Latest News - 28th March
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus threat, it is with regret that ALL Church Services and Social Events are cancelled until further notice. However It's important that we stay connected through prayer and worship until the current restriction are lifted. Physical distance doesn’t need to mean social or spiritual isolation.
Our Worship has moved online and our Minister, Rev Dr Wayne Pearce, is recording and delivering his sermon each week on Facebook, with a link provided on the Church website to an online service, also including hymns and prayers (see link above). The prayer group is also active and we will shortly be posting their prayers on-line.
For those who do not have the access or technical capabilities to use online resources, there are still ways to keep engaged with the Church of Scotland at this time.
Please see the list below :-
Church of Scotland Monthly Magazine - Life and Work
As the situation changes, we will provide updates on the Church Facebook Page and this website. We will stay in touch using as many forms of safe communication as possible.
If anyone would like assistance accessing any of the online information, please contact Douglas Gow in the first instance. If anyone knows of an individual or family in need of pastoral care, please advise any one of us on the contact list provided.
For a wider statement, please see the Church of Scotland website. Please note that this advice and guidance will be updated regularly, throughout the period of emergency.
Edzell Church contact information can be found here Contacts
We pray that everyone remains safe and well through this period of uncertainty.
Over the last couple of days, some of you have asked if the church building could be opened for prayer? It is with a heavy heart that I have to say no. Although the ultimate responsibility for worship in the sanctuary rests with me, we discussed this issue as a kirk session after our morning service last Sunday and took the collective decision in the vital interest of people’s health and safety not to open the church for prayer. I must confess that I was initially open to the idea, but on reflection given what we now know about the transmission and length of time the coronavirus lives on surfaces including wood, its spread and escalation, and the very real danger it poses to life, I am convinced we made the correct decision. At a time when Government and the chief scientific and medical experts are urging people to stay home, especially those over 70 years of age, it would be inappropriate to open the church thereby encouraging contrary behaviour. And even with strict protocols in place, given the highly infectious nature of the virus, it would pose a needless risk. Let us be praying but let us do so at home for now until such time as we are told that it is safe to re-open the church. We will use Facebook and our Church website to encourage prayer. Please keep safe. God bless, Wayne
Quote of the week
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”