Lead Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya celebrated a festive united Divine Service with the brothers and sisters of the Accra East District at the East Legon congregation premises. The service, held on Sunday 16th September 2018.
The Divine service was conducted based on the text word Psalm 27:4 (NKJV), ‘One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.’
In his opening words, Lead Apostle Oppong-Brenya remarked on the unique and special occasion of being in the presence of God in His House. He added that there was no better place than the House of the Lord as elaborated by the psalmist, David, in the text word. He explained that David, a mighty king living in luxury and with access to everything under his rule, always sought to be in the House of the Lord because he found blessings in the House of God.
The Lead Apostle further elaborated that as New Apostolic, we receive 5 blessings from the House of the Lord through our Divine services in the following ways:
- When we begin the service together in the opening prayer
- When we receive forgiveness for our sins
- When we receive the Holy Communion
- When we sing the three-fold ‘Amen’ at the end of the Divine service
In conclusion, the Lead Apostle said, “Let us find beauty in the House of God. In His House we shall find our blessings; In His House we shall see Him; In His House we shall find joy; In His House we shall find protection; God will never disappoint us.”
The Lead Apostle was assisted by Apostle Ashie Kotei (Cape Coast Area) and Shepherds Adjei (East Legon), Quansah-Haylse (Tema), Ashietey (Teshie 2) and Ansong (La).
As part of the service, the Lead Apostle performed Holy Sealing for ten souls. Also, four Shepherds, one Community Evangelist and two Priests were retired from the ministry. In replacement, four Shepherds and three Community Evangelists were appointed to new ministerial offices. Additionally, two new Priests were also ordained for the Accra East District. The new Shepherds were also introduced as Rectors for the congregations of East Legon, Tema, Teshie 1 and Teshie 2. There were 638 brothers and sisters in attendance of the service.