On Sunday our worship is led by the Rev’d Martin Knight, minister of St Paul’s URC in Croydon and the South Croydon United Church which is a URC and Methodist congregation. As ever the email will be sent out between 9.45am and 9.50am. People listen at different points throughout the day with most “tuning in” at 10am.
Many of you are new to the Daily Devotions and I hope that they, along with the Sunday worship, are sources of inspiration, challenge and comfort during these strange times. A few people have asked why the daily reflections aren’t directly addressing the health crisis. The Devotions are written by our volunteer writers at least 3 months before they are sent out to allow time for editing, formatting into Booklets, recording as Podcasts and transfer to the email templates you receive each morning. Our writers are currently working on material going out in July, August and September. Sadly that means the immediacy of our current situation can’t be addressed in the Devotions in the same way as they are in the services – which are recorded with a tighter deadline. Those who record the podcasts and those who print and distribute locally are volunteers too. It’s a remarkable team of people who do this.
If you’d like to receive the Devotions as booklets which you can print off locally and give to people without access to the internet please join this mailing list. If you’d like May and June’s material please drop me an email and I will send on to you – the next mailing from the list will contain July’s material.
Finally, if you know people who might like to receive the Daily Devotions and weekly worship please do encourage them to sign up for them here.
With every good wish
The Rev’d Andy Braunston Co-ordinator, Daily Devotions from the URC