Exodus 33:12-2 New International Version (NIV)
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” 4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. 5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Next week’s theme: What Should I Do?
Focus Scripture: Matthew 23:1-12
Other Readings:Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37
Real Life with John Cowan:- 7.30pm Sunday nights on Newstalk ZB John Cowan’s guest this Sunday night (29 October) will be Brainwave Lecturer, Nathan Wallis. Nathan is a father of three and foster parent with a professional background in child counselling, teaching and social service management. Until recently, he lectured in Human Development at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch and was also a board member and senior trainer with the highly respected Brainwave Trust. In 2010, he founded a private training consultancy, Nathan Wallis Ltd, with the goal of facilitating easy to understand professional development training reflecting the latest neuroscience discoveries and their practical implications for everyday practice.
One More at the Table: Uniting Congregations of Aotearoa New Zealand (UCANZ) Forum ‘One More at the Table’ takes place from 26-29 October at the Onehunga Cooperating Parish, Corner of Grey Street and Onehunga Mall. This year’s UCANZ Forum goal is to enlarge vision and equip those attending with greater understanding of the diversities encountered in the life of Cooperative Ventures. Full programme at www.ucan.org.nz
Afternoon tea contributions and servers needed-Saturday 28 October St Johns is responsible for preparing and serving afternoon tea at the forum mentioned above. Contributions of slices or biscuits for this event will be appreciated. Please bring them to church on Friday 27 October. Helpers on the day would also be welcome, contact Lorraine or Alison.
In particular we wish to:
|Improve the sound system||$1,000|
|Install heat pump||$6,000|
|Paint||quote to come|
|Replace the vinyl flooring|
As always we will be giving 10% of the money raised to a cause outside St Johns. This year the Leadership Team have decided to support CCSM – The Chinese Churches Support Mission. This is close to the hearts of our Mandarin Brethren. Murray Cameron who is often here to speak at services upstairs works for CCSM.
Moderator 2018-2020 Assembly The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to inform you that it will be bringing the name of Rev Taimoanaifakaofo (Fakaofo) Kaio to the General Assembly in October 2018 for election as Moderator of the Assembly, for a period of two years from the 2018 General Assembly through to the 2020 General Assembly.
ROSTERS December 2017 and January 2018 Your assistance is needed for the smooth running of services over the festive season and summer holidays. Please see the sheets in the foyer and place your name on the dates you would be available and willing to serve.