O God, our rock and our redeemer,
we come to worship you
and to give thanks for your servant Elizabeth.
We thank you for her long life
and her dedicated service to commonwealth and nations.
We thank you for what she has meant
to each one of us…
We treasure memories
of meeting her ….
of celebrating and marking moments in her life,
of the opening of parliament,
of her presence at significant times in our history,
and of her speaking to us on radio and television.
We rejoice that she lived and shared
the faith we hold
and that she followed her vocation,
hearing a call to serve.
We pray for those who will miss her most deeply,
that they may find comfort and hope.
We celebrate and affirm our faith
that death is defeated,
that new life awaits your children,
and that creation is renewed in Christ.
We pray for our nations at a time of change
and for our new King.
May he follow his mother in faithful service
and may your blessing rest on him.
We pray too for elected representatives in parliament and Tynwald,
for our public servants
and for all citizens, of all faiths and none.
And, in this day and time, we pray,
as we are always glad to pray,
may your Kingdom come. Amen.
Sunday Services are held in church at 11.00 each week.
Feel free to wear a mask or not as you feel happiest. We ask that others recognise your choice, whichever it is, and also respect personal space by leaving space between groups. When the weather permits we have the doors open and the fans on.
The minister's current Pastoral Letter is available to read on the News Page, as are the current rotas for St Andrew's.
We have a St Andrew's Facebook page which is regularly updated. You do not need to have ae. Facebook account to access it.
If you're struggling or need a friendly ear to chat to on the phone, we're here to help during these times. Contact your Elder, or our minister, Rev. Dawn Mather, on 629202.
The URC statement on Safeguarding can be found here.