statement from iron hall oversight on covid-19
It is with deep sadness and only after much prayer, consideration and discussion that we have decided to suspend all our public services in our church from today and until further notice.
The reason for this is to comply with the requests made by the NI Executive, to help minimise the risk of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are endeavouring to keep our people safe and to safe guard the wider community, during this global pandemic.
Having made the decision to temporarily stop gatherings in our church there are things that we can do and plan to do. These include putting sermons online and also to include internet links which may be useful to view or listen to. A telephone sermon service is available for those who do not have internet access.
Whilst there is great uncertainty, fear and alarm in our world today, the Word of God reminds us, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”, 2 Timothy Ch 1 v 7.
These days will bring us all many challenges but also many opportunities to show the love of Christ and His grace and blessing upon our lives. From a prison cell the Apostle Paul reminds the church at Rome, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”, Romans Ch 5 v1. We have the peace of God which passes all understanding.
May God help us all not only to get through this very difficult time but to become stronger in our faith.
We should pray for those who have the virus, those who have lost loved ones, those working in the NHS and emergency services and our leaders in Government.
If we can help you or you know of others who need help in any way, please contact one of the Elders.
The Iron Hall Oversight.