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    Monday July 27th, 2015  
David Henry spacer

 

It was good to be back at church yesterday and to renew connections with our church family after being away for so long.  Thanks for your welcome back!

For the month of August we will be having ONE SERVICE at 9a.m. each Sunday.  This Sunday we celebrate “EMANCIPENDENCE.”  Please feel free to wear your Jamaican colours and do invite friends and family to share in our services.

 

MEMBERS MEETING
On another note,members kindly remember our meeting Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30p.m. at Number 5. Please make every effort to attend.

TT CHAMPIONS
We congratulate our table tennis team "Swallow Smashers" for winning the inaugural church table tennis rally. See pictures

SONG OF THE WEEK
We have introduced this feature in our Weekly Update, as God wants us to keep singing to him during the week and not only on Sundays.  So, let the worship continue!  This week we have two songs  Your Presence is Haven and The Anthem.

 

Reflections

Last Sunday we looked at God’s Presence Makes the Difference  from Matt 27:43-54.  We asked and answered three questions as follows: 1) Where was God when Jesus was on the cross dying for the sins of the world? Among the last words of Jesus on the cross were the words,” My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?“Did God forsake his Son when he was on the cross?  Jesus offered his life as a sin offering to the Father for all humanity on the cross. (Isa 53:10; 2 Cor 5:21)Some theologians have suggested that our sins were so awful that God the Father turned his back on his Son, when he was on the cross. In fact, between 12 noon and 3 p.m. on that first Good Friday, darkness covered the land.

But what kind of father would turn his back on his obedient Son whom he loves in the hour of his Son’s deepest need and crisis?  Earthly fathers do their best to help their children in crisis.  Would the Heavenly Father abandon his Son who had lived totally dependent and obedient to his will which included his very death on the cross to effectredemption for humanity? Did God somehow get some kind of sadistic pleasure from his Son dying on the cross? (Isaiah 53: 10) Can this God who seemed to have abandoned his precious son in this manner be trusted with my life? Or, on the other hand, was Jesus, experiencing a crisis of faith on the cross?

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This Week

Monday - Friday
Prayer Meeting
7:00a.m. at #5


Thursday
Believers' Meeting
Speaker: Bro. Len Kelly
Topic: Thanksgiving - Act or Attitude

6:00p.m. At  #5 
 
Saturday
No Cross Road
 
 

Sunday - One Service Only
Speaker: Pastor David Henry

9:00a.m.

No Adult Christian Education (A.C.E.) Classes

No Sunday School

No Sunday School (Teen Time)

Coming Up

EVANGELISM OUTREACH - Swallowfield Chapel in association with the Eastern Kingston Brethren Assemblies present a week of Personal Evangelism Outreach to the targeted areas of Swallowfield, Nannyville Gardens, Staduim Gardens and the Cross Road communities.  Join us from Monday August 10 through Friday August 14th from 9:30am to 3:00pm with the exception of Thursday August 13th when the Outreach will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Prayerfully consider taking some vacation to share in this summer activity for the Lord. For further information, please contact the church office. 

SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTER 2015 – Evidence of the Gospel Ministries Jamaica Pastored by Bro. Daniel Alonge and his wife, Patience hosts Irreversible Greatness from Wednesday July 29th – Aug 2nd 2015, starting at 6:00 p.m. daily at 26 Eastwood Park Road, Kingston 10. Click here for flyer.

DEBIT/CREDIT CARD MACHINES - Facilities are now in place on Sundays after the services to provide cash-less transactions for your tithes and offerings.   Please visit the desk to the left hand corner outside in the foyer.
 

Finally

In the midst of the challenging circumstances of life let us hold on to God’s unfailing word:

For he (God) has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help (Psalm 22: 24)

Let us cry to him for help for our lives, families, communities and nations. He is a Good and Faithful God!

Love and blessings,
David