Thought For The Week 14 February 2021
Welcome to our services of worship today, which happens to be Transfiguration Sunday, where Jesus is affirmed on the mountain as God’s Son and is given status above Moses (representing the law) and Elijah (representing the prophets). This is why Jesus is given the ultimate authority, he being the ‘image of God’ (2 Cor 4:4).
February has turned into a rather busy month as we launch into a new year. This week Rory and I will be attending a prayer retreat hosted by Alpine Presbytery and led by Rev Heather Simpson. This is being held at the Raincliff youth camp from Sunday night to Tuesday morning. We are both very much looking forward to this contemplative space which is essential for our spiritual health and vitality.
This week, starting Thursday, is the Central South Island Charity Bike Ride which I will be participating along with Ron Paulin and Eion Powell. This will be my fourth time on the ride and I’m very pleased with the fund-raising effort (mostly from Catherine) currently $1400 ($500 of this was from Timaru Host Lions Club). Thank you to all who have contributed.
In exciting news, Catherine and I have purchased a house in Timaru which we will be moving into in a few weeks. This enables us to down-size our living space and will free the manse to be rented thus providing an extra income stream for the parish. We have loved being in the manse and there are many things we will miss but are excited to once again live in our own place and put our mark on it.