Ashaiman Congregation was started 1977 and placed in the Accra East District in the 200s. For many years they have met for divine services and gatherings at the Ashaiman Municipal No.3 JHS Basic 9 Classroom, and continue to do so today.
On Sunday February 19, 2023, Congregational Rector Anthony Afenyo conducted a divine service with a text word from Luke 7:13-15: “When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say to you, arise.” So, he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
“Brethren in Christ, it is not a privilege that we always find ourselves in God’s house, but rather by His grace” the Rector said in beginning the service.
Jesus with his disciples arrived in the city of Nain, noticed and stopped a funeral procession of the only son of a widow. With compassion, Jesus asked the young man to rise, which he rose and spoke, and was given back to his mother.
The Rector enumerated:
- The Lord gives us courage in everything we do.
- Liberation from sin is only from Jesus Christ.
- And as children of God, He would have compassion on us despite our shortcomings just as He did for the widow and her son.
Continuing the sermon, the Rector asked; “Are we truly Christ’s followers? Do we even have compassion for our fellow beings and assist them in times of need?” But contrary to the deeds of Christ unto this woman, we rather inflict pains, curses and bad words onto our neighbours even in similar situations. Methuselah, son of Enoch was the oldest person in the bible, yet he died at age 969. People shall continue to die but Christ alone has power over death.
Concluding the sermon, the congregational Rector encouraged congregants to have courage in everything and continuously remain steadfast in Christ.
The service was assisted by Deputy Congregation Rector Offei, Priests Edem and Adjetey.
After service, the women’s group led by Sister Divina Benedicta Afenu presented a token of appreciation to the congregation’s Sunday School Tutor, Sister Melody Biakuse Anani, and Confirmation Tutor Sister Rita Dogbey] for their selfless dedication, zeal to teach and hard work.