Sunday 08-Nov-2020

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.

Visiting speakers for November

Pastor Dilan is continuing to take a break from preaching for the next two weeks to concentrate on his studies.  This week Maria Falguera is leading the service and Tom Halls will be expounding on Luke 15: 11-31 – God’s way – Repentance.

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.

Notes of appreciation

Recently I received a post card with a picture of Acapulco, Mexico and a note of thanks from Russell. Now I don’t know anyone from Mexico nor who Russell is except that he lives in Rose Bay. A few weeks ago I got a letter from him wrongly addressed to me with a $115 cheque for someone else. I promptly sent it back to him. In his kindness he took the time to write a note to say how grateful he was. Needless to say I was surprised and was encouraged.

As I read Paul’s meaty letter to the Roman church I find it extra ordinary that Paul spent the entire chapter 16 to greet people. He did not think it is wasteful to take the time nor the ink to remember and appreciate individuals for their friendship, for mentoring him, caring for him in the prison, for their godly example for him and indeed their hard work for the gospel. Paul didn’t have to do it, but imagine how the people felt when their names were read out… surprised and certainly encouraged to keep doing what their doing because their contribution is not forgotten.
So, who can you send a note of appreciate today?

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “We won’t fear the battle (God is for us)”. 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 “Just as I am (Jesus take all of me)”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Pastoral Prayer
Bible reading – Luke 15: 11-31
Sermon – God’s way – Repentance – Rev Tom Halls

(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 “How deep the Father’s love for us”. For this song please start the video as previously explained and then join in with the words included on this page below the video link. You are welcome to join in at any time.

iGive Details

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