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Pastoral Letter - 26 February 2015

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Hi Table View Methodist Family, I'm writing from home today, working on my sermon while my daughter Emily recovers from a fever she had yesterday.  Isn't it amazing how quickly some children get sick - and then all better again in a few hours :)  I'm sure she send you all her love. Society Stewards Thank you for participating in the nomination and election of our society stewards last week.  We will induct our stewards this coming Sunday at their respective services: 8am Joe Taljaard Rodney Rhoda Vivienne Cameron 930am Charmaine DuToit Karin Franklin Jacques Kellerman 11am Busisiwe Ziqgola Basisipho May-Seane Philasande Macwili Thank you also to those who were nominated, but not elected - I am grateful for your willingness to serve the congregation - the voting was very close and so we trust that God has helped us to discern the way forward for our congregation. Most important - it is not the job of the stewards to do everything

Pastoral Letter 19 Feb 2015

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Hi Table View Methodist Family, This Sunday marks the first Sunday in Lent.  Lent is a time of preparation for Good Friday and Easter - often people choose to fast in some way or another - or they choose to take up something new.  If you haven't already done it, why not sign up to receive Read Think Pray every weekday morning at 6am ( click here ) or 5am ( click here ).  That way you can start your day by reading one of the scriptures that inspired our worship on the previous Sunday. Our scriptures for this coming Sunday are Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22 and Mark 1:9-15.  The Genesis scripture reminds us of God's covenant with Noah; the rainbow is a reminder of God's commitment to never again send a flood to destroy the earth (Gen 9:11).  The story of Noah is a story of hope - although the world was full of evil and God regretted what he had created (Chapter 6:7); but Noah walked with God - and God remembered Noah and saved humanity; givin