Church Service Times - 10AM and 11:30AM
Firstly let me say I am looking forward to worshipping with you in the Church building, and continuing the online services. We live in a blended world now between in-person and online. Neither online nor in-person necessarily meets everything we would like in worship. At home you can sing your heart out, drink your cuppa and push pause and pray or talk about the sermon, and indeed start or end your day with the service, but feel you are missing people or sanctuary. At church you can be with people and in the sanctuary but nae singing or coffee and of course masks! Pyjamas are still optional. ?
Secondly, the split service times is not expected to be a permanent feature. The hope is that we will be able to return to a single service time so that we can all benefit from seeing the children. That is not to say that if we needed a second service in the future we wouldn’t do it. We are already contemplating a midweek service or an evening service...a poll coming on that one.
We have 10am which is closer to the normal start time. Some like the idea of an early service and having the rest of the day to themselves. We have kept the Faithbuilders together at the 11:30am service to allow them to have time to be together in a way they haven’t had for over a year. Service time will be about 45minutes.
We have invited people to say whether they would be regular attenders so we can save Lisa from getting bogged down every week with bookings. However we will look at the booking system and see what we need to do to allow fairness.
This is new to us as well. Once we have made it through Sunday we will have a better idea of what we can do or handle. Remember it isn’t just about individuals, it is about household groups and layout of seats, as well as clearing and cleaning between services. Please, please be patient and supportive. Trust me when I say this is not easy for any of us.
I just wanted to share this because I know this is such a strange experience. Who’d ever thought we would have a waiting list for a church service?
Let’s pray that we truly are on the way out of the restrictions, and one day we will worship online and in-person at the same time, singing our hearts out at home and in the sanctuary. God bless you.
Our services can also be found via our
Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MoncreiffParishChurch
You Tube channel, Moncreiff You Tube
or can be listened to via the following number:
Telephone Worship - 01355 681230
For the cost of a local call (based on whatever your service provider charges) you can listen to the weekly worship service from Moncreiff Parish Church. So if you know loved ones who perhaps can’t access online services on YouTube or Facebook, then please let them know about this phone service.
Please do come and join us. Feel free to leave a comment on Facebook or You Tube to say hello and let us know you are there if you wish.