Last week we were all going about our business as though Covid19 was a thing of the past. Tuesday evening everything changed and once again we must work together as a community to stamp it out. Perhaps like me you have felt a sense of dread at the thought of more lockdowns and a disruption to daily life. While what we face is life-changing, we are not the first to have faced times of hardship and disruption. And nor will we be the last to have our lives upended. History is very clear that life is often disrupted by the unexpected and unwanted. So at such a time who will help us through? Who or what will give us the strength to make it to the other side? The Christian answer to this question has always been that God will be with us in the midst of whatever it is we face. Not necessarily making it easy but walking with us regardless of what life may throw at us. May God be with you at this time.
This Sunday we will continue our series on the life of Jeremiah and his call to speak on behalf of God to his people. We’ll be considering Jeremiah chapter 7 where the prophet passes on God’s message to the people of Judah, warning that their religious worship is meaningless, and indicating what true ‘religion’ looks like.
Month of Prayer – Join us as we pray for our community - Thursdays 1.30 @ the Church.
Mainly Music, our music and movement programme meets every Wednesday from 10.00am. If you have small children feel free to join us.
Small Groups are meeting again. Contact the church if you would like to join one.
Oh and for those who are unable to join us we will still have an on-air service for you @10.30am and again @ 8pm on Thursday evening on Coast Access Radio 104.7FM or you can livestream at
http://coastaccessradio.org.nz/Listen/index.aspx The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.
If at this time you need someone to chat with then please call the church office 04 2987766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
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Grace and peace