Newsletter 24-December-2017

Lessons and Carols

Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7  The Promise of a Messiah
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

NEXT SUNDAY: 31st December 2017
Focus Scripture:Luke 2:22-40
Other Readings:Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7

Prayer Points for: Brenda Ryan for good health; Maya Corbett for healing of her knee.

Thank You to all who generously gave their time to sing carols in our community this season, to Joshua, Rahil, Aimie and Joan for their keyboard skills and Judy McDonald whose planning and coordination ensured things ran smoothly..

CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING AT CHRISTMAS - 30 Hours Airtime on three networks – Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE have entrusted their airwaves to Christian Broadcastings’ talented team of presenters, to retell the Christmas story in a multitude of creative and compelling ways.
This Christmas Eve from 7 pm on RadioLIVE, Judy Bailey takes listeners on a nostalgic journey to explore the essence of a Kiwiana Christmas. We hear tales of everything from Father Christmas parachuting into the Auckland Domain to New Zealand’s very first Christmas service at Oihi Bay in 1814 when Samuel Marsden proclaimed “Te Harinui” – glad tiding of great joy – the Good News.

Sunday 31 December Picnic at Music PointThe Mandarin congregation invites you to join them for a picnic lunch on the last Sunday of the year. More details to follow