It’s my prayer that whatever challenging situations you may currently be facing, may the Lord help you to lean on Him so as to bounce back (Acts 14:19-20). In Jesus Christ’s name! +Bsp
…Elects new Clerical Synod Secretary
… Passes resolution to open her own MFB
On the 18th day of November 2023 will go down the history books as a memorable day for Diocese of Warri as she held a one-day synod, at St. James’ church, Oviorie Ovu.
The synod started with a Holy Eucharist service at 10am, with the Diocesan and President of Synod, His lordship, the Rt Rev’d. Christian Esezi Ide, JP, presiding. His lordship also delivered the sermon.
Theme: The Upward Way
Text: Genesis 28:12ff
He emphasized the need for the Diocese to move forward. He charged Synod delegates to resolve to be led by the Holy Spirit in the various areas we need to decide on today as the Diocese has no other option than to move to the next level.
“After the Eucharistic service, the plenary section immediately followed with the President of Synod presiding.”
The President of Synod informed the house of the need to gather for a day synod which is a practice in the Church of Nigeria, when there is an urgent issue that only synod can resolve.
Firstly, was the vacant office of the synod clerical secretary – this need arose due to the fact that the former synod clerical secretary in person of Ven. Dr Robinson Orido, has relocated to the United Kingdom with his family.
Secondly, the future of the Diocese in respect of having a sustainable investment that will benefit her.
His lordship also informed Synod that in line with the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) directive, all Dioceses are to be identified with the words ‘Diocese of’ preceding its name. As such, a resolution is needed to register the Diocese with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as the “Diocese of Warri” (Anglican Communion). Following a voice vote, Synod unanimously voted in support of the ratification.
The President of synod, made it known to synod that synod cannot continue, without the synod clerical secretary, who also is a principal signatory and an incorporated trustee of the Diocese. An election was conducted and the Rev’d Canon Peters Agamugoro, Ph.D was elected the new synod clerical secretary.
The next concern, focusing on the Diocese’s future and its pursuit of a sustainable investment for the benefit of the Diocese, involved a proposal to establish a Microfinance Bank. Numerous discussions and informative sessions were conducted on this matter. After an extensive deliberation, both the houses of clergy and laity unanimously agreed to proceed with establishing the Microfinance Bank.
The proposed name for the bank is ‘Divine Stairway Microfinance Bank, as given by the Diocesan and President of Synod. The Bishop charged the committee to proceed with the preparations and set out the modalities for the bank to swiftly takeoff.
We thank God that the tree of life which sin has deprived mankind from enjoying (Genesis 3:22-24), has through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross been made available for all Christians (Revelation 2:7; 22:2,14,19).
In the new creation, may you eat from the tree of life and live forever! In Jesus’ name!
Between when we are born and when we die, the hours keep ticking away (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
May the Lord God help you to live every hour conscious of Him, so that whether you live or die you belong to Him (Romans 14:8).
In Jesus Christ’s name. New month blessings to you and yours in Jesus magnificent name! +
May the Lord give you godly wisdom that will bear fruit in the lives of others (1 Kings 3:28) in Jesus Christ’s name! Enjoy fruitfulness in August. Happy New Month
Every temptation we face is often laced with a lie to deceive us that God is not good, not trustworthy, and does not have our best interests at heart (cf Matthew 4:6:11).
May God help you to identify the lie behind any temptations you face, so that you may emerge victorious from them. In Jesus Christ’s name!
Happy New Month +