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

Pastoral Letter 14th November 2021

Pastor Dorothy Choi

The book of Jeremiah provides hope after judgement for God’s people. God promises “to build and to plant” after uprooting and tearing down.

There are two major areas which are to be uprooted and torn down. The first is what gives people their meaning of life. It is the essence of our identity and what we live for. The second is injustice within the community - the poor, the widows and the orphans, the vulnerable people who are not being cared for in our community.

Has the Holy Spirit been prompting you to care for those in need after studying the book of Jeremiah for more than 6 weeks? It is especially relevant when Christmas is around the corner. There are four groups we can consider.

Our neighbours – people whom we meet at a local park or within 5km have been more important to us. We saw them more often during the lockdown and we may not be aware of their needs.

People from our church – we have not seen some of our congregation for more than one and half years due to covid restrictions. Those who are usually quiet, fragile, or disconnected can be overlooked easily.

People within our city – while we struggle to cope in this period, some Sydneysiders are much more disadvantaged than us. Some cannot afford to buy their own food and others are severely impacted emotionally due to isolation and changes.

People beyond our nation – many countries do not have government subsidies during lock down or free vaccinations. Their challenges are far greater than ours. We will share the needs of our missionary in Myanmar later this month.

Let's pray for the Spirit to help us reflect on Jeremiah's words. As a community, may the message touch our hearts and spur us into action for God’s Glory.









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