My prayer for you is that the stone will have been rolled away and that the new life of the resurrection will be made real to you. The resurrected life is the life of discipleship and as we journey through Eastertide and the Season of Pentecost, we will be looking at the issue of walking with the Resurrected Lord, as His disciples.
The Resurrected Lord: reinstated Peter, showed Thomas the nail marks in His Hands, ate with His disciples , broke bread with them and came and stood among them, though they were locked away – for fear of their persecutors. May the Lord do all these things for you personally. Jesus appeared to many people after His resurrection, I pray that He will be evident to you, and though some doubted, I pray that you will be convinced, by His love for you.
Over the next six weeks the leadership will be studying the Mission of the Church in a joint venture with the three Methodist congregations. Fresh Africa, comes out of the Anglican Movement Fresh Expressions, and has been contextualized for us in Africa as an ecumenical ministry. You will be hearing a lot more about Mission and Ministry, and my prayer is that we will deepen our relationship with God and serve Him well in this place.
I want to say a very big thank you to all who worked so hard to make our Easter programme a success, I am deeply grateful for the huge amount of effort put into the Passover Meal and to the youth for their input. May God bless you abundantly.
I remind you that Kim is on a well-deserved break, and the Office will only have limited functionality. I ask you to continue to pray for her, and give God thanks for her incredible service to our parish.
There will be no midweek services this week. Rev Peta is also away for a while, and we wish her and Rob a happy holiday.
As we continue to Walk with Jesus and in Him and with Him and Through Him live out the Kingdom in this place, May God be gracious to us and make His face shine upon us and give us peace.
God be praised, for His goodness to us!