With our Superintendent currently on Sabbatical, the following is a message from the Circuit’s Acting Superintendent Minister Rev. Charles ILinga
Dear Beloved Church Family
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in abundance as we enter the month of August, a special time in our ecclesiastical calendar. It is with great joy and anticipation that I write this pastoral letter to encourage and uplift each one of you in our faith journey together. August marks a significant period in which we reflect upon the blessings of God’s faithfulness and seek His guidance for the days ahead. As we gather in worship and fellowship, let us open our hearts to the abundant love and grace of our Heavenly Father. May this month be filled with spiritual growth, deepening relationships, and a renewed sense of purpose as we seek to live out our calling as the body of Christ.
In the midst of our busy lives and the challenges we face, it is essential that we take time to rest in the presence of God. Let this month be a time of Sabbath, a time of refreshing and refocusing our hearts on the One who sustains us. In the quiet moments of solitude, may we find solace and strength, knowing that God is with us every step of the way.
As we gather for worship, let us come expectantly, ready to encounter the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. May our worship be an overflow of grateful hearts, expressing our adoration and praise to the One who deserves all glory and honour. Let us draw near to God with sincerity and devotion, allowing Him to shape and mould us into vessels of His love and grace.
August, the eighth month, is a happy time when many are on holydays, but also an opportune time to cultivate deeper relationships within our church family. Let us be intentional in reaching out to one another, extending a hand of friendship and support. Together, we can build a community that is marked by compassion, unity, and genuine care for one another. May our conversations be filled with encouragement, our actions with kindness, and our prayers with fervent intercession.
As we embrace this month, let us not forget the world around us. There are many who are hurting, broken, and in need of the hope that only Jesus can bring. Let us be ambassadors of Christ’s love, extending a helping hand, a listening ear, and a message of hope to those around us. In our words and deeds, may we reflect the love and compassion of our Saviour.
Beloved, let us hand in hand press on in our journey of faith, knowing that God has a purpose and a plan for each one of us. As we seek His will, let us be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit, ready to step out in faith and obedience. Remember, we are not alone in this journey. We have the support and encouragement of our church family, and above all, the unfailing presence of our Heavenly Father who is always ready to hear our prayer. He says pray without ceasing, in other words ‘speak to me all the time.’ 1Thessalonians 5: 16-18. Each one of us needs your prayers. The Circuit Leadership Team need your prayers and, as you are all aware, Richard, our superintendent, is on Sabbatical up to the end of September. He and his wife need our prayers.
May this month of August be a time of spiritual growth, renewed passion, and deepened relationships. Let us rejoice in the goodness of God and remain steadfast in our commitment to following Him. I am excited to see how God will move and work in our midst during this Connexional year about to start.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Yours in Christ’s love,