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The stained glass windows of CPC's auditorium.

Pastoral Letter 18th September 2022

Pastor Arthur Leung

Last Saturday, the elders and the pastoral team of CPC had our annual session retreat.  Before the session retreat, I was thinking to myself – the retreat was scheduled from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon; it would be quite tiring after a whole day of meeting.  

We arrived at the meeting venue at Christ College around 9am, and the retreat commenced after singspiration and devotion.  We had a very fruitful time of sharing and going over the various agenda items tabled for discussion that day.  

A big thank you goes to Roxan and Bethany for having kindly prepared morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the retreat. The food was delicious and beautifully cooked it was a real treat for all of us!

Time passed quicker than I had anticipated, and the retreat came to an end.  I had a strong feeling that a distinctive feature of the session is our “league of elders”.  This league of elders is made up of brothers and sister who are faithful and willing to serve the church.  Not only do they offer up their time and energy; more importantly, they serve brothers and sisters with love.  Thank God for His grace in calling this league of faithful and dedicated servants to serve Him; it is such a blessing to our church.  

Indeed, in order to build up the church, we need such a group of brothers and sister who are committed and dedicated over a long period of time.  The saying “It takes ten years to grow trees, but a hundred to rear people” is true.  Nevertheless, the elders and the pastoral team are not perfect; we are only sinners saved by grace.  

If people are committed to the Lord, whether in the role of an elder or one which is less visible, they should be respected and admired.  It is my wish that there will be more and more brothers and sisters who are willing to take up the baton, faithfully serve the church and pass on this legacy in generations to come, bringing glory to our Lord.









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