Sunday 23-May-2021

Today’s message

May is Mission Month. As part of this mission month,  Richard Parker from WEC International preached from Ezekiel 37: 1-14 and Acts 2:1-21. His sermon title is “The Unreached”.

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

Privileged Access

Last week I had to ring our car dealership to organise a service of our car which was part of the KIA recall. In the course of the conversation, I mentioned the name of a good friend who is also the assistant sales manager of the dealership. The moment I dropped his name, there was a notable change in the conversation. The lady on the other side was more warm, polite and helpful.

In the book of Ester, we see how a commoner could even face death if he or she walked into the presence of an ancient king without being given access. The gulf between a holy God and sinful human beings is infinitely greater. Yet, Paul the apostle has these encouraging words for us in Ephesians 2:18 ‘ Through him (Christ) we both have access to the Father by one Spirit’.

My experience with the car dealership is nothing but a very dim illustration of how we have been given access to the very presence of God our father because we know and are known by his son Jesus.

His death on the cross has not only reconciled us to God but also has made him our Father. Let us approach him then, with confidence and humility so we may receive mercy in times of our need.

Dilan Jayasinghe
Pastor

Welcome
Pastoral Prayer
Reading: Ezekiel 37: 1-14, Acts 2:1-21
Sermon: The Unreached – Richard Parker

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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” .