Southpoint News January 26, 2018
Our scripture for Sunday, Psalm 111, describes a heart’s response to God’s epiphany. The psalmist has witnessed God’s light and is compelled to praise God in the presence of a gathered community who also love God: “I will thank the Lord with all my heart in the meeting of his good people.” During the season of epiphany, we have named some ways that light of God’s love breaks into our daily lives. Sometimes this light comes and brings delight, joy, creativity, renewal. Sometimes this light comes and exposes what is hurt and wounded. Sometimes this light leads us into repentance. Sometimes this light leads us into reconciliation and renewal. In the first “epiphany story”, the wise men were moved by the appearance of the light to go to Jesus and worship him. On Sunday, we will be these wise women, men, and children, gathering together to worship him. Our service will be very simple – we will share our stories of epiphany as the wise men shared their gifts with Jesus. The prompt to prepare you for our sharing will be this question: I wonder how I have experienced the light of Christ breaking into life recently? Please be thinking about a story or experience you might be willing to share. After each story or sharing, we will say this refrain together: ONE (personal sharing): I will thank the Lord with all my heart in the meeting of God’s people. ALL: Praise the Lord!
Pastor Anne Smith
Southpoint 2017 AGM
Wednesday, 28 February: Save the date! Sunnyside church building, 6:30 pm. Our opportunity as the Church at Southpoint congregation to review 2017 and look ahead at 2018 together with our Leadership Team and Pastor Anne Smith.
Sunday the 4th Service: Pastor Anne speaking at Sunnyside church building, 10:00 am
Sunday the 11th Service: Brian Fryer speaking at Sunnyside church building, 10:00 am
Sunday the 18th – First Sunday in Lent: Pastor Anne speaking at Sunnyside church building, 10:00 am
Sunday the 25th – Second Sunday in Lent: ALL OUT. We are meeting in Gatherings
Wednesday the 28th Southpoint AGM (all are welcome) at Sunnyside church building, 6:30 pm