It’s great to share with you at church today. Please make yourself known to our staff & ushers if you are visiting so we can warmly welcome you.
Thanksgiving Sunday Today
This has been a wonderful tradition at our church for many years, long before I arrived. I love it! It’s a chance together to focus on all that God has done for us through Jesus. It’s an opportunity to make a special Thanksgiving gift to underwrite our ministries for 2015 and for members to share publically their encouraging stories.
Solidarity Sunday – today & next Sunday
Today has been declared Solidarity Sunday across the churches of our nation – a time to stop and pray for our brethren in countries where persecution is savage just for following our Lord Jesus. We’ll be focusing on this next Sunday due to our prior schedule of Thanksgiving today.
“We would like to invite you to our commissioning service on Saturday 15th November at 10am at St Andrew’s Cathedral (Chapter House). In fellowship, Susannah & Josh Apieczonek.
Gymea Festival & Spring Fair (8th November)
What a great day of connection & united ministry as 50 of our members combined to run our first stall at the Festival last Sunday. Thanks so much, especially to those who laboured in the heat to set up and pack up. Both the Festival and the Spring Fair raise much needed funds for our church BUT fund raising isn’t the primary aim. We want to make these occasions a time when friendship and the gospel are shared; where connections are made; barriers are broken down; and our members unite in ministry across the ages. Please pray for Stephen Leitch leading our Spring Fair. Gates open at 8.30am with Barry Collier opening it officially at 9am. Many helpers are still needed on Friday to set up and on Saturday to staff the stalls.
Conversations about Growth with our 745am Congregation
These will continue next Sunday at church and then by our normal morning tea at the Crews at 8.55am. Members are asked to stay for 30-40mins so we can discuss ways of maintaining & growing our 745 Congregation.
Special SRE Service & Lunch 20th November
This year we are restoring the practice of holding an annual SRE Thanksgiving service, led by Tim Beilharz followed by lunch to honour our teams of SRE teachers. It will be held at our church at 12noon on Thursday 20th November. Members are invited to join with our teachers in this time of celebration and are asked to bring a plate for a “pot luck” lunch at 12.45pm . All are welcome to come and celebrate and support our SRE teachers.
Weekendaway 21-23rd November
is on again at Springwood— don’t miss out! Bookings now open and close 16th November.
Your brother in Christ, Graham Crew