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Welcome! Feel free to pick up a Welcome Book from the Info Centre
so you can find out more about Life Together at Spreydon.




                                                                                                   Lunch break in Tonga


                                                                                     THIS WEEK
         9&11
                     7.30 PM PM PM AM




                                        When my world turned upside down - Brienne Davies

         1.30                           Korean Faith Community

            5                           Pizza Church - Growing - Janelle Butcher

            7                           A life-long journey begins - Alan Jamieson

                                        Tuesday Night Fellowship

 Spreydon Baptist Church, 244 Lyttelton Street, PO Box 33-048, Christchurch, New Zealand, +64 3 3384163 www.spreydon.org.nz
Welcome to today’s services. This morning we are          PRAYER
continuing our three week series on the Psalms.           For emergency prayer needs phone Betty Warrington
Tonight in our series based on ‘encounters with           980 8185 or Les Yetman 942 1172. They will alert the
Jesus’ we will look at the encounters Peter, Jesus        prayer chain to your need.
disciple, had with Jesus and how they shaped his
life. God intervened in Peter’s life at a number of       Last week Sue Jenkins died and we will miss her. She
points; opening his mind and his heart to the bigness     faithfully and quietly served in the Single Mums’ area,
of God, the intimacy of God’s concern for him and
                                                          Tuesday Night Fellowship and with making meals for
God’s call that Peter be actively part of what God
was doing at the time. God wants to encounter us          Pastoral Care and in many other ways. Our prayers
all in this way and looking at Peter’s life encounters    are with her family: Dave, Michelle and Richard, her
can help us to see what God is doing in our lives too.    lifegroup, and many other friends.

Thank you to everyone who has committed to                Congratulations to Catherine McFedries & Caleb
supporting our Global Mission workers this year. We       Martin on the arrival of a wee boy this week.
now have $360,000 promised from 202 responses.
Thank you Lord! Our target for the Sept to Sept           LIFE TOGETHER
Mission Giving year is $380,000, so we are getting        LIFE GROUPS: we have small groups meeting
closer to the amount that the Mission Council need        regularly in homes all over the city and we would love
to support our global mission workers, partners and       you to join this central part of our ‘life together’. See
projects.                                                 the information centre for details or contact Ibrani on
                                                          ibarus@spreydon.org.nz
This week I have been away speaking to a group
of Military people about the Christian faith and then
                                                          Dear Gold Card holders: Come and join us for a
teaching at Laidlaw College in Auckland on the
theme of Biblical Hope. I was pleased with the Hope       spring time afternoon tea in the new look Hub Café,
talks but felt I missed the mark with the military crew   this Thursday 1 October at 2pm. Please bring with
–interestingly there was much greater openness to         you an item to exchange and place it on the table we
looking at the Christian faith than I had previously      will have set up i.e. plants, veggies, fruits, preserves,
encountered on these leadership development               linen, cutlery, kitchen items...anything really. Looking
courses.                                                  forward to fun and entertainment, love from Chris &
                                                          Ibrani Barus and Daphne. For transport enquiries
Tuesday Night Fellowship are looking for some             contact Ibrani, ibarus@spreydon.org.nz or phone 338
more volunteers to help with the Tuesday night            4163 ext 816.
services. They need drivers and people who can
support the STARS youth programme. If you could           You are warmly invited to share lunch together next
help or would like to chat about helping please           Sunday, 4 October, in the Foyer after the 11am
contact Trevor at twilkinson@spreydon.org.nz If you       service. Please bring food to share. Hot soup and
have never been to a Tuesday night service then put       drink will be provided. It will be a great opportunity to
it on your list of things to do before Christmas. They
                                                          meet new people!
are wonderful services. Very inspiring!

If you would like to receive my weekly prayer letter      Does anyone know the whereabouts of a traditional
with information about prayer concerns in the             Tibetan outfit that was loaned last year for the Global
church please email prayer@spreydon.org.nz and            Mission week? Please contact the church office if you
ask to added to the email prayer letter list.             have any info, 338 4163.

A date to mark in your diary is Sunday 1st of             Gospel Choir is on this Monday night, 7-8pm in the
November. This is Vision Night 09. It will be a big       Cobham Street hall. The following practice will be
night                                                     6pm, Friday 9 October.

                                                          Daffodils: If you enjoy this spectacle of Spring, you are
Grace and peace                                           invited to stroll through flowers at Silva Dell Daffodils.
                                                          Map at Info Centre today.

                                                          FOCUS GROUPS
                                                          Women’s Anger Management is a 6 week course
                                                          beginning 16 October on Friday afternoons. For more
                                                          info please contact focusgroups@spreydon.org.nz,
                                                          confidentiality assured.
                   ALAN
CHILDREN & FAMILIES                                        COMMUNITY SERVICES
Kings Kids – no practice today                             Keep Active in a fun, social setting! “KeepActive” is a
                                                           weekly daytime session to help maintain or improve
Family Movie night during the holidays – Thursday 8        fitness. This is a new Community group starting
October at 6.30pm in the Auditorium. An opportunity to     Thursday 15th October 1-2.15pm in the gym. If anyone
come as a family and enjoy a fun movie for free. All       has an exercycle, mini tramp or swiss ball we could
children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn          use please contact Ian and Irene Oxley 338-1674,
and a drink will be available for $1. Movie title to be    ioxley@spreydon.org.nz
announced in today’s services
                                                           Taking the First Step is a free employment focused
Helpers are needed for the primary aged children for       course for women beginning 21 October, on
both the 9am and 11am services during the holidays.        Wednesdays & Thursdays, for 4 weeks, 9,15am
Please contact Lidwina children@spreydon.org.nz if         – 2.30pm. For moe info please phone Janelle at
you are able to help..                                     Kingdom Resources, 332 1700.

