Today Associate Pastor John-Jo Burns brought us the message “Confession” from Psalm 32. This is the last message in the sermon series “Prayer – from duty to delight”.
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Today we invite you to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together while apart. If you haven’t yet done so, now would be a good time to gather the elements for communion, some bread / cracker / biscuit to represent Christ’s body that was broken for us and some juice to represent the blood shed to pay the penalty for our sins.
Make an extra effort.
Now that we have got used to wearing masks, the challenge is to know if a person is smiling or frowning behind a mask. After the 2032 Olympics were awarded to Brisbane, everyone was talking about the odd news conference that followed. It was unsure whether the Premier of Queensland was pleased or not to hear the comments of Australia’s Olympic boss. The question remains; how do we express our emotions – appreciation, thanks and gratitude while wearing a mask?
When Jesus was being baptised by John the baptist, God showed his emotions in couple of remarkable ways. First, he spoke from heaven and said “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Second, God didn’t stop with words, He did something. The heaven opened and the Spirit of God descended on Jesus like a dove and lightning (Matthew 3:16-17). God wasn’t wearing a mask but he made an extra effort to convey his love and pleasure towards his Son.
Perhaps we can learn to do the same. While behind masks, we can make an extra effort to show our emotions. Use words and do something when we can to show our appreciation, thanks and gratitude to people around us.
Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe
Our first song is “To God be the glory”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Please now join us in our second song “Only a holy God”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Reading: Psalm 32
Sermon: Confession – John-Jo Burns
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The final song for today is “Lord I need You”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
The Food Bank continues to operate during this COVID season. Thank you to all who have contributed to the Food Bank and to those who have contributed financially to help people affected by CoVID-19. There is an ongoing need for food both for folk within our fellowship and also the wider community around us.
Items needed include:
Long life milk, pasta & pasta sauce, rice & coucous; Harvest meals (tinned), meals in a box (e.g. Sun rise), spreads peanut butter, jam, tinned food (corned beef, SPAM, tuna, sardines, corn, fruit, soup), snacks (sweet and savoury biscuits, chips, wafers, chocolate); coffee, tea, Milo, sugar, salt, cooking oil.
Shampoo & conditioner, toilet paper, disposable razor, sanitary pads, bars of soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, hand sanitiser, moisturiser. Cleaning items: Laundry power, dishwashing liquid, chux/sponges/scourers etc
Donations can be left at Dilan and Faustine’s place or brought to the church.
As we resume face to face meetings, we encourage regular members of the congregation, both face to face and online, to support the work of the church through electronic funds transfer (eft) of your tithes and offerings to the church bank account or via iGive. If you don’t have access to an eft arrangement and would like to contribute to the church, please speak to Pastor Dilan or the treasurer.
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