This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Jesus Christ. Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances.’ (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-17).
‘As we gather around the Lord’s Table this Worldwide Communion Sunday we are holding in our hearts brothers and sisters from around the world. Many of them are unknown to us but part of the same Human and Christian Family. We continue giving thanks in the varied circumstances we find ourselves, those which bring joy and those which bring pain.
Thank-you for your ongoing support of the work and ministry of SouthWest. Your faithfulness enables us to bless so many. Thank-you for the gifts of fridges, volunteer hours, cooking, prayer shawls, sponsorship of a breakfast club family and the prayers that sustain our community. We are generous with others as God has blessed us.
Many give a special offering at this Harvest time of year, there are envelopes available if helpful.
I sing this hymn of thanks.
Je chante l’Action de Grâces…
Now thank we all our God, with heart, and hands, and voices, who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices, who from our mother’s arms has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today!” (VU 236)
Loué soit notre Dieu! Que notre vie entière
Tous nous vivions joyeux sous le regard du Père.
Qu’il nous tienne en sa grâce et nous guide toujours,Nous garde du malheur par son unique amour. (NVU 34)