It’s great to share with you at church today. Please make yourself known to our staff if you are visiting so we can warmly welcome you.
Thanksgiving Sunday 18th October
By now all our members should have received a letter about this. This is one of the highlights of our year together. I hope you will plan to come ready to share how God has been working among us, encourage our brothers & sisters, rejoicing in the goodness of God through Jesus.
Parish Council has for the second year running taken up the proposal from our Planning Day to run an out reach stall at the Festival on 25th Oct. Last year we were the only church to do this. Our presence and free “sample bags” were warmly greeted by all. Members are invited to sign on for just an hour to help with the giveaways or face painting. See Sam Eades or George Ward for details.
Jesus Speaks through Luke’s Gospel—pick up your copy of our study series today.
Dr Bonamy Shares “Why I trust the Bible?”
Last Sunday at 745am church, Dr Ron Bonamy spoke on this important issue. Many appreciated and requested a copy of his talk. This is being prepared and will be available soon from our church office.
Does it matter if I miss church this week?
This depends who I’m thinking about – does it matter to others? to me? to God? It also depends on what you and I think church is about. I believe our church motto sums up well what the Bible says church is about “Grow – Share – Love”. I can worship God at home, I can read His word and pray and sing (softly so I don’t disturb the neighbours. But I can’t love my brothers and sisters at home nor encourage them to grow; nor can I share. Jesus says, as a church we are His body, so when one of us is away the rest of the body misses out. Jesus says we all matter. Sounds right to me!
Earlier this year PC was approached by some members suggesting we adopt this ministry which is supported by many different churches across Sydney (see Cronulla Anglican and Sutherland Pres). They raised a $1000 towards the annual cost and signage. The signs are designed to be brief and provocative. The aim it to start a conversation that members can take up with their friends. The website www.thatposter.org features the monthly posters and a brief explanation of what the creators hope will be the message. This is a good resource to use in combination with the posters. Please let Alan Webb, Hans Beilharz or Bob East know what you think.
Parish Council Changes
James Wallace has resigned due to work pressures and PC has appointed Laura Burns to fill this vacancy. Laura has been a member of our church for many years, is a member of 930 Church and works for the Macquarie Bank. We warmly welcome her to PC.
Your brother in Christ, Graham