Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, the church is temporarily closed. Members of the church are encouraged to keep in touch with us using social media and by watching our weekly Sunday Service videos online.
As a Church we are praying for the best outcomes regarding the virus. If you are worried that you have symptoms please contact the NHS website or phone 111.
Please email your prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are unfortunately people taking advantage of the present situation by trying to scam you into handing over money with the promise of doing your shopping for you etc, so please only trust a neighbour you know well, or someone from the church known to you, no one else!
Under no circumstance should you hand over your bank details i.e. account number, password or credit card details to anyone either personally, on the phone or in response to e-mails.
United Reformed Church Harpenden members that are worried they don’t have money for your shopping at the present time again don’t worry! we have a contingency plan that can help.
If you have a spare minute or two please pick up the phone to someone in our church family and have a chat it will lighten their day and show we care for one another.
Please remember everyone in your prayers and visit our advice page for guidance. Together in Christ we can face this challenge.
Many thanks, take care and God bless
Jane, Sharon and the Elders 18/03/2020
Worry and fear are not of Your heart. 1 John 4 reminds us that perfect love casts out all fear, and we pray Your perfect love upon the hearts of all those who are burdened with fear of this virus. Lord, we know with no doubt that You are bigger than the threat of anything, especially illnesses. Please comfort those who are living in fear, please free them from the bondage that anxiety creates within. Remind them that You are still on the Throne and that You are still in control. Fully rain down the serenity that comes only from the Prince of Peace. Help those who are living in unease to trust You in this time so that in times to come we may rest assured that You will be faithful to be with us until the end of age. We rest at the Throne of the Almighty such fears and cast them upon You (1 Peter 5:7), for Your burden is Light and Your Yoke is easy (Matthew 11:30), we know You cover us with Your wings (Psalm 91:4).
We come to pray for those who are caring for the sick. It takes a kind and selfless heart to care for those who are sick, and so Father we pray for them. We pray that You would be their source of rest, their source of replenishment when weary, and their source of hope in such overwhelming times. Lord we know in Luke 6:38 that whosoever pours out shall be given back in proportion, so we pray blessings upon these caregivers. We also pray for their health that they may not fall ill. Father protect them with a hedge of protection against the germs of coronavirus and help those who are giving to be protected as they nurse others back to health. Bless them, oh Lord.
You are the ultimate Healer. Father, we come before You to pray for those infected with this virus. We pray for not only their healing, but for them to be comforted while they heal. Lord, please eradicate every ounce of this virus from their bodies. Please heal every cell in their bodies, every infected part of their being. We pray for no lasting effects in their bodies from this illness. Father, please heal them inside and out and provide them with the medical care they need, with the medications they need, and with the healing not only physically but spiritually so that they may live life and life abundantly ahead.