Our Hope in Christ

Photo credit: Trevor Hampel

Photo credit: Trevor Hampel

Our Hope in Christ

Reading: Colossians 1: 1 – 12.

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,  because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—  the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven…”

In the opening lines of Paul’s letter to the believers in Colossae, he mentions their hope – the ‘hope stored up for you in heaven.’

Our hope in Christ is not a wishy-washy kind of hope. It’s not the kind of hope that says: “I hope my team wins” or “I hope it will be a fine day for the picnic.”

Our hope in Christ is a certain hope. It is a hope which knows that our destiny is safe, secure, and certain with no doubt as to our true home. It is a hope with its foundation in our true destination in the journey of life: eternity with Christ in heaven.

The writer to the Hebrews says: “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6: 19 – 20)

Our hope in Christ is the anchor of our soul, saving us from crashing into the rocks of destruction in this world. With such a strong and safe anchor like our hope in Christ Jesus, we can ride out the storms of life, knowing that our hope in Christ – who is our anchor – is both sure and steadfast in every situation.

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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.

What’s on this week

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

Sunday 20th August

  • Worship Service: Sunday, 20th August: 10 am Speaker Grant Spangenberg “E is for Eldership”

Monday 21st August

  • Hampel’s Home Group: Monday, 21st August  2017 at 7:30 pm in the home of Trevor and Corinne Hampel. We are studying Colossians chapter 3.

Tuesday 22nd August

  • Pastoral care Meeting: Tuesday, 22nd August at 9 am.
  • Bridge Club: Tuesday, 22nd August at 1 pm.
  • Elders’ Meeting: Tuesday 22nd August at 7:30 pm at Phil Manning’s home

Wednesday 23rd August

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

Thursday 24th August

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

Friday 25th August

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

Saturday 26th August

  • Men’s Bible Study: 7:29 am Saturday, 26th August 2017.

Sunday 27th August

  • Worship Service: Sunday 27th August at 10 am: Speaker: Trevor Hampel “Complete in Christ” (Colossians 2: 1 – 14)

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)

Special Services tomorrow

PLEASE NOTE: due to the illness of the key people leading these services, they have been CANCELLED.

Tuesday 15th August 

Resthaven Service: Tuesday 15th August at 11 am in the Resthaven complex. Leader: Trevor Hampel. Speaker: Phil Manning.

Murraylands Service: Tuesday 15th August at 2 pm in the Jean Jarvis Centre, Pugh Avenue. Leader: Trevor Hampel. Speaker: Phil Manning. All welcome to join in a time of fellowship. Afternoon tea is provided.

What’s on this week

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

Sunday 13th August

  • Worship ServiceSunday, 13th August: 10 am Speaker Grant Spangenberg “The Church – a Distinctive Community”

Monday 14th August

  • Hampel’s Home Group: Monday, 14th August  2017 at 7:30 pm in the home of Trevor and Corinne Hampel.

Tuesday 15th August

  • Pastoral care Meeting: Tuesday, 15th August at 9 am.
  • Resthaven Service: Tuesday 15th August at 11 am in the Resthaven complex.
  • Murraylands Service: Tuesday 15th August at 2 pm in the Jean Jarvis Centre, Pugh Avenue.
  • Bridge Club: Tuesday, 15th August at 1 pm.

Wednesday 16th August

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

Thursday 17th August

  • Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm.
  • 327 Coffee Shop: open from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Lerwin Homes service: Thursday 17th August at 10:30 am

Friday 18th August

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

Saturday 19th August

  • Men’s Bible Study: 7:29 am Saturday, 19th August 2017.

Sunday 20th August

  • Worship Service: Sunday 20th August at 10 am: Speaker: Grant Spangenberg “Eldership”

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)

What’s on this week

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

Sunday 6th August

  • Worship Service: Sunday, 6th August: 10 am  Guest Speaker: Graham Ross – Teen Challenge

Monday 7th August

  • Hampel’s Home Group: Monday, 7th August  2017 at 7:30 pm in the home of Trevor and Corinne Hampel.

