Sunday 26th February 2023 – First Sunday in Lent
REFLECTION: Romans 5:12-21 “Eternal life through Jesus Christ”
Have you ever had to suffer the consequences of something that your father,
or your grandfather, or even your great grandfather did? Maybe you are still
living through a family feud that began with former generations? Maybe
you’re still paying off your father’s debts?
Like it or not, the lives of our parents & grandparents influence our
lives more than we would like to admit.
But even so, no single action of our ancestors has had the devastating
effect that Adam’s actions had in the beginning on all humankind. Through
Adam, we became sinners and suffer death. But through another man, Jesus
Christ, we have received God’s grace and the promise of eternal life.
Here is a summary of this morning’s message.
1. Sin came into the world through one man, Adam, and death came through
2. How does Adam’s sin affect us today?
3. But grace came into the world through one man, Jesus Christ, &
eternal life with it.
4. How does this new life from Jesus affect us today?
To Think About:
Who has the biggest influence in your life? Adam or Christ?
What do you need to do to experience more of the abundance that Christ
HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY
TIS 231 At the name of Jesus
TIS 578 How firm a foundation
TIS 154 Great is thy faithfulness
If you have a Mission box and it wasn’t returned last week, could you
please bring to church this Sunday. Thank you for supporting our Mission
A very big thank you to Martin and Daniel for speaking to us last Sunday
on their involvement in Scripture Union Family Beach Missions over the
It was good to get an insight and hear of the rewarding time experienced
by participants and the leaders. A wonderful way of ‘Proclaiming Christ’.
Resuming this Sunday
Graeme will be leading some Bible Studies at the church starting from
Wednesday 1st of March at 7:30pm. We will be looking at the Sunday
COVID is still with us, but nevertheless we are returning this Sunday to the
use of the common cup. We will continue to give the option of individual
cups and of grape juice. At communion, as the server with the cup
approaches you, raise your hands to the cup if you wish to drink from it. A
second server will follow with a tray of individual cups, including some
with grape juice. If you are at all unwell, please use do not drink from the
Some used Christian books have been donated to the Parish and will be
placed on the table in the Parish Centre. Feel free to take whichever one
We finally have good news on the Curate front. The final details are still
being worked out but in principal, the Rev. Jonathan Chaintrier will be
joining us from March 1st as half-time Assistant Curate. Jonathan has
served for the last two years at St Augustine’s Mentone. More information
to follow shortly.
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY
5th Mar – Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12.1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4.1-5,13-17; John 3.1-17
THIS WEEK WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR
Mike; Mark; Rose; Eva; Cecil; Stanley; Nigel; Russell; Josie, Kevin; Joanne, Eve, Margaret, Lynette, Danny, Esme, Henry, Michael, Milton, Sylvia, Charles, Edward & Tyrone.