Shrewsbury Evangelical Church is based in the Springfield Estate area of Shrewsbury. We are made up of people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
Shrewsbury Evangelical Church Coronavirus Statement March 20th, 2020
Dear Members and visitors to SEC
I regret to inform you all but as from today, Friday March 20th, our public services of worship at the Mereside Hall will be suspended until further notice, in line with the government’s guidelines on the coronavirus. I trust that as a congregation of God’s people, we will continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Saviour during this time and will be diligent in spiritual exercise and busy in prayer and concern for one another.
I will be putting plans in place to ensure that a service of worship can be conducted on line every Sunday morning, and for those who do not use computers, there will be a written transcript of a weekly sermon and service delivered to you each week. In addition to this, the week’s sermon/s will be uploaded on to the church website as usual.
As we spend more time at home than we are used to, may we be encouraged to trust in our Sovereign God at this time – He knows what He is doing and that this virus even is a sign of His Kingship over all the forces of nature as the Psalmist reminds us in Psalm 29 – ‘The Lord sends forth His voice, he sits enthroned over the flood, the Lord is enthroned as King forever’.
Let us not fret, or worry at this time but in trust and in faith knowing that the Lord will graciously give us His peace at this time as Isaiah reminds us in Ch.26 of his prophecy:
v.3-4 ‘You will keep Him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You; Because he trusts in You.(4) Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.’
May the Lord enable us to live like people who know the risen Saviour at this time. Let us say at this time as Job did in times of great tragedy and personal distress:
'Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
But as for me, I would seek God and to God I would commit my cause.' Job 5:7-8.
May we all know the hand of our gracious God upon us at this time.
Warmly yours in the Lord
If, during this time when many of you will now be spending a great deal of enforced time at home, you would like to read Christian literature, please email or 'phone our Minister, Gareth Evans who will be pleased to loan books from his library to you. We will be pleased to deliver suitable literature and place it outside your home for you to read. We also have spare Bibles if you do not have one at home.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 'phone 07870 847672.
Sermons that were preached more than six months ago are held in our archive. If you wish to find a sermon that's been deleted from our website please contact us and we will gladly let you have access to a copy.
Midweek Meetings (Please note all our midweek meetings are now suspended until further notice)
Wednesday 7.30pm – Prayer and Bible study
Thursday 10.00am – Ladies’ Group (please contact us for information, as there are fewer meetings in the school holidays).
These are all held at members’ homes. Please contact us to find out more.
This page was last updated at 10.00 on Sunday 5th April 2020.