Abbey Presbyterian Church, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

Covid-19

Covid-19 Abbey Arrangements

 

 

 

 

As a direct result of the Government’s announcement in respect of the Covid-19 Virus protocols; and to avoid any confusion with regard to Abbey’s arrangements, Session offers the following:

Regarding Sunday Services –

  • There will be NO morning service on Sunday 15th, 22nd, and 29th March 
  • We are going to make use of our web site primarily with support on Facebook and WhatsApp to supply you with some aspects of the Sunday services and other ‘helps’ which you may use at home.
  • Sunday Services from April will be advised

Regarding Lent Series –

  • There will be NO Lent Series until further notice
  • We encourage those of you who have the Proximity Book to continue each section on your own (as per the course) and to complete what you can of the other sections
  • If you would like to participate in the course and do not yet have a Proximity Book, please contact Rev. Alan Boal who will supply copies

Regarding Midweek Reading Romans –

  • There will be NO Midweek until further notice
  • We encourage those of you who have the Reading Romans Book to continue with successive sections on your own (Alan we supply handouts to accompany each week via e-mail, so please ensure he has your e-mail address if you wish to receive these) 
  • If you would like to participate in the course and do not yet have a Reading Romans book, please contact Rev. Alan Boal who will supply copies

Regarding Oasis Day – 

  • Due to the closure of the Margaret Aylward Centre until after Easter, the March Oasis Day has been cancelled

 

 

New Committee Meeting

  • The Committee Meeting set for Tuesday 24th March is cancelled until further notice

Regarding Pastoral Emergencies/Care –

  • If you have a pastoral emergency; require some pastoral care; or require the services of the Minister, please either phone (01-8378600) or e-mail  Revalanjboal@gmail.com (note the new e-mail address) beforehand. Every effort will be made to attend to your needs.

Keeping in Contact –

  • Under the current restrictions some of our members could feel very isolated, lonely and fearful. Please maintain contact with each other via phone, e-mail, and social media.
  •  If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to our WhatsApp Group contact Ruth or Alan

Helping Others –

  • The shops, pharmacies and other outlets will remain open. So please check with church members, neighbours, friends and family to see if you can help them in any practical way. If you or someone you know needs particular and or practical help please contact us.

Maintaining Church Finances – 

  • You will appreciate that Abbey still needs finances coming in to meet our on-going obligations. To miss three weeks of Weekly Freewill Offering and Cash Offerings is a serious blow to our cash-flow. With that in mind we would ask as many of you as possible to consider an alternative way of making payments. Here are some suggestions: 

 

By Cheque: By Direct Debit:
By Electronic Transfer:

 

  • Please contact us for details on how to do this

 

 

Thank you all for your support during this time. Let’s commit ourselves to pray for one another and especially to hold up in prayer the following:

  • Our Government and political leaders 
  • Our Health Workers 
  • Our Emergency Services 
  • Those who are most vulnerable: the elderly, those with underlying health conditions 
  • Those whose family life is now under greater stress (especially homeless families) 
  • Those whose businesses are now under considerable strain 

 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4: 4-9)