Coronavirus and the Church
Further Lockdown November
It is with sadness that we have had to close our doors again, for the 4 Sundays in November starting on the 8th. We will revert to 'live streaming' a service at 10.30 am on Utube. You can either watch it live or later at your convenience. To access this, go to Utube, search 'Carleton Rode Baptist Church' and you'll find our site and the live feed.
The good news is that the Coffee Shop can remain open, for takeaway only, but please note reduced hours. Only open Saturdays and between the hours of 12-2pm. Our Chapel will also be open for Private Prayers during these times too.
Good News, at last!!!
We are in the first phases of getting back to some kind of normality with our services.
To this end, on Sunday 23rd August, we held an open air service on the field, behind the chapel and 50 attended. It was lovely service, with our musicians leading the worship and Neil Walker, our moderator, gave a short talk. Afterwards those attending enjoyed a picnic, which gave time for conversation and catch up with old friends.
We also held our first service since lock down, in the chapel on Sunday 13th September .
If Government rules continue to allow us to do so, we now intend to continue with our regular 10.30am services on a Sunday from now on. There will be some rules to follow and these will be published here and in our other on-line sites, as soon as they are ready To see these rules click here.
So this is a long awaited and exciting time. We know the virus has not gone away and we must continue to be vigilant, but with The Lords guidance, we will see our church open again.
The coffee shop is also open for takeaways but only on Saturdays at present. The hours from 7th November are changed to:- New opening times 12noon to 2 pm. Go to Latest news page to see more.
At our last 'normal' morning service on March 15th (it was such a long time ago) Lynne Connell, was the visiting minister and she drew our attention to Psalm 91.
"1.Those who live in the shelter of the Most High, will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him"
Please check your bibles for the complete chapter.
Other Bible passages which you might find useful to reflect on are listed below:
"For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you. Do not fear; I will help you." ( Isaiah 41:13
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear" (Psalm 46:1-2)
"The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1)
There are very comprehensive Bible Apps which you might find useful and you can download them from the websites shown below:
https://www.youversion.com/products/. This one lets you download different versions of the Bible, and also do Bible study plans.
Another is "The Discovery Bible App for Android and iPhone. This one allows discipleship groups to explore the Bible for themselves. Find it on https://discoverapp.org/.
We have a Facebook page ,to see this go to https://www.facebook.com/.carletonrodebc/.