From The Rector's Desk

From the Rector’s Desk – 1 October 2021

The Lord be with you!

With the announcement that our churches can basically run at 50% capacity, I hope to see a return of many people to worship. We continue to encourage vaccination.

This weekend I am attending my first Chapter of the Third Order of St Francis. A wonderful opportunity for me to grow in my journey with our Lord and to be strengthened in my faith. I thank you all for affording this opportunity to me and pray that the experience will strengthen my life and ministry.

I have spent two days this week fulfilling my duties as the Environmental Chaplain for the Diocese of Natal. On Wednesday I attended the Council of Anglican Provinces where the Anglican Environmental Network of Africa was inaugurated. I and was so impressed to see what we as the Anglican Church are doing throughout Africa. We committed to our 18-month plan, and I was proud to be able to table #MyRiverMysea2022. It was also wonderful to learn that The Anglican Consultative Council will be represented at the upcoming Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Paris.

Bishop Nkosinathi starts work officially today and I ask you to pray for him as he takes up office.  We look forward to his ministry among us.

We continue to meet alternately at St Mary’s and Good Shepherd, and I hope to see the attendance continue to grow.  Bible study resumes at St Mary’s from Tuesday 5th at 15h00, and there is a study group and Eucharist at Good Shepherd on Wednesdays at 09h00. I really encourage you to join one of these groups and strengthen your faith.

We are hoping to resume youth ministry soon and I encourage our young people to engage with this opportunity. We are also looking for servers and media assistants – looking forward to seeing these ministries grow.

Be assured of my prayers for you all.

Fr Andrew.

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