Rev Melanie Cook                      







25th July 2021  – Online Service



Dear Friends,

Greetings to you…I am writing this at the start of the cold front and
Rebecca went outside this morning and brought back the dog’s water
bowl and it was iced over. I was reminded of the bird bath at the old
church, in the garden of remembrance, how as kids we played with
the ice that formed in winter. Those were very happy memories for

I think we can all acknowledge and agree that living through this
pandemic has taken its toll on all of us, and I mean that it doesn’t
matter who you are…everyone has been affected, obviously some
more than others.

Perhaps one of the areas that has been overlooked is our Spiritual
wellbeing. The novelty of worshipping at home has long worn off, and
even when we have been allowed in the church, we have worn
masks, refrained from hugging one another and not been allowed to

Today we address perhaps one of the symptoms of the past
year…feeling at a distance from God.

Friends, I want to encourage you today…the Lord is faithful and true
and will never abandon us. One day soon we look back and perhaps
this period will form an integral part of our faith journey, a season of
growth or a chapter of rest…Hold on.

We are once again offering you this morning’s service via our
Facebook page ( – as a
live recording, so make sure you gave the page a “like” while you are
there. Afterwards this recording will be made available on our
YouTube channel.