Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 26 June 2022

Welcome to the Friendly Word Newsletter from Marion Church of Christ.

We produce a weekly newsletter that connects us into our church family and community.

There are many ways that we can join in with one another - Life Groups, Friendship Club, Marion Craft, Side Gate Cafe, Good Gear, Element Youth, Young Adults, MOPS/MumsNEXT, Kids@Marion, Prayer Evenings, Services 10am/6pm, MarionLIFE Community Services.

What does it mean to be connected - reaching out, volunteering, coming along, participating, praying, saying hello, welcome.

Our Sunday church services are at 10am (including a special and engaging kids@marion program and morning tea afterwards) and 6pm Cafe Church for Barista Coffee and catch up during the service. We invite you to come along and see - See what doing life together at Marion Church of Christ.

Discovering Jesus . Valuing People . Building Community

Blessings,

Church Office




View

Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 19 June 2022

Hello and welcome to the Friendly Word Newsletter.

Welcome back the Marion Mudcrabs from the State Youth Games. We look forward to catching up and chatting about this Sunday with our Young Adults and Youth.

Don't forget that it is still MarionLIFE Month for two more weeks. How can you contribute to the outreach of MarionLIFE? Can you help with food donations and/or financial donations.

Money raised helps those in our community who are struggling with unemployment, family breakdowns, mental illness and other issues.

Can you donate funds or items during June to support your community? We invite your to consider becoming a regular financial donor, donations over $2 are tax deductible. To support us during MarionLIFE Month contact us by phone 8277 0304, email info@marionlife.org.au or give online www.givenow.com.au/marionlife.

Thank you very much for partnering with MarionLIFE Community Services - a Community Arm of Marion Church of Christ!

On Sunday, Riley Bertram will bring us the message on Believing for your Breakthrough—Applying the Peace Principle—perhaps looking at Matthew 5:43-45, Genesis 45, Romans 14:19, 1 Samuel 25. Bring along your journals and bibles. Plus we invite you to stay after the 10am service for Tea and Coffee and Conversation.

Conversation Starter this week: What things do you implement to find PEACE in your day?

If you're unable to come in person, please connect online https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuf3erXUSKs9D54c8_LEwaw

Psalm 100:4-5; “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and his court with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is Good and his love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Blessings,

The Church Office Team


View

Friendly Word Newsletter 12 June 2022

Hello and welcome to the Friendly Word Newsletter.

This Sunday is a long weekend and our Youth/Young Adults along with Pastor Stephen are heading to Murray Bridge to the State Youth Games (SYG).

State Youth Games is an action-packed weekend of sport, worship and community for young people. Over 300 people camp together, play sports all day and celebrate at night. SYG is organised and managed by Churches of Christ - Youth Vision SA. Youth Groups from all over the State travel for the event.

Due to SYG there will only be a 10am service on Sunday 12 June. There will be no Kids@Marion due to our leaders participating at SYG - back Sun 19 June.

Pastor Bill will bring us the message on Believing for your Breakthrough—Applying the People Principle—looking at Matthew 4:23 and Mark 11:25-26. Bring along your journals and bibles. Plus we invite you to stay after the 10am service for Tea and Coffee and Conversation.

Conversation Starter this week: What was your favourite camping experience?

If you're unable to come in person, please connect online https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuf3erXUSKs9D54c8_LEwaw

Psalm 100:4-5; “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and his court with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is Good and his love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”

GOOOOOO MARION MUDCRABS!

Blessings,

The Church Office Team


View

Friendly Word Newsletter 5 June 2022

Welcome to Winter everyone - we've had loads of rain this week and the temperature has dropped - but you'll always find a warm friendly environment here at Marion Church of Christ where everyone's welcome.

This Sunday it's a BIG Sunday - Pentecost Sunday and MarionLIFE Month commences, so come along to our 10am and 6pm services to hear Pastor Stephen Scott bring us the message on Believing for your Breakthrough—Applying the Praise Principle—looking at 2 Chronicles 20. Bring along your journals and bibles.

We would love for you to stay after the 10am service for Tea and Coffee and Conversation and come at 5.30pm for Barista coffee to hang out with one another prior to the 6pm service.

Conversation Starter this week: What do you think of all this rain we've been having? How has your home managed?

If you're unable to come in person, please connect online https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuf3erXUSKs9D54c8_LEwaw

Psalm 100:4-5; “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and his court with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is Good and his love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Blessings,

The Church Office Team


View

Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 29 May 2022

Hello and Welcome to the Marion Church of Christ Weekly Newsletter

Sundays are the best day of the week! Sunday is the day above all others. It is the day our souls longs for. Worship, Praise, Community, Faith, Connection. The week builds up to it, and when Sunday comes we remember again that the rest of the week exists for it.

