Message from the Minister
Happy New Year!
If you’re visiting us during this Christmas holiday season, a very special welcome to you. What a wonderful way to start the New Year! In church, worshipping a wonderful Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord! We hope you enjoy worshipping God together with us, and that your Christmas has been a very special time for you.
Today we think about Epiphany, as the wise men leave the comfort of their own homes and travel some 1500km to seek out the Messiah, the King of the Jews.
An Epiphany is a sudden realization about the nature and meaning of something, a sudden insight, or intuitive understanding. It’s often about something life changing. Those wise men were Gentile Magi, and as such showed that Jesus the saviour was not for the Jewish people only, but for the whole world.
Now the visit of the wise men, may not fit in very well with that much loved Christmas Carol, We three kings regarding their titles, number or location. However the central idea of the Magi coming bearing gifts fit for a King certainly is.
We all need an Epiphany, a fresh realisation that Jesus is worthy of our worship, and not just for an hour or so on a Sunday. Jesus
is the King of kings, and Lord of lords! He is worthy of our worship 24/7, seen in a life well lived by honouring God in it.
Whether we’ve grown, drifted or backslidden in the year behind us, a wonderful future lies before us, if we will recommit to follow Jesus from this point forward. In the year ahead, may our key New Year resolution be to worship King Jesus regularly and often. May this worship be true worship; an outpouring from our hearts, and a giving of ourselves to him as a living sacrifice!
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Our Parish Prayer
We give you thanks and praise for our parish.
May we always delight in and care for
our beautiful wildlife, flora, waterways,
land and sky.
Bless us as we minister to our communities
in the power of your Spirit.
Unite us in faith and
bind us together in love,
that we may proclaim your gospel
with courage and enthusiasm,
build your church
and bring you glory in all we do.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.