We are the Body of Christ

This week we are celebrating our life together and giving thanks to God for all the blessings he brings to us through our shared life in community. As part of that we have the opportunity to bring an additional offering for specific projects that the parish council believes we should progress. We have had the opportunity to reflect on our giving over the next year. To what are we giving regularly? After our service we will be hearing about some of the different aspects of our ministry and life together including diocesan changes in legislation, leadership development, our children’s ministry and future hopes for youth ministry, our site development for mission, our op shop ministry and other aspects of our Mission Action Plan.

All of this flows from one simple premise. God loves us and through Jesus is inviting everyone to be reconciled to Him, one another and to creation. We are called to be a community that reflects God and His love. We are known as the body of Christ, we are his hands and feet in Australind along with the other local churches.

As Paul wrote to the Corinthians

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.  2 Cor 5: 17-20



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