Sunday 20-Sep-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

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.

Run the race, win the prize

“They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” 1 Corinthians‬

As we Australians celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the Sydney Olympics, spare a thought for all the athletes who were preparing to compete for the 2020 summer Olympics. They will have to keep up their rigorous training till next year if they want to to win a medal.

During Paul’s day, the athletes would train hard and compete to stand on the podium to get a crown made out of Celery (YES Celery!). A crown that may last a day or two. As Paul compares Christian life to a race, he reminds us that we too look forward to stand on the podium, and get a crown.

But ours is a crown that lasts forever – the crown of salvation – the crown bought with the blood of Jesus. So friends, do you find Christian life hard, never ending? Don’t give up. Keep an eye on the prize. Let us also encourage others who are running alongside us, so that we may run the race and win the prize.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “Come people of the risen King”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Pastoral prayer

Please now join us for our second song “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.

Bible reading – Matthew 8: 5-13
Sermon – Astonishing faith – Pastor Dilan

(Please rewind the video when you start as YouTube seems to insist on starting a few minutes into the video)

The final song for today is “Before the throne of God above”. 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” .