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Posts by Francis Noordanus

A Different Communion Worship

A first casualty of lockdown measures was sacramental worship. Thus, no baptisms and no table fellowship with The Lord and his people in Holy Communion. This has been a loss not fully compensated for by what we could do on-line. Then in June small gatherings of households spaced at 1.5 meter became possible. Socially distant ways of being together in the same…

A Message to Parents of Children and Youth

Trinity Church has always devoted much time and energy to teaching, forming, and discipling of children and youth. Now suddenly the arrangements and rhythms we apply to that cannot operate. What do conscientious Christians do as parents during a health emergency? Let’s consider this a bit. Our regular children’s and youth ministries happen in cooperation…

Online Church?

Livestream?: The examples I have seen of this are like television. In the examples I have seen, a pastor/minister stands in an empty church to pray, read scripture and preach in front of a camera that feeds either live or via delayed upload for people to watch at their convenience via Facebook or YouTube. As…

What about COMMUNION THIS WEEK?

Our existing arrangements for communion were: – Communion can be bread alone or wine shared or dipped. – If dipping bread keep fingers out of wine. At Monday’s Council Meeting we considered how we felt about Communion in present circumstances. This led to the following provisions for Holy Communion. The bread will be offered by…

Some Wisdom from Justin Welby

I am not a close follower of official publications, but recently I chanced upon something that I think speaks clearly to Trinity Church. As happens with genuinely wise words, someone noted a line in a sermon by the Church of England’s Archbishop Justin Welby which was then referred to somewhere for me to find, and…