Ata Marie Hope Hornby family,  

We just wanted to update you on how your Hornby Site Elders are settling in. We meet the second Monday of every month, and had our second formal meeting last week. Marleen Rentoul has been elected as Chair, with Christy Greenall (officially) and Louis Himin (unofficially) taking up deputy roles, with the view to one of them stepping into the role of chair if/when they feel ready to do so.  

Some of the current issues before the elders are: live streaming of services, exploring the addition of another elder to our site eldership and looking at the current staff induction process and how we can better serve our new and developing staff. We would appreciate your prayers in these areas.   

2020 has been a year of challenges and changes; globally, nationally and in our church. Please pray for our church, our staff and congregation as we navigate these challenging times. In particular, please lift up our wonderful, hardworking staff in prayer. Pray for God’s guidance and protection over them. Pray for their teamwork; their spiritual, emotional and physical health; their families and their marriages. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the day to day, that we forget we are in a spiritual battle. We all have a role to play in prayer for our church family.   

For those not at the last Family Forum, it was decided to have regular family forums each term between the morning services. There was a great turn out having the forum at this time, and regular forums should ensure the half hour time slot is adequate.  

As Hornby elders we are available for questions, to hear ideas and concerns, and to pray with you when needed. Please approach us at any time.   

Blessings, Hornby Eldership.

Marleen Rentoul, Louis Himin, Christy Greenall, Chris Rodwell, Dennis Arthur, Caleb Vercoe