How are you and yours? I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuing support, care and prayers for one another and those in the church family and community of KPPC during this lockdown time. I extend particular thanks to the Business Committee; Janet Grant, Alex Steven, Alex Dempster and Bill Caldwell for their leadership. It was good to hear from both Janet and Bill about the ‘telephone tree’ which seems to be working well. Thank you to Eleanor Hamilton and her team for the ‘lockdown edition’ of ‘Reflections’. I hear too that the members of the church choir and their friends are ‘meeting’ online through ‘Zoom’ to sing and put together some worship pieces for us all to share, thank you in advance. And finally sincere thanks to Allan Hamilton for his work on the church website and Facebook page.
There is a link on the church website for worship this coming Sunday being led by the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, the Moderator of the Church of Scotland. Unfortunately this will not be on television with access only through the web. I am working with Alex Ferguson, Allan Hamilton and Mike Higgins to bring together an offering of worship which will be uploaded onto the church website for next Sunday, 7 June. Thank you to them for all their efforts. Bear with us, it takes considerable work and effort. We will review how Sunday 7th goes and would welcome any comments you might with to make. Please email me and I will pass them on.
Whilst it is good to be able to participate in different worship services online, to use ‘zoom’ to meet and indeed sing, this is of course only helpful for those who have access to the internet and technology/skills to participate in this online world. I am very aware, as you will be, of many in our congregation who are excluded from this. It looks as though our church building will be closed for some time and even when it does open things will not look the same or be the same. ‘Meeting online’ will never replace the joy of being physically with one another, in the meantime any other safe ways to communicate with one another are so important.
Thank you again for your support, care and prayers for me and my family. It is good to be back with you all again.
And finally… please be sure you are not forgotten God loves you and always will. Whatever has been or is still to be ‘God watches over our coming and going’
God Bless and keep you
Rev Fiona Maxwell