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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!

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21 April 2024

I encourage you to join one. Speak to Dave, Val or Rob.

The fourth Sunday of Easter every year is “Good Shepherd Sunday”. The Gospel reading always comes from John 10. We speak about shepherds and sheep often even when we are not aware of it. The word “pastor” means “shepherd”. If you make use of this weekly newsletter on Sunday during the readings, and follow in the Portuguese version you will be able to compare languages. For example, “the Good Shepherd” is “o bom Pastor”. “Pastor” comes from the Latin root, and Shepherd from the Old English/Anglo Saxon “sceaphierde” or “sheepherder.“ My call to this congregation is to be a pastor/teacher (Eph 4: 11). It’s my ‘ministry”. If this sounds like a lesson about languages, it is in a sense. “Pastoral” is a term for the care of the flock. Elders in the church share that load. Paul makes it clear in his prayers for the Ephesian elders when he leaves them for good that this is their role: “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock" (Acts 20:28-9). (“Overseer” is the word “bishop.”) Today we celebrate the restoration of this wonderful worship centre. I can’t call it a “church” (That’s us - we are the church.) It is a place for anyone in our wider community and extended church family to feel welcome in, as we carry out other parts of our calling: hospitality and service. My prayer is that we can do this well as we share Jesus’ love and kindness, and with open hearts. Let’s create oppor- tunities to have conversations together (over a cup of tea or a meal) as we tell our guests who the Good Shepherd is and how Jesus is “the reason for the hope we have” (see our Mission statement above). Well done to Dave Sheppard and the team who have made this a truly lovely place to gather - for us and future generations. We honour you all for your sacrificial service and love. We praise God for his faithfulness, and his provision. Glory to God alone.



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‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,
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