The four-day Diocesan Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri last Sunday came to a befitting end at the venue, Holy Trinity Church, Obazu-Mbieri with a flurry of activities including a thanksgiving service, cutting of the Synod Cake, launching for Bishop’s Foundation for Mission and Development, display of video clips during the Bishop’s annual Mission Report as well as presentation of a copy of the Bible each to centenarian, Sir B.U. Anyasodo and the Obazu community by Bishop Okorocha, PhD.
The service was conducted by the Bishop, Rt Rev Cyril Okorocha assisted by the host Archdeacon, Ven. Donald Oguike with Justice (Lady) Chioma Nwosu-Iheme taking the Old Testament reading from Genesis 12; 1-9 and Sir Onyewuchi Asinobi handling the New Testament reading based on 2 Cor. 8:1-15.
In a short but incisive sermon, Rev. Richard Kew, a Briton, who was at the occasion preferred a Canon of the Cathedral of Owerri Diocese, stressed the abundant blessings accruing from obedience to God citing the case of biblical Abraham and Serah who received God’s blessing as the patriarch and matriarch of mankind even after getting a son at a grand old age.
The preacher enjoined the faithful to imbibe the culture of using their resources to build and re-build institutions, plant new churches and share what they have with others in order to attract God’s blessings in fulfillment of His promise.
Rev Kew who attended the Synod with his wife, Rosemary, hailed the bishop, clergy, delegates ad his former student at Cambridge, Ven Zion Ngoka for the orderly way the synod was conducted adding that it was evidence of the church’s growth.
The choir of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Obazu-Mbieri headed by Sirs Walter Ude, C.E.C. Ihemaguba and E.C. Duruamaku thrilled the congregation with beautiful renditions at the service.
The service attracted dignitaries from all walks of life among them, the Bishop-on–the-Lake, Rt. Rev Chijioke Oti, Sir E.C. Iwuanyanwu and others.