November - December 2017
Welcome in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
The calendar shows us that we are again coming to the close of another year. We are well and truly in the run up to Christmas! The nights draw in quietly, as they do each year, and to help it along, we change the clocks, so that we can come home from work in the dark! The shops, and the media in general, bring our attention to a frenzy of activity with every sort of image and enticement, encouraging all to indulge in the festive season. However, it is becoming almost impossible to determine, through the media and shops, what this festive season is! What is this 'Christmas' all about? It is all about a remembrance, and celebration of the fact that Jesus became flesh and dwelt amongst us. Not as an earthly king, but the King of Glory who came as a child (at Christmas) to receive the punishment that we deserved by dying on a cross 33 years later (at Easter) and conquering death, then ascending to Heaven. Even though it has become a dark world, The Light has come into it, through the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Even amongst this frenzy of the world around us we can celebrate and show the true meaning of Christmas – that Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Praise God.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
GOD is so Gracious
God's ways are higher than our ways.
After completing his training for the christian ministry at the Shool of Theology, Bridgend in June 2017, Pete commenced his first ministry as Pastor here at Westgate. During the time that Pete, Suzanne and the girls settled into life in Pembroke and as a pastor here at Westgate, we enjoyed times of learning and encouragement.
In September, Pete decided to step down from his position as pastor. As a fellowship we pray that Pete and the family will know God's bountiful blessings and guidance for their future.