A message from Chris Fishlock
Dear Gospel Partners
Having a correct perspective in our world, especially through the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, is more important than ever.
The Bible makes it clear that whatever happens in this world, our heavenly Father remains in control and intimately involved. Psalm 93 opens with the words: ‘The LORD reigns …’. As we often say at St Nick’s Church, ‘The Lord is indeed on his throne!’ A good reminder that we really can cast all our cares and concerns at his feet.
It is also crucial to remember – now as ever – that there is something more pressing in this world than a solution to the Coronavirus issue and that is the urgent need for people to find salvation in the Lord Jesus whilst they still have time. To that end, our mission as gospel partners in the City (remotely for now!) remains the same: To know Jesus and make him known. Please join me in praying that the current problems in our world will cause many to turn to the gospel.
As members together of Christ’s body we have a duty of care to one another and to our community and so I hope the following more practical steps are both helpful and reassuring: (please read to the end)
1. Public meetings (Midweek Talks and Partnership Groups)
Owing to the progress of the COVID-19 virus, the Government’s advice is such that we cannot carry on gathering for any of these meetings. So, as of Tuesday 17 March 2020 we have continued with all our usual meetings, but virtually. Every public meeting has continued – and will do until otherwise noted – via live stream.
God-willing these live streams will work and then be hosted on the internet. If, for whatever reason, we cannot work the live stream, we will post a link to a recording of the talk instead.
Please do not attempt to join us in person at any of the usual times, as the talks will not be delivered in any of our usual venues.
The links for the various streams are below, and will also be circulated weekly in our usual emails.
London Bridge Talks (Tuesdays, 1 – 1.35pm)
Fleet Street Talks (Wednesdays, 1-1.35pm)
St Nick’s Talks (Thursdays, 1-1.35pm)
A further note on Midweek Lunchtime Talks
We hope that, in this uncertain time, there will be many opportunities to share the sure hope of Jesus.
To that end, do feel free to forward the link to colleagues, friends, family etc. who may be shaken and asking big questions about life.
We still plan to hold ‘Questions for Life’ talks. However, some guest speakers will send us pre-recorded talks instead of live-streaming. In those instances, we will circulate a link to the recording.
Partnership Groups (Tuesdays, 8 – 8.50am)
These will all continue virtually for the time-being. Each leader will be in touch with their individual groups.
If you are not currently in a group but would like to be for the time-being, please contact Alyssa ([email protected]) who will be happy to designate you a group.
Sunday live-streaming (11am)
If you can’t get to your regular Sunday congregation you would be very welcome to visit our virtual meeting – https://www.stnickschurch.org.uk/live-stream
Please don’t hesitate to ask me or any of the staff team if there is anything you would especially like to discuss or pray through. And please let us know if you or colleagues would appreciate talking about the Christian hope, studying the Bible, praying, etc virtually.
Be assured of our prayers, and please be in touch if there are particular ways in which we can support you.
Friday 20 March 2020