After a few rocky weeks of weather during the start of our summer months we are now experiencing the delights of a Cyprus summer – cloudless skies, hot days and warm nights. Many among our congregations take this opportunity to take a break from the heat and go ‘off island’ visiting friends and family in the UK and other countries or holidaying in cooler climes. But during the summer we are pleased to welcome many tourists and visitors who attend our regular services and swell our congregations as a counter-balance for our regulars who go off-island.
Traditionally, due to the heat, our social events and other fellowship activities are curtailed during the summer. We begin these activities again with our annual Praise in the Park in Polis on Saturday 16 September, more on this in next month’s edition.
As there is little to report this month, please take time to consider the following.
‘Life, as Christians, living together in a Christian community is not always easy. We are humans, after all, and while we may have God, for whom nothing is impossible, we forget and fail and fall out of love with God and each other. That’s why Jesus taught us how to deal with the fact that we will fail. Jesus’ teaching here is first about reconciliation, restoration of a brother or sister to the community. It’s not about pointing out sin for the sake of it. It’s not about making us feel better or proving a point. It’s about repentance and forgiveness, for without that we perish. Jesus already died, horribly, so that we might have life. He hung on the cross for our sins so that we might have forgiveness and salvation. So Jesus is telling us how to win back those who seem lost. He’s telling us how to make his payment worthwhile. Our sins have been paid for. We have been redeemed. God, who knows every one of us, our weaknesses, our faults and failings, longs to draw us close to him and one another’.
What a world we would live in if we could all reach this standard.
Regular Church Service Times
Sunday – Sung Eucharist at 8.15 am
Holy Eucharist at 6.00 pm (1st Sunday of the month)
Wednesday – Said Eucharist at 9.00 am
St Luke’s, Prodromi
Sundays – 1st and 3rd – Morning Worship at 11.00 am
2nd and 4th – Holy Communion at 11.00 am
St Stephen’s, Tala
Sundays – 1st and 3rd – Holy Communion at 11.00 am
2nd and 4th – Morning Worship at 11.00 am
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