St. Peter’s Ikenegbu, celebrates family harvest

Last Sunday was a moment of great joy for the priests and congregation of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Ikenegbu Owerri, as they celebrated their Family Harvest.
Citing the book of 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, the guest preacher and vicar of Oforola Parish,  Revd Chidi John C.  Nlemchukwu, enjoined the worshippers to emulate the Macedonian Christians who, though extremely poor, were exceptionally generous – a situation attributable to the fact that they first gave themselves to the Lord.  He further asserted that “no gift can be in any real sense a gift unless the giver gives with it a bit of himself.”
Revd Chidi Nlemchukwu admonished them never to emulate the biblical rich fool whose aggressive self-centredness, evinced in storing up things for himself while being poor towards God, led to his tragedy.  According to him, “anyone who deliberately avoids giving remains a fugitive from God’s blessings.”
Among the highlights of the occasion included song renditions and Special Harvest presentations by the Testifiers, Redemption and Victory Families.  The Church service was conducted by Lady Rose Osisiogu while the Old and New Testament Bible readings were taken by Sir Kenneth Dimeke and Mr. Fortunatus Madu respectively.
In his remarks, the vicar and priest in charge of Ikenegbu Parish, Revd (Barr.) Festus Opara PhD, thanked all who participated in the harvest.

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