Why we move Egbu Diocesan Synod Touch to homes – Planning committee chairman

An Anglican cleric, the Rev. Progress, has urged the faithful to always aspire to work in the Light of God, distancing  themselves from all works of darkness.
Rev. Okoroafor made the call in his homily as the ark of the Diocese of Egbu, the Synod Touch, was lit at the residential Chapel of Sir Herbert Mela in Umueriem , Nekede in Owerri West LGA, Imo State.
Taking his text from Isaiah 60 :1 -10. he pointed out that the moment Christians realised themselves and embrace Christ  as their personal  Lord would they be able to arise and shine , stressing that only then would they consummate this light in their lives and families which darkness cannot comprehend . He assured that the light as epitomised by the presence of the Synod Touch in this household, the glory and Light of God would continue to glow, such that neighbours including kings would be drawn to their Light.
The cleric, who is the Bishop’s  Chaplain, thanked the Diocesan Synod Planning Committee for introducing the moving of the Synod Touch and said he was envious of Sir Mela and household for being the first family to receive the Synod Touch since the inception of the Diocese.
In his remarks Chairman of the Diocesan Synod Planning Committee, Sir Osita Igwilo noted that the Synod Touch symbolises the ark of God in the Diocese and that the essence of  moving  the  Touch to families beginning from this first session of the 8th Synod was not only to share in prayers but also to bring down the glory of God in homes of Parishioners of the Diocese.
While thanking  the Bishop for accepting  the proposal to have the Touch move around ,Sir Igwilo said the Diocesan Synod Planning Committee was encouraged further by the open hands with which Sir Mela accepted hosting the ark.
Speaking, the recipient of the Synod Touch, Sir Herbert Mela thanked the Bishop for the privilege of having the Touch in his household. He also was grateful to the Diocesan Synod Planning Committee for finding him worthy not only to receive the touch but also for being the first family to host it.
The solemn service which was conducted by the Clerical Synod Secretary, Rev. Canon Anthony Akanwa, had in attendance the Archdeacon of Nekede, Ven. Ezechukwu Onwukwe, Vicar of St. Michaels & All Angels, Umudibia, Nekede, the Priest in charge of Our Saviour’s Church, Mechanic village, Nekede, Rev Gideon Njoku.
Also present were the traditional ruler of Umuoma Autonomous Community, HRH, Eze Morrison Eke, the Eze-Elect of Umuerim, Engr. George Agim some Knights of the Diocese, the Choir from St. Michaels & All Angels, Umudibia, Nekede and some members of the Diocesan Synod Planning Committee.

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