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As the situation may change daily. We will try to keep you informed whith what we are doing. Follow this link for information
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For counselling and support or other church enquiries contact Robin Palmer.
We understand that this is a stressful time, and encourage you to keep connected with friends and family on line or on the phone. Prayer requests can be sent to office for the church prayer groups to pray for you.
We will continue to pray that all in our community will cope with this new way of life, and be able to find new ways of being a faith community.
We can do this!
We're glad you're here! We hope you will find all you need to know about Browns Bay Presbyterian.
With Gods help we can get through this.
We are a community church comprised of people of all ages and various cultures. Our desire is to help people find and follow Jesus. This means we are discovering what it means to love God, love one another and love the community around about us.
You can visit us at 45 Anzac Rd, Browns Bay. You'll find more information about us from the links on the menu on the left.
From the Pastor’s pen:
22 July 2021
Welcome to BBP Family Church’s weekly newsletter.
Prayer isavailable daily through the prayer chain and email list. Our Sunday morning services here are also on Zoom and YouTube live at this link.
Recorded Services and Resources are here on our website.
On the menu on the left side of the screen you can click on
Readings & Vids to find each week's readings in English or Korean/English parallel. Previous services and readings are also found there. There are pages with each week’s newsletter, rosters and various other resources On the Browns Bay Presbyterian website. See https://bbpsermons.wordpress.com/ for written sermon texts.
Reports for our ACM are due now.
A reminder that we would like reports in bullet form - what has been done and what you have the vision for in the future. Thank you so much.
World Vision 40 hour challenge.
Well done to James, Daniel and Helen Hulm. Please remember to bring your pledges for this on Sunday. It’s for a great cause.
Preacher today and Healing Service.
We are privileged to have a team of willing and capable people to share on Sundays. Our thanks to Sean Cloete for being available today. I hope the school holidays have been a welcome break. Sheilagh and I are planning to be back for the healing service here at BBP this Sunday evening. If you can bring a plate for the supper after this service please let Lindy know. Those wanting to be part of the prayer team please meet with Roy at 6.00pm.
MODERATOR'S PENTECOST MESSAGE
JESUS TAUGHT: “IF YOU LOVE ME, YOU WILL OBEY WHAT I COMMAND. AND I WILL ASK THE FATHER, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER COUNSELLOR TO BE WITH YOU FOREVER - THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH”. JOHN 14: 15-16
Pentecost in Acts 2 is recognised and recalled as the coming of the Holy Spirit. The believers gathered in anticipation and in prayer. The Spirit came amongst them; “They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them”. Acts 2:3.
There are many who see this day as the beginning of the Church. It was an extraordinary day.
The day of Pentecost, a Jewish festival celebrating the wheat harvest, is known as the “Ingathering” or the “Harvest Festival”. It has been traditionally also called “The Feast of Weeks”. Today, it is celebrated as the day of the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Who is the Holy Spirit? For the majority of Christians, the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Spirit was there at the beginning of Creation. “And the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.” Genesis 1:2.
The Spirit is recorded through Scripture as ever present. Jesus spoke clearly of the Holy Spirit, “Counsellor, teacher, comforter, provider, helper, spirit of truth...”. The Spirit will fulfil what Jesus taught.
The Holy Spirit is present in the world, and is present in you and me. In the resurrection narrative, as Jesus came amongst the disciples, he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. John 20:22. In baptism, we are baptised in, “The name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Matthew 28:19.
The Spirit of God is present to complete the work the Lord Jesus started, in each and every one of us. Jesus said, “The Counsellor will be with you forever”. John 14:16.
My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, Pentecost is about the Holy Spirit. It is about Jesus’ teachings. We are Christians because we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. We are baptised into the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But what is crucial, every day, is to be in love with Jesus. And you and I will hence obey his commandments, and the Spirit of truth will be in you and I, all the days of our lives.
Jesus said, “Abide in me as I abide in you”. John 15:4.
Blessed Pentecost for you and for your loved ones
Right Reverend Fakaofo Kaio
Moderator Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
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recoded November 2019