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Pastoral Note - Will it Ever Rain Again?

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Hi Table View Methodist Family, This Sunday , given the our current water crisis I think it would be appropriate for us to reflect and pray around the issue of water and the drought in the Western Cape. On Sunday 4 February  we will renew our covenant with God as we pray the covenant prayer: I   am no longer my own but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you, or brought low for you; let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things, let me have nothing: I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to your pleasure and disposal. And now, glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you are mine and I am yours.  So be it. And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. I have written a short study guide to help you prepare to say the coven

Pastoral Note - 2018-01-05

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Hi Table View Methodist Family,  This Sunday we celebrate communion at 8, 930 and 11am as we get back into the swing of things in 2018! Our scriptures this Sunday celebrate Jesus' baptism by John in the Jordan;   Why was Jesus baptized?  And what does it mean to be 'baptized in the Holy Spirit'?   Are questions that are raised by the readings set for this Sun day:   Genesis 1:1-5  •    Psalm 29  •    Acts 19:1-7  •    Mark 1:4-11   ( Click here  to read them online). You will also get a chance to meet our new part time youth pastor, Mr Isaac Rubaya: Isaac is a part time assistant teacher at Tafelberg Primary School, he is also passionate about mission ministries including sports and education development in Dunoon and Joe Slovo​; he is a local preacher in our circuit and studying towards a Bachelor of Education degree through Unisa.   Please support him with your prayers as he makes the transition to Table View Methodist Church. From the lis