THE POWER OF PRAYER
When you pray...
The Church is strengthened.
Governments shift and conflicts cease.
Relationships are reconciled and healing is found.
There is power in your prayers to change the world.
Each year, we host the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church to stand alongside those who share our faith, but not our freedom.
This year, on Sunday 7 November, the global Church will unite as the one body of Christ to pray with persecuted Christians following Jesus in the most dangerous places.
[Will you join](https://www.opendoors.org.au/get-involved/the-power-of-prayer#IFORM) Christians all over the world to pray with the persecuted church?
- Sign up via the link attached.
- Encourage others to join you in prayer on 7 November. You could even get a group together, online or in person, to pray.
- On 7 November, take some time during the day to pray with the with the persecuted church and the Australian church.
- When you sign up, you'll receive prayer points from the persecuted church.
- Use these to prompt your thinking, and pray for the other things God may put on your heart.
Our doors are open - please join us in prayer to our God who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask, think or imagine.
Ephesians 3:20 New International Version
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Each month we gather together for an evening of prayer, vision, and worship. This time is an opportunity for our church body to go before our Father, to give thanks for all He does here in our community, personally and beyond, asking Him to do what only He can do.
Wednesday 20 October 7.30pm - 8.30pm
A Zoom link will be provided for those able to connect in via this method closer to the time - just keep an eye on emails or contact the church office on 8277 7388 or email@example.com
Coming up soon! Refresher Training.
Do you work this children? Are you due for renewal? Limited numbers.
It's not too late to egister for your interest on 8277 7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 10 October 12.30-3.30pm
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”
John 13:34 NRSV
Pastoral Care is a term used for a way of caring and nurturing each other during our faith journey.
It can be informal and formal.
In fact we as Christians we are all called to be pastoral carers for one another. Jesus has told us to love one another as I have loved you. This Christlike love is one that seeks the best for each other. When you hurt, we hurt; when you celebrate we celebrate and rejoice with you.
We also have a group of people identified as Pastoral Carers who seek to ensure that our church family and their spiritual needs are being met as best we can.
Pastoral Care is also about, spiritual care, i.e. maintaining our relationship with God.
A great way we can do this as a Church family is being connected into our life groups and other small groups that operate across the Church.
Connect in with our services over the month of October as we continue in the 'BE' Sermon Series and focus on the ways we can care for one another as a church family and communtiy.
This month's topic is Your Favourite Meal | Recipe | BBQ | Snack
Bring a story, a recipe, a photo to share.
Bring your spare coins to purchase something from the Trading Table.
It's a $4.00 (entry and cuppa)
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward ...
Sun 3 Oct 2021 - Daylight Saving
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, 3 October 2021, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, 3 October 2021, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 3 Oct 2021 than the day before.
There will be more light in the evening.
We had a great turn out today at the cafe.
This week Julia's Special's Menu will be featuring on Thursday: Salmon, Wedges & Salad
Come along for tasty Barista Coffee and daily dessert specials.
9.30am - 1.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Say hi to our amazing Volunteer Team!
Open through the school holidays - plan to come and enjoy a wonderfully cooked meal and company.
You'll be glad you came!
Hello to our amazing families.
What a great term we have had.
Thank you to the incredible team of leaders and helpers who have run the Term 3 program - we appreciate you very much.
Due to COVID we are keeping things straight forward with Games and Videos for the 3 weeks at 10am services.
Please let us know if you will be joining us in church or online for numbers - on the Families Messenger page or on email@example.com
Please let us know if you can you assist as a Helper - hang out with one another to play games or watch videos with our kids.
Let's chill out, have some fun, enjoy each other's company for the holidays.
Thank you God for these times of refreshment.
"In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" ([1 Thessalonians 5:18](http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?t=niv&q=1th+5:18)).
This month's MCC Prayer Night is this Wednesday 15 September 7.30pm on ZOOM and onsite.
Yesterday in our Be series - Be Transformed - with Peter Barney, CEO CofC SA&NT we were reminded that we are called to a personal/individual and a universal/corporate transformation. This also highlights again, the need to bring before God our prayers, petitions and requests to Him both as individuals and corporately.
Romans 15:30....I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. 31 Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people there, 32 so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed. 33 The God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Let us like, Paul, pray for each other and the Lord's people globally.
Please join us for prayer as we unite and seek God, for His continual transformation, and the big answers to the big problems.
Contact the church office for the ZOOM link or come onsite as we gather in the comfort of the church lounge for prayer.