Thursday, 11 April 2013
A well watered garden.
I am not photo minded so cannot download up to the minute pics of the service last night but I was glad to be there and witness it all; to hear Bishop Richard tell Filey Parish off for wanting to play safe and have a new Vicar a bit like our past incumbents. He wants us to embrace the 21st Century and with Gods' help we must comply. I was also privileged to be asked to read one of the passages that Andrew had chosen Isaiah 58 v 6-12. The passage talks about fasting; taking out of our lives the bad things like pointing the finger or letting our tongues run away with us, to concern ourselves with the needs of others, to look beyond ourselves to what we can do to the Glory of God. Then we will receive much in return and the renewing water will ensure we inhabit a well watered garden.
Thank you Andrew for choosing to come to Filey and drawing our attention to this wonderful passage. It is my hope that the congregation will be ready for the challenges the future is bound to bring and we can support your ministry among us.
Welcome and God Bless to Andrew, Hazel and Grace