NEW SERMON SERIES
Sunday mornings – Parenting
Learning to parent is often something we do by trial and error and many of the key events take place without warning and we deal with them when they come. This series is designed to take a big picture look at how to parent from a biblical perspective, putting God at the centre of our parenting and giving our kids the best possible hope of success. This week we’re looking at Psalm 127 and seeing that children are a blessing, not a burden.
Sunday evenings – Relationships
For the next 4 weeks, we’ll be looking into one of the key areas in our lives… relationships. If we handle relationships in a healthy, Christ centred manner, then there’s a greater chance that we’ll live a good life. So come and join with us as we dig into what makes relationships healthy and what makes them dysfunctional.
Guest Speaker – Ps Jo Leutton
Next Sunday in our 5pm service, pastor Jo Leutton from Riverlife Baptist Church will be sharing with us in our relationships series. Come along and be encouraged to grow in this vital area of our Christian lives.
PACKING PARTY TODAY!
Come and be part of our packing party for ‘Operation Christmas Child’ here today. We will be packing 50 shoeboxes with the various items purchased from the kind donations collected. Grab a quick cuppa after the morning service and join us in the green room. The more hands on deck the better.
WHAT A CELEBRATION!
Our Celebration Service last Sunday was a huge success. Even the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the many who came to celebrate our church being 25 years on this site but above all, God’s greatness and intimate love for us. A huge thank you to James & Brett for the yummy meat, Sno & Nicole, Fatu & Yvonne, Roylynn & Liva and their families for the scrumptious Umu, the worship team and all those who came and helped make it a special day.
3 NEW BUS DRIVER JOBS
Westside Christian College require at least 3 new drivers for 2018. Preference given to those already having some experience driving heavy vehicles, although training available if needed. Drivers need, or be eligible for, Blue Card for working with children, and also need to obtain Driver Authorisation from Qld Transport. Working hours usually around 20 hours/week for route drivers, with additional hours sometimes available running excursions. Part-time drivers are also welcome. If interested, please contact the schools Transport Supervisor Aaron Self on 3437 9000. If you would like some idea of what it’s like to be a Westside Christian College bus driver please have a chat with Geoff Perkins.
TERM 4 DATE CLAIMERS
26th Nov – Annual General Meeting
1st and 3rd Dec – Christmas Carols
If you coordinate a ministry of our church, could you please prepare a submission to be included in the Annual Reports book for this year. Submissions ought to be a few hundred words, telling the story of what your ministry has been doing and the difference it is making. They are due by Sunday 12th November and are best typed and emailed to our secretary Phillip McCallum. Please contact the church office prior to the deadline if you need some assistance with this.
PRAYER CHAIN HELPERS
If people are in need of prayer they can call Mary Steiner, who heads up the prayer chain, who will then pass their prayer request onto the prayer chain warriors who will then pray for them in confidence. We are looking for more people to be a part of our prayer chain. This is a vital ministry so if you want to become a part it, please contact Mary.
2017 BIBLE READING PLAN
The new 2017 Bible Reading Plan covering October through to the end of December is now available. Please feel free to take one from the table at the back of the auditorium. It is in a handy bookmark form and encourages you to read your bible daily
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 will be on Operation Christmas Child:
Pray that the children receiving their shoeboxes at Christmas will be filled with love, joy and happiness as they open them.
Pray that the shoeboxes will also be a blessing to their families as they watch their children’s faces light up with sheer delight.
Pray for the organisation; that all of the administration side and delivering of the shoeboxes goes smoothly and to schedule.
Pray that the gifts will continually be a reminder of Jesus’s love for them and a ray of hope as they face daily hardships in their home countries.
Other prayer points:
Pray for the elderly, the disabled or others who live alone and may feel either lonely, vulnerable or disconnected from the community and the church. Pray that they will feel God’s comfort and strength. Pray also that we will be more aware of members of our community who are suffering in this way, so we can then help them feel more connected.