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SERVICES FOR TODAY
SUNDAY 14 July, 2019
  8.45am   Mt Victoria    Morning Service            Justin Moffatt
                     10.30am    Blackheath    Morning Service     Justin Moffatt
                     3.00pm     Mt Wilson      Evening Service        Justin Moffatt
1st Reading: Jonah 4 
2nd Reading: Luke 15:11-32
PRAYERS
St Peter’s: Geoff Brimley
St Aidan’s: Steve Willilams;

Weekly News

Holidays
 
Good morning and welcome to Church. It’s great to have you here especially if you’re new or visiting. We’d love to meet you after church over a cup of tea. Athough today that won’t include me or Jodie or our kids as I’m on leave and we have hopefully by now had a lovely car ride in search of warmer weather to the north. I’ll be on leave until Sunday 21st July when I’ll be back at church looking forward to catching up. 
In my absence I have invited three guest preachers to open God’s word with you over the next three weeks. 
On the 7th of July Philip Bassett will be with you and will be preaching on Psalm 12. Many of you already know Philip well from his time as locum in the Parish before I took up the position. He has also visited us regularly while I’ve been on leave. We have been working through the Psalms chronologically in spits and spats over the last couple of years. (we also did a short series on Psalms not by David). Psalms are very convenient in that they can fill a one week gap, but their convenience should not mask their importance! In the Psalms we hear people sing and cry and proclaim the things that come from deepest in their hearts. Psalm 12 is no exception. 
On the 14th of July Justin Moffatt will be preaching on the book of Jonah. Most of you know the story of the Old Testament prophet swallowed by a great fish, but do you remember what God has to say to us through this story?  Do you remember what we learn about God in this remarkable survival story?
Justin is the rector of the Parish of Church Hill which lays claim to being the oldest Parish in Australia. Justin was born in Perth, but raised in Sydney. He’s a twin. He drove a taxi in Sydney for 6 years. He studied at Sydney University and Moore College. He was ordained in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while doing ministry in NYC. He’s married to Laurel and God has given them four fun kids. Well at least that’s what it says on the Church Hill Anglican website!
Justin, Laurel and family will be spending a a week in the rectory having a Blackheath holiday, so if you see strange people in our house, you needn’t call the police. 

Finally on the 21st of July our family will return to church, but there will be one final guest preacher. Noel and Margo Clarke will be joining us from Orange. I pray that Church will be a great encouragement to you all over the holidays and look forward to being back with you in a couple of weeks.

Yours in Christ  Tim.

 NEXT SUNDAY 21st July, 2019
BIBLE READINGS
1st Reading: TBA
2nd Reading: TBA
PRAYERS
St Peter’s :Tim McIver;
St Aidan’s :Judith Finney; 

Sermon – Rev Noel Clarke
 

PRAYER POINTS
COLOSSIANS 4:3 “PRAY FOR US, THAT GOD WILL OPEN A DOOR FOR OUR MESSAGE, SO THAT WE MAY PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST
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Our Church Family # Pray that the joy of Christ would remain prominent in the hearts of those now in aged care facilities  Mary Broome in Morven Gardens, John Aitkens at Wahroonga, Jessie Macaulay in Pitt Town and Claire Jones in Bathurst. # Pray for Dagmar & Hugh Rees and Bill & Trishy Smith, also Ron Green as they all deal with health issues. # Pray too for Peter Falcke in Nepean Hospital and for Jane & his family, also for Geoff Brimley and his family as they mourn the death of Ruth. # Pray also for Sue Skalla’s baby granddaughter awaiting surgery in Brisbane. Please pray for Sue Atkinson and her family as they mourn the death of Warwick. # Pray for Grace Weaver and her family as they mourn the death of Grace’s son Greg and especially for Greg’s wife Cath and son Jack (15 yrs).
# Pray for Care and Share’s ministry and for the outreach service they provide. # Pray for our Growth Groups, seven in all, meeting somewhere in the Parish each day of the week during school terms. Pray for the leaders as they study and help all who attend to see the gospel message clearly. 
# Pray for the Men’s Coffee Morning and the Ladies Coffee Morning both held in Mt Victoria for the whole Parish and for the monthly Women’s Business Group held in St Peter’s hall and the Monthly Morning Tea at Hartley in the Lolly Shop, as we reach out to others in the community. Our Sunday Ministry
# Pray for Tim as he brings us God’s Word that by the Holy Spirit, the Word will challenge and change us. Pray for all who visit any services that they will feel welcome and seek to learn more.
# Pray for all who enrich our worship through song, Bible readings, prayers, provision of morning and afternoon teas, supper, and the welcoming of the newcomer.
# Pray for Michelle Seers making Jesus known in her various roles. Pray for her health and wellbeing. Pray for the many situations she has in the Parish overseeing activities with women and young people.
Our Committees and Parish Council # Pray that our meetings will see us thanking the Lord for guidance, growth and provision. 
The World # Pray for the Lord’s mercy in the provision of peace in the midst of the pain and suffering of war, the peace that only faith in Jesus can bring. Pray that our governments in Australia will choose to lead us in Christ honouring ways. Pray for the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and for the newly formed Federal Parliament that they will seek to have a vision of service to ALL in Australia, especially those who struggle from day to day because of finances, health or any other reason.
 

NOTICES

Teens Bible Study Group meets during school term every Sunday during the service at St Aidan’s Blackheath.
 
Care & Share Support – if you or someone you know needs this service at any time please contact Judy Dyer, Judith Finney or Carol in the church office.
 
New Weekly Envelopes have arrived for starting as at beginning of July. These are available at the back of the church; if you contribute this way, please pick up a box.
 
Men’s and Ladies Coffee Morning will be at Petalura Eatery in Mt Victoria on Friday  19th July from 10am. All are welcome, come and have a chat and bring a friend.
 
St Aidan’s Congregation will meet for prayer on Saturday 20th July in the small meeting room at Blackheath for about 1 hour from 9am. All are welcome.
 
David & Pam Doyle wish to advise that a Memorial Service for David’s son, Timothy, will be held at St Aidan’s Church at Blackheath commencing at 1pm on Sunday 14th July. All are welcome to attend. 
 
St Peter’s is planning to have a Spring Fair again on 14th September this year.  Donations of small furniture items (nothing large), plants, books, cakes, jam or any household items would be much appreciated. Contact Carol in the church office or any of the committee members if you would like to contribute to and help on the day. 
 

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