This coming week Michelle will have finished her final paper for this year, and we bless her efforts to finish her theology degree. I’m sure she will feel relieved at the loss of the pressure of study. I am celebrating the Bi-lingual Service on Sunday at 10am so Michelle can concentrate on here final essay. Please join us then by clicking here.
We have no word yet from the State Government regarding a further relaxation of the restrictions on church service numbers but we continue to take registrations for our proposed services commencing Wednesday 24 June at 11am, and Sunday 28 June at 9.30am in the hope that we can have up to 50 people at each service. Reserve a place on a pew by ringing me on 0421321321 or 0395921240 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though we hope to begin services later this month, we will continue to have a video service on-line for those who may wish to keep self-isolating at the present time and a bi-lingual service, though at a later time. More details to follow.
We pray for every blessing on David and Kristen who were married in a delightful ceremony here at St Andrew’s on Saturday.
We thank Fr Roger Featherston who is the preacher today at both services. Chris Roache was here during the week and we presented him with a book in thanks for his music ministry with us. A short video of the presentation will be on-line shortly. There will be a link to this next week in the Vicar’s News.
The Holy Trinity
It is never easy to try to describe God, using words we understand about a concept we cannot understand. I will leave that to Fr Roger during today’s services. However, these words from C S Lewis may assist:
A world of one dimension would be a straight line. In a two-dimensional word, you still get straight lines, but many lines make one figure. In a three-dimensional world, you still get figures but many figures make one solid body. In other words, as you advance to more real and more complicated levels, you do not leave behind you the things you found on the simpler levels: you still have them, but combined in new ways–in ways you could not imagine if you knew only the simpler levels.
Now the Christian account of God involves just the same principle. The human level is a simple and rather empty level. On the human level one person is one being, and any two persons are two separate beings- just as in two dimensions (say on a flat sheet of paper) one square is one figure, and two squares are two separate figures. On the Divine level you still find personalities; but up there you find them combined in new ways which we, who do not live on that level, cannot imagine. In God’s dimension, so to speak, you find a being who is three Persons while remaining one Being, just as a cube is six squares while remaining one cube. [Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis p. 137-138]
周六，David 和 Kristen的婚礼在圣安德烈教会举行，我们为他们祈祷祝福。
我们要感谢Roger Featherston牧师，他为今天这两场崇拜布道。Chris Roache这周来教会了，我们送给他一本书以感谢他和我们一起的音乐事工。我们会在网上发布一个简短的视频。链接将在下周的牧师寄语中提供。