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.
“There is one body,” says Paul. Unity does not just happen; we have to work at it. Often differences among people can lead to division, but this should not be true in the church (sadly we see it too often). Instead of concentrating on what divides us, we should remember what unites us: one Body – the fellowship of believers, the Church; one Spirit – the Holy Spirit who activates and leads the fellowship; one Hope – the glorious future to which we are all called; one Lord – Christ, to who we all belong; one Faith – our singular commitment to Christ; one Baptism – our public confession of faith and one God – who is our Father who keeps us to eternity.
As a Body, we learn to appreciate people who are different from us. We see how their differing gifts and viewpoints can help the church as it carries out the task God has called us to do. I’m not talking about differing theology – there is no compromise there, however as we grow in understanding of one another we will discover the amazing qualities God has gifted the church that will complement one another and see His Kingdom grow.
With love & blessings,