Weekly Notices / Virtual Church Video – Sunday 29th March

Join at 11:00am for our Virtual Church Service

Dear church family,

May the peace of the Lord be with you this Sunday morning.

While we may not be able to meet in the usual way, you are invited to join us at 11am (summer time) this morning for a Virtual Church Service by video on our YouTube channel.

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the virtual service will be pre-recorded rather than live, but we hope that by watching it together there will be a sense of unity and fellowship. The service video is a little rough around the edges, so please bear with us while we work out the best way to do this. Also, due to copyright and logistical issues there will not be any music in the service video, but you will find links in the video description to worship songs that you can watch at the end.

The service has the following contributions:

  • Opening Prayer – Paul Midgley
  • Kids Talk – Bruce Clark (for kids of all ages)
  • Reflection on Psalm 137 – Rev. David Perry
  • Time of Prayer – Joanne Hartley

If you would like to contribute to any future virtual services with Bible readings, prayers, kids talks or testimony, please email admin@burnistonchurch.org.uk

All news, videos and resources will be made available here on the church website

Read the full notices here.

A Message From Our Minister

Watch the message from David

Dear Friends,

In this time of national emergency we are all adapting to the strange and constrained circumstances in which we need to live our daily lives. The leadership of our church is working very hard to transition to new ways of working with one aim in mind: to keep us all connected and in touch and able to serve one another as best we can. We are quickly moving to becoming a ‘virtual church’, using the gifts and skills of our amazing congregation to shift our decision-making and collaboration to online platforms. Our pastoral care is now being expressed through regular phone and video calls, emails and social media platforms, in place of face to face meetings. Worship is being resourced online too and we have a constantly updated list of links to worship resources for you to use. Prayer is being facilitated through a dedicated WhatsApp group. Arrangements are in place to help those self-isolating with deliveries of essential items if required.

We have made great strides in the last week or so in pulling all of this together and can assure you that we want no one to be left out of this provision. If you would appreciate some practical support, prayer, or would simply value a chat on the phone, please do get in touch with one of the stewards or myself.

As St Paul teaches, “there is nothing love cannot face. I am very well aware of the amazing work that is going on transforming the life of our church in this time of crisis, and of the sacrificial contributions being made to make this happen. I am aware too, of the great demands and burdens many of you are bearing. As we approach Holy Week we travel together towards the cross, where God bears our pain and anguish. As we pray for and care for one another, as we seek to serve our community, and as we support those most directly affected by Covid-19, we are always full of Easter hope.

Wishing you every blessing
Love and peace
David

Church Service Cancellations & Other Notices

Dear church family,

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that all regular activities and services at Burniston are now cancelled until further notice. While we may not be able to meet together in the usual way, we remain God’s church, and it is our hope and prayer that we can come together as a community of believers to care for one another and to shine God’s light and love around about us. May you know the peace and assurance that only God can give in this time of uncertainty.

We would like to offer some kind of virtual church each Sunday, so at the moment the church leadership are trying to find suitable resources and ways to facilitate this. We will provide further updates about this soon, in the mean time you may wish to join the private Facebook group for church members as a way to keep in touch. Please feel free to reply to this email with any suggestions or requests.

Please also encourage anyone from the church to subscribe to this Email Newsletter, if they are not already.

Read full church notices here