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Parish Quarterly Magazine (June 2017 to August 2017) - St. Paul's Church, Kandy

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Message From the Vicar

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house. (Proverbs 24:27)

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Scottish born scientist and the inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else preparation is the key to success”. One of the most important virtues that we should possess in our life is preparation. Preparation is the process of becoming prepared for whatever journey we plan on undertaking.

In the scripture we read that in the beginning God prepared the Garden of Eden for humankind. To redeem the Israelites- the chosen people from slavery,

God prepared his servant Moses. To give birth to the messiah to redeem all mankind from sin the same God prepared Mary the mother of Jesus. John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus; Jesus prepared himself for his ministry and during his ministry he has chosen and prepared his disciples to carry out his mission after his death. He prepared the same before he was taken up to heaven. Further the Bible calls us to be prepared for the second coming of Jesus and the life after his earthly life; therefore our God is a God of preparation.

As humans we too prepare for many things in our life i.e Preparation for Exams, learning, teachings, events, interviews, function and travel. From conception until death, preparation plays a major role in a person’s life. The purpose of preparation is to minimize disappointments.

Friends, as all of you are well aware, for us, the members of the family of St. Paul’s Kandy, this is year of preparation for our 175th Anniversary. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we make a collaborative effort to ensure proper preparations are in order for the anniversary celebrations. I take this opportunity to humbly request your fullest cooperation towards the preparatory work that is designed aiming the success of the anniversary. Let us prepare our hearts and minds with prayer and participation to glorify God through a meaningful anniversary celebration.

With every Blessing

Shelton Daniel

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