Sunday 6-Dec-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.

Communion today

Today we invite you to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together while apart. If you haven’t yet done so, now would be a good time to gather the elements for communion, some bread / cracker / biscuit to represent Christ’s body that was broken for us and some juice to represent the blood shed to pay the penalty for our sins.

Christmas Day Services

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on church meetings we are planning to hold two Christmas Day services at 8:30am and 10am. The services will be substantially the same and are being held to provide the greatest opportunity for folk to be ale to attend. We request that you only attend one of these services unless you are involved in the running of the service. Seating is limited to 43 in the auditorium so please plan ahead and book in for the service of your choice. Booking are now open and can be done in person on the preceding Sunday mornings or by email to Pastor Dilan or the church secretary Robyn.

Christmas sermon series

Today we are continuing our Christmas sermon series
“Why does Christmas matter?”.
Today’s sermon is “Good news for bad days”.

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.

No more Iso

Due to the pandemic, many of us had to be isolated at home or at hotels. Out of it emerged Iso-games, Iso-baking, Iso-learning, Iso-working, Iso-knitting etc. Since then, the Australian National Dictionary Centre has recognised “Iso” as the word of the year for 2020. Iso: “self-isolation; the act of remaining apart from others as a way to limit the spread of an infectious disease, especially as a public health measure”. Some thrive in being isolated, but most of us feel miserable.

As we read the Bible, we find the problem of isolation is not new. God created us to be in fellowship him, however our sin isolated us from God and from one another. The narrative of the Bible focuses on God solving our sin caused problem of isolation.

As we read the Bible, we find the problem of isolation is not new. God created us to be in fellowship him, however our sin isolated us from God and from one another. The narrative of the Bible focuses on God solving our sin caused problem of isolation.

Hallelujah! Amen!

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “Promise of the ages”. 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 “Joy to the world”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Bible reading – Luke 2: 1-20
Sermon – Good news for bad days – Pastor Dilan Jayasingh
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(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 “Power of the cross”. 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” .