The Digest, our Parish magazine, comes out monthly. Here is the front page from the August edition. Paper copies can be obtained from the Church.
Rev Sharon Lord writes :-
One year on…
I can’t quite believe that Russell and I have been here 12 months already!
So much has happened in our parish since we have arrived, that I don’t have space to list everything.
August is often a month when we can take a bit of a breather, it is a popular time for holidays, our schools are out for summer, our beaches are busy with holiday makers and hopefully we can enjoy some sunshine.
Throughout the Bible it talks about observing the Sabbath.
It is important that we take time out to rest, recuperate, spend time with God in prayer. But remember also, that Jesus said
‘The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So, as the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.
In other-words the sabbath rest is there to help us not hinder us.
Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, he fulfilled the law, and we can rest in Him. So, a Christians we are not judged by whether we keep a Sabbath, (from a rules point of view) but rather we follow the Lord of the Sabbath and can find rest in Him!
So, I hope that you can all enjoy some time of relaxation and rest this month, and spending time with God, as part of your sabbath.