Thought For The Week 22 November 2020
Welcome to our special combined ‘stir up’ service today. It has become our tradition to mark the last Sunday before Advent with a stir up service in which we make a Christmas cake and each give it a stir. I like to think of this as a tangible sign of our combined efforts to live and share God’s love and to live out our mission and purpose in the community. Just as a cake is made up from different ingredients and baked into something new, so too the Church; we are not just a group of individuals but rather a community with a distinct identity and purpose in God. And just as we expect the Christmas cake to be delicious, so too the Church is to be a place of sweet fellowship.
It is also a special day as we recognise the tremendous effort made by Daniel McTague in achieving his Boys Brigade Queen’s Award. Daniel has been involved in the Timaru 3rd Company for a number of years and this award is the highest honour bestowed on the boys. He will travel to Wellington early in December to take part in the national award ceremony at Government House. Well done Daniel- we are very proud of you!
On a personal note, I would like to let you know that once again I have signed up to do the Central South Island Charity Bike Ride in February. This 365 km, 3-day ride raises funds for local charities by sponsoring each rider. Charities supported this year are Family Works, Graeme Dingle Foundation, Hospice, Heart Kids, Multiple Sclerosis, Riding for the Disabled, Child restraint rentals and the YMCA. All funds raised remain in South Canterbury. If you would like to sponsor me please get in touch.