News for December 4th

News for December 4th

The Arrival.

Part 2.

During Advent it is always important to take note of our approach to scripture in our Christian journey. 

II Timothy 3:16 – 17 “All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 

So, we must allow scripture to inform us in all that do although sometimes it becomes difficult to defend our faith with the scripture due to the dynamics of our societies today, we must not give up but find other innovative ways to make the word of God known to the world.

The Collect for 2nd Sunday in Advent from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) shows it is The Lord who caused holy Scripture to be written for our learning and that we should hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

This Collect admonishes us to make time for the word of God and be ready to always hear them, spend some time in our personal devotions to read and make it a point to take note by marking them spiritually in our hearts. It goes on to tell us to avail ourselves for scripture learning so that it will move us to inwardly digest and or discern the will of God in our lives, be able to know God better to prepare well for His coming and be able to meet Him with confidence. Amen.

Fr. Josiah


Other news

Ecumenical Carols – join with Christians from across Hayes on Monday evening at 7pm at the Golden Disk in Hayes Town to sign carols and hand out flyers with details of all our Christmas services on. A great act of mission, faith and invitation – not to mention a great opportunity to prepare for Christmas. 

Advent & Christmas Dates:

  • Advent Course, Thursdays after mass (10:30am)
    and online via zoom (7:30pm) – 8/12, 15/12, 22/12
  • 5th December – Ecumenical Carols at the Golden Disk, 7pm
  • 18th December – 9 Lessons and Carols, 6pm 
  • 24th December – Crib & Carols Service, 3pm
  • 24th December – Midnight Mass, 11:30pm
  • 25th December – Christmas Day Mass, 10am

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