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									 COMING UP
           Serving                 8:00AM                     10:00AM
 Sunday 01 Jan 2012                               New Years Day - 9:00AM
 Psalm 72:1-11            p.393
 Psalm 98                 p.447                         Isaac Elliot
 2 John
                          p.908                          Joe Stiller
                                                        Kerrie Dunn
                                                       Simon Elliott
                                                                                                  The Grapevine                                               Sunday 01 Jan 2012

 Prayers                                               Gillian Elliott                                                       Our Church Mission is
 Morning Tea                                               Sarah                                   To spread the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, based firmly on the Bible and
 Sunday 08 Jan 2012                Morning Prayer    p.39     Communion Service                     empowered through prayer and the Holy Spirit, to the people of the Riverstone area
 Psalm 147:12-20          p.494                                                                     and, by embracing and accepting change, to reach these people where they are at.
 Psalm 119: 1-16          p.458 Robyn Hatfield                Kerrie Dunn                          To establish loving, nurturing and godly relationships.
 3 John                   p.908 Judith Lewis                  Brandon Quist                        To equip the people of Riverstone to serve the Lord.
 Welcoming                         Joe Stiller                Rebecca Quist
 Leader                            Tom Gillespie              Simon Elliott                                   Welcome to Church and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 Prayers                           Joe Stiller                Simon Elliott
 Morning Tea                       Judy Clarke                Kerrie / Sarah                      What are your plans for the year?
 Sunday 15 Jan 2012                Holy Communion p.114 Sunday Services with
 Psalm 29                 p.337                               Baptism.                            What goals have you set for yourself?
 TBA                      p.-      Simon Elliott              Isaac Elliot                        A few weeks ago I spoke on the 10th commandment about not coveting and
 Revelation 12            p.916 Barry Clarke                  Marissa Scheerhoorn                 was led to the conclusion that what God wants us to do is to be content with
 Welcoming                         TBA                        Sarah Badman                        what God has given us. For where we are at today is where God has put us.
 Leader                            Joe Stiller                Simon Elliott                       However, on a day like today when we think about the year ahead, we are free
 Prayers                           Robert Jarvis              Kerrie Dunn                         to be content with where we are at but able to think about how we would like
 Morning Tea                       Robyn Stiller              Rosemary / Marissa                  to be different this year. What is it about your relationship with God, your
                    Weekly Budget: $1,800.00                                                      relationships with others that you would like to be different this year?
Giving for week ended 25/12/2011 $ 2,357.00 Missions: Anglicare $ 20.00 CMS       $ 5.50
                                                                                                  What would you like for our church this year? I asked our parish council
Giving for week ended 18/12/2011 $ 1,025.41 Missions: Anglicare $ 20.00 CMS $ 10.00               this question last month, and they came up with some excellent ideas. One
Would you like to give via direct debit? Commonwealth Bank BSB 062 596 Account 1010 0511          member said that he would like to see four new families in our church this year
Thank you, for your continued prayerful support of our Church, please continue to pray that God   and for him to have a significant relationship with one of those families. My
would provide for all of our needs.                                                               goal is that every individual in our church be growing in their understanding
                                                                                                  of God and displaying that in all aspects of their lives. The first individual for
http://riverstone.anglican.asn.au               St Pauls Anglican Church Riverstone               me to work on is me and then my family and then out from there.
                                                                                                  How about you, what are your goals and how will you reach them, why not
                                                follow RivoAnglican                               spend some time this week praying that God’s goals would be your goals, and
                                                                                                  God’s plans your plans.
Collect                                                         Sunday after Christmas
Almighty God, you have given us your only Son who took our nature upon him by being
born of a virgin. Grant that we may be born again and made your children by adoption              Your Servant,
and grace. Renew us daily by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who                 Simon Elliott
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen                    Minister:   Rev. Simon Elliott 9627 1015 or 0433 995 878
                                                                                                  Wardens:      Brett Beazley          Barry Clarke                Tom Gillespie
                                                                                                                 9627 6162              9627 4023                   9627 3093
Please Pray for.
   Thank God for all that he has done in your life and in the life of your church in 2011. (Spend                Psalm 72:1-11     p.393
                                                                                                                                                             Bible Readings
    some time thinking about what God has done, about how he has changed you during 2011.)                             Psalm 98     p.447 (Brown)   p.603 (Blue)
    Spend time praying about 2012, that God would enable you and us as a church to know his                              2 John     p.908 (Brown)   p.1229 (Blue)
    plans. Pray for those in your circle at work, in your street, in your family who do not know the
    truth about God and his saviour Jesus Christ. Pray that God would use you this year to move the                                                         www.anglicanaid.org.au
    people who you know, who don’t know Jesus as their saviour into his family.
                                                                                                                                                              or call 1800 653 903
   Pray that God would enable us as a group of people to display the love that has been shown to us
                                                                                                                                                        ‘Dollar matching program’ has
    by God in Jesus this Christmas period. Pray that God’s love would be obvious to all who meet                                                          finished, but support is still
    us and experience us this Christmas.                                                                                                                            required.

