We don’t need to talk to too many church pastors to see that the last two years have been extraordinarily difficult. Of course, there have also been many blessings – and we know that God is always at work for his glory and the good of his people. So as our churches begin their third year under COVID, the ACR thought it would be helpful for us to begin the year by praying for one another.
The Sydney Anglican Diocese is a fellowship of churches partnering together in the gospel for the glory and Kingdom of our great God. There are many ways in which we can and should express this fellowship, and one great way is by praying for one another.
Over the next few weeks, the ACR will be sharing prayer points from various church pastors from within the Sydney Anglican Diocese. Will you join me in praying for these churches? What better way to express our fellowship as churches than by mimicking Paul in his relationship with the Philippian church, always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer (Phil 1:3-5).
Village Church Annandale
Praise God for the nine adults who have come to a clear trust in Christ in term one at Village Church through the Introducing God ministry. Pray that they would be established in the faith over the months ahead.
Thank God for the successful kids’ and youth leaders’ training conference for churches in the Inner West, and for the 35 kids’ and youth leaders who gave up their time to be better equipped at discipling young people this year.
Give thanks for Tiffany Bryant who began a new role this year as our kids’ pastor and for the way God is bringing more kids from the community into our church and SRE classes. Thank God for the 12 new community group leaders who have begun serving this year and for Alvin Wong, who has begun a ministry traineeship with us this year.
Please pray that all our leaders might serve God well this year, bringing people to know him more and more and to be dependent on his grace.
We also thank God that almost all our church have returned to physical gatherings after the previous two years of lockdowns. We are also extremely thankful that each week there are more new people looking to find out more about Jesus and join our church.