Over the coming weeks All Saints will be doing its best to support other community initiatives, as well as its own to help the most isolated and vulnerable in our neighbourhoods.
All Saints Church is committed to living out the gospel in word and deed. Whether we are in church, in our homes, in our work places we will be praying. Whether we are in church, in our homes, in our work places we will want to help, and we are ready to receive help too.
We are all in this together, for sure. Christians are driven to action by the love of Jesus Christ, that every person has received by grace, and so whilst it is important to keep safe and virus free at all times (and follow the clear guidance of Public Health England), the church community is looking for ways to put our faith to action in new and creative ways.
On our website there is a new page dedicated to identifying need locally and coordinating support locally. We are not seeking to duplicate what is happening elsewhere unnecessarily, but we aren't wanting to stand still either, so this web page is our effort to get stuck in. If you can help, or if you know someone who needs help head to https://www.asht.org.uk/covid19.html
We look forward to hearing from you.
A pray - Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. May they know your peace, as they work together to care for others.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many, or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. In place of our fears give us hope.
Jesus Christ, healer and comforter, make us whole.
In your name we pray. Amen.
A collection of thoughts and reflections from the people of All Saints.