Dale Street Methodist Church

Leamington Spa

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“There is a hope”

Easter Sunday 2020In the contemporary worship song written by Mark Edwards and Stuart Townend, the first two lines are : 

         There is a hope that burns within my heart

         That gives me strength for every passing day

 

Today, as we face continued months of uncertainty in our lives,  we all need to remember the hope we share as a driving force  in all our lives:

         

Hope that stands the test of time,

Hope that lifts the weary head and drives all doubt away.


However difficult things may get for each of us, we must try to find ways of helping each other – and not give in to feelings of despair. We must, as Christians, walk hand-in-hand with Christ in the hope that better days will return. 

For many people not being able to go to church has been painful. Doing church online has great benefits and we have learned the reality of the truth that the church is the people not the building. When we are not be able to gather in the church building, we as church people can still gather to worship, pray and learn together, albeit virtually. However, “ You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”!  We have actually come to appreciate our church buildings by being deprived of them.

We have learnt that the church as a building is not just a venue where the church (as people) can gather. We can and should pray at all times and in all places, but there is something special about praying in a place where people of many generations have prayed. 

Now that we can resume using our church building in August for prayer, and in September for worship (without any singing),  I hope we can do it with a renewed sense of gratitude for the building and those who continue to maintain it. 

Rev Jeongsook Kim



I pray that we may all stay strong in our faith,  help each other in every possible way, and look forward to the day when we can also resume singing our hymns ( loudly!) once again.

Please stay safe and may God bless you all !

Rev. Jeongsook Kim  

 



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