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Vicar's Message - COGSLK - Church of the Good Shepherd, Thimbirigasyaya, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka

Vicar's Message! - September 2022

FROM THE DESK OF VEN JAYANTH JEYAVEERASINGAN

My dear people of God,

I am writing this message today with a heavy heart as we have lost one of the best sheep of our flock – our sister Dorothy. I was in touch with her throughout her brief illness and though she was in a semi-conscious state, she used to respond. Not only myself but many who were from our parish rallied around her at the time of her need and we kept whispering into her ear that her 2 sisters were on the way to see her. A day after they arrived, our loving Dorothy passed away. I take this opportunity to thank Deepa and all the others who looked after her so well.



The last couple of years, apart from the covid-19 pandemic, has been a turbulent time for all of us, but the God of the storm and the gale has told us "it is I – do not worry"Matthew 6 : 25.


Dorothy made all of us happy and our loss is God’s gain. May be God wanted that beautiful soul nearer to his presence to adorn his home, to which call Dorothy has always been prepared. Although we are humanly sad, we are also happy that she sits at the right hand of our creator and maker. When I came to this parish as a new priest, I told her "you are a Methodist" and her reply was "yes, but you will bury me". We continue to pray for our dear Dorothy. May God’s celestial love always flow towards her.

The last two years has really shaken the Church of the Good Shepherd, both congregations, with the passing of many of our beloved senior members. Friday the 19th of August 2022 marked the first death anniversary of Mr. John, one of our TC leaders. .

The last couple of years, apart from the covid-19 pandemic, has been a turbulent time for all of us, but the God of the storm and the gale has told us "it is I – do not worry"Matthew 6 : 25. This very clearly shows us that Christ Jesus says not to worry but to hold on to his righteous right hand and steer through the storms of life.

My dearly beloved people, the Lord is with us in the midst of crisis. He holds us with His righteous right hand and soothes our heart till we find our destiny in Him.

Habakuk 3 : 17 – "Though the fig tree does not bud, and there are no grapes on the vines, though the Olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice, I will be joyful in God my Savior"

May God’s peace and grace be yours always.

Affectionately,

Fr Jayanth


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