Remembering Peter Mensah
As we continue to celebrate the season that marks the birth of our Lord Jesus, we also remember the life of one of his faithful servants, Peter Mensah, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 60. Many of you remember Peter as a kind and enthusiastic member of the church who would take time to chat after services and make everyone feel welcome. He served faithfully as a churchwarden, a long-time member of church council, an assistant, and in many other roles. His rich, unforgettable voice will be missed by all who had the chance to hear it. The funeral will take place in Jaunciema kapi on Tuesday at 11.00, and his family has said that everyone is welcome. If you would like to leave his family a message of condolence, you can do so at this website here.
Prayer box and Prayer Team
Although the passing of Peter is a time of great sadness for us at St. Saviour’s we have a few reasons for joy as well. Last week we officially started the work of our WhatsApp prayer team, which everyone (not just in Latvia) is welcome to join using this signup form or by contacting churchwarden Joe. This WhatsApp group is a place to share joys and concerns with others so we know who to keep in our prayers. Submissions to our new “prayer box” (both virtually using this form here and using paper forms in the church) will be prayed for by our team. If you are looking to participate in the ministry and fellowship of the church in a new way, this might be just for you!
Virtual orders of service
As you might have seen last weekend, we have begun to try to cut down our environmental footprint by making our weekly orders of service available online by scanning a QR code at the back of the church each week or via this hyperlink. Although a number of paper copies will still be available for those who are unable to use their phones, we strongly suggest trying to use the digital version as much as possible so that we can be better stewards of God’s beautiful Earth in 2023!