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At the Annual Church Meeting earlier in the year, our attention was drawn to the precarious state of our church finances. The situation has improved only a little since.

One of the functions of the church is to reach out to those around us. Indeed, it has been said that the church exists primarily for the benefit of its non-members. Whilst many initiatives may not not need a lot of cash, we still need some money which can be used for reaching our neighbours. Given our current situation, how can we make that provision?

The year moves on – sometimes faster than we realise or care to admit. With Easter being early this year, Lent starts soon. Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, will be on 10th February. As usual, we will mark the occasion with a service of Holy Communion (at 19:00) which will include the traditional act of the imposition of ashes as a sign of our penitence.

Lent is often the time for some extra personal prayer and Bible study, perhaps accompanied by fasting, to prepare our hearts and minds for the annual remembrance of Jesus's suffering and death,

Introducing Peter and Christine Knight!

Peter and Christine Knight have been looking forward to arriving in Tunis and being part of St Georges Church for a year or so. Until recently they have been serving in five parishes in the Norwich Diocese in the east of England. The past few months have been busy, packing up and making all the arrangements for the move, while also continuing ministry in the parishes and involvement in the life of the diocese.

Consider, my beloved, how the All-holy Spirit filled the entire house where the divine Apostles were sitting and praying when the Holy Spirit descended into the upper room in the form of fiery tongues like a violent wind and thunder (Acts 2:2); and how the Holy Spirit made the house into something like a baptismal font, as Gregory of Thessaloniki says, in order to baptize the Apostles with His divine grace,

Strengthening one another in God! - July & August 2012

On a Sunday in May, after morning services, I was handed a home-made envelope containing a home-made card – a sheet of A4 paper folded in half. The “card” was beautifully decorated in colour, most likely done by a fairly young child, and it said “Hey Bill, Keep up the good work!” I have no idea who made it and got it to me, but it encouraged my heart so much!

Remember Jonathan “strengthening David’s hand in God”, even though it appeared to be Jonathan’s own dad who was causing all the danger in David’s life? That took faith and guts (1 Samuel 23:15-18)!

Four thoughts:

the deepest saints and the strongest leaders need believing comrades to strengthen their hands in God. David was deep, David was strong, and David needed Jonathan.
strengthening a person's hand in God involves conscious effort.
the strength we are to give each other is strength in God, not in ourselves.
the way Jonathan strengthened David's hand in God was to remind him of a promise that God had made.

Read the passage and see what you think. Can we be better strengtheners of one another in God, generous strengtheners of our Tunisian brothers and sisters? Thanks to whoever sent me the card! +Bill

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Verse of the Day

  • 1 Peter 2:2-3

    “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”