Monthly Newsletter

Dear friends,

We’ve had a very busy November remembering all of those saints who have gone before us, remembering all of our loved ones who have died, and then remembering all of those who serve and those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of our freedom. It was a busy time for all who minister in the name of our Lord Jesus.  Thank you for your faithful service to God and our communities.

Interestingly, all of that remembrance activity is part of the Church’s Kingdom season and completes with the celebration of Christ the King.    With Christ the King, we remember Jesus’s sacrifice and death on the cross to demonstrate God’s love for all people.   We think about what it means to have Jesus, the crucified One, King of the Jews, as our King.  Through this concrete event in history, we may realise the grace of our Lord Jesus.  This is a gift of God to be received by all people.  With this gift our lives are forever transformed.  That is amazing grace.

And all of that brings us to the season of Advent.  Advent is a season of waiting expectantly for the Grace that God is bringing to birth, perpetually. It is a season of earnest looking forward to our Lord’s return.  It is a time to cast off the works of darkness and walk in the light of Christ.   So, against the restless busyness and commercialism of this world leading up to Christmas, we can slow down and cherish this time of expectancy as we prepare to receive the gift of God’s grace anew.

May God’s gift of grace and Love be with you and all those you love this Christmas and always.

All blessings,