19th May 2019 Bulletin

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Deadline is by 12.00 noon each Wednesday.




: Thank you Pastor Kevin and Judi for being with us and adding to our Sunday       Service.




Monthly Ladies Fellowship
Wednesday 5th June 2019 12.00pm
at David & Sherry Thompson’s home
141 Hindman Street
Port Macquarie
:Bring finger food to share


: Saturday 18th May 2019

If you receive your newsletter by email….dont forget to vote.

If you are only reading this on Sunday, hope you didn’t forget!


Monthly Lunch
Friday 31st May 2019 12.00pm
Port City Bowling Club
Owen Street
Please RSVP to Barbara 65849684

Keep warm, winter is on the way and don’t forget your flu shot


: Keep in your thoughts and Prayers

John McLean is recovering at home after his recent accident.

Rosemary Conran is also recovering at home after her recent stint in hospital.

Maddison Rayward (Bob & Joan’s grand daughter) after her operation. 


bible: Tuesday Bible Study this week.

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

Happy Birthday

19th May 2019
Bob Rayward

22nd May 2019
Juta Cooley

25th May 2019
Daryll Reichelt


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.

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: 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, 12th May 2019:
was attended by 31 people.



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

 : 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..




PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PNG) BIRTHING KIT LIST Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) International Mission

The birthing kits are used by the village midwives to help them with clean and safe deliveries. They are also used in Aid Posts and Rural Health Centres encouraging mothers to go for safe deliveries under supervision and help provide a caring environment from the carers to the mother. The birthing kits help to stress the importance of a clean environment for the new born. For the mother, it is a kit much anticipated and appreciated as many come barehanded for the birthing experience.

  • 1 metre square of plastic (no particular thickness or quality is required, since it is used to provide a clean area for the delivery and then discarded or used by the mother for other purposes)
  • 1 metre square of old linen to cover the plastic, can also be used by the mother after delivery
  • 2 cloth nappies (not disposable) which may be second hand or made of flannelette material (60 cm x 60 cm)
  • 2 safety/nappy pins, useful but not essential
  • 1 face washer or 6-10 pieces 15 cm x 25 cm (6 x 10 inches) of old linen to be used as wipes for mother and baby –
  • 2 x 20-25cm (8-10in) pieces of ½ inch cotton tape for cord ties (can be bought at Spotlight) or half inch strong ribbon
  • 2 disposable gloves – 1 normal size cake of soap –
  • 1 baby size singlet (new born size) may be second hand – Pack in a press seal or zip lock (27 cm x 33 cm) plastic bag to keep items clean and dry
  • A small text card from LLL can be added (a Pidgin text version is available, number 70258)

We also welcome any surplus items or monetary donations (for the freight of the kits to PNG).

Please forward assembled kits to LCA International Mission,  197 Archer Street, North Adelaide, South Australia, 5006.


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.


    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?