How would you define the word faithfulness? It’s one often used in religious circles when talking about God but what do we mean when we use it? The dictionary says It can also mean dependable and reliable or trustworthy. But sometimes I wonder if we add our own expectations to what faithfulness should look like.  We imply or even expect that God’s faithfulness means we should never get sick or suffer, that somehow God will remove us from the realities of the world we live in. I wonder if another word for faithfulness is presence. God has promised to never leave us or forsake us – to be with us no matter what it is we face or experience in life. And God’s faithfulness is demonstrated when in the midst of those times we discover that God is present with us. We are not abandoned or forsaken – instead God stands with us.

This week in whatever situation it is that you find yourself in may you know God’s faithfulness and presence.

We will be holding a physical service this coming Sunday open to anyone. We do require facemasks to be worn and social distancing is still in place. We look forward to seeing you all again.

If you need support during this time then please make contact with Andrew on 0223075225.

To join with us on air tune in to Coast Access Radio 104.7FM from 10.00am or livestream at http://coastaccessradio.org.nz...  The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.

If you are struggling at this time and just need someone to talk to then please email us @ office@pb.org.nz and we will make contact with you.

This Sunday Andrew and Ro Baldwin will be part of our service. They spent ten years working with NZBMS in South East Asia. Andrew will be speaking on God’s faithfulness looking at the life of Abraham.

Mainly Music – Will recommence on Wednesday 4 May from 10.00am. We do ask that you wear a mask. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity 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. Contact the church office@pb.org.nz if you would like to join one.

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Grace and peace