   Thank God for those who serve in our children’s and youth ministries for Paul, Gillian, Juanita,
    Marissa, Marina, Libby, Danny, Rebecca and Simon G. Pray that God would enable them to be
                                                                                                         Would you like to contribute to the gift for the Englishes? Put your money
    refreshed by the school holidays. Pray that God would raise up other leaders for our children’s      in the bag in an envelope marked for the Englishes.
    and youth ministries so that we would continue to be able to offer high quality ministry to those
    who are coming into our church to get to know God for the first time.
   Ask God to help us to be a church that is driven by our love for God and our love for the lost.                          st
                                                                                                                            1 and 8  th
                                                                                                                                            2 and 3 John with Simon Elliott
    Ask God to fill you with a love for the lost, which means that we as a group are prepared to give
                                                                                                                         15th and 22nd      Revelation 12 with Paul Badman
    up our comfort so that God would save our neighbours and our friends. Pray that God would
    use our church to impact this community for his great glory.                                                                  29th      Kids Church begins with a series on 1 John

   Pray for all those members of our church who are away during January, ask God to keep them
    safe on the roads and to have opportunities to show God’s love to all they meet.
                                                                                                                                      BIBLE STUDIES
                                                                                                            Are you a couple, single, a man, a woman, have time
   Thank God for Josh and Sarah Allen who will be coming to church with us in 2012, Both Josh
    and Sarah are studying first year at Moore College this year, and Josh will be working as our                             during the day, or at night?
    Student Minister. Pray that as Sarah finishes up her work as a Doctor in Newcastle that they                                  We have a group for you!!!
    would get everything done that they need to get done. Pray that we would make them feel
    welcome and loved, and that they would have opportunities to learn new skills that will be                                     Talk to Simon or Paul
    useful to us and for them in their long term ministry.
                                                                                                                         Starting the first week in February
   Thank God the Lovell’s are settling in to Cochabamba. Pray for them as they have their first
    Christmas away from family and friends that God would surround them with loving brothers                                  The Bible League - The Gift that Lasts
    and sisters, who would remind them of the great love that God has for them both. Pray for those
    who are unwell and those who care for them. Pray particularly for: Geoff and Margaret Follet,
                                                                                                        During January in lieu of providing prayer and bible reading sheets each week, each
    Bob and Margaret Walker, Pam Tomastik, Heather's grandson Callum, Ina Allen, Roy                    family can take a 21 day guide walking you through some of the countries where
    Godbehere, Shirley O'Doherty, Judith Lewis, The Jurd Family, Gary Goodship, Grace Drayton           Christians are persecuted for being Christians. Please take the opportunity to learn
    and Kay Gillespie.                                                                                  more about each country. To pray for the Christians there and to consider taking
   Please pray for these members of our Church Family.                                                 the opportunity to give money to the bible league so that Christians can have God’s
        Lord may they know and feel your presence with them each day. Judith & Kevin Lewis,             word. We have the bible so accessible to us, and yet so many people who love God
        Wayne Olsen, Win Phillis, Rebecca & Brandon, Ella and Mia Quist, Emie & Earl, Jasmine,          through Jesus do not. Please take the opportunity to get to know about our world
        Alyssa and Kaitlan Saunders, Stephen Saunders and Marissa Scheerhoorn.                          more and to read the whole chapters around the verses they provide. It would be
                                                                                                        great if we as a church had the same thirst for the word of God that these people
Would you like to talk to someone about Church or share a prayer request? Contact Simon on 9627
1015 or email simon@riverstone.anglican.asn.au                                                          who are suffering for the gospel have.

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