SUNDAY 5th APRIL 2020

 

Due to the current circumstances we are currently looking at ways to either pre-record or live stream talks via social media and/or our church website to allow you to join together in worship and hearing God’s word

This Sunday the Pastor will share a few thoughts on the website which will be available to listen to or download from 11am in the ‘Sermons’ section.


THIS WEEK: 5TH – 11TH APRIL 2020

Hello from the Leadership Team

In the last few days, new measures were announced by our governments to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and to help reduce a massive peak in demand for NHS resources. We have also received additional advice from the Baptist Union of Scotland in response to this. Before looking at what this now means for us as a fellowship of believers at Lerwick Baptist let us pause: remember that Jesus is still Lord; affirm our trust in Him and His Word; dwell in His presence and remember His promises –

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid’ (John 14.27).

 

We have continually been looking at how things are developing around us and have been praying for God’s guidance and wisdom in making good decisions. We met last night (Thursday 19th) to discuss the recent announcements and to agree how Lerwick Baptist would respond. We were all keen to ensure we adopt best practice but also maintain that special community we have as a fellowship and the ability to continue to offer each other practical and spiritual support. The following is what we are proposing for our fellowship:

 

  • The church premises will effectively close until further notice
  • All Sunday services and other regular church meetings/activities in the premises are suspended
  • Outside groups using the building have either cancelled or postponed their meetings
  • Church people should follow Government advice about social distancing wherever possible and self-isolation if required.

NEXT SUNDAY: 12TH APRIL 2020

 

We are currently looking at ways to either pre-record or live stream talks via social media and our church website to allow you to join together in worship and hearing God’s word. We will let you know what is planned for Sunday 29th soon.

PRAYER FOCUS FOR Week beginning 5th APRIL 2020

The Baptist Churches at Coatbridge; Collydean, (Glenrothes) and Cornton, (Stirling).  Jarod Meenan, (Chaplain, NHS Healthcare, Aberdeen).  Jim Meighan, (Chaplain, Royal Hospital for Children).

 

The following members of our Church:

  • Jimmy and Louise Murray
  • Bill and Linda Peterson

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SHETLAND FOODBANK

The Foodbank is currently short of tins of rice pudding or custard, tins of mince, stew, Irish stew and meatballs, cartons of UHT milk.  It has very generous stocks of pasta and baked beans and is asking people not donate these if possible.

Thank you for your generous support.

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SCRIPTURE READING FOR THIS WEEK

Luke 15:7 – ‘…heaven will be happier over one lost sinner who returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away.’