Sunday 16th February 2022

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

It’s good to be back amongst you all as the year gets well underway. Thank you to all of you who have helped over the time we have been away and have also assisted and been patient as we ease our way into the new (and hopefully not too long) way of doing church. There will be teething problems but we know that grace abounds amongst us and we will sort these as soon as we can. If you have any concerns please just talk to one of our Leadership Team.

I have been reading through the book of Nehemiah and been inspired by the strength of his character and leadership. He clearly knew what God was calling him to do and set his sights firmly on that. Of course it didn’t come without opposition! How do we respond when we face times of difficulty or opposition in our lives and in doing God’s work? When this happens to us it can be tempting to pray “God, please get me out of this situation”. Nehemiah could well have thought to ask that of God. But he didn’t – instead he prayed “strengthen my hands”. He showed tremendous determination and character to remain steadfast in his responsibility. As the year progresses let this be our prayer also. 

With love & blessings, Sandra

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