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Thank you, Sherry Thompson
Thank you to Pastor Darren Kupke and his wife Lee Ann visiting with us for a couple of weeks from Temora.
Sun 19th January 2020
:Coming Up This Week
Sun19 Jan 9:00am
Sunday Morning Worship Service with Holy Communion led by
Derryl Huf followed by Morning Tea
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REMINDER :Mark your diaries for our AGM on Sunday 16 February 2020 following our worship service.
Please submit all reports to David Thompson, Secretary by 19 January so they will be included in the documents distributed at the AGM.
All nominees for the Church Council roles are to be submitted to the Nominations Committee (Joan Rayward, John McLean, and Pr Dr Gordon Watson) for consideration by 19 January.
All reports for AGM and nominations for consideration due to be included in the documents distributed at the AGM
Bushfires are ravaging large parts of Australia. We are shocked by this early and ferocious fire season, which
began many weeks ago. Please pray with us…. Loving God, we come to you trusting in your mercy and knowing that your steadfast love lasts forever. Look with mercy on those who are harmed or displaced by the current bushfires. Give all victims of this disaster your strength to meet the challenges of the days, weeks and months ahead. May they feel your peace, which surpasses all understanding. May they feel renewed hope for restoration and rebuilding. Move in those who are able to help, that we may be your heart and hands on Earth. Be with all who offer assistance; may your Spirit uphold them. You have made water a sign of cleansing and rebirth in you, earthquake a sign of your power, and fire a symbol of your Spirit. So grant us vision to see new life on the other side of disasters.
We pray that despite the forecasts, in your miraculous power you would bring forth rain to quench these fires and to bring life back into the earth, so that crops may grow and farmers may bring forth the harvest of the land again. Help us to find ways to praise you even in the midst of disasters. Through Jesus Christ, your dear Son. Amen (This prayer is adapted from ‘Prayer Book for the Armed Services’, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Archbishop Glenn Davies, Sydney Anglicans)
A Thought to Ponder:
What has the Christmas message meant for me?
To quote from Pastor’s recent address , “ Christmas is only important because of Easter”.
Don’t be too concerned about the gifts
we gave or received , let’s focus on the greatest gift of all, a Saviour born to die so as we can be redeemed ……
In some parts of Australia bushfires are continuing to threaten lives and livelihoods. In other places, hundreds of people are sifting through ashes, wondering how they will put their lives back together.
Many of us are asking how we can bring the love of God into this awful situation, how his love might come to life through us. Here are some ways that could happen.
To help people in immediate need you can donate to Red Cross, Salvation Army and other organisations that are able to provide on-the-ground local support right now.
To help Lutherans and the communities they are supporting with immediate assistance and then, later, post-emergency restorative support, you can donate to LCA Disaster & Welfare Fund (tax-deductible) Click on the link to make a donation by credit card. To make a bank transfer: BSB 704942 Account: 100042902 Account name: LCA Disaster and Welfare Fund
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
*Have a great day!!*
If we miss your birthday please let us know as we may not have those details correct.
12th January 2020: was attended by 31 people.
: Bible study,
At the church
Next year 2020
: Catch up Coffee
Our Fellowship Lunches and Coffee Catch-up mornings will be returning in 2020!
Stay tuned for the list of your favourite venues.
The Fellowship Lunch is held on the LAST Friday of each month from FEB thru NOV at 12 noon.
The Coffee Catch up mornings are held every 2nd Friday of each month from FEB thru to NOV at 10:00am
The Longest Lutheran Lunch
: Too True..
: 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:
This years leadership team.
: 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……
: 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..
- 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?