So excited to be at church this Sunday as Ruth continues with the Word on Nehemiah 2:1-10 then gathering again at BBQ Church with the Westminister College Vocal Ensemble. It's going to be a great day - so connect in with the Friendly Word and see what's on and happening here at Marion Church of Christ.
Nehemiah 2:1-10 New International Version (NIV)
Artaxerxes Sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem
2 In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, 2 so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.”
I was very much afraid, 3 but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”
4 The king said to me, “What is it you want?”
Then I prayed to the God of heaven, 5 and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.”
6 Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time.
7 I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah? 8 And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the royal park, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests. 9 So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me.
10 When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were very much disturbed that someone had come to promote the welfare of the Israelites.
The Friendly Word has lots of information about MarionLIFE Month and how you can support and raise MaironLIFE Community Services Inc. All donations of baked goods, artwork and craft will be on sale each 10am Sunday service plus opportunities to financially contribute.
Side Gate Cafe is open each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All meals and baking are baked on site, so the aroma is amazing and the taste fresh and scrumptious. Good Gear is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - winter clothes are selling up big, and spring clothes are getting ready to make an appearance.
The 2nd week to our Nehemiah series will focus on the Need for Prayer. Come along and hear the word that God has placed on Ashley's heart 10am and 6pm services.
Hello and welcome to this weeks newsletter...
Please check out all the details in the Friendly Word so you are informed and encouraged.
Lots of happenings...something for everyone and everyone is invited!
Feel free to pass it on to your friends and neighbours so that they too can share in any of the programs and services. Let's be intentional and invite our family and contacts and share the Good News.
We are certainly looking forward to coming to worship our God this Sunday and we pray you are too!
This Sunday at Cafe Church (6pm) we will be celebrating with Logan Selke as he goes through the waters of Baptism. Come and witness Logan's step of faith and hear of his testimony - everyone is invited.
Check out this weeks Friendly Word for all the happenings and events on in and around our community.
The Friendly Word is out again for this week and informs you of the current events in and around our church.
The school holidays are nearly over, so we look forward to all our children and teenagers going off to school healthy and rested.
It was lovely to see so many at Side Gate Cafe through the holidays too - check out the photos in the Friendly Word and on Facebook of the meals and cakes. All homemade on the premises - totally scrumptious!
Don't forget that Sisterhood is on tomorrow night at 7.30pm. Connecting Women Across The Generations, Where We Can Gather Together , Making a Difference in Our World, Placing Value on Relationships and Humanity. Bring a KILO of Kindness (longlife pantry items or hygiene items)
Numbers 6:24-26 New Living Translation (NLT)
24 ‘May the Lord bless you and protect you.
25 May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
26 May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
Hello everyone, the Friendly Word is out for the week. Full of news and items of interest to all. Blessings, Church Office
The Friendly Word is a weekly newsletter that we put together with events, information and interesting reflections.
Take the time to read and connect in with all the happenings here at Marion Church of Christ.
Tickets will be on sale this Sunday for our upcoming Sisterhood - Women's evening. Women of all generations can gather together to connect, talk and reflect. Pick up a ticket or more for some women from pre-teens to grandmothers to attend.
Looking forward to worshipping with you on Sunday and celebrating in Jed's Baptism at the 10am service.
Marion Church of Christ Office
Winter Sunshine is such a glorious blessing from God. It brightens our spirits and warms our souls.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday for wonderful worship to our almighty Lord.
Please note that the Indoor Picnic has been postponed for this Sunday.