Full news sheet here: Sunday 4th March
The 1st of March marks the end of 7 years that the Spackman family have been part of the Cathedral Church family. In that time, we have lived in three houses; our kids have more than doubled in age (and height!!); we’ve got a dog; we’ve travelled North, South and East, and lately have been heading west in a sailing boat!.
The best thing has been being part of the cathedral family here. It has been a privilege seeing you grow in love and the knowledge of God; seeing people come to trust in God; seeing people make the hard decisions of following Jesus.
As I think of ministry here, I am reminded of Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 3:5-9.
5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
Many people are involved in ministry here at present and in the past, and as I continue on the work of others, I must always remember that it is God who makes it grow. We are God’s building, God’s field, trusting and depending on God. The danger is to become proud of what I have done, forgetting God, not trusting him, not depending on him, not serving him.
As we look to the future may all that we do be for God’s glory and honour.