St John's Anglican Church Walmer

Newsletter 19 February | EVEN IF YOU FEEL ‘LOST’ – GOD CONTINUES SEARCHING FOR YOU.

By Dustin Messer When you feel lost, remember the time in which you were first found by God. Today, many Christians feel lost. The world feels new and scary. Especially in a time of global pandemic. This feeling of disorientation – personal, cultural – is nothing new for God’s people. The Prophet Jeremiah knew this …

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Newsletter 12 February | AstraZeneca vaccine rollout out halted, jab less effective against new strain.

By Mike Burnard The government’s vaccine rollout has suffered a setback after experts discovered the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was substantially less effective in protecting against the new 501Y.V2 variant of Covid-19. On Sunday evening, 7 January, South African health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and a panel of leading experts hosted a media briefing to outline new …

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Newsletter 5 February | Re-opening of our churches – St John’s and Holy Trinity United Thornhill

The State President ‘s address of the 1st February 2021 gave the greenlight for church buildings to be opened with immediate effect provided that all the prescribed safety protocols are observed. That’s good news! Based on this information and the need to get all the safety protocols in place the decision has been taken to re-open St …

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Newsletter 29 January 2021 | Lessons from failed New Year’s resolutions.

by The Rt Revd Dr Eddie Daniels; Anglican Bishop of Port Elizabeth. New Year is the day we traditionally make our New Year’s resolutions.That is the day when we vow never to do this or that again. It is the day when we hone our resolutions to a fine point, trying to make them realistic, …

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Newsletter 22 January 2021 | One of our parishioners Gillian McAinsh shares her journey having recently recovered from the corona virus.

As more and more of us catch the virus, I suspect sharing our Covid-19 stories will be like sharing your latest diet – extremely boring for the average listener, and really only of interest to the doomscrollers and morbidly curious.So why then am I jumping in to give you my experience?Well, as a writer and …

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Newsletter 18 December 2020 | Christmas: Please celebrate!

By Rev. Richard Baird Christmas is a Christian holiday.  I’m celebrating Christmas because I am a Christian who believes the miracle of the Incarnation is truly worth celebrating.  I’m celebrating Christmas because Scripture celebrates it.  From Old Testament prophecies which reveal excitement at the coming Messiah (Isaiah 9:6-7 is pregnant with joy at the prospect …

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Newsletter 11 December 2020 | N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble — and Relentlessly Practical, Part 3

Toward the end of the book, you talk about the church and its response to various lockdown orders. You argue that our willingness to suspend in-person gatherings and conduct services online may have accidentally reinforced the secular idea that faith is a private activity. How do we navigate the tension between the call to corporate …

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