Ordination and Induction Service
As a Fellowship we are so thankful to our Lord for the provision of a Pastor to lead the work here at Westgate and we will be holding a special service of Ordination and Induction for our new Pastor, Peter Roberts, on Saturday 10th June at 2.00 pm.
During the Service we will also be celebrating the faithfulness of God, in that continuous worship has been held in the present building since June 1867 (150 years).
God is ever faithful and His timing is always perfect.
May - June 2017
Welcome to Westgate
Over the next two months the Christian calendar celebrates two great events in the life of the Church. Firstly the fact that Jesus ascended back to Heaven after His wonderful resurrection. The disciples were told to wait until they had been empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring the wonderful Gospel message to the whole world. At Whitsun we celebrate that wonderful occasion when the disciples received the Holy Spirit in power at Pentecost. 5000 people were added to the Church that day as they responded to the Gospel which the disciples preached to them. Our message today is the same as it was then - ‘Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ’. All people need to hear this wonderful good news – may we be the bearers of that message, just as the early disciples were.
I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.
Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29 v 11
John 6:1 - 15
Reading the familiar passage about the feeding of the 5000 it reminds me that we all have a tremendous opportunity for growing and expanding God's ministry. The vehicle by which we can do this is called Christian Stewardship. By that I mean the way we invest and spend the resources God has placed in our care. From the reading it seems to me that there are three things that we must do when it comes to our Christian Stewardship.
GOD is so Gracious in answering our prayers
God has set aside a man to Pastor His Church here at Westgate.
"Westgate Evangelical Chapel will celebrate its 150th anniversary in June 2017. That’s 150 years for which the name of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed as Lord and Saviour at Westgate. It will be our privilege to join the fellowship following the call for me to Pastor the church. We look to the future with great hope that God will continue to shower his grace and mercy upon us as we declare the greatness of our God and Saviour!
At the present time I live in Bridgend with my wife (Suzanne) and two daughters (Anna and Emmy). In the last few years the Lord has laid on my heart a deep desire for the Word of God to be preached, and for people to hear the truth of the good news of Jesus Christ. Having lived and worked in Devon as a Town Planner for 10 years, we moved to Wales in 2014 to study in preparation for ministering to God’s people. I will complete the course of study in May 2017 and then, God willing, begin in the Pastorate at Westgate in summer 2017.
We are really excited about the future and looking forward to encouraging the people of God and the wider Pembroke community with the love of Jesus Christ. I encourage you all to discover Jesus for yourself. When you do, by the grace of God, you will see that it is not you who have been seeking him, but that Jesus has been seeking you for salvation. He is living and reigning and will one day return for all those who have put their trust in him. Jesus declared in John 11:25-26 “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
In the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