I always thought Psalm 137 was an unusual Psalm for Boney M to turn into a pop song. It is a tragic piece of literature found in the Bible where the Jews are in exile lamenting the loss of their old lives.
The line "How can we sing the Lords song in a strange land?" comes to mind as I thought about Church. How can we sing, how can we worship, how can we express love and be the church in this strange land that we find ourselves?
The Jews united in a communal lament in Psalm 137 and for many of us this is a season for that, but we are not without hope.
Our service today is on Baptism, about renewing and empowering, yes there is much to mourn but we also have faith to strengthen us.
May we each know Gods strength as we face the challenges of each day.
In Church Sunday Services and Private Prayer : Whilst we remain in these heightened restrictions our Church building must remain closed for Sunday Worship and Private Prayer. We will keep you advised of any changes to this as soon as we are able.
Meanwhile we will continue with online worship, here are the links for this morning’s Service and we pray that God will speak to as we digitally unite in worship.
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Blessings for 2021