St Luke’s Church was agog as the third Session of the Fourteenth Synod kicked off with the Diocesan Board meeting, presided over by the Diocesan and President of Synod, His lordship, the Rt Rev’d C E Ide, JP. In attendance were our beloved mother in Israel, Mrs Patience O. E. Ide, the Chancellor, Justice Z Smith and the legal team, Diocesan Officials, Clergy and Laity.

Overcoming requires complete dependence on God’s directions, for a purposeful living, for fulfilment and strength – Bp Ide

Synod theme
His lordship announced that the theme and text for the Synod is *Overcoming: The birthright of Christians (1 John 5:5).

This shall be fully explored in the sermons, bible studies and in the the Bishop’s Charge.

Highlights of the Board included the presentation of various reports, which were duly discussed.
His lordship called for prayers about the Igbudu land, which is still in court.

Decision was taken on how to sponsor more of our youths to the Joshua Generation International Youth Conference, as its impact have been tremendous.

His lordship also announced his daughter’s wedding coming up June 1, 2024,

To round off the events of the day, the lord Bishop announced it was the Chancellor’s birthday, today. He led the board to sing for him. A cake was presented in his honour with refreshments distributed to all. After which the Ven. Friday Ejemrae, was asked to pray for him.