Good Friday, Easter Sunday
Hi Table View Methodist Family,
Good Friday services take place from 8-9am and 930-1130am this coming Friday. The 930 service will be based on the seven words that Jesus spoke from the cross:
- Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
- Luke 23:43: Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.
- John 19:26–27: Woman, behold your son. Son Behold your mother.
- Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
- John 19:28: I thirst.
- John 19:29-30: It is finished.
- Luke 23:46: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.
On Thursday night from 730pm we will prayerfully read through the final hours of Jesus life. The service is a service of readings and silent prayer; for each reading we extinguish one of seven candles until all are extinguished and then we leave the church in silence.
On Easter Sunday we will meet at 8am, 930am and 11am to celebrate the resurrection. Remember to bring a flower to celebrate the resurrection; Cathy is busy putting together an Oasis cross like last year.
I should also mention that our Holy Week services have been well attended; on Monday John reminded us of the 'Grace' of our Lord Jesus Christ, on Tuesday Iain reminded us of the 'Love' of God and today we look forward to Mbulelo Bikwani sharing about the 'Fellowship' of the Holy Spirit at 10am and 7pm today.
From our treasurer:Our income so far for the year is R233,551 and expenditure stands at R275,509 (Click here for this week's statement).
The good news is that this month's income (so far) was R86,953; and our expenditure R98,034; which is better than January and February where we took in R71,699 and R74,917 respectively.
Please speak to Vivienne 8am, Charmaine 930am, or Basi 11am about how you can support the church. We need about R100,000 a month to sustain the work at Table View Methodist and at the moment we are falling short of that goal.
Find our bank details in the notices or on our website.
From our minister:This morning I read through Deuteronomy 14:22-15:18 (look it up); I am reminded how the Tithe was meant to be collected and used to celebrate God's grace and was shared with those in need. From week to week I am convinced of our need to have a well resourced church in this place - reaching out effectively to our neighbourhood, growing disciples (young and old) and establishing God's Kingdom. I encourage every member of our church to prayerfully consider their investment in our work.
I am also reminded of the church's responsibility to use its resources in accordance with God's will. Please continue to pray for wisdom and God's generous provision.
And I look forward to worshiping with you this week.
Rev Angus Kelly
PS. Our offering on Good Friday is to be given to the Ministerial Student's Fund of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. We need to train more ministers and a large part of the funding for that work comes through our Good Friday collections.
PPS :) I will miss you all for the next few weeks as I take my next block of Sabbatical. If you need a minister the other ministers from our circuit will be glad to help; and Iain is also available. God bless, Gus.