The Fountain of Youth

It was a youth fellowship meeting evening. I sat at the computer as they trickled in, first one, then another and then…. I made small talk with them about the freezing weather and school. Other youths arrived and the buzz of conversation increased. The excited conversations continued with words and exclamations that are understandable only…

Shining in the Darkness

Falling trees, broken branches and blown transformers conspired to deprive us of electricity at the church from Sunday, 22nd to Thursday, 26th December. Those were cold, long days and dark nights. Service was cancelled for Sunday, 22nd December. That was the day our Sunday Church School planned to put on their pageant. So the pageant…

It’s A New Year – So What?

It is a new year, and it is a big deal, that is what. Many people do not place much significance to the dawning of a new year. As far as they are concerned it is just the inevitable result of the inexorable ticking hand of the clock. Therefore, the day that ushers in a…

A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message Dear Friends, It is with great joy, inspired by the spirit and meaning of Christmas, that Alice and I extend to you and your family greetings for a blessed , peaceful and joyous Christmas. The spirit of Christmas is undoubtedly one of joy, goodwill, peace, hope and generosity. It is palpably evident…

Anniversary Ordination Reflections

The wonderful privileges of the pastor Being a pastor and working in the context of a parish is truly a wonderful thing. Without a doubt the ministry is filled with challenges, and has its fair share of trials and tribulations. This is equally true for every other area of work. The difference is that the…

It Was a Celebration Indeed

Everyone agrees that it was a great day. The service was uplifting. The table fellowship was wonderful. Food was plentiful. All had a good time. On Sunday, 24th November one hundred and twenty-seven people gathered for a celebratory service at Bethesda. It was the festival of Christ the King. Bishop Michael Pryse was the preacher…

Creating Good Memories

Memories are some of the best gifts life gives us. Memories, especially good ones, like good restaurants, are places we return to over and over because of the pleasure they give. When we gather with family, good friends, long-time work colleagues or childhood neighbours conversations somehow revolve around memories of the “good old days”. Memories…

Covenant

Covenant is an important concept in the Judeo-Christian faiths. The theme of covenant is found throughout the bible. In the Old Testament God made covenants with Noah, Abraham and the people of Israel. In the New Testament we recall the words of our Lord every time we celebrate the Lord’s supper; “…This cup is the…