Saturday 19 December 2020

In-person church services cancelled tomorrow (20-12-2020)

Dear sisters and brothers,

This message is for all St Mark’s members and is to inform you that, regrettably, we have had to cancel all in-person services/gatherings for tomorrow (including the 8:15am service, and Kids Church).  The NSW Premier held a press conference this morning asking people across Sydney (even outside the Northern Beaches area) to ‘abandon non-essential activity’ for the next few days in the hope of getting the Northern Beaches COVID-19 cluster outbreak under control.  In the wake of that, our Diocesan Bishop has made it clear that we are not to meet on site at all tomorrow and I think that’s the decision we would have reached ourselves anyway.  We remain really committed to keeping people safe in our church community, and to playing our part in helping the wider community effort to combat the risks we’re currently facing.

We will live-stream two services tomorrow at 10am and 5pm via our YouTube channel.  Here are the links: 
10am:   https://youtu.be/BLJeY6gN1bA  
5pm:     https://youtu.be/n9RoqVy6OdQ

At this stage we’re not sure what will happen with our Christmas services.  We are still hopeful (and prayerful) that they will go ahead.  But we will wait for further advice from the NSW government, and from the Diocese.

I am, of course, very sad that we can’t be together in person tomorrow.  But I hope you can join us online.  We continue to trust in the Lord’s love and wisdom.

Your servant,

Simon.