After more than five years of involvement with Anglicans of Second Life, the Revd Dr Gareth Edwards (SL name Gareth Janus) led his last service in the Anglican Cathedral on Sunday 17th March, at least for the time being. Gareth has been a dedicated member of the worship team, leading on Wednesdays every week and on alternate Sundays. He will be greatly missed by many but reassured those present at his final service that they would still see him around in SL.
In an excellent sermon Gareth spoke of just how challenging Jesus was in many ways to the people of his day. He urged us as a ministry not to shy away from the challenge of the gospel message but to proclaim it faithfully as given to us in the Bible. This is something that is close to the hearts of members of the Leadership Team. We take seriously our responsibility to preach the gospel in SL.
After the service there was a time of fellowship. Cady had laid on a sumptuous array of refreshments which those present enjoyed. Charlie gave a great rendition of ‘For he’s a jolly good fellow’. Decor included items with significance for Dr Who fans, as Gareth would count himself in that illustrious company.
We wish Gareth well in all that he does and look forward to seeing him on occasion in the future.
Helene Milena – Lay Pastor