Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bishop Luwalira breaks ground for the new St. Luke Church at Kibuye

The Bishop of Namirembe, the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira on Sunday  broke the ground for the new St. Luke Church at Kibuye.

Bishop Luwalira breaking the ground at Kibuye
Below is was his sermon to the congregation:
Bishop Luwalira preaching at Mengo Archdeaconry Headquarters.
His message was derived from Psalm
127:1-2 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
He thanked God for the people that had turned up. He said that in Namirembe Diocese there were  a number of issues that show how the church .
Bishop officially breaks the ground

He said in Namirembe Diocese there were a number of churches; hospitals, schools and houses for the servants of God that had spent years. He says those indicate the journey the diocese has gone through.
He wondered how our ancestors who started building churches in this diocese managed to construct them to last for long.
He said that time had come to construct bigger churches because more worshippers had increased over time.
Aerial view of the ground breaking ceremony
He said that we need to keep antiqueties as we built New ones. He posed these qtns.
Weren't there abafere?
Tewaaliwo balsa njawulo?
Tewaaliwo batatunda bitatuuse?
He went on to say that those people had the fear of God. They wanted to do things in the right way.
These days there are so many abafere, abaagala enjawulo these are the Times. We want to pray to God to construct a church that will stand the test of time.
He said that unless God builds the house, they build in vein. He called upon the people of Mengo to let God be the builder of the Church.
He said that God is almighty and He can do everything and without Him nothing can be done.
He said that the head of the Church is Jesus Christ. He called upon people to let Jesus be the master planner, the architect and careful supervisor.
He appealed to the contractors to work diligently trusting in God the master planner.
Bishop Luwalira flanked by the Archdeacon
Ven. Gitta prays for the construction work
He Said that as we build the Church at Kibuye we ought to have His peace. He said that whatever is being done should be reflecting God's peace.
He asked them to listen to the voice of God without questioning. What Jesus tells you about this big work, you should do it. He will build this church. We should do this work without questioning. The good thing is that you have been around as we break the ground.
He later on led the Christians to the site and broke the ground and cast the concrete of the  first pillar of the Church.

Bishop leading the flock to the ground breaking site

From left to right. Ven. Gitta Archdeacon Mengo, Bishop Luwalira
and Rev. Kezekiah Walusimbi Kaweesa Asst. Archdeacon

Ven John Gitta introducing the note books

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