Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.
This week has been a rollercoaster week for myself and the family. Having shared with you all our news that we are leaving Colchester we have received numerous emails, phone calls and cards. Can we say a big thank you for all the kind words that have been shared with myself and the family. We continue to appreciate your prayers and support as we now begin our preparation to move.
As well as the news we are moving, life as a pastor continues and this week has seen a funeral, Bible study, prayer meetings, pastoral conversations and the usual round of administrative responsibilities.
This week I want to encourage you to support and pray for our elders. The elders are charged with encouraging the spiritual growth of the church here at Plume. They work incredibly hard and it is not always easy as they seek to balance family, work and the rest of life with helping church grow and flourish.
Ephesians 6 tells us we should pray for one another and this includes those who lead the church.
In the coming months the elders will seek to draw up a profile of the church as they look to find the person who is called to lead Plume over the coming years. Pray for wisdom and discernment.
I am sure the elders would value help on this and I believe now is the time for those of you at Plume to rise up and serve the church with the gifts you have.
As we look forward we have the home groups meeting again this week. Do come along on either Tuesday evening or Thursday lunchtime to pray together, read God’s word and share life with one another. They are great groups, friendly and inspiring.
Enclosed along with this email should be the results of the connection survey that was undertaken in the autumn. We are really pleased with the contribution that was made to the survey and are aware of some gaps that have been highlighted. If you have anything to comment on the results please do speak to either myself or Tony Smith.
Have a wonderful week and remember to stay safe.