Whenever a new Minister begins, with it comes uncertainty. An uncertainty that can lead to both anticipation and anxiety, raising hopes and fears. This uncertainty of course is based in the reality that things will be different, that together we as God’s church here at St John’s begin a new journey. Yet despite the very newness of the journey we begin, it isn’t one into uncharted waters. It is in fact a new journey along a very ancient path, a path set out for us by Christ, a path that the church has endeavoured to walk for 2000 years. This path that, while perhaps still the one less travelled, is nevertheless a path well trod. In his first four sermons, James will highlight the firm foundation upon which we walk, even as we begin this new adventure together.