The scriptures were convincingly read by one of our elders, and included readings from Colossians 2:6-19 and Luke 11:1-13.
Colossians 2:6-7 on the Spiritual Fullness in Christ read: ... “6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
Part of the scripture readings today as quoted above, was the source of the children's story. Ways to help us grow spiritually include praying and reading the bible. Similarly a plant needs to be cultivated with water and sunlight to help it to grow. If not fed and cared for there would be no growth and no life.
Our sermon by Rev. Fred Demaray, also reflected on Jesus as our source of life, through whom all things were made. The body of Christ is strengthened when we come together by caring and sharing the bounty that we have received from Him with our neighbours. This reflects our thankfulness for all that we have been blessed with by our Gracious God.
Verse 1 of our final Hymn # 451 touched to me:
1. Dear Father, Lord of humankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind;
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise.