Like many of you I was disappointed to realise that we are back in Level Four. There were lots of things I wanted to do and yet, for the sake of others, we now put those things aside in order to keep each other safe.
This idea of self-sacrifice is not always popular but it is an integral aspect of what it means to follow Jesus. Jesus himself was the one who called those who want to be his followers to lay down their lives for the sake of others.
I trust that as you are restricted to home, you will make time to think about the things that are important to you, those people or things that give your life meaning and purpose. And perhaps you might like to think about how you can care for and show them just how important they are to you.
If you are struggling at this time and just need someone to talk to then please email us at the address below and we will make contact with you. email@example.com
This Sunday we begin a new series called ‘Telling our Stories..of Jesus’. We have just heard about the life of Jesus in the book of Acts and now we want to hear the stories of how Jesus is working amongst us today, here in Paraparaumu in 2021. Over the next month we will hear those stories and we hope they encourage you.
Mainly Music - Closed due to lockdown. Normally meets Wednesday’s from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is a way for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern and support for those with young children.
Small Groups are meeting via Zoom. Contact the church firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
And we are also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/paraparaumubaptist
Grace and peace