Sunday 19-July-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.

Food bank

There is an ongoing need for food both for folk within our fellowship and also the wider community around us. Donations of non-perishable food can be dropped off at the church on Sunday morning or at the manse or contact Pastor Dilan.

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.

We matter to God

Now, I wouldn’t blame you if you totally skipped Nehemiah chapter 7, like I have done this week’s sermon. It is a list of hard to pronounce names of people we wouldn’t know from a bar of soap. They are people whom God brought back from exile. The only reason I could think of anyone reading this chapter is if they are looking for a biblical name for their child (What about Pokereth-Hazzebaim for a name!).
Hard to pronounce names aside, this chapter teaches me that God didn’t just bring them out and forgot about them. No, God allowed them to be counted, record where they live. God allowed their names to be recorded in the bible, so that they are never to be forgotten. This is our God. The God who knows each star in the sky by its name, knows us by name.
So, whenever you come across a record of names in the bible, read it if you can, skip it if you find it hard to pronounce. But remember, to God we are not a number or a bar code. We matter to God; he knows us by name and he knows where we are.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “God’s saints of old (Promise of the ages)”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Sunday school update
Pastoral prayer

Our second song today is “Holy words long preserved (Ancient words)”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Bible reading – Nehemiah 8
Sermon – A time to be Joyful – Pastor Dilan

The final song for today is “All I once held dear”. 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” .