Letter to the Congregation – 17 April 2020

Hello friends! at St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church Hatfield.

A quick thought here: how are you sustaining yourself during lockdown?

1. There is a physical aspect to the question.

Do you have food, an exercise space, can you go out the door to the outside of your residence?

Are you sleeping through the night?

Do you have any specific and immediate needs?

All of these are important ways of controlling your environment, and giving your mind and body a break.

2. There is the mental angle.

The relationship with people you live with. Is it strained? Do you have Time Out space? Do you have connection space?

Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or out of control?

Are you managing to control addictions? Is everything in moderation?

Are you managing a balance between rest, work and relaxation?

Look after your mind which is equally important as caring for your physical needs.

Do you communicate your personal needs? Can you negotiate your needs with the people in your house?

3. The spiritual angle is also there.

Do you pray? Do you read Scripture? Do you pray for others?

Are you engaging with the worship Services available on various platforms?
Do you make a way for God to connect with you during the days?

Is there any way you can reach out to others or another beyond your own walls?

Perhaps now is the time to write down your spiritual journey… just write it out in long-hand, and speak to God as you do it, and allow God to speak to you; to show you what you need to learn; to guide you; to lead you; It’s not something you have to share with anyone, but journalling can be a very worthwhile exercise.

Do send us a message if you need to talk with someone.

If you have any need whatsoever. Even just to talk or to say “hi”!

072 152 2327

Remember, on Sunday you can log on to our website http://www.stcolumbachurch.co.za and find the 19 April esition of our Sunday worship Service as a voice or video link.

This Sunday we have one of our elders leading us (as per the preaching roster), Mrs Vivian Agyei, and it is excellent (I have just listened to it in full!) and I highly and fully recommend you tune on on Sunday.

It also comes with two well-known and beautiful hymns!



Published by St. Columba's Presbyterian Church Hatfield

St Columba's Presbyterian Church in Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa is a Christian Church. Our vision is to be a Christ-centred, bible-believing church that calls all to come and experience the love of Christ, in a welcoming and caring body of believers.

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