Pastoral Letter – December 2022

Fish Hoek Methodist Church

“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the shadow of death a light has dawned.” – Matthew 4:16


Dearest Friends,

A Blessed Christmas season to you all.

The image of Jesus being the LIGHT of the world has perhaps never been more appropriate for South Africans than it is this week. Heading into Stage 6 loadshedding (and beyond) means that we will be needing a lot of candles to keep the lights on. It is very kind of Eskom to assist us with our Christmas services, helping us to create the perfect ambiance 😊

Anyway, regardless of the power situation, we will continue to celebrate the birth of our Messiah. Jesus is indeed our Hope, Peace, Love, Joy and Light.

Speaking of Christmas services, please take note of all the service times for our services this year:

18th December – as per normal (8:30am and 10:15am)

24th December – Carol Service at 6pm

25th December – 8am and 9:30am

1st January 2023 – 9am (only one service)

As a family we truly feel that our ‘cup runneth over’ at the moment, and we wanted to convey our sincere gratitude to everyone who has passed on birthday messages, gifts, prayers, and love. Celebrating my 50th birthday with my church family and friends has been a tremendous blessing. Thank you for all that you mean to us and for spoiling us in so many ways. We will carry this love and care into the next year and pray that God will continue to guide us all into the uncertainty of 2023. Thank you once again.

Yours in Christ’s service,

Delme, Kim, Declan, Nathan, and Joshua