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: Palm Sunday
: Service times
Thurday 18th April 2019
Friday 19th April 2019
Easter Sunday Dawn Service
6:00am at Town Beach
If we miss your birthday please let us know as we may not have those details correct.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU:
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:
: St Peters Fellowship Monthly lunch
April 26th 2019
Hogs Breath Café
65 Clarence St
RSVP Barbara Wakefield 65849684
The new leadership team.
Congratulations to Stephen Rayward who graduated on Thursday 11th April 2019, after obtaining his honours degree in occupational therapy at sunshine coast university in Queensland NSW
: Would anyone be interested in joining their musical talents with other Christians at the Sunrise Service on Easter morning? Please let David Dennis know on:
0401 953 932
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 April 2019:
was attended by 46 people.
: 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……
: 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..
NEW LOGIN + LOGOUT FORM
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.
Tired of scrambling for offering money on the way to church? Want to be more organised with your giving?
REG is the answer
- REG is a convenient, safe and confidentialway of giving a regular offering to your congregation.
- Your REG offering can come from your bank, credit union or LLL account.
- You can set up REG to coincide with your regular income (eg salary, pension, dividends) or budget: weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or even half-early.
- REG keeps things confidential.Your congregation doesn’t receive any information regarding your identity or the amount of your offering.
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.
- HOW THE APOSTLES DIED.
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, killed by a sword wound.
Died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead.
Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.
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
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
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.
FROM LAST WEEKS NEWSLETTER HOW THE APOSTLES DIED.
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?