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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Newsletter Reflection for Sunday, 11 March 2012.



Good morning,
You might have noticed there’s an election campaign going on.  In fact circumstances have come about that mean that this area is getting more than its fair share of election attention.
I’m not going to tell you how to vote.  For many elections in the past few years, I‘ve started by giving the biggest number to the candidate I wanted in power the least and worked back to the least terrible.
That being said, voting is actually a serious responsibility.  We, collectively, choose the people who will lead us. If we end up with a bad government, that’s our responsibility.
 I can’t give you the definitive answer as to who Jesus would have you vote for.  But I do know what’s important to him – just as you do: “Love the lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbour as yourself.”
When you look at the various parties’ policies, and try to decide how to vote, this is the thing to bear in mind. Which show love, compassion, especially to the most vulnerable among us?
Grace and peace,
Iris


Dates to note:
11 March. Holy Communion.  Baptism of Emily and Thomas.
17 March. 7am to 10.30am. Working bee for cleaning/maintenance of church, hall and grounds.
25 March.  11am AGM.
 5 April. 7.30am. Maundy Thursday service.
6 April. 7.30am. Good Friday service.
16 May. 7pm. Church Council.
16 June. 7am to 10.30am. Working bee for cleaning/maintenance of church, hall and grounds.
15 September. 7am to 10.30am. Working bee for cleaning/maintenance of church, hall and grounds.
17 November. 7am to 10.30am. Working bee for cleaning/maintenance of church, hall and grounds.

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