Sunday 15-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.

Church members meeting

Next Sunday morning following the service we will be holding our quarterly members meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting on site you can join the meeting on line in Zoom. Details of the Zoom meeting are included in the emailed bulletin. Please remember that everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, only members are entitled to vote on motions before the meeting.

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.

Whose side are you on?

When I was having a haircut this week, the barber asked me, “So what do you think about the US election?” Whose side are you on? It’s been more than a week, but the US election is still the talk of the whole world for obvious reasons. It has divided the whole world. Both the sides believe their respective candidate would be the great hope of this broken world.

Psalm 146 bluntly says “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs they return to the ground and their plans come to nothing.” On the other hand the Psalmist invites us to trust in Yahweh. The creator. The faithful one. The provider. The one who protects the oppressed, the widow, the fatherless and the refugee. The one who heals. The one who sets the prisoners free. But most importantly the one who reigns forever.

Like the People of Israel, we must not put our trust in mere men but in God who doesn’t need our votes nor our service. We must point people to Jesus the saviour of the world who humbled himself on a cross, so he could be on our side.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “Bless the Lord, O my soul (10,000 Reasons)”. 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 in our second song “Oh how good it is”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Bible reading – Matthew 25: 14-30
Sermon – Being Fruitful – Pastor Dilan

(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 “Let Your Kingdom Come”. 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” .