We had a very colourful visitor to our Saturday church service a few weeks ago. He/she was a rainbow lorikeet . Apparently, the lorikeet was so keen to join our service that it had slept in the church the night before (perhaps it was camping out in order to ensure that it had the best perch). However, having discovered that the baptismal font was out of water, the lorikeet was ready to go outside but couldn’t find the exits. Thankfully, one of our new members, Andrew, was kind enough to gently catch it and take it through one of the doors.
Over the past year we have had lots of other visitors to our church too. It has been exciting to see the number of children and families who have attended the cafe ministery, JUMP (Primary age kids club on Friday afternoon) mainly Music (for preschoolers on Friday morning) and DBS (Devotion Before School for teenagers). These weekly activities combine with our annual social events, such as the Friendship Dinner and the PWA Cards Day, both of which drew large crowds again this year. Please join me in prayer as we seek to build relationships with these visitors so that they might we willing to come to our church services with us.
Since our last edition of the Chronicle, three people that I loved very dearly – Joyce Chew, Colin McCrae and Bruce Benjamin – have returned home to be with the Lord. All three have made great contributions to our church life, each in their own unique and special way. I am saddened by their departure but I thank God that we will see them again one day. I also praise God for the joy of knowing these three humble and dedicated servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we seek to build relationships with the visitors to our church, let us follow the example of Christ and his three beloved desciples - Joyce, Colin and Bruce - of being genuine, sincere and welcoming.