"It is now in your hands" Tonight, the President announced the moving to Level 3 of the Lockdown. In essence this means opening up the economy and facing the Risks associated with our interaction with others and the increased potential for person to person infections. While we know that there will be an increase in… Continue reading It is now in your hands. A response to level 3
30Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall. 31But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength. (Isaiah 40: 30-31) I greet you in the Name of the ascended Christ. Note that in Isaiah 40 it does not say that we will not grow weary and tired, (and frustrated,… Continue reading Eastertide 2020 – Friday 22 May – 57th day of lockdown.
Grace and Peace to you, from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. What God requires of us is this “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 8:6)And Jesus said that the greatest commandment was to love God and love our neighbour.Our Diocese has called on… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 15 May 2020
Our president addressed us tonight and you could see the strain that he is under. This is a difficult phase of the management of the mitigation of the Pandemic, as it appears like not much is happening, but actually a great deal is happening. I feel it here in the Parish too. The contingency plans… Continue reading At the end of the Day -(Elizabeth Paul) Wed 13 May 2020
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ! I greet you in the Name of the Risen Christ. I have come in order that you might have life--life in all its fullness. (Jesus - John 10:10b) Today I’d like to look at the third Mark of Mission of Our… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 4th Friday after Easter – 8 May 2020
Greetings in the Name of the Risen Christ! Our new Website www.stfrancistoti.co.za is up and running and our merged Facebook, Instagram and Twitter should be in full swing today. I remind you to like and share so that we can build our community. These are exciting times and a great challenge to our lifestyle. We… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 7 May 2020 – 4th Thursday after Easter
As we continue to build community, let us look to our Diocesan Vision statement and the Marks of Mission. “We, the Anglican Diocese of Natal, are called in Christ to love the world by giving of ourselves fully to serve God’s mission of salvation; peace, justice and reconciliation.” This mission statement calls us to be… Continue reading From the Rectors Desk – 6 May 2020 – St John’s Day.
The Heavens declare the Glory of God! The Lord be with you! The five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Church are: To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers.To respond to human need by loving service.To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – Fourth Tuesday after Easter – 5 May 2020
Christ is Risen! Alleluia! As we enter a new month, and a new phase of life in level 4, again we are having to react to change. At the Church Office it has been an exhausting week trying to adjust to everything that needs to be done differently. As someone said, this is like trying… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 3 May 2020
The Lord be with you! Tomorrow the new Lockdown phase begins and I am feeling very unsure about what that actually means. I know I don’t want my kids and wife at school. I know we should be all prepared, but how? What are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to deal with… Continue reading The Rector’s Desk – 30 April 2020