[Echo] The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Women's League held it third Annual General Meeting, and celebrated Holy Communion, at Calvary Church in March. The Most Revd. Peter Kong gave the benediction and commissioned new officers. The Rt. Revd. Louis Tsui delivered the sermon, and the Rt, Revd. Thomas Soo assisted. The Rev. Wong Lai-ha officiated.
In delivering the sermon, Bishop Tsui said that the Women's League had experienced numerous crises over the past three years and that improper handling of such situations would have led to disintegration, whereas proper handling contributed towards maturity.
Bishop Tsui said, "The predecessor of the Woman's League has experience countless changes too, and had grown and matured with the Province. It had been three years since the since the establishment of the Women's League, why had it members spent so much time organising this event? To whom were they dedicating their efforts? Was it worthwhile if they had done this solely for the purpose of organising an Annual Meeting? However, if the reason that they had put in their efforts was to secure Christ's love in us, then it was clearly very worthwhile".
He praised the Women League members for taking care of their families, while pursuing their careers and at the same time working in service and contributing positively to the church.
"They sacrificed without complaint in order to help spread the message of the gospel. Therefore we could not disregard their immense contribution to the church. It was when we work in harmony that we could further glorify the blessings that we had received for the Lord", he said.
A celebration meal was served after the Eucharist and cheques were presented and awards were given for the design competitions of the Diocese of Eastern Kowloon Women's League. The winner of Hong Kong Island Women' League gave a description of its design: "The symbol inside the circle represents both the cross and well as the Chinese character for women. It also represents lily petals, embodying the spirit of woman in Christ. The fragrance that emitted from the circle of lilies around the cross symbolises the women's loyalty to Christ, their obedience to Him, and their willingness to accompany Christ in working for him".