Pastors Note

Pastors Note

Pastors Note September

The Big Tent Event 29th October to 5th November Hopefully you read the article in last month’s Link explaining that St Denys Church and Lisvane Baptist Church (LBC) are holding a ‘Big Tent Event’ here in Lisvane this coming Autumn. With summer ebbing away and the nights drawing in quite quickly now, it’s rapidly approaching and our excitement is continuing to mount! Since…

Pastors Note July – August

If I was to say the word ‘tent’ what would come to mind? Holidays Family Friends Fun Rain Baked Beans Personally I am not a fan of camping or tents, even though I subject myself to a tent every year for a Christian Festival called New Wine. Indeed, I recently stumbled across a most fitting quote that explains my experience of camping through and through. It’s…

Pastors Note June

It’s festival time again. I wonder if it will be sun cream or wellies! It’s wonderful to see so many people from the community, gathering to have some fun and quality family time together. I’m looking forward to having a nose around the different stalls, especially the second hand charity  corner.  My daughters, no doubt along with many of your children, will be making…

Pastors Note May

A woman who died found herself standing outside the pearly gates, being greeted by St Peter. She asked him, ‘Oh, is this place I think it is? It’s so beautiful. Did I really make it to heaven?’ To which St Peter replied, ‘Yes my dear, these are the gates to heaven. But you must do one more thing before you can enter.’ The woman was very excited, and asked St Peter what…

Pastors Note February

Do you have heroes in your life? I hope so! I’m not talking about Superman or Batman I’m talking about the real flesh and blood type heroes of this world. I have quite a few … Jim Elliot, a young American missionary who died trying to share his faith with the Auca Indians. You can read about his life in the book ‘Shadow of the Almighty’ written by his wife Elizabeth. Then…

Pastors Note April

Last month I shared with you some of my favourite words. One of them was ‘grace’ a beautiful word that encapsulates for me what it is to be a Christian. Just the other day I came across the following article that sums up much of what I’m trying to convey about grace. Let me share it with you. Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took…

Pastors Note March

Do you have any favourite words? I do … dessert is up there in my top 10! I saw a lovely sign at the Wednesday Coffee morning earlier that made me smile. It said something like, ‘The more you weigh, the harder you are to kidnap, so eat cake.’ Such pearls of wisdom from our friends at the Old School! Also appearing in my top 10 is ‘joy’ (joy is knowing God’s…

Pastors Note January

Making the Most of our Opportunities  This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody…

Pastors Note December

Well very shortly it will be Christmas. I love Christmas, it has been the highlight of the year for me for over 50 years. As a kid I remember my mum and dad bringing our silver 5ft tree down from the attic and what excitement ensued! Mum would find more silver tinsel for our balding Christmas tree and I would get to work on untangling the fairy lights that had been…

Pastors Note November

Pete Greig recounts the tale of a beggar who sees a golden carriage approaching from afar ‘like a gorgeous dream.’  Realizing that it is the carriage of the king, the beggar prays for riches. This, he believes, is the greatest opportunity of his life. Sure enough, the carriage stops where the beggar stands and the king climbs out with a smile.  But then, the strangest…