Thought For The Week 10, December 2017
Welcome to our services today as we commence the second week in Advent which focuses on peace. On Thursday the breaking news story was Donald Trump’s announcement to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The reasoning is to recognize that Israel has always considered Jerusalem its capital city and it seems the current US administration strongly agree with this. The problem is Palestinians also claim Jerusalem as their capital and see this as a vital part of any 2-state solution to the on-going conflict. It’s not hard to imagine this provocative move leading to a fresh outbreak of violence. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem”. Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, the Korean Peninsula is looking very dangerous with test firing of ballistic missiles on one side and military exercises on the other. We are in great need of the peace of Christ at this moment. I hope you will experience his peace as you worship today and become agents of his peace.
Next Sunday at 2:30pm we will be having a special Memorial service in the Trinity chapel. This is for anyone who has lost a loved one and want’s to honour their memory this Christmas. It will also be the final Celtic service (7pm in the Chapel) for the year. On Monday the 18th at 6:45pm we are invited to join with other Christians to sing carols around the wards of the hospital. Meet at the hospital chapel.