You needn’t read your Bible alone during this lock-down period!
The Ecumenical Study Group in Rosyth continues to meet on Skype each Monday at 7.00pm. If you would like to join in, or find out further information, please contact Alan Taylor.
Rev Eddie Sykes is leading weekly on-line Bible study discussions using the Zoom collaboration tool. Details are at this link, and there are two sessions every Thursday, at 10:30am and 7:30pm.
From today’s news about German churches recommencing services, but in a coronavirus-restricted way, it seems that singing in public is currently deemed to be dangerous for the health. Very sad for all congregations, and especially choir members.
Thankfully, there is no health restriction on exercising your lungs at home … as part of RSCM’s offering in the current situation, they are encouraging everyone to join in singing their Hymn for the Day, found at https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/. This is updated daily from Monday to Saturday, usually in the early afternoon, and supplemented by a “Sunday Self-Service”. The words appear on screen as the music plays.
Alistair Warwick, one of the stalwarts of RSCM Scotland, and Director of Music at Holy Trinity, Stirling, has created a blog to aid worship during lockdown. The posts at https://enablingmusic.com/worship-resources/ include the readings of the day with a short reflection, some music (mainly from Holy Trinity Church), and a concluding prayer, and are illustrated by a new photo from lock-down taken locally.
During its enforced closure during the pandemic, King’s College Chapel is releasing a recording of a full choral service from its archive every day at 17.30 (UK) on the Webcasts page of the College website. There you can also find a regular new series entitled “A Deeper Listen”, where the Dean, Stephen Cherry, introduces and responds to a piece of music.
The “Thy Kingdom Come” programme has alerted us to a virtual Way of the Cross created by Busted Halo. Designed for personal devotion, these stations relate to Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom of God and the reason his vision of this Kingdom led to his death. This link leads to a YouTube playlist.