Last Sunday evening’s sermon reminded us that 16 out of the 38 parables Jesus told were about money or possessions. When I heard that as ECB treasurer I felt less bad about making money the focus of this short newsletter article! Our thanks go to Pete Stoddart for working on the accounts for us (for the 13th year running).
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Whatever the previous year has been like, and however hard or rewarding it may have been, we can have a sense of expectation and hope for what is to come and for what God will do in us and through us, both individually and corporately in 2017.
Erika and I would like to thank you all for your love, care and support during 2016 and we pray that God will continue to lead, direct and guide us as a church community throughout 2017. We offer you this prayer from the Iona Community.
When the world was dark and the town was quiet, you came.
You crept in beside us.
‘Tis the season to be jolly’…..or is it? This last couple of weeks has been a real mixture of emotions for a lot of us. We’ve had; nativity plays, parties, a wedding, the thanksgiving service of John (such an amazing, inspirational man). I’m sure you can add your own experiences to this.
For those of you who have no idea who I am, I'm the cafe manager here at ECB, so if you haven't met me yet feel free to pop in and say hi anytime.
As I was seeking direction for this article, I felt God’s prompting to concentrate on Mary’s ‘yes’. So, as I explored various avenues for inspiration I came across this short passage, written by James Martin, SJ, and knew that this said everything that I wanted to say. So, I would like to share this with you, hoping that you too are inspired by the words that follow.