From time to time it becomes essential to evaluate our lives.
We change jobs, our relatives fall ill, we move to another city, and it is important to recognize when we are in a new season.
This month, Holy Trinity Anglican Church is in a new season.
We have decided to make a few changes. One main one is changing our services from Sunday to Saturday.
Most of you are free on Saturdays, and you are invited to celebrate worship with us at 4: 30 pm.
The word of God reminds us there are a time and a season for everything under heaven.
In Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.”
We look forward to seeing you at our worship service on Saturdays at 4:30 pm.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church has a tradition of giving bible training tools to other Churches regardless of denomination or location. These Bible tools are made and donated by a member of the congregation.
Churches that have received these gifts over the years include The Methodist Church, Presbyterian, Catholic, Anglican and African Methodist Episcopal Church.
This year on Christmas Eve, Fr. Abraham blessed the next five gifts in that tradition.
One has already been delivered to Detroit to the Methodist Church; the other four will go to Hudson, Columbus, Norwalk and Pennsylvania.
The bibles provide Sunday School Teachers a hands-on teaching tool that helps youngsters from ages 3 to 13 understand the value of learning about God’s Word.
Familiarity with God’s word, learned at an early age, will prayerfully lead to a lifetime of Bible reading and attainment of wisdom.
September was the month we decided to evangelize by going out and talking to people in the community.
Why was this necessary?
Matthew 28:19 says we should; “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
It is not just the Pastors responsibility to evangelize; all Christians are called to go and make disciples.
We approached evangelism using several methods.
Some of our methods were successful, and others were not so successful.
Some restaurants were kind enough to allow us to put our church flyer on their notice board.
The weather was great, and lots of people were walking around and shopping. Some were willing to allow us to talk to them and accepted our flyers.
We visited neighborhoods’ and talked to people sitting on their front porches. They were keen on listening to what we had to say.
Some of the challenges we faced were; some businesses did not want us to pass flyers in their stores.
We also had our own challenges; it is not easy to talk to strangers. It can be scary to say the least.
The challenge of evangelism for every church today is to meet and engage with people where they are.
You don’t always have to go somewhere..!
In our everyday lives with the people we encounter daily; we ought to take advantage of every opportunity and tell them about Christ.
“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
John 8:36 NIV
During this month’s House Church, we studied what it means to be set free.
The culprit that keeps us under bondage is sin.
Our ancestors, Adam and Eve, lived in harmony with God, each other and creation until they disobeyed God.
Sin causes separation from God -and Spiritual bondage.
We need to acknowledge we are not perfect and have flaws and shortcomings.
For us to properly relate to others and God, we need to turn away from sin that imprisons us and turn toward God.
When Jesus sets you free, you will be free indeed.
On Saturday April 11th, we held a praise worship and healing service.
Praise and worship were led by Richard and Andrea. Richard Cottrill and Andrea Bressler are the Co-Founders and Leaders of Re Awaken Ministries.
Both Rich and Andrea are from Sandusky, Ohio and have been called by God to lead an end times ministry that is fueled by intimacy with the Lord.
Rich and Andrea have said yes to walking by faith with God and have agreed to do whatever it takes to see God’s people set the eyes of their hearts on Him.
Sylvia and Ken Lutke led the healing ministry. As miracles happened during the time of Jesus, they are still happening today.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will also do; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14
The people of Milan received healing, and we gave glory to God.
This month we had our first House Church Fellowship, where we focused on the theme; “Being Thirsty For God.”
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” ~Psalm 42:1-2
Within the inmost chambers of our being exists a longing for deeper levels of intimacy with God, evidenced in our constant search for something or someone “more” fulfilling or meaningful. We partake of many things in life; yet, we are still unsatisfied. Why are we so insatiable? Is God not enough?
The book of Genesis aids us in our internal quest for significance and fulfillment. In the beginning God created man, but man was devoid of life, of purpose, and meaning until the Almighty breathed in the creature his very “breath.” There exists in each human a “divine void,” a perpetual yearning for communion and fellowship with Him.
The spiritual water Jesus offers quenches our thirst, and soothes our weary and aching souls. I wish to consume His water. Don’t you?