Reflections – Monthly Newsletter

Reflections is the monthly newsletter of the Brookfield Uniting Church.

If you would like a copy, please email Edith McPhee, emcphee@westnet.com.au

Following is the Minister’s Message from the May 2020 issue:

FROM the MINISTER’S DESK

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed Thanks be to God

Greetings in the name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ I pray that you are all travelling well and continuing in the life of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We do give thanks to the Lord our God for His steadfast love endures forever.

As the words of Scripture proclaims: O Give thanks, give to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free in a broad place. (Psalm 118)

Our Dear Church Family,

Our time of isolation in this COVID-19 Coronavirus seems to be moving to a much safer level at present and this is reflected in the expectant easing of the restrictions by government.

We are certainly in extraordinary times where our lives have changed and been deeply affected by this pandemic. We are all in isolation, in our own bubbles and that comes with tremendous challenges of its own for everyone. Many are now also working from home and we are finding ourselves with more time at the home front. Many are facing the prospect of losing their jobs and the reduction of working hours due to the economic impact of the virus.

We are all going through these challenges together and we pray that the Lord may continue to lead and guide us through all these difficulties that we face. As our Lord Jesus Christ spoke to His followers ‘your heavenly Father knows your needs before you ask Him’ and so we are called to pray and continue trusting in His presence and provisions for our lives.

At this time, we are also mindful of all our health workers (and their families) as they continue to serve tirelessly on the frontline in this most difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with them and we uphold them; and us in prayer. We are grateful to our Lord as the Lord is with us and we are not forsaken nor abandoned at any point in our lives. We give thanks to God.

Thank you to Rev. Ian Boudry and Noel Milliken with leading and assisting with our pre-recorded weekly Services. If you would like to lead a particular part of our Service, for example reading our Bible or praying and having it recorded you are most welcome to do so. Please let me know.

We continue to be prayerful and trust in the Lord. Missing you our Church Family!

Much Love and Blessings, Malcolm Scanlan