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Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)
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My Dear Friends,
The psalmist wrote, "How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord .I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon the name of the Lord." (Psalm 116)
All of us who shared in the events of the past week involving Bishop Riah feel truly blessed. The Bishop in Jerusalem was invited by our former Rector on behalf of the 340th Anniversary Committee, to share in this year's celebration. As we listened to Bishop Riah on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, we were truly thankful that he was the one chosen to share with us this year.
Reconciliation has been a recurring theme these last two weeks, and how we greatly need this in our country today. It is not only for Jerusalem that we need to pursue the path of peace and reconciliation. Bishop Riah's passion for peace in his homeland and birthplace of our Lord must be instructive to us. We need to be just as passionate about the need for peace and reconciliation in Jamaica. We cannot continue sending our sons and daughters to school in fear that they might return dead or raped, or not return at all. We cannot continue going to sleep in fear that our houses might be firebombed as a part of some ridiculous battle for turf among gangs. We need to be passionate about finding a way forward in Jamaica today. We need to challenge our leaders to stop feathering their political nests and start working together for a solution to this crisis. May God in Christ strengthen us and inspire us to do so.
The text of Bishop Riah's lecture is on our website and copies are available from the church office. LOVE TV will rebroadcast an interview with the Bishop on Monday at 7:00 p.m.
We extend a warm welcome to our visitors worshipping with us today, and pray for an outpouring of God's mercy, peace and love on all of us.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
That they may love one another
Father in heaven, form in us the likeness of your Son
"Every Day we Praise You"
We Gather at your Table Lord
We gather at your table Lord, because You bid us come.
Remind us of our sacred past, our roots in Israel's soil.
We gather as Your people, Lord; You call and we must heed.
Into the world again we take Your covenant of grace
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