CROSS TALK November 2020

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                           22nd November 2020
                    25th Last Sunday after Pentecost. 
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                    Service will be lead by: John McLean.
                    The address will be;
 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory”.
                       Sheep from the goats.

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                       This Sunday 22nd November.
                    25th Last Sunday after Pentecost.johnmac

Worship Service led by: John McLean
Holy Communion: David Pfieffer
Communion Assistants: Dr Gordon Watson and Don McLean
Communion Prep.: David Thompson
Bible Readings: Orion Thompson
1st Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24 The Lord himself will be the Shepherd King
2nd Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23 Christ reigns at God’s right hand
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46 The King’s final judgment (Begin. ’Jesus said:’)
Prayers lead by: Barb Wakefield
Stewards: Barb Wakefield and Alan Bruhn
Organist: Aileen
Audio/ Computer: Don Mclean

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                      Next Sunday 29th November
                      1st Sunday in Advent.allanb

 

Worship Service led by: Allan Bruhn
Holy Communion: David Thompson
Communion Assistants: David Pfieffer and Joan Rayward
Communion Prep.: David Thompson
Bible Readings: Garth Schultz
1st Reading: Isaiah 64: 1-9 Open the heaven and come down!
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 As you wait for Christ’s return
Gospel: Mark 13: 24-37 No one knows the day or the hour.
Prayers lead by: Geoff Rogers
Stewards: Dr Gordon and Joan Watson
Organist: Daryll & Lloyd
Audio/ Computer: Orion Thompson

 

In our thoughts and Prayers:praying
Bob Rayward, John McLean, Rosemary Conran, Kathy Mitchell, Renate Radmacher, Ivan Francis, Jenny Montgomery.

CHURCH SINGING:
From the NSW District Office.
There is still no whole church singing. You may have up to 5 soloists/singers. The rules are that the 5 singers need to be 1.5 m from each other, and then any singers need to be 5m from any other congregation member. Many Churches are finding that they do not have the room to create the 5 m gap.
URGENT NEWS FLASH:
We need to be very security conscious with our Church property, and a re-minder when locking up the church, all windows and sliding doors have bar-rel bolts which MUST be secured when locking the main lock, particularly the toilet windows, which in the past have been found to be open when clean-ers return during the week to clean the church. Stewards of the day need to be aware of this and check the security of each window and door at the conclusion of each service.

Stay connected with : Lutheran Media Livestreaming.
https://www.livestream.com/luthworship

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Church Stewards:
Please make sure all attendees sanitize, sign-in and supervise 1.5mm rule.

Bible Study:
Tuesday. 7.30pm at Kemp St.

Roster: Church Cleaning:

November: Aileen and Derryl Huf
December: Joan and Dr Gordon Watson
Cleaners please wash hands before and after cleaning and wear gloves.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER for WOMENS REFUGE:
Instead of the usual hamper we have provided in the past, we will be holding a retiring offering over the next 5 Sunday’s, commencing this Sunday until Sun-day, 13th December. With the donations received, vouchers will be purchased and presented to the Women’s Refuge. Communication with them indicated this was a popular way to give support, especially in COVID times.
There will be a container at the back of the church for you to deposit your do-nations.
Please support this worthy cause in helping others have a brighter Christmas.
FYI: 800 families have been through since COVID started with 16 currently staying.
NOTE: No Meals on Wheels gifts this year.

Advent Lunch:

Sunday 29th November, 2020
Settlers Inn, Cnr Hastings River Drive and Newport Island Rd.,
12 noon.
Please indicate your attendance on the form at church.
Tables of 15 will be booked.

Sermons:
All past sermons are available to read on our web page.
Stpetersptmacquarie.com
Stay connected with : Lutheran Media Livestreaming.

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 November Birthdays:
24 Lloyd Reichelt
29 Ben Clarke

Thank you to Daryll for our web page.
63 People visited the website in the last week, including 14 Aust. 6 China, 38 USA
1 India, 4 UK

We now have 77 followers

Ladies Fellowship:
Just a reminder that Carol McLean is collecting the subscription money for the Lutheran Women magazine (used for our Bible Studies) $11; LW NSW Affiliation and Newsletter $11 and our local St Peters membership $1. Due Sunday, 8th No-vember. If you would like to be a new subscriber or don’t wish to renew subscription please contact.Carol
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KYB Tuesday mornings at St Peters:
Starting Tuesday, 13th October, the KYB (Know Your Bible) interdenomina-tional Bible Study group have met and will continue meeting in St Peters Church during school terms while the previous venue remains closed. Per-mission was sought and given by the congregation. All COVID practices were adhered to. This week we had eighteen ladies gather from 7 different denominations. Our triangle shaped bush, Lilly pilly?, attracted attention and the question ask who was our gardener. Corrine

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Statistic:
Sunday 15th November Attendance was 33

Weekly Devotion:
For it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure’ (Philippians 2:13).
Read Philippians 2:12–18
Have you ever felt frozen about what God has called you to in your life? The particular form of fear I’m talking about is unique to Christians. I think the conflict arises when although we find great spiritual comfort in contemplating God through meditating on his word or in prayer, we still fear the hard, earth-ly work that God has called us to do. Maybe it is working through relation-ship problems, facing the mountainous inbox at work, or learning to be a par-ent. We ask ourselves, ‘Where do I begin? Why am I doing this? How am I to do this?’ Maybe we begin to despair, ‘I’m not great at this, I’m not cut out for this’. And at the bottom, we reflect, ‘Maybe I need to go back and pray and pray and pray’.
Now, I’m not saying that prayer is not the answer, because I think it actually is. But I do think that we sometimes deceive ourselves into believing that praying is limited to a posture of stillness. I received great encouragement in my faith when I realised that God has given me work as a way to pray. We can meditate while we labour, receiving the day’s work as a gift that God has set before us. We are even more fortunate because we don’t do our work alone. We have a teacher and helper in the Holy Spirit who is always with us and at work in us, enabling us both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
We may find the work to be a really hard slog at times, but remember, God is our loving father, and he is the head of our family business. Because of him, we can work peacefully and with joy. We may find that we need redeeming countless times as we make mistakes and need to learn new skills to improve and grow – but remember, Christ understands what it is like to be human and to struggle. He has compassion for you. So, remember to pray and ask for help when you feel you are at your physical or mental limits. It requires hu-mility to do this. Jesus says, ‘Ask and it will be given to you’. Trust in him. It is his good pleasure to work with you!
Prayer:praying
Heavenly Father, thank you for setting work before us each day. Help us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling so that we can work for your good pleasure. Help us to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ to do the same and that by holding fast to the word of life, we, like Paul, can boast on the day of Christ that we did not run or labour in vain but were glad and rejoiced over the offering of faith. In Christ’s work, Amen

‘The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?’ (Psalm 27:1).

 

 A LITTLE EXTRA FROM THE PAST.

Something to think about:think
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Some-body would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that
Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

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