CROSS TALK October 2020


                           25 October 2020
                    21st Sunday after Pentecost. REFORMATION
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Service will be lead by: David Thompson.
The address will be;
Text: Romans 1:16-17
“If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 


                       This Sunday 25th October.
                  21st Sunday after Pentecost.

Worship Service led by: David Thompson


Holy Communion: David Thompson
Communion Assistants: Dr Gordon Watson and Joan Rayward
Communion Prep.: David Pfeiffer
Bible Readings: Joan Rayward
1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 The Lord will write his law on our hearts
2nd Reading: Romans 3: 19-28 Justification by faith
Gospel: John 8:31-36 ‘In my word, you will know the truth’
Prayers lead by: Bob Rayward
Stewards: Juta Cooley and Allan Bruhn
Organist: Aileen Huf
Audio/ Computer: Orion Thompson


                      Next Sunday 1st November


                             All Saints Day
Worship Service led by: David Thompson
Holy Communion: David Thompson
Communion Assistants: Don McLean and David Pfeifer
Communion Prep.: David Thompson
Bible Readings: Alan Bruhn
1st Reading: Revelation 7:9-17 Saints around the throne of God
2nd Reading: 1John 3:1-3 We are God’s children
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes
Prayers lead by: Derryl Huf
Stewards: Joan Watson and Dale Ampt
Audio/ Computer: Narelle Clarke

In our thoughts and Prayers:praying
David Thompson, John McLean, Rosemary Conran, Kathy Mitchell, Renate Radmacher, Ivan Francis, Jenny Montgomery, and all those people who are affected by the Corona virus. Please keep in your prayers the future of St. Peter’s as we seek to know God’s will.

Something to think about:

Words of Wisdom:
After a while, the baker came to suspect that the farmer from whom he bought his butter was serving short weight on his order. So for an entire week he care-fully weighed the butter at home, and sure enough his suspicions were con-firmed. Irate, he had the farmer arrested.
A hearing was scheduled without delay. “I assume you use standard weights when measuring out your goods?” The judge asked the farmer sternly.
“As a matter of fact, I don’t,” responded the farmer calmly.
“Well then. How do you do your measuring?”
“You see, Your Honour, when the baker began buying butter from me, I decid-ed to buy his bread” explained the farmer. “And I measure out his butter by placing his one pound loaf of bread on the other side of the scale.”
A Sunday School teacher asked her class to draw a picture of their favourite Old Testament story, and as she moved
Around the class, she saw there were many wonderful drawings being done. Then she came across Johnny, who had drawn an old man driving a car.
In the back seat were two Passengers, both apparently naked.
“It’s a lovely picture,” said the teacher, “but which story does it tell?”
Johnny seemed surprised at the question. “Doesn’t it say in the Bible that
God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden?”

‘To be a Christian means to forgthinkive the inexcusable because God has
forgiven the inexcusable in you.’ C.S. Lewis.
Martin Luther King said,
‘On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?”
Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And
Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?”
But Conscience asks the question, “Is it right?”

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is the attitude.
The big difference is whether it is
positive or negative

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods door to door to pay his way through school found he had only one penny left, and he was hungry. He de-cided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a glass of water. She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a glass of milk. He drank it slowly, then asked, “How much do I owe you?” “You don’t owe me anything,” she replied. “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for kindness.” He said, “Then I thank you from my heart.” As Howard Kelly left that house he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and people was stronger also. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Years later that same woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baf-fled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr Howard Kelly was called in for consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case. After a long struggle, the battle was won.
Dr Kelly asked the hospital to pass the patient’s bill on to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words: “Paid in full with one glass of milk.”
(Signed) Dr Howard Kelly.

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

Bible Study:
Tuesday. 7pm at Kemp St.

Roster: Church Cleaning:

November: Aileen and Derryl Huf
Cleaners please wash hands before and after cleaning and wear gloves.


October / November Birthdays:
27 Barbara Wakefield
1 Corrine McLean
1 Ella Hughes

Thank you to Daryll for our web page.
43 People visited the website in the last week, including 26 Aust. 7 China, 4 USA
2 Canada, 1 Philippines, 1 UK, 1South Africa, 1Nigeria

We now have 77 followers

Ladies Fellowship:
Wednesday. 4th November meeting, 12pm at the church. BYO food and drink to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
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

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


Sunday 18th October Attendance was 47.

Weekly Devotion:
‘Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth’ (1 John 3:18).
Read 1 John 3:16–24
What an amazing call to love one another, and to put hands and feet on the love we profess with our mouths! Well-intentioned words of encouragement can come easily sometimes, can’t they? Have you expressed a need to a brother or sister in Christ but received words that hurt or miss the mark be-cause words don’t help the problem at that moment? Or perhaps words come easily to you, but you feel that making a meal or giving a gift is someone else’s ministry?
The instructions to us in this letter are clear. If we have material possessions (or practical capacity) and see or hear another person in need but fail to act, we are not showing the love of God. The letter says to love actually, not with words but with action and truth. Why truth? Well, perhaps if we search our hearts, sometimes we know deep down that we are withholding the Christ-like sacrificial love that lays down ‘self’ for friends.
First, we hear how practical actual love is – doing and giving. Then we are further reminded that love is a commandment. Meditate on verse 21. In this week of forgiveness, grace and mercy challenges, where our spiritual muscles are getting a full work out, our hearts will condemn us if we are not matching up. We know when we are holding back. It is not the time for that. Go out and show your love to those you know you are holding back from. Mentor those younger than you in the faith, and remember yesterday’s scripture – about living up to the standards we are trying to teach and show others
Lord, help me to love with actions and in truth. May we be people who do what we say we are. Search our hearts and inspire us to truthful love, through the power of your Holy Spirit, we pray. 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).