Sunday 17-Jan-2021

Today’s message

Today pastor Dilan spoke about “The great Christian calling – Holiness.”, continuing the sermon series “Living in the in-between”. In this series we will be looking at what should life be like for Christians living between their conversion and the 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

God knows where we are.

A couple of weeks ago, a man was washed overboard from a boat, in one of the most notorious seas off the Sunshine coast. The experienced seaman was alone in this vast, rough sharks and crocodile infested water. The most concerning was, no one knew where he was. But he managed to swim to an ocean beacon and activate its light. Within three hours, the rescue crews were able to send a team to locate him and bring him to the shore.

Does God really know where I am or what I am going through? King David – a man who faced numerous challenges in life- addressed this question in Psalm 139. The short answer he gives is “God knows EVERYTHING about us – words, ways and thoughts – because He created us.” David is blown away by God’s wonderful knowledge of him. David knew, he could never be lost to God.

God knows where we are, He will never lose us. Let me encourage you to meditate on this psalm this week. Allow yourself to be blown away by God’s comprehensive knowledge of you. May this give us a reason to worship him and trust him more.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

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

Announcements
Prayer
Reading: 1 Peter 1:13-2:3
Sermon: The great Christian calling – Holiness – Dilan Jeyasinghe

The final song for today is “O great God of highest heaven”. 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” .