On 3rd February 1788, eight days after the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove, the Reverend Richard Johnson, fleet chaplain, conducted the first service of Christian worship in the infant Colony of New South Wales. His text was Psalm 116:12-13. In honour of that significant anniversary, and also on the occasion of our Covenant Sunday for 2017, this psalm is most fitting for us. (It also serves as the final of our ‘Summer Psalms’ in this January holiday period). How will we give back to the Lord in 2017? By expressing our overwhelming gratitude for his goodness shown us, and by dedicating ourselves to his mission.