What’s on this week

Almost back to normal

With many restrictions being eased in South Australia during the Covid-19 lockdown, some of the normal activities of our church are starting to recommence. Below are listed some of the coming events this week.

Pastoral Care meeting

The pastoral care group meets every Tuesday morning at 9 am in Pastor Grant’s office. The group prays for those in need and will visit as needed. Do not hesitate to contact Pastor Grant if you have a particular need.

Bookshop

The church bookshop is a vital part of our church ministry. Come in if you are looking for that special card for someone you love. The shop also has a wide variety of books, DVDs, gifts and other helpful materials. Talk to the staff volunteers for help in choosing just the right item.

Opening hours:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.

Christian Women’s Fellowship

This group of ladies meets for fellowship on the first Tuesday of each month. They meet this coming Tuesday 7th July at 1:30 pm.

Coffee Shop

The church Coffee Shop is a great place to have a cuppa, meet with friends for a chat and even have a light lunch.

Hours of opening:
Wednesday: 10 am – 2 pm.
Thursday: 10 am – 2 pm.
Friday: 10 am – 2 pm.

Please book ahead by ringing Chris Bown on 0402 081 039.

Worship Service

Sunday 12th July 2020 at 10 am.

Speaker: Pastor Grant “Whatever it takes”
Bible reading: Acts 15: 22 – 35
Communion leader: Don Wood.

All welcome.

Laughing Kookaburra, Lane Cove National Park, Sydney. Photo: T. Hampel

Church services to recommence

Welcome Back!

Greetings Everyone.

With the State Government easing Covid-19 restrictions even further last Monday the elders decided earlier this week that we as the community of faith that is the Murray Bridge Church of Christ can once again meet for worship:

 Starting this Sunday, the 5th July at 10.00 a.m.

Please note the following:

1. Please sanitise your hands once having said “Hello” to the greeters and before passing through the double glass doors.

2. In the middle foyer please have your name ticked off as being present. This is a government requirement in case any tracing of suspect virus carriers is needed to be done.

3. There will be an offering receptacle available for those wishing to give.

4. Social distancing – In the chapel area, couples and families can sit together but there must be a chair space between each family group.

5. Communion will be served with the bread being passed first and then the cup. There is space for the helpers to pass between rows to minimize unnecessary tray contact.

6. At the end of the service, THERE WILL BE NO MORNING TEA. (It is hoped that this rule will be dropped very soon.)

7. If anyone is feeling unwell, or is uneasy about attending please stay home. We understand your position and it’s ok.

Your cooperation with these arrangements will be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.

Rainbow Lorikeet – photo credit – T. Hampel

Videos of messages for 28th June

Welcome again, everyone.

Another week has passed and we are still not able to meet together physically for worship as one. However, it certainly looks like that it is getting closer with every new announcement regarding the easing of restrictions.

In the meantime, we continue to post here on our website the links to our weekly communion talk as well as a sermon.

Bob Menadue leading us around the communion table.
Pastor Grant’s message for this week

Videos of messages for 21st June

Greetings everyone.

With some recent easing of restrictions in South Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic we are getting closer to being able to meet again in person. In the meantime, we are continuing to post videos here each week.

For this Sunday, Pastor Grant is leading us in both communion and the message.

Communion
Message

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.

Church Coffee Shop re-opens

Over recent months the Church of Christ Coffee Shop has been closed due the restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have missed the opportunity to meet in the coffee shop for a coffee, cup of tea or a meal.

We are pleased to announce that from 10th June 2020 – that’s tomorrow – the coffee shop will re-open but with some restrictions.

Coffee Shop hours: Wednesday – Friday each week from 10 am – 2 pm.

Restriction: only 20 people at a time.

Please book ahead by ringing our manager, Chris Bown on 0402 081 039.

For more information on this ministry click here.

Our Coffee Shop manager

Videos of messages for 7th June

Greetings to everyone accessing the messages for 7th June 2020 at the Murray Bridge Church of Christ, South Australia.

I trust that you are continuing to be blessed by God each day as you follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour – despite the strange and difficult times in which we live.

I encourage you all to use your days wisely by reading and meditating upon God”s Word – His Living Word – the Bible. I would also like to encourage you to spend time in fellowship and prayer with the Creator of this wonderful world on which we live. Let us take our eyes off of the troubles of this world and “fix our eyes on the Author and Perfecter of our faith.”

Here are the links to the messages for today.

Communion led by Rob Frazer:

Today’s sermon from Pastor Grant:

Christian Bookshop re-opens

Our church’s bookshop has been closed over the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have been waiting patiently for the restrictions to change so that we can re-open this vital and much loved ministry of our church.

Bookshop reopening

We are pleased to announce that the Murray Bridge Church of Christ Bookshop will re-open from Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 9:30 am.

Please note that for the time being that our bookshop will only open on Wednesday each week, from 9:30 am to 4 pm. This is due to a lack of volunteers to help serve customers.

If you are in a position to volunteer for a few hours week to serve in this way, please speak to Pastor Grant Spangenberg on 8532 2883. (Please note that we would expect volunteers to be in regular fellowship in a Christian church in the Murray Bridge area.)

For further information on the bookshop click here.

Children’s books, including Bibles and Bible stories

Videos of messages for 31st May

Greetings everyone.

I trust that you are all well and ready for the onslaught of winter. The weather forecast looks like we will have a good taste of winter this coming week.

Keep warm, keep dry, and above all – keep safe. And when you can’t get out into the garden or go for a walk due to the weather, spend more time in God’s Word, or in prayer. Our world certainly needs our prayers.

Here are the links to David’s Communion talk, and to Pastor Grant’s message entitled ‘Pentecost Power.’

Communion:

Today’s message: Pentecost Power:

Videos of messages for 24th May

Greetings to everyone accessing our messages for this Sunday. How the weather has changed this last week, from beautiful autumnal sunshine to cold winds, cloud cover and misty rain. It is lovely to hear the raindrops on our roofs.

Praise God for the raindrops filling our tanks, watering our gardens and bringing soaking showers for the farmers in our district.

Here are the links to Ruhinda’s Communion talk as well as Pastor Grant’s Sermon for this week: “By Whose Authority?”

Communion:

Sermon:


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