Week beginning 18th July, 2021
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INTRODUCTION TO THE GOSPEL READINGS:
To help us understand Christ’s use of parables…
A ‘parable’ is an illustrative story, by which a familiar idea is cast beside an unfamiliar idea in such a way that the comparison helps people to better understand and grasp the unfamiliar idea. The word ‘parable’ comes from the Greek word (parabolee), para means besides, and ballo means to cast or throw.
The parables that Jesus told were part of his gospel; therefore, they are parables for all peoples throughout all nations and throughout all time.
Access via Zoom will is available for those unable to attend in person. If you are new to our worship centre and plan to attend, please ring the church number listed in the phone book or in Telstra Whitepages.
We have re-commenced covid-safe morning teas.
Bible Readings for Sunday, 25th July 2021.
BIBLE READINGS: 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3: 14-21; John 6:1-21
Third Tuesday Discussion Group - Following a video, an unstructured conversation will be initiated which encourages those in attendance to share their ideas on the topic discussed. NEXT GATHERING: 17th August, 2021
Connect Group: Wednesday, 28 July at the Worship Centre - 3pm for 3:30 start. Study 6 (final) - Keys to Understanding Paul the Apostle - Rev. Dr. Robert Bos.
UCAF (Evening Group)- Monday, at 6.30 p.m. on 26th July at the Worship Centre - Soup and Sweets night.
Scone, Cuppa and Chat -The Worship Centre -10 a.m, (tba) August, 2021.
Jazz Weekend Gospel Song Night - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday 22nd uly, at the Paranaple Centre. Tickets are available at the ticket office in the Information Centre.
Pastoral Care Training - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, 7th August at the Penguin UCA.
- Worship and Preaching Workshops: CTM based on Lay Preacher units May/June and then Sept/Oct, flyer attached.
Useful for lay leaders who would like a refresher, are just starting to lead often, who might like to know what’s involved,
PRAYERS, THANKSGIVING AND NEEDS
Sammy Stamp - don't forget to save your stamps. Please remember to leave the stamps attached to paper and trim the stamps leaving a 1-2cm surround to enable adequate trimming. Up to and including 01/11/18, sales have reached about $41,342.00. Grants amounting to $46,700 have been approved to Australian and overseas projects.
Beryl's Recycled Cards - One of our enterprising ladies, Beryl, supplies a range of attractive recycled cards for a variety of occasions. These cards are available for only $2.00 each. All proceeds are donated to worthy causes. Please see Beryl if you need cards. Beryl would like to thank everyone for continues support. (And we would like to thank Beryl for her wonderful effort.)