Church Activities English Prayer Meeting English Service Sunday 9:30 am Sunday 10:00 am Melbourne Chinese Baptist Church Fusion Youth Worship Sunday 11:30 am (Incorporating East Kew Baptist Church) Chinese Service and Sunday School Sunday 11:30 am Chinese Prayer Meeting Sunday 10:45 am Chinese Adult Sunday School Sunday 10:00 am, 2 pm Chinese Bible Study / Prayer Meeting Monday 8.00 pm Evergreen Fellowship Tuesday 10:30 am Mission Statement: To bring people to Christ and membership in His family, English Bible Study / Prayer Meeting Tuesday 7:30 pm University Bible study Wednesday 8:00 pm develop them to Christlike maturity, and equip them for Wednesday Chinese Bible Study Wednesday 8:00 pm (Victor Chiang’s Home) their ministry in the church and life mission in the world, Women Fellowship Every month's 1st, 3rd Thursday 10:00 am Catalyst Fellowship Friday 7:30 pm in order to magnify God’s name. Gen Christ Fellowship Every month's 2nd, 4th Saturday 7:30 pm Daniel Fellowship Every month’s 2nd, 4thSaturday 7:30 pm Mission Fellowship Every month’s 3rd Saturday 2pm 2009 Theme: Witness as one. Roster Today Next Week Door Greeter Lana Wong & Sarah Wong Joanne and Emily Lim Worship Leader Brian Chu Shirlane Tse Order of Service - 10.00 am 13 September, 2009 Bible Reader Joanne Lim Jessie Lawlor Offering Olivia and Daniel Tay Steven Wong, Kevin Tai Tea Helper Robyn S, Imelda Leung Joanne and Emily Lim Worship leader: Brian Chu and the band Musicians The Band The Band Deacon on duty Kevin Yu Sam Ng Welcome & opening prayer Sound Technician David Fong David Fong Child Care Lana Wong Imelda Leung Worship songs Sanctuary Flower Andy Yu, Mr. & Mrs. Andy Wu Clara & Cynthia Sign of Peace Announcements Sunday Offering 6 September, 2009 Pastoral prayer & Offering Bible Reading: Acts 17: 16-34 Message: Rev Dr Morris Lee Closing worship song Benediction 75A Cotham Road (corner Highbury Grove) Kew Vic 3101 Tel./Fax: 9855 2868 P O Box 3015, Cotham L.P.O, Kew Vic 3101 Website: http://www.mcbc.org.au EFT Transfer Details Associate Pastor: Pastor Ricky Law Tel: 9841 6309/0433 004 787 (Chinese Ministry) Email: email@example.com General Fund: Bank: CBA BSB: 063-243, a/c#: 1024 5899 Lead Pastor: Rev. Charles Olsen Tel: 9796 6163 Building Fund: Bank: CBA BSB: 063-254, a/c#: 1010 6137 (English Ministry) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mission Fund: Bank: CBA BSB: 063-254, a/c#: 1010 6145 Administrator: Phoebe Chu Tel: 0412 698 108 Email email@example.com We are delighted to welcome Rev Morris Lee from Brisbane as our guest “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 speaker this morning. Morris and his wife Ros have been missionaries with GIA (previously the Australian Baptist Missionary Society) for more than 30 Prayer years and have been involved in a great ministry amongst the majority Lord, we were far off, but you brought us near. We were in darkness, but community. you shone your light into our hearts. We were in rebellion against you, but you brought conviction and repentance. Why did you do it? Because you Morning tea will be served following our service today. Please stay and enjoy are merciful. And you continue to shower us with mercy by your acts of a time of fellowship. kindness and love to us. Goodness and mercy really are following us all the days of our lives! Amen. Fusion for teenagers: today the young people are going out to purchase items for the Christmas boxes they are preparing. The Tuesday Bible Study group – is meeting this week on Tuesday at 7.30 Mission focus – September 20 pm at Boon & Emily’s home. For more information please speak Boon or Rev Wally Starchenko and about 6 young people will be with us for our Emily. Everyone is welcome. 10 am service next Sunday to tell us about their mission to Russia in the The Uni group meets on Wednesdays at 8 pm. This week’s a Bible study July school holidays. They will share with us through drama, visual in the Sunday school building at the church. images and pictures and a message from Wally. This should be a great time and very suitable for people keen to learn For thought and contemplation about mission and especially for youth and young adults. One of the great principles of Old Testament worship was the way in which God’s people reminded themselves of God’s goodness to them in the past. Take a lesson from their example today. Recite at least ten instances of how Church Anniversary – 27 September God has blessed your life in the past year. A special combined bi-lingual (Cantonese and English) worship service “Yet I call this to mind, and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s will be held at 10.30 am on Sunday 27 September to celebrate the faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end.” Lam 3: 21-22 anniversary of our church. Our guest speaker will be Rev Alex Lam senior pastor of Central Chinese Baptist Church. Personal Evangelism Course – Sunday afternoons @ 2 pm In the afternoon there will be a celebration starting at 1.30 pm: • Singspiration We have an excellent training course “Just Start Talking”. To know Jesus is to have the most amazing relationship of all. • slide show reminder of the last wonderful 21 years in our church But strangely for many Christians sharing our faith – the very thing that should • former pastors and church members will share their memories be so natural – has become difficult and discouraging. • plus special anniversary cake, coffee and tea Well … the time has come to … Just Start Talking. This three week course is designed to reassure you that you’re not alone, and Spring Cleaning of our Church will be held on 26th Sept, 9:30am-12: 30pm, to give you skills and confidence to point others to Jesus. please bring your bucket, protective gloves, vacuum cleaner, cleaning wipe, Please speak to Charles if you would like to be involved in this course which garden trimming tools. Let’s come to make our spiritual home clean and tidy. will be starting shortly if there is sufficient interest. So far two people have expressed interest in this course but we need more before we get under way!! Nominations for the diaconate The leadership of the church is inviting nominations for the diaconate in Thanksgiving service for June Sutton: Rev Barrie Sutton’s sister died last preparation for the church members meeting in November. For more week and the thanksgiving service to celebrate her life will be held on Tuesday 15 information please speak with Kevin Yu (our church secretary) or Daniel September at New Hope Baptist Church at 1 pm. The service is being conducted Yu (assistant secretary). Nominations open today and close 27 Sept. by Pastor Ricky Law. .