Sunday 11-Oct-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.

Morning tea and mingling

We will continue to not have morning tea after our morning service for the month of October.
While we are not allowed to mingle after church in the church, perhaps you could invite some people home or join with them for lunch at a café or a restaurant. 

English classes have resumed

After a considerable break due to COVID-19, English classes resumed last Wednesday 10am-noon. Tom is teaching the class and Ellen is assisting. Please pray for this ministry.

Visiting speakers for October

The Pastor is taking a break from preaching this month to concentrate on his studies.  This week Ray is leading the service and Kel Willis will be continuing from Romans 8 – When bad things happen to good people.

Next week Tim Silberman will expound God’s word for us.

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.

Owners or Stewards?

This week the treasurer handed down a federal budget which is dubbed as the blueprint to drive our economy out of recession. It is aimed at putting more money in the pockets of everyday Australians in order to stimulate spending. It is essential that we be good stewards of what we have been given – making sensible choices and spending wisely.

When we think about our own lives, we must realize that it does not belong to us, it has been given to us as a gift by our Creator God- not just the money but everything we call ours belongs to Him including our very lives. One day we will have to give an account of our lives to God.

Paul echoes this sentiment when he said “You are not your own;   you were bought at a price.” (1 Corinthians 6:19). Paul reminds us that God purchased us with the precious blood of Jesus. We belong to God. Therefore, Paul continues “honour God with your bodies(vs 20).”

We are not owners; we are only stewards of God’s gift. Let us make every effort to honour God with who we are and what is given to us.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “Great in power”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Announcements and
Pastoral Prayer

Please now join us for our second song “You are the Word of God the Father”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Bible reading – Romans 8:18-39
Sermon – When bad things happen to good people – Kel Willis

(Please rewind the video when you start as YouTube seems to insist on starting a few minutes into the video)

The final song for today is “I want to know you”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

iGive Details

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