Sunday 20-June-2021

Today’s message

We are continuing our sermon series called Prayer: from Duty to Delight.
Today Pastor Dilan explored the question of how we can delight in prayer when we delight in God’s word. Scripture shaped Prayers – Acts 4:23-31

Prayer walk 10-July 10-noon

As part of our prayer sermon series, we are organising a prayer walk where you will have the opportunity to walk along the streets of Burwood and pray for our neighbourhood. Join us for the whole two hours or less. We will meet in the church at 10am 10-July.

Welcome

It’s great to have you join with us today. We trust that the Lord will minister to you as you worship Him today.

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

Nothing is wasted

If you walk along the foot path at Henley park in Enfield, you wouldn’t miss the name ‘Jenny’. Since 2014, in an attempt to be memorialised, whenever a section of the foot path was re-laid, she had been writing her name on the concrete. Recently one of those sections got re-laid, which means now there is one less section with ‘Jenny’ on it. The reality is, eventually the foot path may be fully replaced (may be in 100 years). Jenny will be forgotten.

Israelites in exile began to complain that God had forsaken and forgotten them. God responds by reminding them that although a mother may forget the child at her breast, He would never forget them. Then He gives them this graphic image “See I have engraved you on the palm of my hands…” (Isaiah 49:14-16). Imagine that: God walks around with your name tattooed forever on His hand.

As time passes by, our names, achievements, legacies, struggle and pain will eventually be forgotten by those around us. But for those who has trusted in Jesus, the greatest comfort and rejoicing comes from knowing we are not forsaken nor forgotten by God now and into eternity.

Rejoice: Our names are engraved on His palm.

Dilan Jayasinghe
Pastor

Welcome
Pastoral Prayer
Reading: Acts 4:23-31
Sermon: Delight in the word to delight in prayer – Pastor Dilan

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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” .