5th July 2020 Weekly Bulletin.

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My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me,
I cannot choose the colours He weaves so steadily.
Oft times He weaveth sorrow and I in foolish Pride,
forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.
Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly,
will God roll back the canvas and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the Weavers hand,
as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned

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News flash:news
Rev. Haydn Blaess will be with us for Sunday 28th June, to 9th August.Sunday Worship. Holy Communion:
Please note— Maximum allowable persons in our Church at
present is 30. (4sq metre rule)

This Sunday 5th July: 9am.
Worship Service led by: Rev. Haydn Blaess.
Pastor’s address;
HAND OVER YOUR BURDENS” –MATTHEW 11 :28-29.

Holy Communion: Rev. Haydn Blaess.faith
Communion Assistants: Gordon Watson & Don McLean.
Communion Prep.: Gordon Watson
Bible Readings: Joan Watson
1st Reading: Genesis 24:34-38,42-49,58-67 Abraham’s servant finds a wife for Isaac.
2nd Reading: Romans 7:15-25a The struggle of the sinner saint.
Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19,25-30 Jesus reveals the Father, and the weary find rest in him
Prayers lead by: Bob Rayward
Stewards: Joan & Gordon Watson
Organist:
Audio/ Computer: Orion Thompson

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St Peters Lutheran Church
inspiring people to LIVE a purposeful LIFE,
And growing TOGETHER IN JESUS CHRIST.

                              5 July 2020
5th Sunday after Pentecost.
Worship Service led by: Rev. Haydn Blaess.
Holy Communion: Rev. Haydn Blaess.
Communion Assistants: Gordon Watson & Don McLean.
Communion Prep.: Gordon Watson
Bible Readings: Joan Watson
1st Reading: Genesis 24:34-38,42-49,58-67 Abraham’s servant finds a wife for Isaac.
2nd Reading: Romans 7:15-25a The struggle of the sinner saint.
Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19,25-30 Jesus reveals the Father, and the weary find rest in him
Prayers lead by: Bob Rayward
Stewards: Joan & Gordon Watson
Organist:
Audio/ Computer: Orion Thompson
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Next Sunday 12th July
6th Sunday after Pentecost.
Worship Service led by: Rev. Haydn Blaess
Holy Communion: Rev. Haydn Blaess.
Communion Assistants: Corrine McLean & David Thompson.
Communion Prep.: Gordon Watson
Bible Readings: David Thompson
1st Reading: Genesis 25:19-34 Jacob gains the birthright of Esau
2nd Reading: Romans 8:1-11 You are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit
Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The parable of the sower
Prayers lead by: Derryl Huf
Stewards: Corrine & John McLean
Organist:
Audio/ Computer
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In our thoughts and Prayers:
John McLean, Rosemary Conran, Kathy Mitchell, Renate Radmacher, Ivan Francis, Jenny Montgomery, Chris Dockrill, and all those people who have  been affected by the Corona virus.
Prayer Points:
 Thank God for his faithfulness and his love for us
 Pray for those who are suffering and struggling at this time.
 Heavenly Father, help us to see that though life can be uncomfortable, we can
find comfort in you.
 Pray safety, protection and common sense for all as we slowly move out of
The COVID19 restrictions.
 Pray for all believers around the world who are in danger of persecution.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, you never give us up, let us down or desert us. Your love for us is unfathomable. Teach us to reflect your love in our relationships with others, by never giving up on them and never abandoning them. Amen.
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Womens fellowship:
After 3 months absence, the Ladies fellowshipladies
Resumed on the 1st of July, meeting at the Church.
By and large, mothers and housewives are the only
Workers who do not have regular time off.
They are the great vacationless class.

Thank you to Daryll for our web page.
48 People visited the website in the last week, including 39 Aust. 4 USA
1 Japan, 1 India, 1 Austria, 1 Canada.

Roster: Church Cleaningmower
July: Carol and Don McLean.

Bible study:
Tuesday. 7pm at 13Kemp St.

Thanks to Rev Haydn Blaess for leading us in ourcovid3
first covid19 style worship service after 13 weeks.
Faith is confidence in God’s faithfulness to us in an
uncertain world, on an uncharted course, through
an unknown future.

