What’s on this week

Events in the life of the Murray Bridge Church of Christ this week, October 13th to 20th, 2019.

Sunday 13th October:

Worship Service: 10 a.m. Speaker: Greg Woolner

Monday 14th October:

Hampel Home Group: 7:30 p.m. in the home of Trevor Hampel

Tuesday 15th October:

Christian Bookshop: open from 9:30 am to 4 pm.
Lunch for the teachers of North School
Bridge Card Group: 1 pm.
Murraylands Homes Service: 2 p.m. Jean Jarvis Centre, Pugh Avenue.

Wednesday 16th October:

Christian Bookshop: open from 9:30 am to 4 pm. 
Coffee Shop: open from 10 am to 2 pm.
Craft Group: 10 a.m.

Thursday 17th October:

Christian Bookshop: open from 9:30 am to 4 pm. 
Coffee Shop: open from 10 am to 2 pm.
Prayer meeting: 2 p.m. in the worship centre.

Friday 18th October:

Christian Bookshop: open from 9:30 am to 4 pm. 
Coffee Shop: open from 10 am to 2 pm.

Saturday 19th October:

Men’s Bible Study: 7:28 am

Sunday 20th October:

Worship Service: 10 a.m. Speaker: Tom Bosman

Our Coffee Shop reopens tomorrow

Our Coffee Shop manager

Our Coffee Shop reopens tomorrow, Wednesday 31st July, after a short mid-winter break. From now on the coffee shop will be open from 10 am to 2 pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. During those times, the Bookshop is also open, so come in and take a good look at what the Bookshop has to offer.

The volunteer staff of the Coffee Shop not only make excellent tea, coffee and milkshakes, they also provide light lunches and other delights for a very reasonable price. A large proportion of the proceeds of the Coffee Shop goes towards supporting Mission Work, here and overseas.

Come in – and bring your friends. 

You can find us at 32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge, SA 5253

For more information – click here.

Murray Bridge Church of Christ Coffee Shop

What’s on this week

Events in the life of the Murray Bridge Church of Christ this coming week: May 27th – June 2nd, 2019

Monday, 27th MayHampel’s Home Group: in recess until late next Monday.

Tuesday, 28th May:
Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm (please note earlier closing time).
Bridge Club: Tuesday at 1 pm in the coffee shop.

Wednesday 29th May:
Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm.
327 Coffee Shop: 10 am – 2 pm
Pizza and film night: 6 pm

Thursday 30th May:
Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm.
327 Coffee Shop: 10 am – 2 pm

Friday 31st May:
Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm.
327 Coffee Shop: 10 am – 2 pm.

Saturday, 1st June:
Men’s Bible Study:  held in the church Coffee Shop at 7:28 am.

Sunday, 2nd June:
Worship Service: 10 am: Guest Speaker: Grant Spangenberg

PASTORAL CARE:

For urgent Pastoral Care matters, prayer requests, and other urgent concerns, please contact one of the following elders:

Pastor Grant Spangenberg: 8532 2883 or 0419 848 336.
Elder Trevor Hampel: 0408 839 381 (or use the Contact form above).

Visit our church bookshop

A wide selection of Bibles

The Murray Bridge Church of Christ Bookshop at 32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge has been serving our community for many decades.

It is the only bookshop in Murray Bridge selling a wide range of Bibles, inspirational books and DVDs, Christian literature on a wide range of topics and a wonderful range of cards covering many special events of life. There is even a range of gifts for sale as well.

The Bookshop is open Tuesday through to Friday every week from 9:30 am to 4 pm (and please note a small change of closing time).

Please talk to our volunteer staff. They happy to assist you chose the right item for your needs.

 Walk through to the Coffee Shop and have a cuppa or a light lunch with great company on Wednesdays to Fridays 10 am to 2 pm.

If we haven’t got what you are looking for, we will endeavour to get it for you.

For photos and more information go to our special website page here.

Cards

Huge selection of cards for all occasions

What’s on this week

Wittunga Botanic Gardens. Photo credit: T. Hampel

Events in the life of the Murray Bridge Church of Christ this coming week:

Sunday 25th February: 

  • Worship Service: 10 am Speaker: Grant Spangenberg
  • Church lunch: in the coffee shop after the service.

Monday 26th February: 

  • Hampel’s Home Group: 7:30 pm in the home of Ted and Pam Smith

Tuesday 27th February:

  • Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 5 pm (please note extended opening hours)
  • Bridge Club: Tuesday 1 pm in the coffee shop

Wednesday 28th February:

  • Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 5 pm (please note extended opening hours).
  • 327 Coffee Shop: open from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Home groups: 7:30 pm in various locations

Thursday 1st March:

  • Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 5 pm (please note extended opening hours).
  • 327 Coffee Shop: open from 10 am to 2 pm.

Friday 2nd March:

  • Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 5 pm (please note extended opening hours).
  • 327 Coffee Shop: open from 10 am to 2 pm.

