Update Coronavirus what is happening
Kinlochleven and Nether Lochaber Parish Churches
Coronavirus Covid-19 Update
Thursday 26 March 2020
We are trying hard to follow the government and public health advice for the way in which we should behave during the present uncertainty. Please follow that advice and if you are at all unwell or uncertain about your health, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for your own sake and for the health of others. Continue to follow the advice about hand-washing and the other precautions that we are being advised to take.
Here is where we now stand:
● We cannot have normal Sunday worship services.
● It seems to me that the church needs to be there for anyone who wants prayer. But there cannot be a service or pastoral visiting in the normal way. We can use telephone and internet. A printed sheet will be produced for those who do not have internet as a way of supporting worship and praying.
We can encourage people to look out for their neighbours if they can, especially those who are elderly and infirm or those who can’t get to the shops for themselves. There are resilience groups working in both parishes with dedicated helplines. But do feel free to contact me at any time, and where a personal visit is not recommended much can be achieved by a chat on the phone. My phone number is 01855 831227
I shared these verses recently at the lunch club.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1,2)
God has not gone away or forgotten his church. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, nothing in all creation. (Romans 8:39). God will remain faithful and loving towards us in all of these difficult circumstances; may we pray that this pandemic and the resulting situation will end and will not lead to untold hardship or misery for families and communities. This is a time when we can learn to work and pray and worship in different and more productive ways. I believe that good can come out of this, for Scripture encourages us to believe that all good things work for good for those who love God. (Romans 8:28)
Malcolm Kinnear minister
- Lochaber Road
- PH50 4QW