Larne rector’s surprise cash giveaway!

By karen

Parish Treasurer, Mr Tommy Lyttle, hands the rector of Larne, Archdeacon Stephen Forde, ₤1,000 in bank notes to give away as he wishes.

Parish Treasurer, Mr Tommy Lyttle, hands the rector of Larne, Archdeacon Stephen Forde, ₤1,000 in bank notes to give away as he wishes.

On Sunday November 23, the congregation of St Cedma’s, Larne, was treated to a ‘once in a lifetime experience!’ Instead of appealing to parishioners to give more money to the parish, the rector stood at the front of church and gave away more than ₤600 to anyone who would take the money from him!

The story behind this amazing cash giveaway by the Ven Stephen Forde, Archdeacon of Dalriada, was that Sunday 23rd had been designated ‘Talents Sunday’ at St Cedma’s.

Taking Jesus’ Parable of the Talents from Matthew chapter 25, Archdeacon Forde played the role of the master in the parable by handing out talents of money from a supply of ₤1,000 provided by Parish Treasurer, Mr Tommy Lyttle.

Jim King Senior and Jim King Junior sign for their ₤10 notes.

Expanding on Jesus’ parable, the rector explained that the servants had taken their talents and put them to work. The servant with five talents, made five more. The servant with two talents made two more. A 100 percent increase in both cases. Even the servant who was condemned in …read more

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