Corner of Crown & Albion Streets, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
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The stained glass windows of CPC's auditorium.

Pastoral Letter 12th June 2022

Pastor Dorothy Choi

Rising interest rates and the increase in petrol prices and power bills are our common concerns these days. The combination of crops lost to natural disasters, and slow plantings due to the cold weather have negatively impacted on the availability and the cost of vegetables. An ordinary iceberg lettuce is not cheap anymore. Like me, you may have been shocked by the grocery bill lately.

There are also health and travel concerns. People in our church or in the wider community still suffer from the spread of Covid and influenza. When we are sick, all of our schedules are disrupted. Visiting loved ones overseas, especially in China or Hong Kong can still be a challenge given the quarantine measures. Many of us are still hesitant to make the journey.

Jonah was probably like us focusing on our own concerns, when “the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”” (Jonah 1:1-2).

And God’s heart is much wider and bigger. God cares for a different nation, a completely different matter and not just the welfare of Jonah’s nation or people.

In the midst of all our personal troubles, God’s word to Jonah reminds us that God’ heart is a whole lot bigger than our lives and our wellbeing. If we are to follow Him, we will seek after God’s heart and let His concerns be our concerns.

Dear God,

• please open our ears to hear what You say,

• please help us to feel what is in Your heart, and

• please grant us strength to do what You ask us to.



約拿可能也像我們一樣專注於自己的事情,當”耶和華的話臨到亞米太的兒子約拿,說:「你起來往尼尼微大城去,向其中的居民呼喊,因為他們的惡達到我面前。」” 約拿書1:1-2




• 請打開我們的耳朵去聆聽你所說的,

• 請幫助我們感受到你的心腸,並且

• 請賜給我們力量去做你所吩咐的。

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