Month: October 2020

Newsletter 30 October 2020 | What is All Saints Day?

All Saints Day is a Christian celebration in honour of all the saints from Christian history. In Western Christianity, it is observed on November 1st by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and Lutheran Churches, and other Protestant denominations. The Eastern Orthodox Church and associated Eastern Catholic churches observe All Saints Day on the first Sunday following …

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Newsletter 23 October 2020 | Light, salt, and the world of politics: Why we must stand against corruption

For a person living below the poverty line life is not just desperate. In all likelihood, it is short.The causes of and for poverty are multifarious, but given the current context corruption is the key suspect in South Africa. The problem is exacerbated when considered in our local context, the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.Recently I …

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Newsletter 16 October 2020 | What God Says to Your Tears

The Covid pandemic has caused much emotional and mental suffering – including tears. Enjoy this article by Scott Hubbard on: What God says to your tears. For centuries, Christians have called this world a “valley of tears.” Yes, Christ has come. Yes, he is risen. And yes, he will come again. But still we mourn …

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Newsletter 9 October 2020 | Ways To Worship Without Singing

WAYS TO WORSHIP WITHOUT SINGING! Like many churches, we love singing at St John’s and Holy Trinity Thornhill! It’s basic and central to who we are and what we do when we gather for worship. So, this Covid-19 season of not being able to sing when we gather is especially hard for us.  But it’s not impossible. …

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