I hope that this monthly letter finds you well. It’s difficult to believe a month has passed since I last wrote! This month, there are two things I wish to share with you in this letter.
The first is to say that Ruth and I continue to feel welcome as part of Clincarthill Church. Many of you have asked if we have settled in, and I have been giving the honest answer of, “we’re getting there slowly”. We definitely feel part of the congregation – on the one hand it’s amazing how quickly the last 3 months have passed; on the other, it’s hard to believe it’s only been 3 months. We feel such a part of things already, it’s as though we’ve been around for much longer!
The second thing I wish to share is a bit of an encouragement. On Sunday past, we read the following verse together: “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah” (Acts 2:36 NIVUK). In this verse, Peter was giving the encouragement that, no matter what happens, we have assurance that Jesus will always be our Lord, Messiah and Saviour.
This year, we are thinking about how we are being called by God to serve our community and Parish. This verse helps us because it reminds us that, no matter what we do or how we do it, we have some amazing Good News to share, which is at the heart of everything we do: Jesus is indeed our Saviour and Lord!
I hope this encourages you and keeps you as we walk with Him together.
May God bless you,
Rev. Stuart Love