From The Rector's Desk

From the Rector’s Desk – 23.09.19

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.

The Lord be with You!

The School holidays are upon us and we have been blessed to have a youth camp this weekend. I ask you to prayer for our youth especially those who will be writing their final exams in a short while.

We have a number of sick people in the congregation and I ask you to be fervent in prayer. Please remember that should you be ill or going to the hospital or Doctor for a procedure, the onus is upon you to notify me. (Directly please 082 3704702).

This morning (Friday 20th) as I write this we commemorate the first Bishop of Melanesia who was murdered in 1871, when he was mistaken for a slave trader, when he had in fact come to help the locals, I am reminded of the challenge that we have as Christians when the world cannot distinguish us from their own enemies. Like Bishop Coleridge Patterson we are called to faithful ministry, his death caused a major shift in thinking back in England and action against the Slave Trade was intensified. May we be as faithful in dealing with our own struggles against the slavery to fear that this nation is currently enduring.  May our prayer be:

“Almighty God, who called your faithful servants John Coleridge Patteson and his companions to be witnesses and martyrs in the islands of Melanesia, and by their labors and sufferings raised up a people for your own possession: Pour forth your Holy Spirit upon your Church in every land, that by the service and sacrifice of many, your holy Name may be glorified and your kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.”

Let us be committed to the work of our Saviour and work tirelessly for justice, peace and reconciliation. 

Be assured of my prayers.

Fr Andrew.

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