The Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, on the third Sunday of August, worshipped at St. Stephen’s Church Egbelubi in Ngor Okpala Archdeaconry consistent with his annual practice of worshipping together with home and abroad members of the church.
In his charge, the bishop noted that the innovation has paid off, having created an appropriate opportunity for home-coming as well as wake-up call to members living outside to worship in their home church.
Speaking on the need for peace, love and unity among individuals and in the church, Bishop Okorafor lamented acrimonies among professed Christians, adding that some attend church to cover their atrocities.
He pointed out that nothing works in environments devoid of peace as he assured them that as Christ’s ambassadors, Christians have been reconciled in Christ and God no longer count their sins against them.
In his vote of thanks, Mr. Macpherson Chigbundu commended the bishop for instituting the annual reunion worship and glorified God for endowing the bishop with the vision to bring home members of the congregation living outside.
Highpoints of the service was a fund-launch for the payment of the station’s yearly assessment, church worker’s salaries, lock-up shop project, purchase of generating set and others.
Among those present were the traditional ruler of the community, Eze Sebastian Agomuo, members of his cabinet and the diocesan accountant, Lay Reader, Emmanuel Uche Nwanokwu, who hails from the community.