What’s on next week

Worship Service

Sunday 11th April 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: David Mills
Communion leader: Bob Menadue
Worship Leader: Graham Nancarrow

All welcome.

Church Board Meeting

The Elders and Deacons will be having their monthly meeting at 12:30pm Sunday 11th April 2021.

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 volunteer staff for help in choosing just the right item.

Hours of Opening:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am – 4pm

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: CLOSED.
Friday: 10 am – 2 pm

Church Prayer meeting

Thursday 15th April at 1:30 pm in the Pastor’s Office.

All welcome.

Elders’ Meeting

Thursday 15th April at 7 pm in the home of Steve and Chris Bown.

Please uphold the Elders in prayer.

Worship Service

Sunday 18th April 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Trevor Hampel “Trust and Obey”
Communion leader: Hugh Menzies
Worship Leader: Chris Longden

All welcome.

The Season of Lent

The 40-day season of Lent is a time preceding Easter. It is not something that our church practises, but the church calendar indicates that we are currently in this time of Lent, a time set aside to focus on Christ’s life, His ministry, sacrifice and resurrection.

It is good to spend time reflecting on what God has done for us.

Many Christians may give up something for lent to help them in their reflection. If it works for them it is good. Care must be taken that it doesn’t become a bargaining tool between them and God.

Our salvation is free for us, but it was very expensive. Someone else had to pay for it. It cost Jesus His life.

There is absolutely nothing that we can do to help pay for it, it is a free gift.

King Saul and his army had kept the spoils of war although God had asked them to destroy everything. He tried to bargain his way out of the compromising position he was in. The prophet Samuel told him, “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice and to heed than the fat of rams.” (1 Sam 15:22 NIV)

There is nothing that pleases our Lord more than our obedience motivated by a heart full of love for Him.

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Glenelg River, SW Victoria. Photo: T. Hampel

What’s on next week

Worship Service

Sunday 14th March 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Graham Nancarrow “God”
Communion leader: Trevor Purdie
Worship Leader: Chris Longden

All welcome.

Murraylands Service

Tuesday 16th March at 2 pm Jean Jarvis Centre Pugh Avenue
Leader: Trevor Hampel
Communion: Trevor Purdie
Message: Olwyn Clothier.

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 volunteer staff for help in choosing just the right item.

Hours of Opening:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am – 4pm

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

Worship Service

Sunday 21st March 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Olwyn Clothier “Love is…”
Communion leader: David Mills
Worship Leader: Trevor Hampel

All welcome.

Easter Services

Good Friday: 9 am

Easter Sunday: 10 am

Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Phot: T. Hampel

The Peace of God

When we read our papers, or listen to the radio or watch the television news, there seems to be nothing but trouble everywhere. We hear of conflicts and rumours of wars. We hear of disagreements between peoples, protests and riots, outright hatred and mistrust. Then there are earthquakes, famines, droughts, floods and plagues.

It’s enough to send anyone spiralling into despair.

Then on a personal level, we all have seasons of difficulties. We all go through periods of loss and deep grieving. Many of us endure times of ill-health, either personally or as a family. From time to time we have financial struggles and challenges regarding work or career. It is times like these that God can seem so distant. We struggle to pray or read the Bible. Take heart; you are not alone. The struggle is real.

Jesus had many encouraging words for his disciples and followers, including us. We read:

 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)

Jesus said these encouraging words because his disciples struggled to understand what he was teaching. They struggled to understand the concept that he claimed to be the Son of God. They couldn’t fully grasp that he was, indeed, the Messiah. He acknowledged that they would be faced with troubles. This is common to everyone, both in Jesus’ time and now and throughout history.

What does this mean in practice, in our everyday lives? Even in the midst of troubles, in the turmoils of life, in its tragedies and challenges, we can put our trust in Jesus. We can rest in that inner peace that can only come from knowing that Jesus has everything under his control. Take heart. I have overcome the world.”

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Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Photo: T. Hampel

What’s on this week

Worship Service

Sunday 7th March 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Trevor Hampel “The Peace of God” part 2.
Communion leader: Paul Castle
Worship Leader: Steve Bown.

All welcome.

Public Holiday

Monday 8th March 2021.

World day of Prayer

Tuesday 9th March at 11 am at Resthaven.

