Covid 19 Update
Friends, it has now been three months since we were able to worship together in the Auld Kirk. The announcement on Thursday 16th June that places of worship could open for Private Prayer was welcome in that it shows that we are winning the fight against the virus and that the rate of infection is now very low.
In the light of the relaxation of the lock down measures, the Senior Office Bearers in the church have decided that we won't be opening the church immediately and we have decided this for two reasons. Firstly, we need time to finalise our plan for getting back to church and this involves setting up new welcome teams, who have to be trained in the various hygiene and distancing procedures; we also have to source signage and hand washing supplies etc. Secondly, we also want to wait to see how the relaxing of the lock down measures effects the rate of infection. ONLY, when we are as sure as we can be that it is safe to do so, will we allow our members back into the building. That said, we are hoping that if all goes well that could be in the middle to end of July.
So please keep praying, for the Elders, as they wrestle with these difficult and complex issues; for all the Key workers who have done such a marvellous job over the months and for all the families who have suffered loss.
I know it is frustrating, there is no one more frustrated than me, but if I can see the sense in how we are moving forward and we are making progress, I know you can as well.
God bless and keep safe
I have had a request fro our Malawi contacts in Dundonald to circulate this message for prayer.
Kenneth, I hoped you could forward to Presbytery and Prayer Promoters to whoever you send out prayer requests.
Greetings from our family to you in Jesus name. l would like to ask you to join us in praying for our country Malawi as we are re-voting on 23rd June, this coming Tuesday, for the presidential position. We have had very bad campaign - some people have been killed through burning their houses, beaten up. Judges have been forced to go on leave pending for retirement while their years of serving are still on. Therefore, we need our God to intervene in this situation so that no bloodshed should take place.
Stay blessed and have a good day.
In His service, Bordingtone & Elizabeth."
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Due to the recent outbreak of the Corona virus the Church is currently closed. The halls and all upcoming events are also suspended pending further announcements . As more information becomes available it will be published here on the web site.