Sunday 22-Nov-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.

Pursue holiness

Recently on the Hume highway two police cars whizzed pass me with lights and sirens; they were on a pursuit. They did not stop until they apprehended the car they were pursuing. In Hebrews 12:14 the writer calls on Christians to “Pursue holiness”, Because “without holiness no one will see the Lord.” In other words to apprehend an intimate relationship with God…we must pursue holiness.

An intimate relationship with Jesus – isn’t that the greatest goal of Christian life? And God has revealed the way to achieve that goal – Pursue holiness. Being holy does not mean being religious or a legalist. It means ‘to be set apart’ exclusive for God. It means to pursue a sinless, upright lifestyle.

In our life we pursue so many things don’t we? Wealth, status, relationships, jobs, a promotion, good grades etc – often these bring temporary joy and satisfaction. But God promises an intimate relationship with him which satisfies all our needs.

If holiness is the path way to have an eternally satisfying relationship with God, wouldn’t that be something we should be pursuing with all our heart mind and strength? What is stopping you from chasing after holiness today?

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “This is amazing grace”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Announcements and Pastoral Prayer

Please now join us in our second song “Good and gracious King”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Bible reading – Matthew 9: 35-38
Sermon – Pray-Send-Go – Ray Busuttil

(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 “Facing a task unfinished”. 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.

iGive Details

You can also give from this link by moving your mouse over the purple Tithes and Offerings “campaign” .