The Inside Column 13/9

Posted in: The Inside Column- Sep 13, 2015 No Comments

Good morning and a warm welcome to all. If you are visiting with us today, we would love to get to know you. Please feel free to stay for a hot drink after the service.

This week I was away for a couple of days, taking some time out to pray and hear from God. I found that this time was very refreshing and well worth the effort.

Time, we all have the same amount of it each day and we choose how we use it. But it can be easy for us to slip into a pattern or routine where we end up doing the same things over and over because it is what we know.

Taking some time out to spend some time with God sounds like something only ministers do, but I would like to encourage you all to make some time to spend with God. It might be taking some time off work to go to a visiting bible speaker for the day. It might be going for a walk down the beach in your lunch hour, but the main thing is to ask the question “God what do you want to say to me?”.

When God speaks to you make sure you write it down, it can be easy to forget. With so much going on in our lives taking some time out to hear from God helps us to get things into perspective and is hugely encouraging.

There has been a fair bit of illness around the last couple of weeks, keep those you know that are unwell in your prayers, and do let us know if you need some help. Margret Hackston has a great team of people that will come and bring you soup and come for a visit if needed.

Oh rats, the organ is broken! We have been in contact with our insurers and we are not covered for damage by vermin. The estimate to repair the organ is $14,000 so we have put out some Organ Repair Donation Envelopes in the foyer. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of getting the organ back up and running then please do so. The organ repairers will be back in Nelson at the end of September and will take away the parts that need fixing, so the organ will be out of action for about 6-8 weeks.

We are now gearing up for the church fair, on Saturday 17 October – only 5 weeks to go! There will be more information coming out over the next couple of weeks, the sign up book is in the foyer. Please put you name down where you think you might be able to help on the day.

 

Yours in Christ

Philip

 

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