Motto for 2021

2021's Motto Text puts the focus on God's saying to His people, "fear not," and bringing comfort and strength by reminding us, firstly, that He has redeemed us, that is, paid the ransom to set us free from sin's guilt and power. The price was the precious blood of His Son shed on the cross. There Jesus offered Himself up as a sacrifice to bear the penalty and consequences of our sins so as to set us free from condemnation and sin's dominion.

God, secondly, reminds us that He calls us by name to show that He knows and loves us in a very special relationship. It's why He can declare: "You are mine." God's ownership of us points to the fact that having purchased us by Jesus' blood we belong to Him and our purpose is to gladly and freely serve Him in His kingdom.

So, we can approach 2021 with great confidence, not in us, but in our God who has once for all rescued us through the blood of His Son and assures us that we are forever His and He keeps safe and cares for each one who belongs to Him. This truly is the marvel and wonder of His love and grace toward us!

- Pastor Peter Bines

Virtual Motto Card

This year we will still be printing Motto Cards for you to take home and keep but we appreciate that receiving a physical card may take some time. In the meantime we have provided a virtual (print it youself) card. Using the buttons below, you can download a copy of this year's motto card to print out or to display on a digital photoframe or similar.

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Previous year's Church Motto and cards

2020

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

- Hebrews 4 v16 (NIV1998)

2019

The plans of the Lord stand firm for ever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

- Psalm 33 v11 (NIV)

2018

"Build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit."

- Jude v20 (NIV)

2017

"Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few."

- 1 Samuel 14 v 6 (NIV)

2016

"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom."

- Luke 12 v 32 (NIV)

2015

"Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's"

- 2 Chronicles 20 v 15 (NIV)

2014

"Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us."

- Ephesians ch 5 v 2 (NIV)

2013

"He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart."

- Isaiah ch 40 v 11 (NIV)

2012

"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

- Philippians 1 v 6 (NIV)

2011

"Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you."

- Joshua 3 v 5 (NIV)

2010

"You have been given fulness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority."

- Colossians 2 v 10 (NIV)

2009

"My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me."

- Psalm 63 v 8 (NIV)

2008

"The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one."

- 2 Thessalonians 3 v 3 (NIV)

2007

"I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord"

- Philippians 3 v 8 (NIV)

2006

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

- Psalm 107 v 1 (NIV)

2005

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness"

- 2 Corinthians 12 v 9 (NIV)

2004

"Find out what pleases the Lord"

- Ephesians 5 v 10 (NIV)

2003

"The joy of the LORD is your strength"

- Nehemiah 8 v 10 (NIV)

2002

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him"

- Psalm 37 v 7 (NIV)

2001

"be strong ... Put on the full armour of God ... stand ... "

- Ephesians 6 v 10 - 11 (NIV)

2000

"My times are in your hands"

- Psalm 31 v 15 (NIV)

1999

"Be still, and know that I am God"

- Psalm 46 v 10 (NIV)

1998

"Consider Him ... so that you will not grow weary and lose heart"

- Hebrews 12 v 3 (NIV)