21ST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY, SUNDAY OF 21ST OCTOBER 2018
Once again it is celebrations of St. Luke the Evangelist. This is celebrated every year on the 18th October. As St. Luke’s chaplaincy, it is our custom to join the rest of the Christendom. Therefore, this year also we continue to engage in a week long mission of activities which include door to door Evangelism, youth conferences, hospital visits and other ways of sharing God’s Love. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I do welcome everyone to St. Luke’s celebration.
Today, at the climax of the mission week, we are very happy to be with our Archbishop the Most Rev. Stanely Ntagali as he visits the Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences (UIAHMS). On behalf od St. Lukes Chaplaincy I take the opportunityto welcome His Grace the Archbishop in a very special way. And to all our other guests, I say you are most welcome, please feel at home as we worship together.
In the wee of mission that was launched last Sunday, our theme has been, “If you will walk in my ways…” (Zach 3:7)
Looking at the young people from Allied Health Anglican Chapel (AHAC) being confirmed in the Christian Faith, I wish for each one of them to be filled with the Holy Spirit continually (Ephes. 5:18). It is only if you are filled to the overflowing level, that is when you can surely bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit, namely; Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control. Whoever can produce such a fruit is on their way to being a mature Christian.
We are called upon to walk in the Lord’s ways. It is impossible to do so without the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us ask the Lord God Almighty to fill us and He will surely do it.
According to Acts 19:5, 6, we read, “when they heard this, they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus, and when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them and they spoke with tongues and prophesied”.
In conclusion, may all God’s children be able to speak in tongues and prophesy in the mighty name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Be like saint Luke the Evangelist and the Physician.
Be blessed in Jesus Christ.
UDONGO ALBERT – FESTUS (Rev. Canon)
QUESTIONS FOR HOME CELLS AND PERSONAL REFLECTION
Read Zach, 3:3-10, Galatians 5:16-25, John 14:15-26, Luke 10:1-9; 2Tim. 4:5
- Why do many people find it hard to relate with the Holy Spirit?
- How can the church become actively involved in things of God’s kingdom?
- Share a testimony about how the Holy Spirit can make a difference in one’s life.
- Saint Luke was an evangelist and a physician; discuss the relevance of his ministry in our church today.