Newsletter 14-January-2018

“Discerning God's Call”
1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51

1 Samuel 3:1-10

The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions.

2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” 5 And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down. “ So he went and lay down. 6 Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” “My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. 8 A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel! Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Sunday Worship: 21 January 2018
Theme: “Casting Call”
Focus Scripture: Mark 1: 14-15
Other Readings:Mark 4: 26-32; Mark 1: 16-20


Prayer points for: Brenda Ryan for good health; Maya Corbett for healing of her knee, Families, Children and Leaders for Mainly Music Ministry please..


Daytime Concert Series at St Columba Presbyterian Church, 480 Ti Rakua Drive, Botany.

‘Luck of the Irish’ – 11 am Thursday 25 January
We take great singing, virtuoso fiddling and even the odd Irish joke and put theme into an Irish pot of musical gold.

‘Rat Pack returns’ – 11 am Thursday 1 March We pay tribute to singing greats Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr with the famous songs and antics of the Rat Pack. Book online at or call toll free on 0508 266 237

Holy Trinity Cathedral – Mainly Mozart

Friday 16 February, 7 pm. The Friends of Holy Trinity Cathedral, together with the Auckland Opera Studio invite you to a concert by The Shades, a quartet of beautiful Tongan and Samoan voices. Together they create a strong, well-blended sound with a feel for humour and a love of laughter.

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