Tuesday 8th August

  • Pastoral care Meeting: Tuesday, 1st August at 9 am.
  • Bridge Club: Tuesday, 8th August at 1 pm.
  • NO Friendship Group this month.

Wednesday 9th August

  • Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm.
  • 327 Coffee Shop: open from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Church Board meeting: 7:30 pm at the home of Bren Hawkes

Thursday 10th August

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

Friday 11th August

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

Saturday 12th August

  • Men’s Bible Study: 7:29 am Saturday, 5th August 2017.

Sunday 13th August

  • Worship Service: Speaker: Grant Spangenberg “The Church – a Distinctive Community”

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)

Come worship with us tomorrow

The people of the Murray Bridge Church of Christ invite you to join us for our time of praise and worship tomorrow morning, Sunday 6th August 2017.

Our time together will include songs and hymns of praise to God. We also celebrate the Lord’s Supper, also known as communion, where we remember the life, death, and resurrection of our saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ. Visitors who love Jesus Christ as their saviour are welcome to join us in this celebration, but this is not compulsory.

We also include some Bible readings and a message (sermon) from our guest speaker, Graham Ross from Teen Challenge.

After the service, you can join us in the Coffee Shop for a time of fellowship over a cuppa. We would love to get to know you in a relaxed atmosphere.

Details are as follows:

  • Venue: Murray Bridge Church of Christ, 32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge.
  • Time: 10 am, Sunday 6th August 2017.
  • Worship Leader: Pastor Grant Spangenberg
  • Communion Leader: Steve Bown
  • Speaker: Graham Ross “The Lord’s My Shepherd”
  • Bible Readings: Psalm 23, Matthew 28: 16 – 20.

ALL WELCOME

Christian Women’s Fellowship tomorrow

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Tuesday 1st August at 1 pm.

We will meet at the church for a short meeting, then take a programme to share with the residents at Resthaven.

Anyone who would like to join us is welcome.

Come worship with us tomorrow

The people of the Murray Bridge Church of Christ invite you to join us for our time of praise and worship tomorrow morning, Sunday 30th July 2017.

Our time together will include songs and hymns of praise to God. We also celebrate the Lord’s Supper, also known as communion, where we remember the life, death, and resurrection of our saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ. Visitors who love Jesus Christ as their saviour are welcome to join us in this celebration, but this is not compulsory.

We also include some Bible readings and a message (sermon) from our speaker, Trevor Hampel, one of our eldership team.

During the service, we will have a special Mission Spot with Rose Hampel who is currently serving with S.I.M. as a teacher in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There will also be a lunch with her after the service.

After the service, you can join us in the Coffee Shop for a time of fellowship over a cuppa. We would love to get to know you in a relaxed atmosphere.

Details are as follows:

  • Venue: Murray Bridge Church of Christ, 32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge.
  • Time: 10 am, Sunday 30th July 2017.
  • Worship Leader: Trevor Purdie
  • Communion Leader: Keith Durham
  • Speaker: Trevor Hampel “Characteristics of a Christian”
  • Bible Readings: Colossians 1:1-12

ALL WELCOME

What’s on this week

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

Sunday Worship Service: 23rd July 2017 at 10 am. Guest speaker: Paul Eckert, Bible Society.

Elders’ Meeting: 2pm Sunday 23rd July.

Christian Bookshop: open Wednesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4 pm. Please note change of opening days and times.

Hampel’s Home Group: Monday 24th July 2017 at 7:30 pm in the home of Trevor and Corinne Hampel.

Pastoral care Meeting: Tuesday, 25th July at 9 am.

Bridge Club: Tuesday, 25th July at 1 pm.

327 Coffee Shop: Open Wednesday 26th July to Friday 28tht July from 10 am to 2 pm.

Men’s Bible Study: 7:29 am Saturday, 22nd July

Sunday Worship Service: Sunday, 30th July: 10 am  Guest Mission Spot Speaker: Rose Hampel speaking about her experiences teaching in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Preacher: Trevor Hampel.

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 (please note that Grant is not available on Monday through Thursday of this week – he is attending Magarey Lectures).
  • Elder Trevor Hampel: 8532 3701 or 0408 839 381 (or use the Contact form above)