It's amazing that October is upon us already! The smell of autumn is in the air, and we can feel that first chill of approaching winter. But we have had some beautiful days this week, amazing oppprtunities to reflect on the beauty of God's creation.
Adeola led us in a wonderful service of prayer and worship on Sunday. She preached on Chapter 21 in the Gospel of Matthew (23-33), where Jesus faces a trick question from the Jewish religious leaders. Jesus avoids their trap, and then turns it into a story of obedience. Adeola reminded us of the importance of Jesus' authority in God, and how important it is that we recognize His authority over our lives.
We hope you're all having a good week and are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
We said our farewells to Rev. Eliakim and his family on Sunday, and thanked them warmly for all they have contributed to St. George's (see photos in the gallery).
Rev. Eliakim's final sermon was in keeping with the valuable teachings he has given us. Preaching on Jesus' parable on forgiveness (in Matthew 18:21-35), Eliakim reminded us of the importance of ongoing forgiveness of those who have wronged us. Forgiveness is not so much about helping the person who is forgiven as helping the person who has been wronged but is able to forgive.
It is also an important way for us to act in the likeness of God - the greatest forgiver of them all. With God's help we are able to forgive our brothers and sisters, and I pray that we will remember that message for years to come.
Many thanks again to all those who contributed to the success of International Evening last week: organizing, performing, hosting, cooking, cleaning up - thank you very much to all involved!