Newsletter for 25th December 2016

Newsletter for 25th December 2016

 

 

Sunday 25th December 2016

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve: 6.30pm  Family Christmas Service          Christmas Eve: 11.00pm   Watch Night Service
Christmas Day: 9.30am  Morning Worship
 
“Joy to the World – The Lord is come”
 
Christmas Bowl  – week 5  –  Zimbabwe Conservation Farming.
Zimbabwe has been hit by a devastating drought, and farmers are struggling to grow enough food. The farming techniques they have used for generations just aren’t working any more.  Christian Care is one of the leaders in conservation farming techniques in Zimbabwe.  They have worked with thousands of farmers in drought- prone areas and have dramatically improved their capacity to provide food for their families.  But there are still more farmers who need help and your gift to the Christmas Bowl will help that to happen.
Let’s give generously this Christmas and meet Jesus in our giving !
There will be a special offering for the Bowl at both services on Christmas Eve –  the envelopes can continue to be used until mid January.

Geoff and Sharyn   Leave Dates

Geoff will be on leave from the 9th through to the 30th of January.  Sharyn, our office administrator will be on leave from Thursday 22nd December ,  The office will re-open on Thursday 2nd February 2017.

Uniting Communities Appeal

“Did you know that there was in excess of 500 cans of soups and meals donated by the congregation of the Athelstone Uniting Church and the Athelstone Friendship Club to Uniting Communities during the winter “can appeal”. These donations were valued over $1,000. In addition there was also $146 from the sale of bread products on Sunday morning which has also been used to obtain various goods for distribution. The Christmas hamper appeal has also been very well supported and on behalf of the staff and volunteers of Uniting Communities Eastern Services branch may I extend a big thank you to all who have contributed.  Brenton Summers” 

Wider Church

Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at    http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
 
Oklahoma!  Last minute present idea!  On at the Littlehampton 6-8th January.  Please see notice on board for more details.  For tickets dramatix.com.au/emmaknights.

Bible Readings

25th December – Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2: 8-20
8th January – Isaiah 42.1-9, Psalm 29, Acts 10.34-43, Matthew 3.13-17
15th January – Isaiah 49.1-7, Ps 40. 1-11, 1 Corinthians 1.1-9, John 1.29-42
22nd January – Isaiah 9.1-4, Psalm 27.1, 4-9, 1 Corinthians 1.10-18, Matthew 4.12-23
29th January – Micah 6.1-8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1.18-31, Matthew 5.1-12

Roster for 1st January 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm No Service
Flowers Jenny Riggall  
Steward(s) & Offering Janet & Howard Jacobs  
Notices Brenton Summers  
Scripture Reader David Walker  
Data Projector Dave  
Sound Noel Maywald  
Building Steward Noel Maywald  
Offering Count Sam George/Sylvia Maywald  
Tea & Coffee Jenny & David Riggall  

Roster for 8th January 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm No Service
Flowers Marie Hickman  
Steward(s) & Offering Coralie & Brenton Summers  
Notices Brenton Summers  
Scripture Reader Jenny Riggall  
Data Projector Dean  
Sound Tara Sherlock  
Building Steward Richard Read  
Offering Count Don Brown/Ray Walter  
Tea & Coffee Winsome & Brian Ball  

Roster for 15th January 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm No Service
Flowers Ruth Henderson  
Steward(s) & Offering Winsome & Brian Ball  
Notices Brenton Summers  
Scripture Reader Barbara Hurrell  
Data Projector Samantha  
Sound Noel Maywald  
Building Steward Noel Maywald  
Offering Count Graham Jennings/Ray Walter  
Tea & Coffee Barbara & Eric Hurrell  

Roster for 22nd January 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm  No Service
Flowers Ruth Henderson  
Steward(s) & Offering Sheralyn Robertson/Pat H  
Notices Brenton Summers  
Scripture Reader Eric Hurrell  
Data Projector Dave  
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Eric Hurrell  
Offering Count David Walker/Sam George  
Tea & Coffee Jan & Gus Robin  

 

Roster for 29th January 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Sue Richards  
Steward(s) & Offering Jan & Gus Robin  
Notices Brenton Summers  
Scripture Reader Lee O’Connell  
Data Projector Dean  
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Richard Read  
Offering Count Lyn Nicholas/Gus Robin Noel Wrede/Paul Howland
Tea & Coffee Leanne S/Sheralyn R