A Personal Message
A Church of England Prayer is below
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you. In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name's sake. Amen.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is to lead a national broadcast as the Church of England responds to the challenge of becoming a different sort of church in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
The service will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and all local radio stations in England at 8am and will premier online at 9am on Sunday.
You can find BBC Radio 4 on Freeview Channel 704. You can find further details about the virtual church here https://www.churchofengland.org/ .
We are asked to stay inside.
We can use the time we stay inside to read our Bibles and to pray for the nations of the world.
You can also join in with Daily Prayer which is published by the Church of England here :
If anyone needs support please do contact us.
We may be able to do your shopping, collect a prescription or take you to a medical appointment.
We are also here if you just need to talk, share ideas or simply hear a voice that responds to what you say. We invite you to stay connected with St James through social media, emails and phone calls.
During this time of disruption and uncertainty, St James cares deeply for you and your family. We encourage you to take comfort in the words of Jesus:
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
As you make precautions to protect and care for your loved ones, take time to pause and look for how God is working. This unique time is an opportunity to lead and cherish your family and friends, and to grow together in faith. Together, let's make the most of this season and ask God to strengthen our trust in Him.
Love, peace, hope from all at St James.
With every Blessing
St James' Church,
Church Street, Sutton-on-Hull,
Hull, HU7 4TL
Tel: 01482 703182 (Church Office)