Newsletter 28-February-2016

"Praise God Completely"
Psalm 63:1-8
Isaiah 55:1-91 Corinthians 10:1-13Luke 13:1-9


Background:‘Praise God Completely’. Our longing for God may at times find expression in a thirsting for a holy and personal encounter. God’s steadfast love promises that such yearning will be satisfied. Our lives continually move between those hopes of encounter and their fulfillment by God. At the beginning of the day and at its end, our seeking of God is met by God’s seeking of us.

Sunday 6th March 2016
Next Weeks Theme: "Returning to God"
Focus Scripture: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Other Readings: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21


Prayer Points:- Please pray for: Little Cubs Kindy for more children (thanks because they have had 3 new enrolments, but need at least 12 more children. Brenda Ryan with ongoing health issues.


Lenten Thoughts: 'Living Simply"

During this time of Lent we will be holding 2 after-church discussions using the book “Living Simply – Studies in Learning to live as Jesus did” as our resource. The dates for these are:
Sunday March 13 - Study 3. “Just Jesus” This will be led by the author of the book, Murray Sheard.
Sunday March 20 - Study 4. “Being ‘in’ the world but not ‘of’ the world.”
These will be followed by a light lunch. For catering purposes please let Jeannine, Lorraine, Liz or Mavis know if you are staying for lunch. If you would like to join us for these study discussions, please take home a study booklet to prepare for the discussions - and bring it with you on the day.


Blokes Brekkie:- Saturday 12th March watch this space for more information.


Real life with John Cowan and Newstalk ZB 730pm Sunday nights, John Cowan’s guest this Sunday night (21st February) will be prominent businessman, Ian Taylor.


ROSTERS:- Over the months of June July August and September we will be on average 8 people down every week for the rosters. If you would be able to help in all areas of the rosters, Reading, Intersessions, Communion Serving, Projector, Ushering, Welcome Desk and more could you please contact me as soon as possible so I am able to place you with another member for a couple weeks of training. Thank you very much Jeannine.


Entertainment books:- We are going to try and sell these again this year. Can I please have an expression of interest in the new 2016/2017 books which will be available after 7 April. Thank you Jeannine


Tamaki Sports Academy offers mentoring, coaching, and work experience to South Auckland youth who have dropped out of the mainstream school system but show some sporting talent. A major fundraiser for the academy, and an excellent source of work experience for our members, is the free metal collection service we offer. We will pick up any old metal - computers, whiteware, roofing iron, metal piping, venetian blinds, batteries, car panels, cars, metal shelving, filing cabinets, machinery, lawnmowers, engines, and so on. If you do have any metal rubbish to get rid of, we are keen to pick it up for you. It is a win-win for both of us. Thank you to everyone in advance, and to those who have donated metal to us previously. Many thanks Tricia Ph 027 5105890 09 2760328