On Sunday we gather with our favourite people and we leave encouraged and strengthened, guided by The Word and our loving God's Holy Spirit.

Sundays are the Best! Praise God!

We are looking forward to seeing as many of you that are able at Church services on Sunday. Unfortunately we have a number of our folk who are unwell, and suffering with Covid. Thank you for joining us as we lift up each other in prayer. 

If you are not able to attend on site, you are invited to connect in via livestream at 10am or catch up as you can, here: Marion Church of Christ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuf3erXUSKs9D54c8_LEwaw or follow the link below. Live Stream starts at 9.55am.

If you are able to attend, we invite you to stay for a cuppa  after the 10am service and/or come to the Pre-Service Barista Coffee at 5.30pm for the 6pm service. Everyone is welcome and invited to bring family and friends. Who will you invite. 

Blessings, Church Office Team

View

Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 22 May 2022

Hello everyone,

Here is the mighty Friendly Word for this week!

This week we give thanks to all our volunteers across our church and community who come on a daily, weekly, monthly basis - to give of time, skills and energy. We value and appreciate you for all you do. We give thanks to God for showing you to our doors, for serving with a heart like Jesus. God Bless you for your generosity and thank you for being a blessing to others.

We have lots coming up ...

Saturday Marion Church of Chris is a polling station for the Federal Election and from 9am-1pm we have Side Gate Cafe open and a Sausage Sizzle.

Come and be part of the fun - not only working with each other but meeting and chatting with our local community. Remember we would love for you to cover this occasion with prayer. Pray for open hearts to be inquisitive and receptive. Pray for help for us to be creative and showcase the great church family environment. Pray for good health and protection for helpers who offer that warm smile and a friendly welcome.

THEN ...

State Youth Games - registrations are open!

QUIZ Night Fri 27 May is for everyone. You don't need to be a quiz whiz to have fun, participate and support our young people. You can come on your own or with a group. invite a friend - this is a great opportunity to have a fun community night at church.

Don't forget to say thanks to one another for volunteering :)


Blessings, Church Office Team


View

Friendly Word Mother's Day Newsletter Sun 8 May 2022

Mother's Day Sunday

Are you prepared? Sonya reminded us last Sunday of being prepared - remove the distractions, refuse to depart from your confidence in the Lord, your commitment to the Lord, and from being steadfast in trusting God.

So as Sunday comes closer we encourage you to pray over the time you can spend with your mums, grandmothers, women who have and do walk along side you,

It might be that you can catch up, or make a phone call, or take time to remember those no longer here,

If you missed last Sunday's sermon, connect in with the Marion Church of Christ Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rMFklU2UlM

We welcome you to join with us on Sunday for the next in our sermon series - Believing for your breakthrough - applying the PLIABLE Principle. There will be something for all of us as we hear Stephen bring us the Word.

Sunday brings back the Morning Tea after the 10am service and the Pre-Service Barista Coffee at 5.30pm for the 6pm service. Everyone is welcome and invited to bring family and friends to celebrate and honour the women God has placed around us.

Don't forget that Good Gear have some lovely jumpers and jackets for winter - a lovely mother's day gift - why not come shopping together soon then, stay at Side Gate Cafe for coffee, cake and lunch - a lovely mother's day gift outing.

Blessings,

Church Office



View

Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 1 May 2022

We are moving into May - nearly half way through our Year of Breakthrough.

The Word reminds us in Isaiah 41:13 NIV

13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear;  I will help you.

Riley reminded us last Sunday about Joseph and Paul and how they might have perceived that Breakthrough had passed them by, but through believing that "when we are weak, then I am strong" breakthrough hasn't passed them by, they were made stronger and God prepared them for the way forward.

If you missed last Sunday's sermon, connect in with the Marion Church of Christ Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoclOQZCcZI&t=1s

We welcome you to join with us on Sunday for the next in our sermon series - Believing for your breakthrough - applying the PREPARATION Principle. There will be something for all of us as we hear Sonya bring us the Word.

Plus there are some dates for your diaries, news and updates.

Blessings,

Church Office



View

Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 24 April 2022

Welcome to the last FW for April.

We thank you for connecting in with our Easter Services. If you missed any, we encourage you to check out the links in the Friendly Word, or go straight to the Marion Church of Christ Youtube channel for all 3 services.

Thank you to all who served over the Easter Weekend. Your faithful contribution and service in Worship, Communion, Preaching, Marshall, Welcoming, Setting Up, Pack Down, Sound, AV and more was appreciated.

This weekend we only have the 10am service as it is a long weekend for ANZAC day on Monday.

Blessings,

Church Office

View