Notices for Sunday 1st January 2017

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
Amen

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

Diary Dates
January
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:
Isobel Holroyd
Dorreen Holroyd
Michael Shipley
Keith and Myra Baugh
Evelyn Taylor
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.

discipleship

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.

Albert Burua

 

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