I hope you are all well and are managing to cope with the heat and the thunderstorms. Our dog, Cadi, has struggled with both.
We have now been able to lead our Sunday morning services from the Church over the last 2 weeks. Thanks to all those who have supported us by either coming to Church or watching online through Facebook or the web.
Thanks also to those who have helped in the background and especially to Mark Longstaff who has spent a lot of the last week trying to sort out the technical problems we have experienced with the quality of the sound. Hopefully these are well on the way to being sorted out but please let us know if you have any problems. Designing and creating an IT network for as complicated a building as the Church is very different from that in our homes. We hope that we will end up by having a system that will meet our present needs, but will allow us to stream future events such as baptisms, weddings and funerals. We confidently expect that even when the pandemic is over, we will receive requests to stream such services to friends and family members who are not able to come (as we have already occasionally done). Of course, we shall continue to stream our Sunday services as at present.
One of the local events that won’t be happening this year is the Hatton Show. But don’t despair! Zoe Mienie, on behalf of the Show Committee tells me that:-
“Hatton Show is going virtual this year. If you photograph your entries and email them through by 29th August. Winners announced on 12th September. There are different emails to submit entries depending upon class type and it's free to enter, though donations would be welcome. More details are on the Hatton Show Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/Hatton-Show-774328819346207 , or on the website: https://hattonshow.wordpress.com”
Please give them your support.
Finally, you’ll find this Sunday’s service attached. If you’re joining us in Church please print off your own copy or use your mobile, tablet etc. There will be a few printed copies available.
Don't forget that you have to reserve a seat through Eventbrite by 4.00pm each Saturday and social distancing only allows us to have 25 seats available.
With God’s blessing,