Sunday 14-Mar-2021

Today’s message

Today pastor Dilan brought the message “Thriving in suffering” from 1 Peter 3:8-22, 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 their 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

Belonging to a family.

Last week, millions of people around the world watched what was dubbed the “interview of the century” or what some called the “bombshell interview” of the royal couple Megan and Harry. Regardless with whom you side, the interview highlighted the importance of family.

We all long to be part of a family. Because in a family, we find acceptance and belonging when the rest of the world ignores us; care and love when we are unlovable; compassion and empathy when we are at our lowest; forgiveness when we have wronged.

When we trust in Jesus, this is what God brings us into – a family – his family, the church. Church is made up of people from all walks of life and different stages of their Christian journey and it can be a difficult place. Like the family, church is not perfect. It is a hospital. God is constantly at work in sinners whom he saved by his grace making them more and more like Jesus. As he does, let us ask for his grace to “live in Harmony with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers and sisters, be compassionate and humble” (1 Peter 3:8).

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Anyone for tennis?

Due to the rain, the tennis afternoon has been rescheduled for 28-March.
Baptist Community Church Tennis is on again! An afternoon full of enjoyment.. All equipment supplied.
                                          Venue: Croydon Tennis Centre
                                      Sunday 28th 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

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “At the name of Jesus”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Pastoral prayer

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

Reading: 1 Peter 3:8-22
Sermon: Thriving in suffering – Dilan Jeyasinghe

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The final song for today is “Yet not I but through Christ in me”. 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” .