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15th November 2020

In this email you will find updates from Terrigal Uniting Church, including our minister's message for the week, news about our community and information about worship. If you have something to include in our weekly news, please email admin@terrigalunitingchurch.com.

Worship at church

If you are planning to attend one of our services this week, please register in advance via our website.

If you forget to register or don't have time, you can still attend on the day, you'll just need to sign in with the QR code or add your name to the sign-on sheet when you arrive.
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Minister's message

This week is NAIDOC week. It is one of those times throughout the year where we are reminded of the gift that Australia has with our Indigenous People; the oldest continuous culture on the planet.

Over the last couple of years, I have had the privilege of listening to and talking with some of our Indigenous people. There is no doubt in my mind that Aboriginal Australians see and listen to the land in a different way to non-Indigenous Australians, and as I have met and listened to Indigenous Christians I have heard how their culture informs and shapes their relationship with Jesus Christ as well.

We should listen to our Indigenous brothers and sisters as they can help us to deepen our relationship with our land and our God.

Blessings,
Richard

Rosters January - April 2021

We are beginning to prepare the service rosters for January - April next year.

If you are able to assist, please complete the following online form to let us know your availability, or collect a roster form from church and return it to the offering box.

We appreciate your contribution and your willingness to serve.
 
Roster form

Kids & Youth

Last Sunday the kids had fun in Kids Church discovering what they know about the story of Jonah and the big fish. 🧍‍♂️🐳⛵️
Do you know someone in Primary School or High school? We'd love to see them at 4:12 Kids or 4:12 on Friday nights!

Upcoming Events

November Prayer Focus: Emergency Workers

Our prayer focus for November is our dedicated people who respond to disasters of any kind. Many are volunteers, and they include, but are not limited to; Rural Fire Service, SES, Marine Rescue and Emergency Services. Please remember to thank these people when you see them and ask the question: How can we, as a local church community, be praying for you at this time. 

Prayers from a Rural Fire Service member: 
  • balance of home life and volunteer/work situation. At all hours of the night and day they are called leaving family that often worry about whether they will come home safely. 
  • Please pray for their mental health as they often face difficult decisions as well as horrific situations. We pray for wisdom and God's guidance as choices need to be made. 
  • for safety for all involved.  
  • the community and families of the people involved.  Expectations can outweigh reality leaving everyone feeling devastated. 
  • for strength and commitment and the ability to cope with the rush of adrenaline when called to an emergency. 
Prayers from a SES member:
  • for the families that support and encourage volunteer emergency workers, freeing them to carry out their duties, knowing all is well at home.
  • for the work places that understand the need for volunteers to spend long hours assisting in the community and still turn up to work as scheduled and perform their usual tasks.  
  • for emergency service volunteers having the privilege to be able to make a difference and give something back to their community 
  • for opportunities to pray with the casualty or families at accidents, emergencies or crime scenes. The ability to offer spiritual support along with the practical brings great comfort to many in times of need. 
  •  Prayers for all those assisting, to allow themselves time out when needed, and not to feel they have to attend every event and callout.  Knowing their limitations and keeping their physical and especially their mental welfare in mind during these trying times of COVID 19 especially
Thank you for praying. 

For more information or to send your prayers: 
Anne & Arthur Hand
prayer@terrigalunitingchurch.com 
 

Throughout this week, please be praying for...

  • Kylie & Seang in Cambodia
  • Richard & staff
  • A vaccine for Covid-19
  • Peace & unity in the US
  • People affected by Typhoon Vamco in the Philippines
Some additional points are listed on our prayer boards at church:

Operation Christmas Child Update

Last Saturday two of the volunteers from OCC came in a rather large van to collect our boxes. They had driven around our state & had come from Gunadar that day.

We had packed our 182 boxes into cartons holding 24 boxes in each carton. Ours were added to the ones n the van, making it 99 cartons, so 2376 boxes. They could not have fitted one more box in. The van was certainly packed solid.

These 2 drivers were telling me that they picked the van up on 15th September & since then have put over 20,000 kilometers on the clock. What a  great effort these men have done. And they aren’t finished yet.

THANK YOU to all of you who have packed a box or given a donation towards the boxes. We have heard so many stories of how a simply shoe box has changed lives, & I am sure our boxes will do the same. Pray for the safe delivery & acceptance of these little boxes, so they can change lives.

Positions Vacant

TERRIGAL UNITING CHURCH

Bookkeeper
8 hours per week
Responsible for maintaining the accounts and finances of Terrigal Uniting Church.

Music Co-ordinator:
10 hours per week
Responsible for encouraging and facilitating music for worship, growing new musicians & introducing new music into the life of our church.

The successful candidates will need to work alongside a team of 5 staff as well as many volunteers under the leadership of the Minister of the Word.

Enquiries to Richard on 4385 1248 or richard@terrigalunitingchurch.com

Applications close: Friday 27th  Nov 2020
 

Live Stream on Sundays at 8am & 9:45am


Our Sunday services are easily accessible through either YouTube, Facebook or our Website:
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Upcoming Readings

Sunday 15th November
Isaiah 6:1-8 
Sunday 15th November
Jeremiah 36:1-8, 21-23, 27-28; 31:31-34
 

Catch up on last Sunday's Services:

Tithes and offerings

Thank you for continuing your generous offerings during this time. 
If you would like to give a tithe or offering to the church, you can do this online. 
 
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We are here to support you during this time.
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