Helen Burnham welcomed us to worship on 13th November. Our Bible readings tookus from one extreme to another. From Isaiah 65: 17-25 we heard about New Heavens and a New Earth, challenging us to find this “New Way” in a time of violence and unrest. From Luke 21: 5-19, we heard Jesus apocalyptic words of warning to his disciples. We live in a fortunate time when many of the words in Isaiah 65 are part of our lives. Responding to this wee explored the question of finding a balance, with war, pandemic, and climate change, and not give into denial or despair.

Ian offered his reflection as a pre-recorded video as he was unable to attend worship.