Saturday 3rd March:

  • Men’s Bible study: 7:29 am

Sunday 4th March:

  • Worship Service: 10 am: Speaker: Grant Spangenberg

 

PASTORAL CARE:

For urgent Pastoral Care matters, prayer requests, and other urgent concerns, please contact one of the following:

  • Pastor Grant Spangenberg: 8532 2883 or 0419 848 336.
  • Elder Trevor Hampel: 8532 3701 or 0408 839 381 (or use the Contact form above)
  • Elder Ted Smith: 0438 850 270

Christian Bookshop changes

Bookshop Ministry

The Murray Bridge Church of Christ has a Christian Bookshop Ministry under the same roof as the church at 32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge, South Australia. This has been a vital ministry of the church since its inception in 1975. It serves our church community, other churches in the area, as well as the whole of the Murray Bridge community and well beyond our rural city.

Our stock

The Church of Christ Bookshop stocks a wide range of Bibles, Bible study guides, books – both non-fiction and fiction – children’s books, CDs, DVDs, gifts and novelties as well as one of the best ranges of greeting cards in the region.

Opening hours

As of today, the Bookshop is open longer each week. We invite you to come in and chat with our helpful volunteer staff and pick up some great reading, find just the right card for a special occasion, or even buy some Christmas gifts.

Bookshop Opening HoursPlease note change of times (from November 6th, 2017 until further notice).

Monday                                                    Closed

Tuesday – Friday                                  9:30 am – 5 pm.

Saturday – Sunday                               Closed

Coffee Shop

Why not come in on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and have a quiet, relaxing coffee in the adjacent Coffee Shop? It’s open from 10 am to 2 pm Wednesday to Friday.

You can check out more details on our website here: Church of Christ Bookshop.

Children's books, including Bibles and Bible stories

Children’s books, including Bibles and Bible stories

Bookshop open tomorrow

Gifts for all tastes

Gifts for all tastes

Church of Christ Bookshop

32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge

Phone: (08) 8532 4400

Bookshop Opening Hours: Please note change of times (from July 2017 until further notice)

Monday – Tuesday                          Closed

Wednesday – Friday                      Open from 9:30 am –   4:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday                          Closed

Walk through to the Coffee Shop and have a cuppa or a light lunch with great company on Wednesdays to Fridays 10 am to 2 pm.

For more information click here.

Bookshop – changed opening hours

Murray Bridge Church of Christ Bookshop

Church of Christ Bookshop

32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge

Phone: (08) 8532 4400

Bookshop Opening HoursPlease note change of times (from July 2017 until further notice)

Monday – Tuesday                          Closed

Wednesday – Friday                       9:30 am –   4:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday                          Closed

Walk through to the Coffee Shop and have a cuppa or a light lunch with great company on Wednesdays to Fridays 10 am to 2 pm.

For more information click here.

Book review: Return to me

Return to Me (#01 in The Restoration Chronicles Series)

Return To Me by Lynn Austin (Restoration Chronicles #1)

This was the first of Lynn Austin’s books I have read. It is the first of her trilogy in the Restoration Chronicles. Having read the first one, I am sure I will read the following two in the series. I am particularly interested in the third book which features the life of Nehemiah, one of my favourite people of the Bible. The book of Nehemiah is one of my favourites in all of the Bible.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and will probably read more of her works in the future. This book is a fictional account of the first group of Jews to return to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon. It is very true to the historical Biblical account.

The main character of the story is Zechariah. The plot follows his early life growing up in Babylon with all of the hardships endured there, including the pressures to conform to the social moralities of the Babylonian culture and religion, including astrology. The sudden change on the part of King Cyrus is greeted with great joy by the Jews in captivity, and plans are immediately made for them to return to Jerusalem to begin life anew in their home country. The author cleverly portrays the family conflicts which arise, with families being torn apart, some remaining in Babylon, with others leaving for the long journey home.

The reader is given an in-depth impression of the physical hardships endured on the journey and the subsequent struggles to establish themselves in Jerusalem and in the surrounding countryside. The author never shirks from also drawing out in depth the spiritual pressures placed upon this band of people, especially the constant exposure to the paganism and astrology of the neighbouring Samaritans. The stark contrasts between the Jewish faith and the faith of other people living near Jerusalem is explored in many ways in the novel.

Zechariah features prominently in this account. Towards the end of the story we see him as the prophet whose book we read in the Old Testament. The author strongly portrays a young Zechariah in the early stages of his developing spirituality, and how he has a growing awareness of his special relationship with God. Austin never strays from showing the internal spiritual struggles of Zechariah, as well as his grandfather and mentor, Iddo.

I only have one little criticism: the frequent changes of point of view can take a little getting used to, but overall, this is a very well written and enjoyable account. The novel has one enduring strength: by being written as fiction, the author can draw each character in compelling and intriguing depth, while never losing sight of the facts of the historical foundations of the narrative.

Highly recommended.

˄TH

PS I read this book on my eReader. You can order a copy through our bookshop.

Bookshop closed this week

Huge selection of cards for all occasions

Huge selection of cards for all occasions

MURRAY BRIDGE CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHRISTIAN BOOKSHOP

Our Bookshop volunteer staff has been very busy in the lead up to Christmas. It has been encouraging to see so many people buying books, gifts, cards and other items for giving away at Christmas.

The Bookshop will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 for the Christmas – New Year break.

The Bookshop will open for business again next year, on Monday, 16th January 2017.

The manager and volunteers would like to extend their blessings, praying that you all have a wonderful, safe and joyful Christmas as we remember and honour the birth of Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour.


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