Sunday 09-May-2021

We wish all our mothers a happy and blessed Mother’s Day

Today’s message

May is Mission Month. As part of this mission month,  Ray Notely from Pioneers International will be preaching from 1 Samuel 14:1-14. His sermon title is “Serving God in an Unfriendly world.” Here is an outline of his talk…
– Ordinary people, extraordinary task
– Trust God for the extraordinary
– “Step out” in the power of our extraordinary God.

Welcome

It’s great to have you join with us today. We trust that the Lord will minister to you as you worship Him today.

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

Forgiveness

The big Frangipani tree in front of our house had been shedding leaves for a few weeks. Due to the rain over the past few days I had not been able to sweep up the leaves. Needless to say, as I walked out of the house this morning, the front steps and the foot path was covered with a thick layer of soggy, dead leaves. It looked ugly and dangerously slippery. It took some extra effort, time and a strong metal rake to get rid of the leaves.

Psalm 32 David says he felt so miserable – bones wasted away, groaning all day long, sleepless and lethargic (vs 3-4). Why? He had covered up his sin (vs 5a). He hadn’t dealt with his sin then and there by acknowledging and confessing them to the Lord. But the moment he confessed his sins he found forgiveness and peace (vs 5b).

As Christians, we are still prone to sin and we are invited to confess our sins regularly so we can find God’s forgiveness and cleansing (1 John 1:8-10). It is no wonder in the prayer Jesus taught his disciples, he included confession of sins (Matthew 6:12). His desire is that we deal with sin then and there.

Dilan Jayasinghe
Pastor

Reading: 1 Samuel 14: 1–14
Sermon: Serving God in an Unfriendly World – Ray Notely

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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.
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” .