This morning we gather to give thanks to God for all his blessings to us over the last year and to look forward to all he has in store for us in the year ahead.
We thank Him for His goodness poured out on us. We thank him for His love, the gift of His Son and the Holy Spirit. We look forward to the way he will equip us in the year ahead to share the good news of the gospel - of God’s love for his world and all people.
We look forward to the opportunities he will give us to serve others, to support and encourage each other. And we pray that he would equip us and grant us a heart for our community that we might indeed be a blessing in this mission field of Balwyn and the surrounding area.
We commit ourselves to pray for His church, His world and for each other and to step out in faith to bring Him honour and glory as we faithfully follow His leading and directing of our lives.
‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-17)