Thanksgiving Service (Trinity, Tema North)

 The Ga Presbytery has held a second Thanksgiving Service at the Trinity Presbyterian Congregation in Tema to climax activities of their 90th anniversary celebrations.

Rev. Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, the Ga Presbytery chairperson, preaching the sermon under the theme: “The Holy Spirit in Evangelism” said the Holy Spirit is indispensable in the mission of the church.

According to him, without the Holy Spirit the Church cannot undertake any mission work effectively since there would be no empowerment. He added that even Christ throughout His ministry depended greatly on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

He however noted that it is not only in the church that one can employ  the power of the Holy Spirit since it can serve as advocate in our various places of work and unite people from different backgrounds as well.

He advised all Christians to endeavour to practice what has been written in the Scriptures and not only recite them. “The Holy Spirit is not interested in what we preach and evangelise alone but the practical aspect as well”, he said.

He therefore, appealed to the members of the congregation to learn to tolerate people they come into contact with so peace will reign in their lives. He said the power of the Holy Spirit must be evident in the life each Christian and they must repent from their various lifestyles.

On the anniversary, the chairperson, expressed gratitude to God for taking the Presbytery through the various activities and thanked all the congregations in the Presbytery for participating in all those activities.

He also expressed appreciation to the members of the 90th Anniversary Planning Committee for using their service to reaffirm their faith in Christ. He urged all members of the PCG and the Ga Presbytery in particular to seek genuine repentance.

Rev. Odonkor noted that all does not end with the 90th anniversary since the Presbytery needs to look forward into the future for a more challenging work.

Planning Committee Chairman

Rev. Eliezer Kissiedu-Ayi, the chairman of the Ga Presbytery 90th Anniversary Planning Committee, thanked the members of the Presbytery for collaborating with the Committee and participating in all the activities. He also thanked those who dedicated their time and resources to see to the success of the celebration.

He expressed delight at the number of people who professed their faith in Christ at the recently held Dance Festival dubbed, “Krizonto”. He noted that the various dance moves both old and new can be used to praise God since dancing forms part of the activities used in worshiping the Maker.

The chairperson said all the funds realized from the celebrations will be channeled to the development of the Danfa Prayer Centre, located on the Aburi road.

Presentations

A presentation was made to the various choral groups who performed at the Ga Presbytery Anniversary Choral Festival held at the Immanuel Congregation in Madina. They groups included: The Mighty Weapons; Kaneshie Presby Youth Choir, Ga Presbytery Model Choir; Bethel Presby Choir-North Pokuase; Basel Choir; Ebenezer Echoes, Ashale-Botwe; Madina District Church Choir; Presec Choir, Legon; Tema Manhean Singing Band and the Madina Singing Band.

Mr. Charles Incoom was presented with a certificate for designing the logo for the anniversary celebrations. The Rev. Emmanuel Ayitey-Atiapa, a former Chairperson of the Presbytery who was present at the service was acknowledged.

Mrs. Akweley Odonkor, the wife of the Ga Presbytery chairperson, presented awards to winners of the Moderator’s Essay Competition for the year, 2010 and 2011.

 

By, Antoinette Afatsawo (Christian Messenger)