Pastor’s Update 1 – COVID-19

Vol 1. No. 1. March 21, 2020

In this edition:

Pastor S Matthias Esson

Pastor of Greenwich and Sydenham SDA Churches
One Church in Two Locations

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Church Closure

It is now a well-known fact that we are closing all our church buildings as of March 21, 2020 for a period of four [4] weeks. This is part of the fight to beat the Coronavirus, COVID-19.
During this period, we are asking all our members to follow the government guidelines outlined below:

1. Wash hand regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds
2. Refrain from touching your face, nose and mouth.
3. Cough into your sleeve or into a paper towel
4. Maintain adequate social distancing
5. Self-isolate for seven days if you display mild flu-like symptoms. If things get worse call 111
6. Restrict travel to only the essential
7. If you are 70 and over, stay at home.

More information can be found at

Pastoral Care

During this period, the pastoral team will be seeking to keep in touch with you via telephone and or the social media available. We want to ensure that your spiritual needs and your connectivity to your church is maintained. We will also seek to keep in touch on a regular basis.
Just in case you have needs – shopping, collecting your meds etc., we invite to call Pastor Esson or any of the elders and we will respond as best as we can. No one needs to feel that no
one cares.
Now having said all of that- your pastor wants you to know that
we have a heavenly Father who cares. He loves you and you are under His watchful protection. So, after we have done all we can – we trust in God to cover us.

Isaiah 26:20 (NKJV)
Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past.

Useful Links

Links below for Sabbath information and inspiration:
South England Conference COVID-19 Update – A Special Update from Dr. Emmanuel Osei.
Tithes and Offering During Closure
You can still give online.
Youth Week of Prayer Saturday 21 March (9:45am)
A Special Time of Prayer
Saturday 21 March (5:00pm)
Join in as we prayer for God to cover us during this time of uncertainty.
Adventist Radio London
Listen to our worship services on radio.
Online Streaming 24/7. You can watch up to nine networks.
Hope Channel
Broadcasting 24/7 and providing answers to life’s difficult questions.
More Resources
For assistance with staying connected during closure.

Emergency Contacts

if you need extra assistance, you can also drop us a line and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Pastor S Matthias Esson

Greenwich Seventh-Day Adventist Church
07985 408 669

Elder Clive Richardson

First Elder
Greenwich Seventh-Day Adventist Church
07903 134 970

Elder Josiah Oyelakin

First Elder
Sydenham Seventh-Day Adventist Church
07828 941 130