May - June 2018
Welcome in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Pastor: Rev Edward Evans
As a family Jan and I, Alice and Ben are delighted to be returning to the fellowship at Westgate. After an absence of ten years it really does feel like a homecoming for us.
Last weekend's induction service was such a blessing for us: to witness representatives of the various local churches who came to join in support together with the congregation of Westgate was a powerful display of Christian unity, genuine goodwill and Christian love.
The preacher at the induction service, the Rev Ian Rees struck just the right note, when he pointed out that the highest calling of any minister is to be faithful to the message that has been entrusted into his care. Contend for the faith once for all delivered unto the saints.
Our faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ must always take the centre stage. In addition as I explain in this month's bulletin message we also face a task that in our own strength or human resources we are inadequate for, but we have the certain promise in God's word that it will not be by our own might or our own power but by God's Spirit working in us and among us as we go forward.
I am excited at what the future holds, because I know Who holds the future and together as we move forward as a fellowship, with every member valued and every member knowing that they are precious in God's sight, may we see the good hand of God upon us and pray the prayer of psalm 90 that He may be pleased to establish the work of our hands, to the end that Westgate Chapel may continue to be in an ever increasing measure a place where Christ's word may be clearly heard and where His love may be clearly and demonstrably seen.