PASTORAL MESSAGE

Pastoral Letter - July 2022
 

Dear Friends, 

The world in which we live seems to be getting more and more uncertain. There is disease and death, wars and unrest, mighty nations showing violence and exploitation. There are many disasters, some caused by climate change or man-made deforestation. There is hunger and a shortage of clean water. 

Only God knows how things will be and what our future holds. No matter what our circumstances we need to trust in our relationship with our Lord. 

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Pentecost. In the Gospel of John, chapter 16, Jesus tells of the Holy Spirit, as helper, coming to us, as Jesus was to his first followers. We were reminded in Acts chapter 2, that the Holy Spirit gave power to Jesus's followers and they were able to continue to preaching the Good News.

   

We celebrated Trinity Sunday, when we think about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. In these uncertain times we need to hold on to the trust that we have, through the teachings of our Lord Jesus. If we turn our thoughts to God in prayer.  I recall the chorus of the hymn; “Trust and Obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”

So let us turn to God in prayer. This can give us reassurance from our worries and anxieties and a sure hope for the future.

Blessings
           Sue Sapsard