SkemNews received the following message from St Paul’s Church in Skelmersdale. We have shared the message below.
As many of you know the Church of England has today (Wednesday 18th March) announced that from now on Public worship will have to stop for a season and that our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid week gatherings must be put on hold. But this does not mean that the Church of England has shut up shop. Far from it.
We at St Paul’s already have plans for how we will continue to worship, pray and support and care for our congregation and parishioners. We already live stream our 11.15am Sunday service and that will continue but from behind closed doors, you can join in our services through the link here on our Facebook page and www.thesundayservice.org, we intend to share our weekday morning prayers on Facebook live and will be putting thoughts and encouragements and prayers here on our Facebook page.
We will continue to visit people where it’s safe and appropriate to do so and we would love to receive your prayer requests. The church building will be open from 9.30am-11.30am Monday – Friday for private prayer and the clergy will be available then. We will aim to support anyone in need, let us know if you know anyone needing practical help. We will help where we can.
We will be a different sort of church over the coming months, but some things won’t change: we will continue to love, to support, to pray and to worship our God who is the same, yesterday, today and forever.