Happy New Year!
We had a great time on Sunday with our first New Year’s Day ramble, which probably should have been called New Year’s Day swim, such was the ferocity of the rain. Once we’d dried and thawed out we spent a few minutes thinking about what would make 2017 a happy year. Psalm 1 starts by saying “Blessed is the one…” The word used for “blessed” can be translated “truly happy”. So, if you want to know how to be truly happy in 2017 look at Psalm 1 and do what it says.
This Sunday we’re back to normal at the Windsor Youth & Community Centre at 4pm. We will be starting a new sermon series looking at the Old Testament book of Malachi. It was written about 2,500 years ago to warn God’s people not to go soft on their relationship with God. God’s people were giving him little or no attention; they were going off doing their own thing and only occasionally gave God any consideration. That seems to ring a lot of bells with our contemporary society and church.
The plan is for the house groups to follow the sermon series. If you’re not in a house group and would like to know more about them, do get in touch with me. Our mid-week groups are a wonderful forum to deepen our love for each other and for God as we study his word.
Pete Matthew, Senior Minister