Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr William Grant at his passing, especially to Shirley his wife; his three children Peter, Fiona, and Stuart; and their grand-children and other relatives.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’
‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds follow with them.” (Rev 14:13)
Next Sunday, 29 November, at 10 am we have our Combined Service, when people from both services come together for worship and fellowship. Please prepare by reflecting on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Remember the starting time, 10am.
Also next Sunday, 29 November, at 10 am is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is a word that refers to the Lord’s coming or the Lord’s visitation. The season of Advent focuses our attention on the promises of God that undergird the First Coming of Christ, the Second Coming of Christ, and the daily coming of the Holy Spirit. Our Bible readings will stir us to hope, repentance, and awareness of the Lord’s coming to us. This is a great way to prepare to celebrate Christmas.
To help us mark the season, and to make it memorable to us and our children, we will mark the season with an Advent wreath and candles. Just as candles mark a birthday, candles will mark for us this season of meditation on the prayer, ‘Your kingdom come.’
Please keep a careful eye on the calendar as our church puts on numerous Christmas events: Women’s Ministry ‘Christmas Celebration;’ the Presbyterian Women’s Association ‘Readings and Carols;’ the Christmas Eve outreach service; and our Christmas Day service.
May the Lord bless us and work deeply in our hearts as we read Scriptures about God’s promise to visit his people with salvation! We begin next Sunday looking at Isaiah’s prophecy, Isaiah 9:1-7.