The Explorers and Starfish programmes for pre-             YOUTH - SYC
schoolers will operate during the holidays for both        SYC Otautahi is away this weekend for our Junior
services.                                                  Spring Camp (y9&10s). Please pray for us that our
                                                           young people will experience God some for the first
SHARP October Holiday Programme enrolments are             time and that others will meet Him in a new way.
still open. We have two action packed weeks for
children aged between 5 and 14 years of age including      SYC KAHUKURA has recently purchased a caravan
an exciting new intermediate programme called Epic.        as a portable relational space for our school Youth
Enrolment forms at the Info Centre.                        Workers and for our wider Youth Community to use.
                                                           If anyone in the church is interested in hiring it from
SHARP Kids Camp is a great opportunity to send your        us over summer, please contact Charlotte cboyes@
child on a relaxing weeks’ holiday at Glenroy Lodge.       spreydon.org.nz.
Contact Fiona for enrolment forms on 3384163 ext
831 or pick one up from the Info Centre.                   TOUCH- the competition is filling up, so get your touch
                                                           rugby team together for the tournament starting Tues
                                                           13 Oct at Hoon Hay Park. There will be 3 rounds:
OVERSEAS MISSION                                           Junior (Primary/Intermediate), Social & Experienced
Joel & Suzanne are looking for a house or flat to rent     Social (High school- Granma’s). For more info, grab
for some or all of their stay in Christchurch from Jan     yourself a rego form from the info centre today or email
21st to March 20th. Please contact Shirley or Helen if     Roy rkenneally@spreydon.org.nz
you know of anywhere suitable. Phone 338 4163 ext
802 or email smckenzie@spreydon.org.nz                     QUIZ NIGHT- is getting closer and closer. SYC
                                                           Horomaka is running the greatest, most epic Quiz
Phil McLean’s short-term missions visit to Davao,          night the world has ever seen!!!! We are fundraising to
Philippines - if you have an interest in community         take our seniors on the Abel Tasman at the end of this
development and mission, you are welcome to join           year- we need your help! So get a team together (4-6
Phil on his visit to Oasis Family Ministries for 2 weeks   people) and be prepared to have a lot of fun! Saturday
this December. Check out the Oasis website: www.           31 Oct, 7pm @ SBC. $7.50 for adults, $5 for students
oasisorg.com Enquiries to Phil McLean at: philjude@        and under 14’s free. Rego’s start soon.
paradise.net.nz
                                                           GENERAL
You can pick up the photo cross/box of our people          Music, Magic and Mayhem- A fundraiser that will be
overseas from the Info Centre today – take two if you      fun! A Family fun show at Spreydon to raise money
want to make two boxes and see everybody at once.          for Mel Britt who is joining Susan Bellet for a 2 month
                                                           Mission trip to work in Lesotho Orphanage. Sat 10
Have you filled out your faith commitment form 2009        October 6.45pm. Tickets at Info Centre or phone Mel
for Global Missions yet? You can get one from the Info     3229249
Centre today.
                                                           The Friday afternoon Lunch with the Lord service will
If you missed out on a free prayer bracelet at the         be held in the evenings on Fridays 2 Oct and 9 Oct,
recent women’s event, they are available at the Info       starting at 7.30pm in the Auditorium.
Centre today. There are also Christmas Cards for sale
from Servants Cambodia.                                    Elijah House “Staying Free” seminar is on Saturday 3
                                                           October. Brochure at Info Centre today.
GLOBAL MISSIONS

 Oasis Family Ministries, set up 11 years ago by Judy and Phil McLean, supports families in a slum
 community in Davao City, Philippines.



 Extreme Makeover
 We’ve given the good news to a recently orphaned
 family that we have funds to rebuild their dilapidated
 shack which has a leaking roof and a polluted open
 drain running under the rotting floorboards. The 6
 children range in age from 12 to 24 - the older ones
 have 3 young children of their own, plus the 16 yr old
 is pregnant. Lou, our youth worker, is now working
 closely with these young people and giving them
 some hope and direction for their lives. They have
 support from neighbours and friends to provide labour
 to rebuild. They also got permission to rechannel the
 open drain. For the first time in their lives they will
 have a solid tiny home with power, a water tap and a
 toilet.




                                       COMMUNITY SERVICES
  Stepping Stone Trust provides community based care for people living with Mental Health issues.
  For several years the administrative team has been based in an office on Colombo Street which has
  become so cramped that a decision was made to move. After much deliberation, a property on Lincoln
  Road, that had a derelict house on it, was purchased. The process of demolition, design and council
  approval meant that it has taken nearly two years to get to the point where the new house is nearly
  finished. Along with housing the administration team, this facility will provide some space for additional
  community based services and we believe it will enable us to work more efficiently for the people and
  community we serve. After the move (planned for the end of October) we will have an Open Day but
  until then feel free to drive by 126 Lincoln Road. For more info email glennd@stepstone.org.nz or phone
  337 6644.