Hi church family

Many of us spend hours of our day fretting and worrying about the future. The irony is that this ‘mindset’ robs us of joy and energy for the present. We sometimes loose out on the blessing of ‘today’ because we are too busy stressing about future problems and challenges. Jesus saw this very thing in the lives of people when He said;

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6:34

How then should we live? The verse just before Jesus encourages us; “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” He also encourages us by saying “your heavenly Father knows what you need.” May we all be in the moment. Let’s give ourselves fully to today and reap the blessings contained in the now.” This reminds me of the Latin word ‘Carpe Diem.’
‘Seize the Day!’

Last week I wrote about the importance of making meaningful connections with each other as a church family. One such area where folks are hungry for more connections is our Young Adults. Recently Cecile and I counselled such a young adult. We asked this young person “do you have friends at church?” The reply was“no.” It broke my heart to think that we have many awesome young folk in church – but they aren’t connecting with one another. And I’m sure we’ll all agree that having Christian friends from your own church is a blessing and necessity in life.

Further on in the Newsletter you see that Alex Thompson has arranged for a ‘get together’ for our Young Adults at Dome this Monday. If you as a Young Adult read this, please make the effort to go along. If you as a parent of young adults are reading this -please strongly encourage them to attend. Let’s make a big effort to help our young folk connect with each other. Carpe Diem.

In closing – remember the Rally for Life this Saturday. We’d love to see you there.

God bless you all.
Pastor Joe