They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.
Matt 2:11 (Message)
Refill us Father God with the same awe experienced by the wise men on seeing the infant Jesus so that we too will want to worship Him
Welcome to our preacher this morning Rev John Wiggall
After service tea hosts Chris and Joan
Organist: Joan McGowan
Sunday 8h January
11.00am Mr Jim Wells
Vestry Steward – Ian
Door Steward – Bob
Tea Hosts – Bob and Evelyn
Wed 4th Discipleship in Community Regent Street 6.30pm see poster below
Wed 11th Midweek Communion at Regent Street 11.15am
Wed 25th “Time Out” a monthly reflective worship 2.00pm at the home of Barry and Angela Smith
Sun 29th Messy Church in the hall 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Please pray for the following:
Keith and Myra Baugh
Pete and Ruby Kasprowicz
All those who care for those in need.
We thank God for answered prayer and ask that he helps us to understand that all things do work together for good.
Donations Hope House Children’s Hospice
The box for donations in lieu of Christmas cards is in the lounge. This will be the last Sunday for making your donation.
I AM, already
Before the missionaries came, the great I AM was already in Melanesia pioneering in our land to overcome darkness and destroy the forces of evil. People who came out from churches that were missionary-minded enabled us to discover Christ in our own context. Today Christ, through his in-dwelling spirit in us as Melanesian, is no longer white with blue eyes, but black with brown eyes. He does not only speak English, German, Latin or French, but speaks our languages. How easy then for us to find and discover Christ.
Our churches today must no longer wait to be ministered to. Our Churches today must not wait for handouts. With Christ we are challenged to be in mission to every person in every place, in every situation, beginning from where we are.