Dear St Paul’s Member/Friend

The storms continue to rage but our God is a mighty fortress. Jesus still reigns. The Spirit is always working creation out of chaos. It is amazing to see how people are already adapting, acting with courage, kindness, love and creativity. We have been working really hard on ensuring we have a way of contacting our members – we want to build community and find ways of doing that creatively. We are ensuring that our Life Groups and Life Group leaders are equipped to do life together in the realities we are all now faced with. We are beginning to work hard at equipping each other to reach out in our local communities. More on that to follow in due course. Here is what we are planning in the next few days. We will keep reinforcing these messages over all our channels.

Sunday 22 March (Mothering Sunday) 

8.30am to 12.30pm Church open for prayers (fully compliant with social distancing guidelines)

8.30am – 9.15am. Said Morning Prayer streamed
Live via St Paul’s Hammersmith Facebook page.
You will need a Facebook account to access this. Some might choose to join us in person but must rigorously adhere to all current social distancing guidelines.

10.30am – 11.30am. Sunday service live 
Streamed via the website (there will be a button to click through to the stream)
Led by Simon and Anna Downham, Worship from Elijah Dobner and band, Prayer led by Deborah Morrell and mighty message from Mark Ruoff!

11.00am – 11.30am. CityKids live
Stream via Private Facebook Group – St Paul’s Hammersmith CityKids.
Janaina will have given all parents an invitation to join the Facebook Group. This does mean you will need a Facebook account.

11.30am – 12.30pm. City Youth live 
Streamed via Instagram (sph_youth).
Ben will have been in touch with all parents and young people to invite them to join in. Again this does mean that you will need access to Instagram.

We are trialling with different formats and ways of streaming each service or event in future weeks. Right now everything is an experiment. We are taking on board all the feedback and please keep it coming. Please do pray for us and that the technology works! Most of all please join us. We know the Lord is moving in awesome power in these days and as a people we can pray for the church and the world and through our praises bear witness to our hope.