Naomi, Matthew and Sophie join me in thanking you all for all of the time, gifts, cards and messages that you have sent to us to welcome us to our home here in Frodsham. We’re grateful also to our District Chair, Rev’d Peter Barber and our Superintendent, Rev’d Neil Stacey and to all those who shared in the welcome service on 30th August. We were welcomed, but we also celebrated our shared ministry. We did so in the context of the worship of the living God who we know in Jesus. It is Jesus who I believe has called us together and who calls each one of us, not just to come to him but to follow him. It’s good to be amongst you and I ask for your patience as I take time to get to know you all.
One of the things that moving to a new station does is to give the opportunity to take stock and to reflect on my ministry to this point. I will try to learn from the mistakes I made on the Isle of Man and try not to make too many all-new mistakes as we journey on together. All I can do is ask for your grace and your prayers! Perhaps those of you reading this letter might also like to take the opportunity to pause and reflect. Could this be a time for you to respond in a new way to God’s call and claim upon your life?
If any of you ever want to talk about any aspect of our faith, of being a disciple, of following Jesus, of your sense of call and vocation, please know that there is nothing I love to do more and that I am never too busy for a black coffee with no sugar!
It’s my privilege to join you as together we explore God’s plan for our life together.
Grace and peace.
Andrew M. Emison
Minister, Frodsham Methodist Church
Written by the Minister & Members