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… And Oru ends Synod at Ubulu … Awo Omamma to host next Synod

The 2016 synod of the Anglican Diocese of Oru, Imo State came to a close last Sunday with a thanksgiving service at the venue, Emmanuel Anglican Church, Ubulu, Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State.
The service was conducted by Rev. Can. Joel Agubosi and the first lesson taken from Jeremiah 31:1-13 was read by the Acting Chancellor of the Diocese, Sir Chudi Onuzo.  Mrs. Joy Chukwunenye, PhD, wife of the Bishop of Oru Diocese, took the second lesson taken from Phil2:1-18.
In a stirring sermon, the guest preacher and the Anglican Bishop of Jebba, Rt. Rev. S.T.G. Adcwole, advised Christians to always praise and thank God in whatever condition they find themselves.
Preaching on the theme; “Do not worship God in vain”, he stressed that in times of trouble the only way to be saved is to praise God, adding that even animals praise God especially when they are fed by their owners.
The preacher proceeded to emphasize the importance of giving; counseling Christians to give as giving is like sowing.
He explained that the quality of seed one sows would determine his harvest and further listed the three factors that affect good harvest including time, good seed and soil.
Bishop Adewole, therefore, urged Christians to always find time to thank and praise God because in His presence, there is liberty.
The intercessory prayers were led by the Diocesan Clerical Synod Secretary, Rev. Onyema Okenyaka, in which prayers were said for the nation, the state, the Bishop and the entire clergy, all the synod delegates and all Christians all over the world.
In his charge, the Bishop of Oru, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Chukwunenye, PhD, thanked Bishop Adewole for his moving sermon and for finding the time to come.
Equally, he lauded the members of the Synod Planning Committee for a job well done, including the Bishop’s  wife, the priests and their wives, the knights and ladies of the Diocese, the choir, members of the Boys/Girls’ Brigade and all the delegates.
The Synod banner was then handed over to Awo Omamma Archdeaconry as hosts of the 2017 Synod.

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