3rd June 2018

Our famous Fireworks evening is two weeks away.  This week you will receive a flyer to put on your fridge, or to give away as invite.  It’s always a good time to invite someone to church (especially a Sunday gathering), but the Fireworks is a particularly “easy” invitation to a fun event.

We’re also on the countdown to the CRU Edge Day Camp (for years K-6), in week one of the school holidays (9-13 July). A number of our leaders will be travelling down from Springwood and we hope to billet them with congregation members for the week.  Please mention to me, Marty or the office if you would like to host a leader.

At the end of each communion service we hear the words “the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guards your hearts and minds”.  This “exquisitely tender and beautiful Benediction” (so called by John Dowden), dating back to the 1549 Prayer Book, is based on the apostle Paul’s words in Philippian 4:7.

In Philippians, the promise of peace follows on from Paul’s encouragement not to be anxious about anything, but to take our concerns to God in prayer.  God’s peace will guard us because we know our heavenly Father has heard us.  As such it is a fitting way to conclude a service in which we have uttered so many prayers, confident that they have reached God’s heavenly throne room.  May God’s peace guard your heart and mind this week.