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Message from the Moderator of Glasgow PresbyteryPublished 26 Mar 2020

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Dear Friends,

You don’t need me to tell you that Covid 19 has turned our lives upside down. As well as coping with our own fears and anxieties,  we’re trying to help and  support others at the same time as rapidly learning how to adapt our churches to a situation none of us were trained for or could imagine.

Jesus gave us the Church so that none of us need be on our own. A Presbytery exists to support each other and the office staff who are all busy working from home are doing an amazing job to help and equip us.

Paul wrote: ‘In the middle of our trouble and hard times here, just knowing how you are doing keeps us going. Knowing that your faith is alive keeps us alive.’ (1 Thessalonians 3:8, The Message)

I have been thinking of ways in which we can support each other and pray for each other, our congregations and those most vulnerable in our city. If you have any thoughts and ideas, I’d love to hear from you.

I’ll keep in touch, but In the meantime we keep going, trusting that God is in our midst:

‘Don’t panic. I am with you.

There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.

I’ll give you strength, I’ll help you.

I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.’

(Isaiah 41:10, The Message)

Grace and peace,

Dan Carmichael

Moderator, The Presbytery of Glasgow.