Pastoral Epistle – May 04, 2023
Beloved Congregation,Greetings in Jesus!
“For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:10
The Lord has mercy on His people therefore He has made a covenant of peace with us which will never change. His followers are so blessed!
Praise God: We are immensely thankful for the Service of Induction on Saturday, April 22nd. It was a blessed service. We are thankful to our Archdeacon, the Ven. Cheryl Palmer, our regional dean, the Rev. Shelley Mcvea, Liturgical officer, the Rev. Jeff Sanguine, the Rev. Nico Mpntelbatti for the sermon, the Rev. Ravi Kalison for reading the Gospel and other priests who graced the occasion.
I am thankful to each of our parishioners who helped in various ways to make the service a blessing. I am thankful to our wardens for their support and involvement in the service.
Sunday, April 30th. We are thankful to Rajini Lyman for leading the service and preaching. I deeply appreciate each of you who shared a testimony and song.
Bursary from our diocese: As informed, our diocese gives a Bursary for students going to university this year. Kindly let me know if you qualify. Summer Clean Up: This Sunday, May 7th, following our service, kindly stay back for an exciting time of fellowship and clean up. Our property manager will be in charge and guide us in this endeavour.
Bible Study : Our next bible study is on Wednesday, May 10th, at 7:30pm on Zoom. Kindly note and please make an effort to join and be blessed.
YouTube Stream link for Sunday Worship Service:
https://youtube.com/live/hSHzQPuojN8 or https://www.youtube.com/@stbedesanglican/streams
Here are the details to send your tithes and offerings.
E-transfer your Contributions to : firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contribute at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-bedes-church
Birthdays this week :Sheryl Edith Anand May 1
Malini Lamech May 3
Anniversaries this week :
James Pothirajulu and Tina George May 5
May our Lord keep you in His peace and surround you with His goodness. His covenant of peace will never end.
Regards and blessings,Pastor
The Rev’d Dr. Irwin Sikha