As you lift up your soul unto the LORD, may you triumph over your enemies (Psalm 25:1-2); and may they lose their self confidence (Nehemiah 6:16) as the LORD grants you success in your life’s endeavours. In Jesus Christ’s name.
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People of God, this time six years ago, our ever faithful God removed sorrow from us all by preserving the life of our father, the Rt Rev’d C E Ide, JP in a ghastly motor accident on his way from a national assignment.
We must count this blessing and return every glory to the King of kings.
Drop your words of thanksgiving section to appreciate the great I Am that I Am
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.
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!
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Today, his lordship, the Rt Rev’d C E Ide, JP, our lord Bishop, transferred 10 clergymen and one proceeding on retirement leave, at the Appointment board meeting of the Diocese.
Those affected are:
1. Ven. I. D. Umukoro – proceeding on retirement leave from Ugborikoko Archdeaconry.
2. Ven. Paradise Onoriose – Agbon Archdeaconry
3. Ven. Isaac Itomu – Ugborikoko Archdeaconry
4. Ven. Sunday Ikpesa – Abraka Archdeaconry
5. Ven. Reuben Obegor – Agbon West Archdeaconry
6. Ven. Endurance Otobrise – Effurun East Archdeaconry
7. Ven. Terry Olokor – Warri Central Archdeaconry
8. Canon Stephen Ojukoko – Administrative Secretary
9. Revd Faith Aghe – Priest – St. Peter’s, Igbudu
10. Revd Amos Ekpere – Cathedral/Manager, Printing Press
11. Revd Godfrey Ohwobeno – Annunciation Church, Ohore II – Vicar
The Chairman of the Governing Council, Adam Igbudu Christian Institute, Emevor and the Bishop of Warri Diocese, Anglican Communion, the Rt. Rev’d Christian Esezi Ide, JP, paid a Courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt Professor Owunari Abraham Georgewill on Friday, 9th December 2022.
The solemn visit was to show appreciation to the Vice Chancellor and his management team for the good works they are doing since his assumption of office, especially on the wonderful relationship between the University and Adam Igbudu Christian Institute Emevor.
It could be recalled that earlier this year, a team of experts from the National University Commission (NUC) paid a resource verification visit to Adam Igbudu Christian Institute Emevor and subsequently made public the success of the exercise and the Commission’s approval of the affiliation of both schools.
The action of the regulatory agency on the affiliation of AICI to the UNIPORT was akin to a crown on the astounding efforts of both Institutions as attested to by the NUC officials….
His lordship addressing the Vice Chancellor and his management team stated that, “we are not unaware of the common saying that ‘appreciation is application for an application for more’ but rather, we have come to say, in the serious of Cecilia Ahern, ‘thank you for the Yesterdays, today and the tomorrows that we await’ “. – Rt Rev C. E. Ide.
The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion will hold the consecration service for the newly elected bishops of Uyo, Ogbia, Oji River and Katsina on Tuesday 19th March, 2024 which will be hosted by the Diocese of Ijebu in Ogun State, South West of Nigeria.
Recall that after at the end of a successful Standing Committee Meeting of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion held at the Cathedral Church of the Ascension, Boji-Boji, Owa, from 5th to 9th February, 2024, and at the end of the Episcopal Synod held on Thursday, 8th February, 2024 at St Michael’s Anglican Church Owa Alero in Ika Diocese, Delta State, The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev. Dr. Henry Ndukuba announced the elections of four clergymen to fill the vacant Episcopal Sees in four Dioceses.
The service which will hold at Cathedral Church of Our Saviour, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State will be presided over by the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, The Most Rev’d Dr. Henry C. Ndukuba and will live on Advent Cable Network Nigeria (ACNNTV).
To be consecrated are;
1. The Venerable Owen Ukafia for the Diocese of Uyo
2. The Venerable Nuhu Yohanna for the Diocese of Katsina
3. The Venerable Matthew Tamunotari Obaze for the Diocese of Ogbia.
4. The Venerable Ikechukwu Egbuonu for the Diocese of Oji River.
The Primate calls for prayers for the newly elected Bishops as they embark on the new assignment and for a safe travel for all attendees of this service.
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Church of Nigeria Elect Bishops for Uyo, Katsina, Oji River and Ogbia Dioceses
At the end of a successful Standing Committee meeting of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion held at the Cathedral Church of the Ascension, Boji-Boji, Owa, from 5th to 9th February, 2024, and at the end of the Episcopal Synod held on Thursday, 8th February, 2024 at St Michael’s Anglican Church Owa Alero in Ika Diocese, Delta State, The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev. Dr. Henry Ndukuba has announced the elections of four clergymen to fill the vacant Episcopal Sees in four Diocese.
The following Elections were done and the following Servants of God were duly Elected:
The Primate called on all members of the Church to pray and support these newly elected and their families as they go into their new places of assignments after the due processes, training and consecration.
CoN Communication Officer
We can enjoy perfect peace even in turmoil (Isaiah 26:3). May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding… guard your heart(s) and mind(s) in Christ Jesus “(Philippians 4:7)!
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TO GOD BE THE GLORY
For, to the people who lived in darkness a great light has come, and to them who dwell in the shadow of death, the light has shone. For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER. THE PRINCE OF PEACE. (Isa. 9:2, 6)
May this message of hope that was fulfilled in the birth of Christ and the establishment of His eternal Kingdom, bring peace and comfort to your soul and preserve you unto eternal life.
The Rt. Rev’d & Mrs C E Ide, JP
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! +