Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30am for a warm hearted, inspiring, familiar style service that will encourage you and give your faith a much needed lift. St Enoch’s has a growing, diverse congregation and a thriving Sunday School for children from toddlers to teens.
Everyone’s welcome for tea and coffee after the Sunday service.
ST ENOCH’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
134 SIXTEENTH AVE, TAURANGA.
NOTE: Motorists cannot turn RIGHT into Sixteenth Avenue. You have to turn into 17th Ave and drive around the block.
Or turn LEFT into Sixteenth Avenue coming from the town centre.
Although most devices do it automatically nowadays, not too long ago you had to regularly do some maintenance on your computer or smartphone. The maintenance app would then fix errors and enhance functionality. Viruses and malware would be removed, the storage disc defragmented, unnecessary files would be deleted. If you did not regularly do system maintenance your device would run slower and slower and might even fail completely if it got bad enough.
We also need regular system maintenance. As we go through our day, we pick up bugs and viruses, unhelpful ideas and habits, distracting interests, and we do stuff that is not good for either ourselves, our relationships with others, or our relationship with God. Our biological defence mechanism takes care of the nasty stuff getting into our bodies, but we must be vigilant about our emotional and spiritual health as well. Debris, unhelpful and harmful elements in our emotional and spiritual system will make us unhappy and sick. When the author of Psalm 32 did not do system maintenance his body wasted away, he groaned all day long, and his strength
evaporated like water in the summer heat. We need to talk to God about our rebellion,
confess where we went wrong. That will fix errors and enhance our functionality. Find health and happiness in God’s loving
kindness and presence.