This week Rev. Eliakim welcomed us to the second half of 2017, and urged us to use this period to develop our knowledge of God. He talked with us about that difficult-to-understand passage in Matthew 10, where Jesus tells his disciples that they may come into conflict with the things that they hold dear, including even our families.
Let us pray that we can put our relationship with God before all earthly things.
Note that our Bible study and prayer time together will be at 7pm this week (because the 3D course has finished, we have moved it from 6pm to 7pm for our convenience).
... and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all!
We hear these words often in church, but it's easy to forget how powerful they are. This Sunday was Trinity Sunday, where we focused on these encouraging words from Paul's second letter to the Christians in Corinth. The Trinity can be a confusing idea to think about, but it is an important way for us to understand the different manifestations of God and all that He has done for us. Rev. Eliakim reminded us that we should make sure our whole lives are being supported and "backed up" by the power of the Trinity.
Our worship together continues at 6pm on Wednesdays. This Wednesday's 3D course (at 7pm) is the last in the series.
Two advance dates for your diaries:
Sunday 23rd July - church BBQ after the service, where we eat and celebrate summer together.
Saturday 16th September - international evening! We come together in fellowship to celebrate our diversity and our talents. More details to follow.