Weekly Devotion:
Start or finish every day in God’s word.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-

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Weekly Devotion:
‘Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters’ (Colossians 3:23).
Read Colossians 3:18–25
In everyday life we benefit from so much work that goes on behind the scenes or is hidden in plain sight. We sit down to a clean table in a food hall. We can be sure that our supermarket’s shelves are being restocked while we sleep. Sometimes we are able to thank and bless the people who do these things for us, but most of the time their jobs are thankless and their work is hidden.
During these times of isolation and disruption, perhaps the tables have been turned. The cleaners and the shelf-stockers staff are in full view – and valued differently. At the same time, some people who are normally at the forefront have been forced to work from home – still doing their job but having no idea whatsoever whether their work is being received favourably or even if anyone is watching or listening. Some of us might be teachers preparing lessons for absent students, or members of children’s ministry teams sending out lessons, or pastors providing services online and, for some, in the printed word.
For some of us, even in ‘normal times’ the phone call might not be returned. The letter and gift go unacknowledged. The hoped-for job application is nei-ther accepted nor rejected.
Be encouraged. We have an audience of One, a God who sees all. Sometimes we may feel that no-one is noticing, appreciating or listening. Other times the Lord gives us an insight into the effects our efforts are having. We pursue our daily work and follow his leading with a heart of generosity and blessing any-way. We are working for the Lord.
We can also ask him to open our eyes to acknowledging the work of others, which we might otherwise overlook
Prayer.
Lord, help us to give our whole effort to work that is seen, and unseen. Help us to be aware that it is you we are serving, as we do our work, as we read the email, clean the table, organise our task list. Open our eyes to the work we sometimes miss, and inspire us to encourage and thank others for their efforts. We pray you will show us with grace where we fall short. In Jesus’

A warm welcome to Rev. Haydn Blaess and Ruth as they spend time relaxing here in the second promise land. We pray that their time here will be a
blessing to them and us.

.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.
July Birthdays:
14 Lynette Middleton.
21 Sue Thorgerson

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From Australian Lutheran World Service.

The Aust. Government is providing a 10:1 grant for ALWS funds raised,
Where is the money going? For your information.
Nepal: Xray machine, Electronic suction machines, Surgical masks, food and sanitation for quarantine centres.
Cambodia: Cleaning alcohol, masks gloves, hand sanitisers and soap.
Indonesia: Face masks and hygiene equipment.
PNG: Gloves, hygiene materials, gumboots and goggles for hospital workers.
Let Derryl know if you want to add to the amount already in “ the box”.

   

SAVE THOSE STAMPS!!!
God has wonderful ways of turning simple gifts into great blessings. The LCA’s Stamps for
Mission project has raised nearly $447,000 and all proceeds are donated to LCA International Mission programs and projects.
In 2020 these projects include:
 Support for the Sprau family, Papua New Guinea, who are serving as medical personnel with Wycliffe Bible Translators
 Courses on Lutheran distinctions, Myanmar
 Translation of Lutheran theological resources
 Lutheran Highlands Seminary at Ogelbeng in Papua New Guinea
 Indigenous young people living in Sabah in Malaysia
 Home of Grace, Thailand, which supports unmarried pregnant women, mothers and babies
This is possible due to the dedication of volunteers who collect, clean, package and sell the stamps. There are several ways you can join in God’s mission through Stamps for Mission:
Get your used stamps to one of our wonderful volunteer stamp receivers or drop them into the LCA Churchwide office (page 40, LCA Yearbook 2019)
If you would like to donate used stamps, soak off stamps or become a stamp receiver, please phone Peter Nitschke on 0418 868 103 or email pmnitschke@bigpond.com

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: 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
Or
Aileen Huf
This years leadership team.

Chairperson Don McLean

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Vice Chairperson Roy Herbig
Secretary Rev David Thompson
Asst Secretary Carol McLean
Treasurer John McLean
Asst Treasurer Dianne Herbig
Pastoral Carers
Joan Rayward, Corrine McLean, Rev David Thompson
We say thank you all for your leadership to those who are stepping down this year,
especially David Pfeiffer, for his continued leadership, guidance, and support over the last 5 years as our Chairperson. We welcome and pray for Don McLean and his new team as they come together to guide us and lead us into the future here at St Peters.phone

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: 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……

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: 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..
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  • HOW THE APOSTLES DIED.
    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?