Welcome to all our new subscribers. Since last Thursday over a 1,000 of you have subscribed. I hope you are finding the daily prayer and reflection helpful.
As you know each Sunday we are sending out the transcript and recording for a Sunday service. This week the service is led by the Rev’d Phil Nevard and we hope his humour, thoughtful preaching and excellent hymn choices will help lift all our spirits. After clicking on the link to listen you should be able to click back to the email to follow the transcript. This might be easier on a laptop rather than a phone or tablet.
There were a few teething problems last week…
first, please do add this address to your contact list and, if your email programme has one, a safe sender’s list.
second, if you don’t get a Devotion one morning please check your spam or junk folder before emailing to ask where it is!
thirdly, I am going to send out the service at 9.45 so that everyone has it ready for a 10am start. Of course you can listen earlier or later if you wish, but there is something nice in all listening to it at the same time. The earlier send out time is because the email programme we use sends it out in batches and some folk got it a little after 10 and emailed in to ask where it was! You can also see the material, after 9.45 on Sunday at devotions.urg.org.uk as the material is also posted there but you will probably find it easier to read via your email.
Finally, two people commented that when trying to listen via a phone – one person on an iPhone and another on an Android, they were prompted to download Microsoft One Drive. The recording is hosted on OneDrive. Most people don’t need to download the OneDrive App and we’re not sure why some are asked to. If this happened to you then go to the App Store (on iPhones) or the Play Store (on Android) and download the OneDrive App. It’s free.
I hope we continue to worship and pray together throughout this lockdown and the pandemic and that, by doing so, we continue to build up our community and give expression – in perhaps a new way – to that old idea of the Communion of the Saints bound together in worship and praise.
with every good wish
Andy Braunston Coordinator, Daily Devotions from the URC Project