Today we have the opportunity to hear what the Old Testament has to say about the coming of Jesus from seven members of our congregation over our 2 services. Liam Keighron, Brendan Lennox, Mark Quick and Geoff Perkins will be preaching this morning with Bethany Dixon, Tim Ruben and Jinny Pagaialii giving the message at our 5pm service.
KRUGER KONNECT PICNIC
All are welcome to Kruger Konnect’s end of year picnic lunch. It will be held today at Pan Pacific Peace Gardens, 1 Mc Auliffe Street, Redbank at 1 pm. BYO lunch and chair/blanket. There’ll be games for the kids and the famous lolly man. Make sure to invite your family, friends and neighbours.
BAPTIST WORLD AID STALL
Today is your last opportunity to check out a stall with a difference; pigs, sheep, chickens all on sale… but before you plan on tipping over tables!.. it’s for people in need, living in other countries through the work of Baptist World Aid (BWA). You buy a gift card to give to someone, while BWA do the work of training people to look after the livestock. There are also toilets, maternal health, education, clean water and lots of other gifts. For those who missed out on purchasing a chicken gift card at the carols BWA have sent more and they will be available in the hall after both services. EFTPOS is available.
CITY PRAYER MEETING
Come along and join with the gathering of Christians throughout Brisbane to pray for the peace of the city in the New Year. Meet in King George Square Ann Street Brisbane at the Grand Ramp where we will share a few words of encouragement, some worship
and guided prayer together. Sunday 7th January 5pm-6.30pm
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNITY DINNER
Ipswich Awakening are still needing many volunteers this year to help with the Christmas Day Community Dinner they are hosting on Sunday 25th December from 3.00pm-6.00pm. It will be held at North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre, 43 The Terrace , North Ipswich.
Every year for more than 25 years, Ipswich Awakening has hosted a Christmas Day Community Dinner for those in Ipswich who are struggling or have no one to spend Christmas Day with. With the help of volunteers they have practically been able to share the love of Jesus with more than 150 guests. For more details of how you can get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lee-Anne on 0421794748 for a volunteer information and registration pack.
Thank you to everyone who gave to our special appeal to purchase Christmas presents for children in the schools in Myanmar that our Mission Team visited earlier this year. We were able to raise $680 from last week’s offering. Chris and Jabu leave for Myanmar this week and will oversee the purchase of these gifts.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE TIMES
Sunday 24th Morning Service 9.30am
Christmas Eve Service 7pm
Christmas Day Service 9pm
BREAD RUN OVER HOLIDAYS
The bread run will continue to operate over the school holidays at the regular time of 7.00-7.30pm on Friday nights. If you would like some free bread or rolls for yourself or maybe for a neighbour, then please come along to the church and help yourself. Thank you to those on the bread run roster that make this ministry possible each week.
Kruger Mission will again be participating in Angel Tree this Christmas. Angel Tree is designed to reach the innocent victims of crime who are often forgotten…children of prisoners. Being separated from a parent at Christmas time is a painful experience. Angel Tree touches those children with the love of Christ at Christmas by providing them with special Christmas gifts. Kruger Mission will be donating 24 presents to this worthwhile ministry and five of our families have volunteered to buy, wrap and deliver the presents.. The true gift of Angel Tree is the strengthening of the family bond while the family is apart.
WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Prayer is a vital part of both our Christian walk and our church’s well being. Each week we will be encouraging the church to pray for a different ministry in our church and the needs of our community. This week’s focus is on our assistance to the people of Myanmar.
Pray for Lindsay Dale as he continues to work with teachers in Myanmar.
Pray that he will have the wisdom to deal with the needs he encounters, and the presence and comfort of God while he is away from his family.
Pray for his wife Kathy who is keeping things running at home with her foot in plaster. Pray for her healing and her safety as she gets round on crutches.
Pray for Chris and Jabu and their family as they leave for Myanmar to spend time with their families and with the people in the Internally Displaced People Camps.
Pray that the children in the schools will be richly blessed and see the love of God as they receive the Christmas presents we have organised.
Pray that the Internally Displaced People might be able to return to their home villages in 2018