Second Sunday after Epiphany 15th January 2017 Greetings,
‘The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (That is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus’ (John 4:41-42)
What might have happened if Andrew had not invited Peter to meet Jesus? A great witness for God might have been lost. You see the importance of ‘invitation’. This passage, from today’s Gospel, underlines the importance of having a concern for our fellow human beings and their ultimate welfare.
Most of you will know of many occasions during the year where we have special services that are open to invite the community to come and join our worship. These are special occasions that we have where we encourage to bring friends, family and neighbours to accompany us to Church. All good so far.
However, I’m thinking should this be the norm, rather than the exception! Shouldn’t we be an ‘invitational church’? By this we mean that inviting others to accompany us to church and church activities should occur all year round.
During this year, the first opportunity to invite family, friends and neighbours is the Parish Fun Day on Sunday 5th February at 11:30am onwards. A Mystery car run to a secret destination with a ‘Bring and Share’ Picnic Lunch – Fun and prizes guaranteed. It is also a Fundraiser of the “Raise the Roof” Committee.
Rev'd Dr Desiree Snyman