Sunday 03-Jan-2021

Welcome to 2021

Today pastor Dilan spoke about “Who am I?”, the first sermon in the new series “Living in the in-between”. In this series we will be looking at what should life be like for Christians living between their conversion and the future glory (till we go to God or Jesus returns).

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.
If you are new to this format, the idea is to progressively scroll down this page and join with us as we worship our God together. 
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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

Teach us to number our days

The fact that you are reading this means, by God’s grace, you have survived 2020 and stepped into a brand-new year. Considering the 1.8 million deaths worldwide due to covid 19 this year, it is a miracle that you and I are alive. Even with the uncertainty and brevity of life, needless to say I am thankful to God that I am given the grace of stepping into another year to begin anew.

As the last few hours of 2020 were slipping away, my eyes turned to Psalm 90. Compared to the God who is eternal, the days of our lives are like dust, like a watch in the night and like grass – new in the morning, dry and withered by evening (vs 3-6). In light of the brevity and the uncertainty of life, Moses asks God to “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (vs12).

As we thank God for the grace of a brand-new year, let us also remember the brevity of life. Let us leave behind foolish living of the year(s) gone by and commit to live wisely – growing in faith, godliness, love and generosity, appreciating God’s goodness.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Introduction

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.

Welcome and call to worship

Please now join us in our second song “Ancient of Days”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Announcements
Prayer
Reading: 1 Peter 1:1-2
Sermon: Who am I ? – Dilan Jeyasinghe

The final song for today is “How deep the Father’s love for us”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Communion

Please join with us in the Doxology. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him, all creatures here below
Praise him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

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.
Details are at the bottom of this page.

iGive Details

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