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This week we came to the end of our time of service with you as your Acting Rector. When we came we were strangers to almost all of you, however you welcomed us warmly. We quickly felt at home with you and have enjoyed the privilege of worshipping and serving with you. Our time with you has been a good experience as together we have learnt from God’s Word.
Your love and appreciation of God’s Word has been strongly impressed upon us as we have moved amongst you. Your desire to both grow in your faith and trust in Jesus and to reach out beyond yourselves, to the many in the community and schools has been very heartening. This is how the Church will grow as you press on in faithfulness.
This Sunday is a wonderful day as Sam and Susan and Family begin their ministry among you and with you, making Jesus known in the Oak Flats area and beyond by the grace of God. This has been a big step of faith for their family, and perhaps especially for their children, adjusting to a wholly different environment with the need to establish a network of friends as they grow up among you.
For you, God’s people here at Oak Flats, they are the answer to your many prayers for a new Minister , a godly under shepherd of the Lord Jesus our Great Shepherd. They are going to need your prayers and support as they get to know, love and appreciate you.
Our Prayer for you
As we hand over to Sam and Susan we want to leave you with these words of exhortation from Hebrews.13:1, 20 – 21:
‘Keep on loving each other as brothers……May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep , equip you with everything good thing for doing his will, and may he work in you what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever.’
Be assured of our continued prayers for you all.
– Ken and Maureen Coleman
This Sunday we welcome Sam Pursell as our Senior Minister and will be starting a new series on Colossians, with the first talk titled ‘Thanksgiving and prayer for Oak Flats Anglican’ from Colossians 1:1-14.
During our services we will be taking the opportunity to meet Sam and his wife Susan, plus their children, Ed, Mary and Angela.
Following our morning service, we will be hosting one of our famous pot-luck lunches to say thank you and to farewell Ken and Maureen Coleman, plus to welcome the Pursell family. Please join us from 12pm.
As always, come along and visit us at 9.30am or 5pm at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, or if you can’t make it in person, jump online at www.oakflats.tv to watch a livestream of our services.