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Sunday Service – 18th July 2021

All Change! Back to ‘NORMAL’?

ALL CHANGE!

The arrival of Tier 1 has enabled us to hold more services in Dunscore Church and plan for the summer.  As a result we will be holding weekly worship at 11.45am IN CHURCH!

… for the foreseeable future.

At the time of writing numbers are still limited, face-masks required, social-distancing in place but … we can SING!

WHY NOT JOIN US ?!

Yes … YOU!

BACK TO NORMAL?

I used the word ‘foreseeable’ but one thing the pandemic and COVID have taught us is that we need to be flexible to make the most of life within any restrictions and adaptable to grab any opportunities offered by changes in the pattern of life.  In reality the Church has not always been very quick to change – one book written about Church History was entitled ‘Like A Mighty Tortoise’!

It looks like the summer will give plenty of opportunities to go back to ‘normal’ but most of us realise that we must create a NEW NORMAL for life.  This is as true for the Church as for any organisation or person.

Our style of worship has been changed by Zoom – most people now wear slippers and  PJs and slurp their coffee while I drone on!

We have been able to have a wider variety of worship, adding video-clips and downloaded music to enrich our services, spending quieter times in church for reflection and meditation when the opportunity has been there.

FIND YOUR NEW NORMAL!

COVID has challenged our ‘normal’.  People are thinking about their lifestyle, their work-life balance, their priorities – are YOU one of these people?  Change is attractive but hard work – it would be easy to simply go back to the ‘old normal’, to slip into pre-COVID patterns of life.  How serious are you about changing things in your life?  Is it a dream or a determination for you?  Is it really going to happen?  Who can help you?

Jesus challenged people in many different ways.  He asked them to step away from their current ‘normal’ and into His ‘normal’.  A Way of Life centred round His Love, powered by Faith, guided by His Grace, driven by Hope, spreading His Light around, and sharing Joy with the world.

Is that the sort of ‘normal’ you want for your own life?  Find out for yourself …

COME ALONG WITH US on the journey to your NEW NORMAL with Jesus.

I’m looking forward to being able to meet more of you ‘in the flesh’ and say a proper “hello” over the summer.

May God Bless you as you seek your NEW NORMAL with Him.

Mark RS Smith, Minister

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