Welcome, haere mai, talofa lava, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, anyoung haseyo
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.
God’s unexpected presence
When Jesus came walking to them on the stormy waters of the lake his friends interpreted His presence as an apparition. They were anxiously fighting against the storm in the middle of the lake, so it is understandable that they did not expect Jesus there and therefore thought it was a ghost.
God regularly is present in unexpected situations and places. How do we interpret God’s presence in those situations? Do we see it as something coincidental, or perhaps as simply the compassion in action of a good people? ‘Aren’t we lucky!’ is another way in which people sometimes explain the presence of God in their lives. How often do we fail to recognise the presence of the Creator when we stand in awe of creation?
As was the case with Jesus’ friends (Matthew 14:22-33), we do not expect Jesus with us during the hectic, anxious or stormy times in our lives. Often while we are asking the question: “Where are you, Lord?”, God is with us, but we do not see or experience God’s presence. Be open and ready to be marvelled by God’s unexpected presence. And when Jesus invite you to walk with Him on the stormy waters of your life – trust Him, do not be scared, you are safe. When He invites you to appreciate something beautiful or enjoy something funny or be thrilled by something exciting – give thanks for God’s unexpected presence in your life.
For many people belonging to a Church is a vital and positive part of their lives. Church membership offers a supportive community, people with whom they hold shared values and links to a tradition and faith.
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.