Sunday 6 November 9:00am

It’s one thing to welcome an honored guest into our home; it’s another to welcome a cleaner. With the honored guest we want to put on our best face; to cover up the imperfections with the state of our home; and to avoid discussing the problems of our family life. With a cleaner we are much less likely to be worried about appearances – in fact we may even be willing to show the cleaner those very parts of the house that are messiest, in the hope that they’ll help clean things up.

Thinking about this aspect of everyday life can help us understand what the Bible says about welcoming God. Although God is the most honored guest in life, we do not need to hide our imperfections or problems. This is because God comes to help us – to clean up what is messy, and to heal what is hurt.

This Sunday we will meet at 9:00am for a service with Holy Communion. At this service we will think through what it means to welcome God – and we will ask for God’s help in our lives. The Sunday school will meet at about 9:45am.

God’s peace to you,

Fraser Pearce, Pastor

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