Sunday 02-May-2021

Today’s message

May is Mission Month. We begin the month of mission with Pastor Dilan speaking from Acts 8:4-25. His sermon title is “Moved to Mission”.
Also today we inducted John-Jo Burns into the role of Associate Pastor.

Welcome

It’s great to have you join with us today for our online service of worship. We trust that the Lord will minister to you as you worship Him today.
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We meet in person each Sunday at 10am and we endeavour to get the online version available by 3pm the same day. If you are in Sydney Australia we would love for you to join with us in person if you are comfortable in doing that at this time.
We meet at 23 Conder St Burwood NSW.

Pastor’s Probe

The day is at hand

It’s 5.45 am and as I sit here in our kitchen, sipping a cup of instant coffee, I can see the yellow rays of the sun beaming through the kitchen blinds. It is the end of another long, cold night and the dawn of another cracking day. Soon the sun will rise with its full glory.

In Romans 13:12 the Apostle Paul reminds the Christians that “The night is far gone; the day is at hand.” “The night” stands for the age of darkness with all its sin, pain, suffering and death. Paul says “The night is far gone.” The age of of darkness is almost spent and “the day is at hand”. With the coming of Jesus and in his death and the resurrection, he defeated sin and death – ended the age of darkness. Just like when we see the dawn we know the day is at hand, we can be confident that, with the coming of Jesus, the new day has dawned.

As we see the dawn of each day, let us remember that though we go through periods of darkness, we can be certain of the glorious day to come. The day has arrived. Nothing can stop the rising of the sun.

Dilan Jayasinghe
Pastor

Announcements
Induction ceremony for John-Jo Burns
Pastoral prayer
Reading: Acts 8: 4–25
Sermon: Moved to Mission – Dilan Jayasinghe

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Food bank

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:
Food:
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.
Health items:
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.

Offering

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.

If you are new to our church there is no expectation of you giving, but should you choose to do so it would be gratefully received.

You can now give anonymously through iGive.
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iGive Details

You can also give from this link by moving your mouse over the purple Tithes and Offerings “campaign” .