Sunday September 30th, 2018

Welcome to our service today.  It’s great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

The word ‘happiness’ makes me think of being with loved ones, laughing out loud, the warmth of the sunshine on a lovely day or hearing some good news. Everyone wants to be happy – many of us make it a life long pursuit! Some spend money on things, collect stuff or search for new experiences. But if happiness depends on our circumstances what happens when the money runs out, the stuff wears out or the experience eludes us?

In contrast to happiness is joy. Joy runs much deeper and much stronger than happiness. Joy is the quiet , confident assurance of God’s love and work in our lives – that He will be there no matter what. Happiness depends on happenings but joy depends on Christ. What are you focusing on today – happiness…. or joy? Let’s stand on the scripture from Nehemiah 8:10 and let the joy of the Lord be our strength.

With love & blessings,



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