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Second Sunday prayer letters from
Errol Theophilus

Colbert Presbyterian Church

4211 E. Colbert Rd.
Colbert, WA 99005
509-468-9923


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The only way to build love between two people or two groups of
people is to be so related to each other as to stand in need of each
other. The Christian community must serve. It must also be in a
position where it needs to be served…. ~Kenneth Bailey

 

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Dec 2017


From: Errol Theophilus <erroltheophilus@yahoo.com>
Date: December 6, 2017 at 3:31:42 AM PST
To: Eric Peterson <eric@colbertpres.org>, Leesa Birdsall <leesab@yadon.com>,  FLORENCE KAWAGA <fkawaga@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: 2nd Sunday Letter
6 December 2017
 
Hello Eric, Leesa and Saints at Colbert PC.

We are truly blessed to be able to send you greetings from St Andrews at this holy season of Advent 2017. As we reflect over the year gone by we can testify to the faithfulness of our Triune God who has graciously kept from falling, and brought us safely to another year-end. We rejoice greatly over our friendship and partnership with you. Having Barb, Mary and Robert with us recently was a truly tangible realisation  of the holy relationship we have with you. Thank you for your kind gifts and greetings that we received through our Colbert guests. God bless you all. Long may this partnership continue.

On 8 November, the Presbytery arranged an Elders workshop for all elders, and this was hosted by St Andrews. About fifty elders were present and joined in what was a very worthwhile one-day exercise.
 
Last Sunday saw us enter the Advent season with a Christmas Carol Service, and even though I had lost my voice due to the Flu, the event was a beautiful one, and our choir gave a stirling performance. It was such a joyous service, that towards the end people were dancing in the aisles in true African fashion.
 
A special service is to be held on Sunday 17 December, when we will honour two faithful members with the distinction of ‘Elder Emeritus’. Themba Qangule and Stephen Yeboah have been two of the ‘pillars’ of the session for many years justly deserve this honour.

I am personally looking forward to preaching on Christmas Day, and seeing the many visitors who usually come to us over the holidays. This includes all our university students who come home for the holidays. Audrey and I plan to take a short break after Christmas to relax at the coast for a few days. 

We will be remembering you in our hearts over this special time, at take this opportunity to wish you a blessed Christmas and even more blessings for the New Year.

May the Smile of the Prince of Peace be upon all of you.
 
Errol Theophilus and the people of St Andrews

 

 


   
   


South Africa Task Force Members:


Leesa Birdsall (chair)

Loren Birdsall

Mary Borgman

Brad and Kathy Beal

Amy Johnson-Colwell

David and Jan Hicks

Paul Lineback

Chuck and Sherry Vokoun