Videos of messages for 14th June

Greetings everyone.

As winter roars in on us here in South Australia, I trust that you are all keeping warm on the frosty nights and mornings of this last week. With the way that the restrictions are being modified, we may be able to soon meet together to worship once again.

The links to this week’s video messages are below. The first one features Steve Bown leading us in communion, and the second one is our guest speaker, Geoff Payne. Geoff is the CEO of Churches of Christ CareWorks here in SA.

Come Worship the Lord

The people of the Murray Bridge Church of Christ invite you to join us for our time of praise and worship tomorrow morning, Sunday, 28th July 2019.

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, Strauss Vijoen representing the Bible Society.

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 28th July 2019.
Worship Leader: Pastor Grant Spangenberg
Communion Leader: Trevor Hampel
Speaker: Strauss Vijeon from the Bible Society “The word of God changes lives every day.”
Bible Readings: 2 Corinthians 5: 11 – 21.


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What’s on this week

Events in the life of the Murray Bridge Church of Christ this coming week: April 28th – May 5th, 2019

Monday, 29th April: Hampel’s Home Group: in recess until late May.

Tuesday, 30th April:
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 1st May :
Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm.
327 Coffee Shop: 10 am – 2 pm
Home Groups: 7:30 pm in various locations.

Thursday 2nd May:
Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm.
327 Coffee Shop: 10 am – 2 pm
Prayer meeting: 2 pm in the church.

Friday 3rd May:
Christian Bookshop: open 9:30 am to 4 pm.
327 Coffee Shop: 10 am – 2 pm.

Saturday, 4th May:
Men’s Bible Study:  held in the church Coffee Shop at 7:28 am.

Sunday, 5th May:
Worship Service: 10 am: Guest Speaker: Andrew Smith – SIM Missionary in Mozambique.
Church lunch: 12 noon (approx): This will be a pooled lunch – please bring food to share.


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. Please note that Pastor Grant is away on holiday for a few weeks.
Elder Trevor Hampel: 0408 839 381 (or use the Contact form above).

Special Guest Speaker tomorrow

Global Mission Partners



Tuesday 13th June at 6 pm.

Bring a plate of food to share for dinner.

Special Guest Speaker: Val Zerna from Global Mission Partners (GMP)

Val has just returned from the World Convention in India and she also visited Vietnam.

The whole church is invited to come and share in this special night. 

An offering will be taken in support of the good work of GMP.

Read more information about Global Mission Partners here.

Special Guest Speaker this evening

Boniface Mpofu is the founding project director of Showers of Blessing Trust, which began in 2006, bringing clean water to drought-prone areas of Zimbabwe.

Showers of Blessing Trust is an agency of the Associated Churches of Christ in Zimbabwe.

It is a special privilege to have Boniface coming to South Australia in May.

You are warmly invited to share with Boniface at the following venues:

  • Wednesday 18 May, 6pm Shared Tea at Murray Bridge Church of Christ, 32 Seventh St, Murray Bridge (RSVP or 8532 2883)
  • Thursday 19 May, 2:30pm Afternoon tea at Western Communities Church of Christ – Mile End, Cnr Danby St & Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville
  • Friday 20 May, 10am Magill Church of Christ, 61 St Bernards Rd, Magill, including a Light Lunch (RSVP or 8332 6044)
  • Sunday 22 May 10am – Morning Worship at Balaklava Church of Christ, Baker St, Balaklava
  • 6pm – Evening Worship at Elizabeth Church of Christ, Cnr Short & Ashfield Rds, Elizabeth
  • Monday 23 May, 1:30pm Parkrose Village, 34 Norman Tce, Everard Park For further information contact Val Zerna – or 8352 3466

Showers of Blessings, Zimbabwe

Showers of Blessing was established by the Associated Churches of Christ in Zimbabwe in 2007. The organization has been drilling wells in drought-prone rural areas since that time. A well makes a huge impact on a village. It provides safe water, reducing diseases like cholera and diarrhoea. Access to safe water means that a greater variety of vegetables can be grown, improving nutrition, which is especially important for people with HIV/Aids. Reliable water also means that new income-generating activities can be started, for example growing vegetables or brickmaking.

Read more – or donate – on the Global Mission Partners site.


Open Doors meeting tomorrow

Open Doors - Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide

Peter Trott, representing OpenDoors Australia, will be the guest special tomorrow night 10th March at 7:30 pm at the Murray Bridge Church of Christ.

The focus, this time, is called Impact Nigeria:

What is it like to be a Christian in Northern Nigeria?
Islamic militant group, Boko Haram, is violently destroying Northern Nigeria, with Christians as a primary target. For those who follow Jesus, the risks are at an al time high.
Come and hear stories of God is strengthening his people and be encouraged by what we as are doing to help.

Books and videos available to purchase. There will be an offering taken at the end of the presentation.

All welcome.

For other meetings in South Australia click here.

For more information about Open Doors Australia click here.


Come worship with us tomorrow

All are welcome to come and worship our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with us tomorrow morning.

Details are as follows:

Time: 10am to approx 11:30am Sunday February 21st 2016.

Venue: Murray Bridge Church of Christ, 32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge

Worship leader: David Mills

Communion: John Lawson

Guest Speaker: Rob George, International President of OAC Ministries – see here for more details.

Reading: Acts 8: 26 – 39 “Philip – the evangelist”

Come along for a time of worship and fellowship.

Stay for a while after the service and enjoy a cuppa in the Coffee Shop.


OAC Ministries here this Sunday


This coming Sunday 21st February we have the pleasure of welcoming our guest speaker, Rob George from OAC Ministries.

Rob is the International President of OAC Ministries and we are privileged to have him visit. On their OACM website he says:

“I love preaching in the open air to large, attentive crowds, as sometimes (but certainly not always) happens in various countries. Once, in Kenya, at a night film meeting with over 400 people there, you could have heard a pin drop! The “holy hush” as some have described it. Most recently this occurred for me in Lima, Peru with over 200 at an afternoon meeting.

Great visuals enliven any presentation. The fluorescent light and paints for night open airs is especially good, as is an intriguing magic trick that packs a powerful message. Also, knowing your audience, to adapt the presentation to their level of understanding.”

Praise the Lord

“Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his saints… For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation.” Psalm 149.

As people loved by God, let us then enter into our worship this morning in and with the spirit that they psalmist exhibits. This morning is different from “normal” in that our focus is on the social evil of domestic violence. Because of this it is our privilege to welcome our guest speaker, Sgt Karen Newman, from the Murray Mallee Crime Prevention Section based here in Murray Bridge.

To everyone else who is present as a visitor we offer you also an extra special greeting together with an invitation to stay after the service for a time of fellowship.

Leading us in worship is our pastor, Grant Spangenberg, while our leader in our time of communion will be Rob Frazer.

A reminder that our service commences at 10am and usually finishes around 11:30am, followed by a time of fellowship over a cuppa in the Coffee Shop.

Venue: 32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge.


Guest Speaker this Sunday

We are having a special Guest Speaker this coming Sunday 11th October 2015. The service, held in our worship centre at 32 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge, will commence at 10am.

Bishop Patrick Sookhdeo of the Barnabas Fund will speak on the topic “Christians in the Firing Line.

Our worship leader will be Ruhinda Bichengu and he will be assisted by a team of helpers.

As we observe the Lord’s Supper (Communion) we will be led by Phil Manning.

After the service all are invited to stay for a time of fellowship over a cuppa.

All welcome.