Newsletter for 16th July 2017

Newsletter for 16th July 2017

 

 

 

Sunday 16th July 2017
 
Winter BBQ, Saturday, August 5th
Tickets are selling well for this popular event so if you don’t want to miss out get yours today from Friederike for $25!
Under-cover dining will be available if needed.  BYO drinks and nibbles.   Everything else will be provided.
Car pooling essential for parking.  Venue capacity 60.  Proceeds to support the provision of freshwater for Kiribati.
 
“Fete and Garage Sale”  –  Saturday, 21st October, 2017
The Fete and Garage Sale will be held on 21st October, this year, so please put this date in your diaries and plan to be involved for a day of fun together and engagement with our Athelstone Community.  The shed is very empty so we are looking for donations of all saleable goods, with the exception of large furniture items.
For further information see Di Curtis, (on behalf of Church Council)
 
Update of Church Directory
In the foyer, there is the draft of the Church Directory.  Please check the entry, and correct any contact details that are wrong, tick or initial if the entry is correct.  This is an important document for us all to use.  If you would prefer email the office with any changes.  Sharyn
 
Prayer Chain
Please note that Brenton will be away for the period 12th July 2017 to 23rd August 2017 and any Prayer requests via the email should be sent to Lee O’Connell.   Her emails is : leeoconnell56@gmail.com
 
Name badges
Do you know the person sitting next to you at church?  Do they know your name?  Please consider picking up your name badge as you enter it helps all of us know who is who!  If you need a new badge, let Sharyn in the office know, contact details are on this newsletter.
 
Desk Diary
The details of all usage of the church property is written in the diary that is on the desk in the office.  If you need to check up anytime if any part of the facility is available, please have a look.  If you wish to book an area write the details in the book and let Sharyn know too, please.
 
With Love to the World – Free copies
There are still two free “With Love to the World” devotion books available.  Please pick them up from office desk.
For those who ordered a copy, please collect your copies from the church foyer.
 
Invitation from Morialta Uniting Church to Rev. Bob Hutchinson’s Induction
Morialta Uniting Church congregation is looking forward to welcoming Rev Bob Hutchinson into Placement in our congregation.  We are delighted to invite members of Athelstone Uniting Church Congregation to join us for Bob’s induction.  This joyous occasion will take place at 4.00 pm on Sunday 30th July and celebratory refreshments will follow the service.  We’d love to have the company of Athelstone folk as we celebrate this new phase of our mission and ministry and hope that some of you will be able to attend.
RSVP: Morialta Church Office, ph 8331 9344 email office@morialtauca.org.au
 
Packing Day
Packing Day is an excellent way in which we can serve Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. After 2 successful years of coordinating Packing Day, Ros is ready to hand over the reins to someone else.  We are looking for a small team of volunteers to co-ordinate the event at Athelstone in 2018.  If you are interested in taking on part of this role, please contact Victoria.
 
Induction of Rev. Linda Driver – Wednesday 30th August at 7.30pm
 
Cans of Food
Cans of Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very welcome to be donated to Uniting Communities who in turn distribute them to those in need.   Please leave any contributions at the back of the church.
 
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at    http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
 
Notice Board – Please continue to check the notice board for information of neighboring events and news.
 
Stay & Play Playgroup
Come and join us with your preschoolers and babies on alternate Tuesdays (even weeks of school term)
from 10-00 am to 11-30 am at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Ave and Kantilla Drive
DATES for Term 3 2017 –1st August, 15th August, 29th August, 12th September, 26th September
Joy and Bruce will be away for 1st August and possibly 29th August.  Numbers continue to rise and we need more helpers to allow the great team we already have, to take time for “R and R”, so please make contact, contribute and be part of this great outreach.   For enquiries please contact either Sharyn in the office or Joy and Bruce Stewart on 83362671 or email bruceandjoy@bigpond.com.
 
Bible Readings
16th July – Genesis 25.19-34, Psalm 119:105-112, Romans 8.1-11, Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23
23rd July – Genesis 28.10-19a, Psalm 139: 1-12 or Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13.24-30, 36-43
 
Roster for 23rd July 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Ruth Henderson
Steward(s) & Offering Jayne & Lynton Nicholas
Notices Sylvia Maywald
Scripture Reader Ann Tubb
Offering Count S George/S Maywald G Luestner
Tea & Coffee Marie & Friederike
Sound Don Brown
Data Projector Dave
Building Steward Noel Maywald

What’s on this Week   (17th – 23rd July)
Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.30-11.00 Book Club (Coffee Shop),  5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall), 7.30 pm Church Council (Chapel)
Wednesday        6.30-8.30 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium), 6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Friday                    No Friendship Club during school holidays
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service (Chapel)