Johns retirement service

Times of change

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On 29th January we celebrated the long service that John & Hilary have given to the Lord in pastoring Celebration Church. At the end of December John officially stood down as Pastor after 23 years of faithful service. Read the rest of this entry »

The Joy in Sacrifice (Phil 2:16-18)

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Dr Annang’s message at Pastor John Lavric’s retirement service;  29th January 2017

I am deeply humbled and profoundly honoured to be invited to share the Word of God with you at this momentous occasion for Celebration Church. Most of you know John and Hilary far better and longer than I have known them. But even I can testify based on my relatively shorter years, that they have served and continue to serve the Lord with unrestrained devotion, sacrificial love and single-hearted faithfulness.  The amazing testimonies that we have heard this afternoon from some of you affirm this. God has been gracious to us here in this town, in gifting them to us and in blessing their work for the sake of His kingdom and we are all witnesses. We thank Him and give Him all the honour and glory for what He has accomplished through them.  Read the rest of this entry »