Kia ora All Saints Whanau!
There are many great things about being together this week - we get to have a coffee together, we get to worship together and I am sure you have your own excitements about coming back together this week.
It is important to remember that we both believe in the 'Temple' and the House. Both are important and both offer different things. To really embed our house church rhythm we are going to be doing service gatherings fortnightly. On the other fortnight we as Deacons encourage you to find and then attend some house church gathering. You can click here to sign up to a house church.
As we meet together this week and explore our next part of Mark - where Jesus is predicting the destruction of the temple. Perhaps this will resonate with you - a symbol that so much stood for that community and a communty of faith is coming down. I think its very relevant for our time and space. I eagerly await for Chris to share his thoughts on Sunday.
As we head into our next season we are so loving being on this journey with you. We are encouraged by the faith we find here, the faithfulness that has existed and the future vision we are starting to grasp on to.
I pray that this week will be refreshing, encouraging and sustaining for us as a church.
See you sunday
Andrew Spence on behalf of the deacons.