Sunday 07-Feb-2021

Today’s message

Today pastor Dilan brought the message “A strange marriage.” from 1Peter 3:1-7, continuing the sermon series “Living in the in-between”. In this series we are looking at what life should 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.

Communion today

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.

Pastor’s Probe

Pardoned.

In a bid to get people back to libraries and possibly return their overdue books, in 2019, the ACT government decided to pardon $1.8 million worth of library fines. Some of these books were 15 years overdue. Since this pardoning of fines, the libraries across the ACT has reported more people accessing the facilities and more borrowings. What a relief it would have been to the person who owed $4,000 – the single largest outstanding fine.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-31/canberra-pardons-almost-2-million-worth-of-library-fines/11655952

In a great act of mercy, God pardoned all our sins. As the apostle Paul explains in Romans 5:25-26; in his patience, God had left sins committed beforehand unpunished. However, being a just God, he didn’t just erase our debt. To demonstrate his justice, all our sins were laid on Jesus. Jesus became an atoning sacrifice (substitute). Jesus paid our sin debt with his precious blood. Its paid in full, once for all. Consequently, those who have trusted in Jesus now have unhindered access to God’s throne of grace, without ever having to be afraid or having to pay a penalty.

What a joy it is to walk into God’s presence knowing, there is no debt or punishment hanging over us.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

February preaching

Pastor Dilan will be on annual leave from 15-Feb-21 till 2-Mar-21. In his absence please contact Paul Holding for nay pastoral matters.

During February we will have the privilege of sitting under the following people.
Today – Pastor Dilan
14-Feb-21 – Joel Jacob
21-Feb-21 – Kel Willis
28-Feb-21 – Rev Vivian Grice

Anyone for tennis?

Baptist Community Church Tennis is on again! An afternoon full of enjoyment.. All equipment supplied.
                                          Venue: Croydon Tennis Centre
                                      Sunday 14th March 3.50 pm – 6.00 pm
If you are interested please let Bruce know as the booking needs to be confirmed. All welcome.
bruce_lumby@hotmail.com
Ph 0425284668

Music team practice

Calling all musicians and singers.  The next music practice will be held on Saturday, 13th February, 9.30 am – 12 noon.
Even if you are not currently part of the music team but are interested in playing an instrument or singing please come along to the practice.

It’s a little different today

Unfortunately due to some technical difficulties with the audio this morning, we will be joining the service recording at the end of the second song.
So please join together in praising our Lord in song.

Our first song is “Blessed assurance Jesus is mine”. 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 “Build Your Kingdom Here”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Reading: 1 Peter 3:1-7
Sermon: A strange marriage – Dilan Jeyasinghe
Communion

(YouTube has a habit of sometimes starting a few minutes into the video. If this happens please rewind the video when you start)

The final song for today is “See Him in Jerusalem”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

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” .