We have a women’s Bible study starting at the church. If you would like to meet up with like minded ladies for fellowship, study and prayer come along and see what is going on. Starting this Wednesday (4th August) at 7:00pm the meeting will be fortnightly in Rangiora. For details please contact Tessa on 021 481 796.
Let’s celebrate. SPOTR Sunday school is now running weekly. Come along and join us as we kick off term three this week, with the older children learning about Joseph and the younger ones looking at the attributes of God.
In our Growth Groups , starting next week, we will be working through a great course together called Christianity Explored. It takes us through Mark’s Gospel, focussed on the person of Jesus – probably the most influential person that has ever lived. It is a wonderful way to find out what is at the heart of Christianity, or to refresh yourself with that truth.
If you’d like to know more, please do be in touch.
This Sunday we are going to start reading a letter to a young church. That’s appropriate, because St Peter’s of the Rock is a pretty young church. But this letter was not originally written to us – it was written to a new church in the city of Thessalonica (still there today as Thessaloniki in the Macedonia region of modern Greece).
The Apostle Paul, one of the leaders amongst Jesus’ early followers, had visited the city with some travelling companions, and had a pretty rough time of it. But through his time there, a group of people became convinced that Jesus Christ was the true answer to their hopes and the one truly worthy of their allegiance and trust. Not long later, Paul wrote to this young community, this young church – he wrote the letter which we have in our Bibles as 1 Thessalonians.
So over the coming Sundays our young church is going to start reading this letter to that other young church, and considering carefully what we can learn from it – as through it, we believe, God will speak to us as he did to them. While this letter was not originally written to us, it was written for us. And it was written for you – everyone is welcome to join us as we learn from this wonderful letter, we’d love to see you there.
Great news; our hard working Sunday school team has grown big enough to run Sunday school weekly, the new program will start in term three. It has been very encouraging to watch the Sunday school grow considerably over the year. We are very grateful for all the incredible work you guys do with the children at SPOTR. Please continue to pray for the Sunday school team and children as they head into term three. Details of the program are available on the kid’s page of our website.