On Sunday 17th February we will be having a special service to celebrate 60 years of Hope City Church making a difference in people’s lives. We invite you to join with us at our 9:30am service at Grovely State School Performing Arts Complex to hear from people as they share their personal experience of the difference being part of the church family has made. Afterwards, we invite you to stay around and chat over a special celebration morning tea.
It’s Spring time!
The birds are singing. The sun is shining. And the sun is rising earlier every day!
Admittedly, we’ve had a pretty mild and short winter – I think it was on a Tuesday this year. The weather hasn’t really been as cold as normal so it’s easy for Spring to sneak in unnoticed.
But the new season reminds us that God brings new mercies every day. It’s a reminder that God has new seasons ever before us.
I’ve been reflecting on the weekend with Ps Ian Zerna – listening to the podcasts again and some of the words He spoke over our church. Words about a new season for our church. Words about a clarity of vision and direction as we move into 2017. They were words that ignited faith in the hearts of those present. And as I listen to the podcast and look outside and see the blue skies above, I’m reminded of the promise of God in Gen 8:22.
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.
A promise spoken after a time of unparalleled cataclysm. God spoke to Noah after the flood had subsided and promised mercy and grace would forever rule. God promised that despite all the evil on the earth, He would ordain seasons to continue and those seasons would turn from seedtime to harvest.
Let me encourage you to take time to give thanks for the new season and begin to believe God for a fresh season of harvest in your life, your family and your church. That’s what I’m praying for over your life.
We love you church. See you on Sunday
Alex & Sarah