have some matters to work through but we hope to begin to trial new methods. We do not have the same IT tech that Douglas has used during the period we have offered live Zoom and YouTube services, and we have been grateful to him and ENT and St Monans to be linked into their system. However, this period of shared services has given us the opportunity to see and discover what can be offered and this has opened possibilities to us. If you or you know of anyone interest in assisting in IT and sound/streaming work for our congregation, I would value to hear from you as we seek to find folks who can led us forward.
‘For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come… will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ (Romans 8:38-39)
God of heaven and earth, in these times of isolation, apart from loved ones distant from friends away from neighbours thank you that there is nothing in all of creation, not even coronavirus, that is able to separate us from your love.
And may your love that never fails continue to be shared through the kindness of strangers looking out for each other, for neighbours near and far all recognising our shared vulnerability, each of us grateful for every breath, and willing everyone to know the gift of a full and healthy life. Keep us all in your care. Amen.
Wonderful singing from a packed Congregation at a Sunday service in the Durham Hall