Church News 29_08pub by lindash


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 Whyalla Norrie 5608

 8645 2500
                                                    Youth Group

                                           Saturday, September 20
                                                                                       September 14, 2008

                                           Bushy Night                                            BUILDING BRIDGES OF HOPE
                                           Meet at the Church 5.00pm.
Web                                        Drive out to the Bushie Spot                    and enjoy the smoke...
                                           ambience... frost... no, no, I
 Rev Steve Woods                           mean company.
 Currently on Long Service Leave
 Interim Pastor
 Colin Rolfs
 8645 2500                         This Week                September 21
                                                                                                Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect.
                                   Door:   Parish           Door:   Ch4Us                          It means you've decided to see beyond the
Caretakers                         Crèche: Phil S                   Glenn H
 Rick & Susan Pauley               JCC:    Jan Y            Crèche: Susan P                    imperfections! God didn't promise days without
 8645 2500                                 Rita F           JCC:    Margaret H             Ben Y                    Amanda W
                                                                    Amy H
                                                                                               pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain,
                                   Ch4Us: Leanne M
Office Hours                              Rachael N                 Michelle A
                                                            Ch4Us: Leanne M
                                                                                                  but He did promise strength for the day,
 Mon - Fri 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                                                   John M
                                                                                                  comfort for the tears and light for the way.
                                   Crèche                             1 – 3 yr olds
 Finance Report                    Supervised playtime with a variety of activities.

Offering:                          Junior Children’s Church Kindy – Year 2
 September 7              $2400    JCC—Programmed activities including stories,
                                   songs and craft.
 (2008/2009)              $2750
                                   Church 4 Us                         Years 3 – 7
Average to date:          $2127    C4Us—Church “kid’s style” encouraging Bible                               Welcome to our Service today.
                                   reading, prayer, leadership, games and fun!           May you know the presence and power of Jesus as we meet together today.
                                                                                        If there is any way we can be of assistance to you, please speak to Pastor Colin.
                                                                                                              Pastor Colin Rolfs and his wife
                                                                                                              Helen will be in Whyalla from
                     Praise and Prayer                                                                        Thursday, September 11 for
                                                                                                              four weeks.
      “How lovely is your dwelling-place, O Lord Almighty! My soul
      yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my                                        Colin can be contacted
      flesh cry out for the living God.”                                                                      through the office or via email
                                                               Psalm 84
                                                                          Praying for rain
                                                                          At a recent fellowship meeting
  ♦    Give thanks to God for who He is, how amazingly fantastic          with some believers and
       and beyond the comprehension of our human minds!                   seekers in Thailand, Jan and          Primary Schools
                                                                          Larry joined the group for a
  ♦    Give thanks for the work of Baptist Community Services and
                                                                          time of prayer. Their prayer         Christmas Program
       Mission Australia here at Bunyarra. Pray for these
       organisations as they seek to support people in their lives.       request was for rain as it was
                                                                                                              The Combined Christian
                                                                          the middle of the planting
                                                                                                              Churches of Whyalla are again
  ♦    Give thanks for the Elderly people in our community. Pray          season and there had been no
                                                                                                              planning on taking the
       for joy and peace for them. Give thanks for the wealth of          rain for over a week. Local
                                                                                                              Christmas message into all the
       knowledge and experience they have.                                people were beginning to worry
                                                                          about their corn and rice crops.
                                                                                                              Primary Schools of Whyalla in
  ♦    Pray for Kum’an’do craft mornings; for the committee to                                                December.      This is a very
       continue to know God's wisdom and guidance. Pray for               The group shared a meal             rewarding experience, and an
                                                                          together after the meeting and      easy way to help share the
       positive and meaningful conversations amongst the ladies as
                                                                          prayer time…and it began to         story of Jesus with children
       they come to do crafts each week.
                                                                          rain heavily! This certainly got    who may not hear it any other
                                                                          people talking, and Jan and Larry   time of their lives. The team
                                                                          are now praying that this will      will be made up from
          Read this online at                      open the door to more               volunteers from the churches
                                                                          conversations about the One         of Whyalla. Any help would be
                                                                          who answers prayer!                 appreciated – large and small
If you would like to receive a copy of each Sunday morning message,                                           jobs in the team are available.
you can now download it from our website ~                                             If you are interested in being
~ from Monday lunchtime. Or, if you prefer, bring in a memory stick       If you are able to help with the
                                                                          monthly Watoto lunches can          part of the team, or would just
to get a copy straight after Church or put your name down on the list                                         like some more information,
next to the sound desk to get a CD, cost of CD copy is $1.00. CD’s        you please speak to Lesley.
                                                                          Jobs include help with setup,       please contact Pastor Greg
will be available the following Sunday or you can call into the office                                        Pearce on 8645 0100.
after Monday to pick it up.                                               serving or cooking sausages.
                                                                    Some Dinosaurs forgot to die when “modern man” said they did!
Long Service Leave                 Church Maintenance                     Creation Bus Tour of the Eyre & Yorke Peninsulas
Steve is on Long Service Leave
                                  There is a list of odd jobs out              Sunday 21 September 2008, 7.00pm,
from September 8 until
                                  at the back of the Church that          St James Lutheran Church, Lewthwaite St, Whyalla.
November 10. All enquires                                                          [Light supper after- bring small plate of supper]
can be directed to the Church     need doing around the
Office on 8645 2500 or            property.                                    All welcome. Invite your friends.
                                  If you have an hour or so once    An interesting look at the way scientific evidence doesn’t always agree with
                                  a week, fortnight or month to     Evolutionism, and the way scientific evidence and Bible facts often compliment each
                                  do one of these jobs it would
                                  help in keeping our Church        Especially interesting for grandparents, parents, and anyone older than 10 years.
                                                                    Younger children may find some things interesting.
                                  Home looking nice and clean.
                                                                                     An extensive range of resources will be available at the meeting
                                  All help is appreciated.                           for ongoing exploration of the issues raised.

