Sunday, 2 February 2014

New Banners

Much of the year, the interior of St Paul’s is brightened by some banners, halfway back on either side of the church. These are often seasonal, telling of God’s work at Easter, Christmas, Harvest etc. Today, we unveiled two new banners, each telling of God’s work, but unrelated to the season. 

As we are in the middle of a series of studies on Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus, one was particularly appropriate as it came from Ephesians 2:8, “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."

The other quotes the well-known verse from John’s Gospel 3:16: “for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." This is the timeless message that it is the duty of the church to proclaim.

May both banners encourage us in our worship over the next few weeks.