Sunday 18-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 Pastor Dilan is leading the service and Tim Burns will be expounding on Matthew 28:16-20 – The Main Thing is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing!

Tim Burns is Church Health Facilitator for the Association of Baptist Churches in NSW & ACT. He commenced this role at the beginning of September following eighteen years as Senior Pastor of Mortdale-Oatley Baptist Church. Originally from the UK, Tim has also pastored churches in Kings Cross, London and St Andrews, Scotland. He is married to Tania and they have three sons.

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.

Integrity

Last week the New South Wales Premier won a no confidence vote in the parliament by the skin of her teeth. Both the government and the opposition agree that Ms Berejiklian has been an exceptional, capable leader with a good work ethic. Her managing of the catastrophic bushfire season and the ongoing Covid crisis has been praised. However the one thing that almost tripped her was lack of integrity in her personal life. Whether we like it or not, it has highlighted the fact that there is no division between private and work life. Integrity is a whole life matter.

As Paul writes to Titus (Titus 1:6-9) about who to appoint as leaders in the church, the only skill or the gift he highlights is the ability to teach. Everything else is concerned about how they conduct their private life – marriage, children, anger, attitudes, drinking money and hospitality.

It shows us that God is more interested in people’s character than their skills or gifting. Jesus redeemed us and put his Holy Spirit in us so he can transform our character – that we be more and more like him. As he works in us, let us continue to allow godly character to permeate every area of our life not just part of it.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “Crown Him with many crowns”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Interview with Tim Burns and
Pastoral Prayer

Please now join us in our second song “Oh the mighty hand that controls the sea”. 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.

Oh the mighty hand that controls the sea

Oh the mighty hand that controls the sea
Is the hand that fights for and cares for me
And the God who thunders, the God ablaze
Is the God who loves me a million ways

Oh the mountains tremble the earth it shakes
For my God has heard of the laws I break
But He holds the fire of His wrath from me
And He sends His son to a cruel tree

Praise to God, for the world He made,
For the Son He gave, for the price He paid
Praise to God, let the song be raised
Up to God my God and the One who saves

Oh His glory more than my eyes can take
For my God He lives in a holy state
But He shows the beat of His heart to me
In the face of Christ for eternity

Praise to God, for the world He made,
For the Son He gave, for the price He paid
Praise to God, let the song be raised
Up to God my God and the One who saves

Oh the saints will roar on the final day
For the mighty King and His glorious name
But the God who reigns as the world shall bow
He is in my heart and He loves me now

Praise to God, for the world He made,
For the Son He gave, for the price He paid
Praise to God, let the song be raised
Up to God my God and the One who saves

Bible reading – Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon – The Main Thing is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing! – Tim Burns

(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 “You have called us out of darkest night ( May the peoples praise 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” .