This week I came across these words by John Newton, the writer of Amazing Grace. ‘I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.’ These words remind us that often we fail to live up to our own expectations but they also remind us that in Jesus we can be changed and renewed by God’s grace. Newton the slavetrader discovered the power of God’s grace – a grace that allows us to change, to be set free from the past, to be something more than we ever thought we could be.
This Sunday Julia, one of our own members, is sharing with us some insights from the book of Jeremiah.
Month of Prayer – thanks to all those who joined with us in prayer for our community over the last Month. Please continue to pray for us as a church that we will be able to share Jesus with our community.
Mainly Music, kicks off again this coming Wednesday. Added precautions are in place to ensure your, and your little ones, safety during Level 2. Meets every Wednesday from 10.00am during term time. 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.
And we are also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/paraparaumubaptist
Grace and peace