KINGSTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH January 2023 NEWSLETTER
Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2023! It’s a new year that will be full of opportunities for us to gather, celebrate, welcome, grow and serve as God’s people. As 2023 has approached I keep thinking about all those who have called KPC their church home. For over 3 centuries God’s people have gathered and done ministry in Christ’s name alongside the Holy Spirit. It’s amazing to think of all those who have been a part of our church, some we have known, some we have read about, and some we can only imagine. As I consider what we might all have to say about our church and faith, I keep coming back to the classic hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. I imagine each generation not only singing this hymn but praising God, naming and claiming time after time God’s faithfulness.
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father. There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not. As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be. Great is Thy faithfulness. Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.
It’s a classic for a reason. Throughout all the seasons of the year and life, God is with us and for us. God’s faithfulness is steady, present, providing and guiding us. I’d invite us to consider this truth for our own lives and as a congregation. As we come into this new year I’d invite you to get out a piece of paper and as a faith practice make a list of where and how God has been faithful to you throughout your decades of life. Then also make a list for KPC. Where and when have you seen God’s faithfulness as you have been a part of this faith community?
Great is God’s faithfulness, unto us individually and as a community. May we name this walking into the new year and as we celebrate our 300th anniversary and as we do ministry into our 4th century. By God’s grace, Jesus leading and empowered by the Holy Spirit, may others know God’s love and faithfulness because of our witness and partnership.
Thankful , Pastor Sharyl
We hope you will start the new year with us at 11am as we celebrate Epiphany, and the New Year with Communion & Star Words.