Today I commence a new preaching series on Paul’s letter to the Galatians. It will take almost until Advent to work through its 6 chapters, and I am really looking forward to this journey. Galatians is most dramatic, being the apostle’s forceful attempt to snatch the Galatian churches back from an error which, he warned them, would lead them out of God’s kingdom. I hope we will enter into the drama of the letter as we hear God speak to us on salvation, the Spirit, and the Christian life.
In some news which took me by surprise earlier in the week, Veralene Lobo, who has worked as St Judes’ office secretary since 2005, has let me know that she plans to finish up at the end of this week. I do not quite know what the office will look and feel like without her, except that it will be a busy time as the remaining staff adjust. We are very grateful to Veralene for her service of the parish over a long period.
Finally, we can look forward to next Sunday when we’ll be joined by the Oldfields from Nungalinya College, Darwin, to share with us about the ministry there. It’s great to be back with you all.