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 volunteer staff for help in choosing just the right item.

Hours of Opening:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am – 4pm

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

Worship Service

Sunday 14th March 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Graham Nancarrow
Communion leader: Trevor Purdie
Worship Leader: Chris Longden

All welcome.

Banksia menziesii, Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Photo: T. Hampel

What’s on next week

Worship Service

Sunday 28th February 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Val Zerna (Global Mission Partners)
Communion leader: Trevor Hampel
Worship Leader: Trevor Purdie.

All welcome.

Special Prayer meeting

Sunday 28th February at 2:30 pm in the Church. The main focus of this meeting will be on future ministry in our church.

Christian Women’s Fellowship

Tuesday 2nd March at 1:30pm in the church.

Olwyn Clothier will be the speaker, Yvonne Mills will present the mission spot, and June Parker will supply afternoon tea. All ladies welcome.

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 volunteer staff for help in choosing just the right item.

Hours of Opening:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am – 4pm

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

Worship Service

Sunday 7th March 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Trevor Hampel “The Peace of God part 2”
Communion leader: Paul Castle
Worship Leader: Steve Bown.

All welcome.

Wonga Pigeon, Mallacoota, Victoria. Photo: T. Hampel

What’s on next week

Worship Service

Sunday 14th February 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Trevor Hampel “The Peace of God”
Communion leader: Graham Nancarrow
Worship Leader: David Mills

All welcome.

Murraylands Service

Tuesday 16th February at 2 pm in the Jean Jarvis Centre, Pugh Avenue, Murray Bridge. Come along for a time of worship and fellowship, followed by afternoon tea.

Let’s get Together Craft Group

Wednesday 17th February from 10 am to 12 noon.

We meet in the church complex. For more information, phone Yvonne Mills 0438 886 519.

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 volunteer staff for help in choosing just the right item.

Hours of Opening:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am – 4pm

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

Worship Service

Sunday 21st February 2021 at 10 am.

Guest Speaker: Tom Bosman
Communion leader: Ruhinda Bichengu
Worship Leader: Olwyn Clothier.

All welcome.

Eastern Yellow Robin, Sydney. Photo credit: T. Hampel.

What’s on next week

Worship Service

Sunday 31st January 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Pastor Grant Spangenberg
Communion leader: Grant Spangenberg
Worship Leader: Graham Nancarrow

This day marks the end of Pastor Grant’s ministry in our church and the beginning of his retirement.

All welcome.

Christian Women’s Fellowship

Tuesday 2nd February at 1:30 pm.

The new theme for this year is: “Make God number 1 in 2021

Barbra Blake will be the speaker, Aileen Harper will give the mission spot and Barbra Blake will bring afternoon tea. All ladies welcome.

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 volunteer staff for help in choosing just the right item.

Hours of Opening:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am – 4pm

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

Worship Service

Sunday 7th February 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Steve Bown
Communion leader: Rob Frazer
Worship Leader: Trevor Hampel

All welcome.

Mt Ama Dablam, Nepal (Photo credit: T. Hampel)

What’s on next week

Worship Service

Sunday 24th January 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Pastor Grant Spangenberg
Communion leader: Hugh Menzies
Worship Leader: Chris Longden

Baptism: We are delighted that the baptism of Don Wood will be a part of the service.

All welcome.

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 volunteer staff for help in choosing just the right item.

Hours of Opening:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am – 4pm

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 – 3 pm.
Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm.
Friday: 10 am – 3 pm

Worship Service

Sunday 31st January 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Pastor Grant Spangenberg
Communion leader: Grant Spangenberg
Worship Leader: Graham Nancarrow

This day marks the end of Pastor Grant’s ministry in our church and the beginning of his retirement.

All welcome.

Australian Pelican, Mallacoota, Victoria. Photo credit: T. Hampel

What’s on this week

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 volunteer staff for help in choosing just the right item.

Hours of Opening:
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am – 4pm

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 openingclosed until January 27th 2021.

Worship Service

Sunday 24th January 2021 at 10 am.

Speaker: Pastor Grant Spangenberg
Communion leader: Hugh Menzies
Worship Leader: Chris Longden

Baptism: We are delighted that the baptism of Don Wood will be a part of the service.

All welcome.

Bermagui, south coast of NSW. Photo: T. Hampel


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