Rogation Sunday

Next Sunday (Fifth Sunday after Easter) is “Rogation Sunday” and the next three days are “Rogation Days.” Rogation Sunday is the day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who them. The word “rogation” is from the Latin rogare, “to ask.”   It was Bishop Mamertus of Viennes, France, who came up with the idea of setting aside the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Day to ask not only for God’s blessings but for His protection. During the years when Mamertus was bishop (461-475), France was struck by a series of natural disasters, floods, fires, earthquakes, and plagues, as well as by rioting, looting,and invasions. Mamertus called for three days of prayer and fasting, in the hope that God would forgive the people for their sins and protect them from further catastrophe. He led processions on these days, asking God to bring them peace, good weather, and a bountiful harvest....

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On our way to Goshen

I want to believe and rightly so, that ‘The Goshen Project’ should be a priority to all of us ACOTANS! We should begin to see it completion, and our worship in the new auditorium. We should begin to confess its completion. Last week, the Bishop paid a surprise visit to...

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Boys and Girls Brigade

On May 13th 2018 at the 10.00am Service, God willing we shall be inaugurating The Boys and Girls Brigade Unit of our Church.  Boys’ Brigade was the first voluntary uniformed youth movement in the world and many of today’s organizations for young people can trace their roots back through history to The Boys’ Brigade....

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Our Month of Resurrection

The resurrection story is real.  An empty tomb is there to prove that He resurrected. Thereafter, He appeared to His eleven remaining disciples, and was seen by more than 500 people. Our prayer focus this month is that by the power of the risen Christ, all the deadness connected to...

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Easter – The Fulfilment of Promise

At creation, everything was good, the Bible keeps repeating the phrase “…and God saw that it was good” after every act of creation. And in Genesis 1: 31, after the entire work of creation crowned by the creation of mankind, God said “it was very good”. So, there was no record of God creating evil....

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