Friday 3 April 2020
Well done to you all for completing more than the first official week of the Lockdown. We continue to pray for you and pray for South Africa. Many positives have come from the Lockdown and it does seem to be working in South Africa to stop the rate of new infections. We do hope and pray that an end to this will come about shortly and one just feels so much for countries like America and Spain at this stage.
Back at home in Knysna, at St George’s, things need to continue to some extent. On Sunday, the sermon will be uploaded onto YouTube. I will send out a “WhatsApp” of the link. We know that not everyone has “WhatsApp” so please do assist by letting others have the link. You are welcome to share the link with others. Not everyone asked to be placed on the “WhatsApp” list and so if you do not receive a “WhatsApp” message on Sunday, it might mean we do not have you on the list. You can send me a message on “WhatsApp”, and I will put you on the communication list. Once again, if you do go to “YouTube” and watch the video if you click on the subscribe button then you will be notified when the next video is uploaded with the link. Just clicking the “like” button on the video will not mean that you will be informed to the next video. You do need to “subscribe”, but it would be nice if you did “like” the video so you can click, ”like”.
From Sunday there will be many videos coming through during Holy Week and although we cannot go to a Church building, we can still be part of the worship and spiritual reflection. Know that God’s presence is with us wherever we are.
When the First Temple was destroyed the Jews had to discover how to worship God in a place beyond the Temple - and they did. We can share with God in a personal way by inviting Jesus’s presence to worship in our homes. Let us welcome Jesus into our homes this week. If you are alone at home, set another plate and setting for Jesus to have meals with you in this Holy Week. We will remember Jesus and worship him, even in these circumstances.
Just to keep you informed, we took the Church Computer to Mary’s home, but her internet connection stopped working when the lockdown started. She has created a new parish list of email addresses of those members who have email. The Church email cannot be used at this stage. I tried for hours to get to Telkom services, on the land line, but to no avail. If you need to contact the Church by email please use this email address - email@example.com. Thank you Mary for all this extra work.
The rectory home number is working, and my cell is also working 044 3820753 or
0837395772. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org . If I do not answer the phone, please leave a message and I will get back to you. I am not always right near the phone.
Every day is a Victory,
God Bless you all,