Complete Salvation in Christ

Scripture Readings Proverbs 8:22-36 John 17:1-5 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Over time words can loose its meaning. Some time ago the word “awesome” was reserved to describe the actions or person of God; these days a hamburger can be awesome! Some time ago the words “ever” and “forever” described something which … Continue reading Complete Salvation in Christ

Christ, the Holy Spirit and joy

Scripture Readings Romans 8:6-17 John 16:12-33 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, They say the American painter, John Sargent, once painted a panel of roses that was highly praised by critics. It was a small picture, but it approached perfection. Although offered a high price for it on many occasions, Sargent refused … Continue reading Christ, the Holy Spirit and joy

Presbyterian Women’s Association

The PWA held their meetings on the first Tuesday of the months, February to November. A short meeting was held in December, prior to the AGM. There were seventeen affiliated members with an average of ten members. The 68th Birthday Social was held in February, and theme of the morning was “Prettiest Cake Plate”. We … Continue reading Presbyterian Women’s Association

Report of the committee of Management

The year commenced with the anticipated arrival of our pastor Rev Rudi Schwartz and his wife Heila around Easter. In preparation, a working bee was held in March where gardens were tidied, trees trimmed, driveways cleaned for both the church and manse. The finishing touches to the new manse shed which included repositioning of the … Continue reading Report of the committee of Management

Statement from the Session and Pastoral Care

Session (elders) Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you. (Hosea 10:12) ...not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from … Continue reading Statement from the Session and Pastoral Care

Foreigners in this world

Bible readings: Isaiah 66:1-6 John 15:18-16:4 Introduction My dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, Last week we heard from the Word of God of the perfect and complete joy our Lord gives to his church.  This joy is to found in the Word of God, prayer and being fruitful in the service of our … Continue reading Foreigners in this world

Complete joy

Scripture Readings Psalm 19 John 15:5-17 Introduction A lady was crossing a certain London station, when an old man stopped her, and said: "Excuse me, ma'am, but I want to thank you for something." "Thank me!" exclaimed the lady. "Yes'm. I used to be ticket collector, and whenever you used to go by you always … Continue reading Complete joy