Message from our ‘new’ Minister- Rev. Jonathan Humphrey
“Every time we think of you, we give thanks to our God. Whenever we pray, we make our requests for all of you with joy” (Philippians 1: 3-4). These were Paul’s words to the church in Philippi and they are also our words and prayers of thanksgiving for all our church family in Kiltarlity and Kirkhill. We have been so overwhelmed by your love and generosity these past few days – for the enormous amount of work that has been done on the manse, for the splendid welcome at my Ordination service and for the lovely presents of food, flowers and cards that have arrived at our door. We have been able to thank some of you in person, but for those that we have not had a chance to speak to yet – please accept our heartfelt thanks. Although we have only been here a few days we are already beginning to feel at home, thanks to your warm welcome.
Jesus gave a key Kingdom principle to do with giving, which you can read about in Luke’s gospel – “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap.”
Kate and I can testify to this principle on so many occasions in our own lives and so we pray that God would pour out his rich blessing and favour on everyone in the K&K church family, especially on all of you who have given sacrificially of time and money to see us successfully ensconced! So we look forward to celebrating Easter with you all and the chance to reflect together on the most cosmos changing, life-transforming act of sacrifice there has ever been. We give thanks to God that Jesus died on the cross so that we could live. As we worship him, celebrating his victory over death, let’s decide to press in to Him, by faith, to experience the reality of his resurrected presence living in and amongst us by the power of the Holy Spirit.
So please come and join us for worship@K&K. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.