Dear Friends,

Again we find ourselves preparing for a weather event, which is currently predicted to involve tropical storm winds at 7.30 p.m. this evening and to be at their “strongest before 1 am and continue until 6 a.m.” Also heavy rain is expected from then until Saturday. According to current forecasts the eye is expected to pass over Grand Cayman.

Pray and be prepared.

The Collect for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity is

Almighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The prayer reminds us that “true and laudable service” from God's faithful people only occurs by virtue of a gift of God, and not by their own strength. Let us then keep ourselves dependent upon God in prayer and in the decisions we make, whether these be long-term or short-term. This indeed will result in our faithful service in this life and ultimately in attaining the Lord’s “heavenly promises”.

God’s grace (and not any storm’s perils) will then continue to prevail.

For directions about the services this Sunday the 29th August the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, please see the website  .

In reliance upon the mighty power of the Triune God to keep us faithful to and in all truth, I am in your service

Bishop Nicholas