It’s great to share with you at church today. Please make yourself known to our staff and ushers if you are visiting so we can warmly welcome you.
Mission with Moore
What a wonderful week of blessing we have had with the team from Moore – we’re so thankful to God for the team of 25 students & staff . Please pray with me that God would continue to touch and change the lives of many who heard the message of his grace in classrooms, coffee shops, homes, at TAFE, and on the streets of the Shire. Thank you to all our members for your faithfulness & prayer.
Easter Celebrations & Anzac Day
This week I asked my Year 6 SRE class about both these celebrations. They are a bright group, yet they knew more background details of Anzac day than Easter. I reflected that the huge centenary of ANZAC Day will be celebrated by up to 30 million whereas Easter will be embraced by 2 billion Christians, with more than 1/2 world’s population joining in. Yet none of my SRE class knew where Jesus died and rose again. What a great opportunity we have to share what God has done for us though his son. My class were rapt to hear what really happened that first Easter.
ANZAC day celebrates human bravery in defeat and mourns the tragedy of humanity’s inability to resist constant wars. Easter celebrates Jesus’ victory over sin and death. Easter remembers with deep gratitude that Jesus brings lasting hope and ultimate peace when all wars and rebellion is brought to an end, and true justice reins.
We have 50 free copies of Lee Strobel’s best selling “The Case for Easter” for you to give as a gift to family or friends this Easter. Strobel was a sceptical atheist journalist who honestly investigated the facts of Easter and God changed his life. Read it for yourself and give it to someone you love.
Supporting the Gospel at Gymea and Beyond
Our new giving envelopes are now available for all our members. Our Parish Council urges members to follow the biblical model of joyful, planned, generous, and private giving. Weekly envelopes or electronic banking are the recommended method.
These dual sided envelopes provide opportunity to give to both our church and to our link missions (we have 7 link missionaries and 5 link missions). When using the “missions” section of the envelope please mark the envelope with the mission you wish to support. Unmarked monies will go to CMS. We can also give to our Link missions electronically.
Your brother in Christ Jesus, Graham