spreydon.org.nz NEW? 27 SEPT 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org you know of anywhere suitable. Phone 338 4163 ext 802 or email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 337 6644.
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