Sunday 6-Sep-2020

We wish all our Fathers a happy and blessed Father’s Day

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 will be celebrating the Lords Supper together while apart. Please remember to gather the elements for communion, some bread / cracker / biscuit to represent Christ’s body that was broken for us and juice to represent the blood shed to pay the penalty for our sins.

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.

Protection and pleasure

One of the themes of our lives these days is safety. Will I be safe from the virus? So we build walls around us. We arm ourselves with hand sanitisers and masks. We avoid shopping centres, restaurants and even church and resort to online shopping, zoom catch ups and online church.

In the time of the Old Testament prophet Zechariah, God saw that the people of Israel will multiply to a point where a physical wall could not protect them. To think of living without a wall would have been really anxious, uncomfortable and fearful.

But listen to what God says to his people: “I am going to be a wall of fire around you”. God promises to protect them. He promises something else as well: “I will be the glory in her midst” (Zechariah 2:4-5). In other words, God doesn’t just promise protection, He promises the joy and the pleasure of His presence to His people.

In a season when we have to live cautiously, while doing everything we can to be safe, we too can be certain of God’s wall of protection around us. We have every reason to be joyful because God is in our midst.

Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe

Welcome and call to worship

Our first song is “You have called us out of darkest night ( May the peoples praise You)”. 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 “Be still for the presence of the Lord”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.

Bible reading – Matthew 20: 17-28
Sermon – Becoming great: Jesus’ way – Pastor Dilan

Communion

The final song for today is “See Him in Jerusalem”. 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” .