Hello church,

As our current series is concluding, I would like to take the time to thank you for being a part of our community and to encourage you by pointing out the reality of God’s love and closeness in our lives as members of His family. We know that God is close because we experience that closeness most certainly in Holy Communion, a closeness which the Trinity shares and a closeness which Jesus tells us we share with each other as members of one body, as members of God’s family, the church.

The reality of this closeness is displayed publicly when we love and serve each other selflessly by being transformed through the renewing of our minds towards “this same mind we have in Christ”, as Paul puts it in Philippians 2. It is these acts of love which encourages others, and draws those who are not yet members of God’s family towards God’s family and God as they notice the loving, encouraging and joyous growing relationship we share with God and each other.

So let us continue to be renewed in this relationship with our Saviour and with each other by constantly being transformed through spending time together, and in God’s word as we strive to live out His truths towards one another in love.

In His service, Pastor Roelof

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