Sunday’s Reflection: Luke 17:5-10
Our faith asks that we give ourselves fully and completely to God. In doing so, we will be compelled to serve God fully and completely. Serving God involves not only loving God but also loving our neighbors as ourselves (Lk. 10:25-28). In loving God, we serve others, giving our time, talent, and treasure to ensure that the dignity of every human being is realized. We do this not just because it is the right thing to do, but because every single human is made in the image of God and is known by God long before he or she was fashioned in the womb. No thank you is needed. No attention desired. We only do what we ought to do (Lk. 17:10, NRSV) because as followers of Christ, we cannot do anything else. This is not easy at times; we have doubts, frustrations, and anxieties to wrestle with as we work to selflessly give ourselves over to God and others. We must rely on our faith—faith that God is there supporting us and holding us as we give ourselves over to the work of building God’s Kingdom here on earth.
How do you serve God and others?
How does your faith help you in that service?
Tri-Parish Fall Retreat
A word of thanks to all who participated at our tri-parish fall online retreat yesterday. We appreciate the work of the RMIT leadership headed by Jeddy. I hope that you had enjoyed the spiritual reflections, common prayers and quiet time during the retreat.
Diocesan Mission and Ministry Conference 2022
This year’s conference theme is, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11. It will be on Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, at St. Dunstan’s, Aldergrove. 3025 264th Street. Registration is required, registration deadline is October 3. Children and Youth (under 25): Free. General (25 and over – per person): $10. Registration includes lunch and snacks.
I strongly encourage everyone in the parish to come and be part of this event. As you may know, our parish is going through a redevelopment process. We need to strengthen our Parish Ministry Plan in order to serve even better the needs of our congregation. We also have to renew our outreach program in order to be better connected (or reconnected) to our neighbourhood and community. Here is the registration link; Diocesan Mission and Ministry Conference 2022 | Mission and Ministry Conference 2022 | Anglican Diocese of New Westminster
Please register asap.