Our theme verse for the Acts sermon series is Acts 1:8, ‘you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” Last Sunday, we were reminded that the word ‘power’ (dunamis) is rooted in the word dynamite. Because of the Holy Spirit we have tremendous power within each of us. I wonder how often in our day to day living we remember that we have access to this major power source. Power to sustain our fears, our worries, and our uncertainties. Power that enables us to serve, power that enables us to love those who we find difficult, power that enables healing and refreshment and power to try new ministries.
Last weekend at the AGM, new members were added to all of our ministry boards and we are delighted that they are willing to try new ministries. We welcome new Trustees -Jane Arnett and John Li. We welcome new COM members -Emilie Banfield, Christine Yeung, Po Cheung and Koon Wee. We welcome new Deacons -Joshua Ng, Grace Sui, Cornelis Staalman, Malama Piliae, and Wanda Yuen. Additionally, we rejoice and give thanks for those who have served on various leadership teams throughout the year and are finishing their terms. Thank you to the Committee of Management leaders -Anson Wang, Juliana Rotmeyer, Andrew Lo, Doris Cheung and Timothy Ng. Thank you to the deacons -Christine Wu and Catriona Woodrow and to Isabel Morrison who has stepped down from the Trustees.
In the words of the Apostle Paul, “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Ephesians 3:16
Blessings, Pastor Michele