January 23rd 2021
Another week into lockdown 3 and I’m sure you’re like me and already lost track as to how long it’s been so far. Patient waiting is hard. In our fast-food, drive-thru, one-day-Amazon-delivery world, it’s a lost art. A muscle we don’t like to exercise often. Yet as Christians, we’re called upon to use that muscle. God desires for us to wait steadfastly upon Him and be long-suffering with each other. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12).
We understand that many people may not want, or physically be able to come to Church at this time, so we will continue to provide online resources for worship. The link to this week’s YouTube online worship is available to view here on the website from Sunday morning.
- This week’s Reach Out is also available here on our website.
- Sunday ‘Zoom Coffee’ (January 24th @ 11.30am) (Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the Zoom link to this)
- The Bible Course on Zoom (from the Bible Society) will start on Wednesday 3rd February and run for 8 weeks. Sign-up details are in this week’s Reach Out.
Rev’d Fr. Paul Messam
Priest-in-charge of the Elstow Abbey and Elstow Team.
Assistant Area Dean of Bedford
Bedford MK42 9XT