21st July 2019 Bulletin

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:Bible Study.
Each Tuesday night held in the Manse with Pastor Blaess leading us looking at Paulsbible letter to his Church Family at Colossians and how his advice applies to us today.


Since the Manse does not have a phone number due the NBN….!!

If you wish to contact
Rev Hayden Blaess please contact him on his wife
Ruths phone
0427 263 645

: Catch up Coffeecuppa

Friday August 9th 2019 at Mercury
Kmart Marina Shopping Centre Park Street
 Port Macquarie

Contact: Corrine McLean
Ph: 6583 1227


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Greetings from Pastor John and Judy Vitale. John is slowly improving in his health and he reports the hill is steep and the steps are small andport bulletin3 sometimes it goes backwards. Remember them in our prayers that he will continue to gain strength.


The Players Theatre’s next show ‘Singing in the rain’ is set in the 1930s with the capture54start of talking movies, traditional song and tap dance numbers. I will be taking group bookings for a matinee show either Sunday 28th July or Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th August 2019.
Cost for group bookings of 10 people or more will be $27.00 per person.
Otherwise single tickets are $35.00 per adult or $32 per Pensioner Discount

Please contact David Pfeiffer via E-mail or work 6583 4222 and put your name down for group ticket


: *Monthly Lunch*
Friday 26th July 2019 12.00pm
Settlers Inn
101 Hastings River Drive
Please RSVP to Barbara 65849684


St Peters Ladies Fellowship

Wednesday August 1st 2019
at Derryl & Aileen Huf’s Home
339 Crestwood Drive
Bring finger food to share
Juta will supply soup.

Sunday 11th August 2019meeting

Sunday 11th August 2019
Half yearly general meeting of congregation
To be held after church at the church
BBQ lunch after meeting to farewell rev Hayden and Ruth Blaess

If we miss your birthday please let us know as we may not have those details correct.

Happy Birthday
Sunday 21st July 2019
Sue Thogersen
*Have a great day!!*

: If you or someone you know needs to share a discussion, word of Scripture, or prayer with a caring elder, please contact Rev David Thompson, Aileen Huf, or Joan Rayward.  We will make arrangements to visit.

: Anyone in hospital or wishing to have visitation please contact:
David Thompson
Joan Rayward
Aileen Huf

This years leadership team.

the team.jpg

: Reminder
A range of children’s books are in the library of the church for members.

: Reminder
A reminder to all about locking the kitchen door and turning the lights off.
Also use of the church library with a range of books for use by members and friends



Sunday Service, 14th July 2019:
was attended by 45 people.










































: If you don’t want the fruits of Sin Stay out of the Devils garden

: Prayer is a weapon that should not be concealed

: No God  No Peace. Know God   Know Peace

: Forecast for today..
GOD Reigns & the SON shines!

: Moses was the first  person with a tablet to download data
: Duct tape is good …  But Three nails fixed everything
 : Honk if you love Jesus
: Text while you drive if you want to meet him face to  face….

    From GOD’S Garden
: Lettuce be kind … Squash  gossip…Turnup for church……joke

God is like coke-cola             He”s the real thing….

: Prayer a wireless access to God with no roaming fee

: Need a lifesaver ? Ours walks on water

: Noah was a man of great faith he spent 40 days on a wooden boat with two termites and a pair of woodpeckers.

: Noah was a shrewd business man he kept his company afloat while the rest of the earth was in liquidation.

: Adam and Eve were the first people not to read the terms and conditions for Apple.

: A small boy was flicking through the pages of a dusty old edition of the bible when something fell out and it was a leaf that had been pressed between the pages.Look what I’ve found mum he called out.“What have you got there?” Asked his mother.
The boy said: “I think its Adams underwear!”

: Adam and Eve had the first computer, it was an Apple,  after one byte it crashed.

If you think that you are not worth saving just remember that Moses was a basket case.

: Don’t spend money on  G P S or Sat Nav  because  Jesus can show you the way for free.

 : Remember seven days without prayer makes one weak.
 : I pod, Ipad, iPhone…Try I pray.. God is always listening..










Well Done Allan


Allan Bruhn with his convict statue ready to be placed at the new Men’s Shed.

What started as a project to keep him out of trouble has turned into nine month long creative journey for Men’s Shed member Allan Bruhn.

Made almost entirely from rusty old tools, Mr Bruhn has created a life-sized sculpture depicting a convict chopping wood.

“The Men’s Shed is getting a new home on the Oxely Highway and we wanted something at the entrance of the shed for people to know where we were,” Mr Bruhn said.

“We work as volunteers and are free to work but the statue represents someone who has to work to be freed.

“Lots of convicts help build things in Port Macquarie and we wanted to show that at the shed.

“The statue is of a convict chopping wood and most of our members use wood in their work or used to work in the timber industry so it made a lot of sense when it all came together.”

This is not the first sculpture Mr Bruhn has made since joining the Men’s Shed when he retired more than seven years ago.

In one of his first projects he made an emu from scrap metal. He completed a two metre tall emu using a cut up gas cylinder for a body, rio bar for a beak and feet while a bike chain was used for the bird’s feathers.

Mr Bruhn’s newest sculpture is made mostly with spanners, wrenches, pliers, nuts and bolts welded together to make the human form.

“It took about nine months and I think it is pretty lifelike,” he said.

“I have taken a lot of time with this statue and it has nostrils, ears and even indents where the fingernails would be.

“It is made with old tools and pretty much everyone at the shed has donated tools for my project so it really does belongs to us all.”

The new Men’s Shed is part of a $4 million Oxley Vale Lifelong Learning Centre project which includes an arts and craft centre to be built on vacant land east of the Douglas Vale Historical Homestead on the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie.

This is the new Login + Logout sheet for anyone who attends to any cleaning of the manse or church, gardening, maintenance or attending outside of church hours. Please remember to fill in details next time you’re working hard at the church. This is part of our duty for insurance purposes.

You will find this form located in the foyer area of the church.



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How REG benefits you

  • No need to remember to bring cash to church
  • If you are away from church, your offering is still made
  • You can apply ‘first fruits’ principles

How REG benefits your congregation

  • Provides a regular income or cash flow, making budgeting easier
  • Can increase giving through the convenience of direct debits
  • Safer because there is less cash to handle and bank each week.


    1. Matthew
      Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, killed by a sword wound.
    2. Mark
      Died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead.
    3. Luke
      Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.
    4. John
      Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered from death.
      John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey. He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully
    5. Peter
      He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross.
      According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
    6. James
      The leader of the church in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.
      * This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
    7. James the Son of Zebedee
      A fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer Walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.

      1. Bartholomew
        Also known as Nathaniel was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
      2. Andrew
        Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.
      3. Thomas
        Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
      4. Jude
        Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
      5. Matthias
        The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
      6. Paul
        Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many
        epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.

      Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles and disciples during their times for the sake of the faith. And you shall be hated for my name’s sake:
      But he that endures to the end will be saved.


      Points to ponder:

      Why do we feel sleepy in Prayer, 
      but stay awake through a 3 hour movie?

      Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BIBLE,
      but find it easy to read other books?

      Why is it so easy to ignore a msg about God,
      yet we forward the nasty ones?

      Why are Prayers getting smaller,
      but bars and clubs are expanding?

      Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity,
      but very difficult to engage with God?







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