On Saturday July 28 from 8.00AM-12.00PM, there will be a working bee to make our grounds as welcoming as possible. Any help will be gladly appreciated but if you could help with a light morning tea and lunch, that would be a fantastic blessing. If you can help out in any way please contact the office.
"Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake. And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ." (Romans 1:1-6 NIV)
Please pray for the 1,775 in our region that are in care and can't live with their family. Pray that they will be safe and place in secure famillies. Also pray that Christians will be called to open their homes to kids in care. The need is huge, These are our orphans. May we hear how God wants us to respond.
Happy Birthday to: Judah Lean, Lucy Ingram, Anaiah Arthy, Rebecca Rathie, Colleen Kluck, Jane Poole
Happy Anniversary to: Matthew & Ellie Skelton, Barb & Terry Matthews
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. 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 9:24-25)
Please pray for rain for the western district, pray for the people of the district as they struggle financially due to the drought. Pray for safe travel and a fruitful ministry and blessings on Eliane in the later stages of her pregnancy. Pray for Christmas in July event, that it will be a good time to connect with the people of Mitchel.
Happy Birthday to: Got Deng, Jennifer Carter, Isabella Evitt, Margaret MacDonald, Ken Rye, Levi Horder, Trevor Lloyd, Lance Noll, and Jane Dorr.
Happy Anniversary to: Cameron and Belinda Bell.
The next subjects for the certificate are beginning soon - July 24 for 6 weekly sessions every Tuesday. Understanding your Bible will be offered at a 1PM session and at 7:30PM. Isaiah will be offered at a 7:30PM session. The Ridley Certificate is a great next step in growth. For more information contact David Browne.
"Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near." (James 5:7-8)
Happy Birthday to: Geoff Bishop, Mackenzie Ryan, Isaac Adamson, Craig Mason, Xavier Horder, Mark Norman, Marcus Dealtry, Helen Noll, Spencer Luwong, Gil Robertson, Jessica Gardner, Joan Staines, and Amy Brider
Happy Anniversary to: Ginny & Rick Bonser, Adam and Bettrys Lowe
July 8 has been dedicated as a day of fasting and prayer for the 56 people (55 children and 1 adult) abducted from Duk in South Sudan on November 28, 2017. Tragically, all 56 people abducted have remain unaccounted for. Please join in prayer and fasting for their safety and their safe return. Please also pray for their family who are experiencing great pain and turmoil. A prayer is provided below, with a list of the names of those abducted.
Today we begin our new series on ‘Winter Warmers’ exploring four very rare fruit: kindness, peace, patience, and self-control. We'll be opening up the Bible to explore what it looks like to be fruitful in godly ways as we seek follow Jesus. But we don't just want to explore - we want to put these fruit into practice! Therefore, throughout the series, we're aiming to collectively demonstrate at least 1000 acts of kindness in our city.