Showing posts from July, 2016

Table View Methodist - Souper Bowl, Sunday School, The Story Chapter 17

Hi Table View Methodist Family, This Sunday Sunday School begins again and we resume our reading of The Story with Chapter 17, The Kingdom's Fall.  Mr Iain Uys is preaching at 8am , Mr Ryan Fernandez at 930am, and Mr Bambelela Ngxaki at 11am .  I will be preaching and serving communion to the Methodist Church in Brooklyn (Near Milnerton, not New York!) The Story - Recap... We remember how the Israelites formed a nation of 12 tribes that later became divided when Solomon's Son Rehoboam took over.  The Judeans and the Benjaminites held on to Judah (in which Jerusalem is located) and the rest formed Northern Israel which later became known as Samaria. Samaria fell to the Assyrians in about 720BC and Judah fell to the Babylonians in about 586BC. It seemed that the nation that God had formed to be a light to the world had been snuffed out.  The passages in Jeremiah and Lamentations that describe the horror of Jerusalem's destruction haunt us with hopeles

Pastoral Note - 7 July 2016

Hi Table View Methodist Family, I returned to work today to finish preparing my sermon for Sunday and write this note. Firstly - thank you for the vacation time.  We had a wonderful time with family, staying in Jeffrey's Bay; celebrating my nephew's 21st, my 40th, my brother in law's 50th and my mom's 70th birthdays.  (Lots of cake!) The gospel for this Sunday is Luke 10:25-37 , The Parable of the Good Samaritan , told in response to the lawyer's question:  "What must I do to inherit eternal life?"  I look forward to worshiping with you as we reflect on this passage at 8, 930 and 11am this Sunday . Passing of Faith Adams and Margaret Hodgkiss I was sad to hear of the passing of Margaret Hodgkiss last week and I'm also sad to tell you that Faith Adams passed away on Wednesday morning 6 July.  Those of you who knew Faith and Margaret will know that they were both instrumental in founding and building up the Table View Society an