I trust that you are all managing with the present challenging circumstances. It is a very strange time we are living in, I'm , sure like myself you are missing coming together for congregational worship weekly and the wider contact that we would usually have in our community.
May I have this opportunity to wish you all a very blessed Easter as we celebration the Resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ. It has been a very different Easter season, there has been no special services or Good Friday Communion and there will be no Dawn service either. However, even with out all of these activities we have a risen Saviour.
I have attached this week's devotion, which is an abbreviated version of the recorded worship time which will be available via the Aughnacloy & Ballymagrane Facebook page from 8 am tomorrow morning 12th April. Thank you for your support and interest in last weeks online message, many of you have watched and I trust have known God's blessing through it. This week will be similar, but we have also attached an audio only version to this email, which, if you can, convert to a CD and bring it to someone how has no internet access, affording them a blessed worship experience too.
So far there has been quite a good response to the forwarding of email addresses. Please encourage others, If you are in contact with others from our congregations in particular ask if they have received this, if not forward this to them and ask them to forward their email address to me so that we can all keep in touch.
Thank you, many of you have been keeping contact with each other on the telephone, this is great, keep it up and please remember the most venerable in our congregations at present. I am available, to be contacted by phone at anytime, please give me a call if you need me, it is always great to here from you. I am have plans to keep in contact by phone. However, there are a large number of call to be made, I may not call you at the point of your need, therefore, do not be hesitate to call me before I call you.
In light of the present Coronavirus pandemic it is uncertain when our congregations will be able to meet again, it may not be before the end of June. This is will impact upon our congregations regular income. With this in mind can we encourage you, if you are able to continue with your regular giving, this can be done through a bank standing order or making direct electronic bank transfers. Bank details for your congregation can be forwarded on request, either through your congregational treasurer or myself, to individuals. If this is not possible we request that you continue to fill up your church envelopes on a regular basis and put them on the offering plate when the current restrictions are lifted.
Keep safe and God Bless you all
Aughnacloy & Ballymagrane Presbyterian Churches
Rev Roger McElnea
52 Caledon Road
028 8555 7500