                                                                                     If you are interested in the speaker’s background…, he was an
Operation Christmas Child is
underway again for this year,                                                        Peter Sparrow
boxes and pamphlets are out,             Watoto                                      Peter Sparrow, B.Sc., Dip.Ed./R.N. Peter holds a B.Sc. in Biology/
                                                                                     Palaeontology from Flinders University, a Dip. Ed. from Adelaide University
                                                                                     and is also a qualified builder licensed in carpentry, concreting and steel
so start your Christmas
shopping early for this great            Support                                                                     construction. After working as a secondary
                                                                                                                     school science teacher Peter, together with
                                                                                                                     his wife Cathy, a registered nurse, started
ministry.                                                                                                            with what is now Creation Ministries
                                  Would you like to support                                                         International (an international group
See Glenys or Susan for more                                                                                        interested in good, honest scientific facts).

                                  Watoto either in a one off              Bible Society                             They are now in their fifteenth year on the
                                  payment or on a regular basis.                                                    road. This innovative rural ministry has

                                  If so see Glenn or Susan to get
                                                                           gathering                                covered over 200,000km and visited over
                                                                                                                    1,000 towns allowing over 90,000 people to
                                                                                                                    hear the evidence for Creation in over
                                  the forms.                        Sunday, September 21 at the                     1,500 meetings.      This makes Peter and
                                                                                                                    Cathy     arguably     the    world's    most
                                                                    Lutheran Church, Lewthwaite                     experienced creation ministry team and
STOP PRESS!!                      Donations are tax deductible.     Street.                                         'Myrtle' (their pet name for the Creation
                                                                                                                    Bus), the longest serving vehicle in the
The cleaning of our Church is a                                     12noon—Pooled lunch. Soup                       history of Australian Christian ministry.

huge job.                                                           provided. Please bring a plate
                                                                    of finger food.
Could you please help by
ensuring that your                                                  1.15pm—Bible Society                             Housemate wanted
children consume                                                    speakers: Cheryl Fairclough                      House mate wanted to share a
bread outside or                  Morning tea in the foyer is on    and Val Petering.                                partially furnished house in a
in the back hall,                 Tuesdays at 10.00am. Drop in      3.00pm—Biscuits and cuppa.                       quiet area for $110/week.
Thank you.                        for a chat with Pastor Colin.                                                      Contact Sashi on 0429697568.

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