A Postcard from the State President

‘Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl’  and  ‘The Lord will command the blessing in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand’ (Deuteronomy 28: 5 & 8).

 
The Lord indeed blessed the efforts of our 101st, 2015 Annual P.W.A. Market, held at Hurstville Aquatic Centre.  P.W.A. Members and Church folk are indebted to our Market Co Conveners, Mrs. Anne Ball and Mrs. Lynette Radford, Market Committee Members, stall Conveners and assistants who worked tirelessly this year, to provide satellite phones for our P.I.M. Padres.  Planning for 2016 Market is in progress.

Our thoughts at this time of the year are those of the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

‘And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger’  Luke 2: 7. 

The wonder of Christmas is its simplicity.

There is Mary, the mother and Joseph to whom Mary was betrothed.  There are the shepherds who were the first Christmas congregation.  They were humble people who lived close to the things God made. The earth was the carpet for their feet and the sun and stars their coverings.

There was nothing of the pomp and circumstance of life for the new born Christ child but there was divine simplicity.

It is this simplicity which makes Christmas wonderful.

Here we all may come, not to a throne of human exaltation, but to a throne of divine simplicity.

Here we worship, recognising in the simplicity of the child, the meaning of God’s redeeming love.

Here we bring our joys and sorrows for we know our joys will be hallowed and our sorrows lightened.

Here we receive strength for the days to come and light for the time to come.  We know that the light that shines from the humble manger is strong enough to reach to the end of our days.

Here, we all may come, whether young or old, rich or poor, regardless of our position in life but all worshipping in the beauty of divine simplicity and marvelling at its simple love.

God bless you this Christmas time and always. 

 

Barbara Clark PWA State President "The Pulse"

 

 

 

'Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl’  and  ‘The Lord will command the blessing in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand’ (Deuteronomy 28: 5 & 8).

 
The Lord indeed blessed the efforts of our 101st, 2015 Annual P.W.A. Market, held at Hurstville Aquatic Centre.  P.W.A. Members and Church folk are indebted to our Market Co Conveners, Mrs. Anne Ball and Mrs. Lynette Radford, Market Committee Members, stall Conveners and assistants who worked tirelessly this year, to provide satellite phones for our P.I.M. Padres.  Planning for 2016 Market is in progress.

Our thoughts at this time of the year are those of the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

‘And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger’  Luke 2: 7. 

The wonder of Christmas is its simplicity.

There is Mary, the mother and Joseph to whom Mary was betrothed.  There are the shepherds who were the first Christmas congregation.  They were humble people who lived close to the things God made. The earth was the carpet for their feet and the sun and stars their coverings.

There was nothing of the pomp and circumstance of life for the new born Christ child but there was divine simplicity.

It is this simplicity which makes Christmas wonderful.

Here we all may come, not to a throne of human exaltation, but to a throne of divine simplicity.

Here we worship, recognising in the simplicity of the child, the meaning of God’s redeeming love.

Here we bring our joys and sorrows for we know our joys will be hallowed and our sorrows lightened.

Here we receive strength for the days to come and light for the time to come.  We know that the light that shines from the humble manger is strong enough to reach to the end of our days.

Here, we all may come, whether young or old, rich or poor, regardless of our position in life but all worshipping in the beauty of divine simplicity and marvelling at its simple love.

God bless you this Christmas time and always.

 

Barbara Clarke PWA State President  "The Span"