How are you?
There’s a few in our congregation undergoing operations at this time, and there’s also a bit of COVID going around. A few in our congregation have experienced it. Please let me or another member of our pastoral team know if we can help you in any way, or if you’d like specific prayer.
I’m so glad to be part of a praying community. I’m grateful for Sarnia putting together a daily prayer list for us each month, and for those expressing the desire for a monthly prayer meeting. I believe that prayer ought to be at the very core of our church, and I look forward to beginning a monthly prayer meeting soon. Meantime, please continue to pray for one another, our church, our community, and our world.
I love ministering among you here at Church. This week I have also had the great privilege of speaking at the Anzac Day service in Mount Eliza, and then at Peninsula Grammar’s year 9-12 Anzac Service. I am grateful to God for His call on my life to Minister not only here at Church but also in the wider community. While I know we don’t all have public speaking roles, I know God calls each of us to be His representatives wherever we go. I wonder how God has been using you to bless others in your neighbourhood or wider community this week? I’m praying and trusting that He is using you for His purposes in all sorts of ways.
Yesterday, at our Wednesday service, our small congregation shared “good news” stories about what God is currently doing in our lives. We spoke of God’s goodness to us, regardless of our struggles, and exalted him. This is what David encourages us to do in psalm 34.
1 I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
This Sunday as we gather together to exalt His name again, we will witness the Baptism of two young children. Will you pray with me that God will truly minister to them and their families who will attend, and pray these children will follow the Lord all the days of their lives.
In this Sunday’s Gospel reading we will look at Jesus call on Peter’s life (John 21:1-19) which makes a good time for us to reflect more deeply on God’s call on our own lives. What is God saying to you through this passage? And what will you do in response to what he is saying?
I pray we all continue to live out God’s call on our lives, and continue to be His faithful witnesses wherever we go.
God is with you and for you.
Enjoy His presence.
Reverend Tanya Cummings