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 17th May

Greetings again, everyone. I trust that you are enjoying our wonderful autumnal weather at present.

As we continue to move through this season of worshipping in a different way, may you all know God’s rich blessings as we share in Communion together in our homes, and as we hear a message from God’s word.

For communion today we will be lead by Graham Nancarrow, and today’s sermon is brought to you by Greg Woolner.

Graham Nancarrow leading in Communion
Greg Woolner bringing us a message from God’s word.

Video messages for May 10th

It has been encouraging to hear the news this past week that restrictions in our movements in society are starting to be relaxed – here in South Australia at least.

I am sure that all of you watching these messages are looking forward to that day when we can once again worship our Lord Jesus Christ together in person. I am sure that we will have a great deal for which to praise Him.

MOTHER’S DAY

Today is the special day in our calendar when we especially acknowledge our mothers, with a special focus on their important role in our lives. Pastor Grant’s message today will have a focus on mothers.

Pastor Grant will also be leading us around the Lord’s Table of Remembrance (Communion).

Prepare to take communion and the click on the images below to watch the videos.

Pastor Grant Spangenberg leading Communion
Pastor Grant’s message for today.

Videos of messages for 3rd May

As we continue to worship in isolation from each other we are continuing to provide two messages for every Sunday. The first one is to help you to observe communion at home and is led by Trevor Purdie this week. He has asked that you watch a video of a favourite hymn before watching his message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-dEfvz6Vms

Please prepare before viewing some juice and some bread or biscuit.

The second message is from Pastor Grant and is based on his Bible reading for this Sunday.

Videos of messages for 26th April

As we continue to worship in isolation from each other we are continuing to provide two messages for every Sunday. The first one is to help you to observe communion at home. Please prepare before viewing some juice and some bread or biscuit. The second message is from Pastor Grant and is based on his Bible reading for this Sunday.

Regular viewers will notice that we have changed access to these videos because we now have a YouTube channel dedicated to these messages. A big thanks to my son Simon who helped set this up.

Videos of messages for Sunday 19th April

Finding Faith, Hope, and Love in the Unexpected | Embracing the ...

As we continue to move through this season of worshipping “together” in isolation, may our Lord and Saviour continue to bless us, guide us and comfort us as we seek His face and dwell in His presence.

Sunday Messages for April 19th 2020

Here are the videos for the communion address given by Don Wood and the sermon given by Pastor Grant Spangenberg.

Trevor Hampel

Videos of Easter messages 12th April 2020

50 Best Easter Bible Verses About the Resurrection of Jesus - 2020

RESURRECTION SUNDAY

Preparation: We suggest that you prepare some juice and biscuit or bread before playing the communion address so you are ready to join in.

The videos are below. The communion address given is by CleveBrisbane and the sermon is given by Pastor Grant Spangenberg.

God bless you all as we “meet together” in our homes.

Trevor Hampel

Good Friday message

Because of COVID-19 we are unable to meet as we would normally for a Good Friday time of worship.

In place of this, Pastor Grant Spangenberg has recorded a special message for the occasion.

Videos of church service for April 5th 2020

PALM SUNDAY

Preparation: We suggest that you prepare some juice and biscuit or bread before playing the communion address so you are ready to join in.

The videos are below. The communion address given by Bob Menadue runs for 8:17 minutes and the sermon for 20:13 minutes.

Please note that there will be a special message for Good Friday this coming week.

God bless you all as we “meet together” in our homes.

Trevor Hampel


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