Newsletter for Sunday 10th September 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 10th September 2017

Sunday, 10th September 2017
A note from Linda
Greetings!   Thank you to everyone for making Paul and I so welcome, we are looking forward to getting to know you all!
A few notes:
Thank you for wearing your name tags. They make such a difference as we learn your names. If you don’t have one, please contact Sharyn in the office.
How to contact me
Email: minister@athelstonechurch.org.au
Church: 8336 9905
Mobile: 0458-500-656
I will be taking two designated days off each week as a way of managing the 0.8 hours.   I won’t be around on Wednesdays.   The other day off will be either Monday or Friday, to be determined as I settle in to life at Athelstone!   For this coming week, my days off will be Wednesday and Friday.
Thanks again for your warm welcome. Please remember that I have my L-Plates on – meaning that I don’t yet know all the normal routines, so please don’t assume things of me – please ask or check that I know! 
Blessings, Linda
 
Target Amount Raised
Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to helping us meet our Wider Mission target of $2,500 for our Fresh Water project for Kiribati.   Generosity is an important way of expressing our gratitude to God for the way he blesses us.
 
Rosters for October, November & December
The rosters for the next three months will be done on Wednesday 13th September.   If you have any special dates to consider please contact Gus Robin (jg.robin@bigpond.com) before then.  Thanks.
 
Calling all Quiz Masters
We are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday November 11th from 7pm.   Cost $15 per person.  Plenty of great prizes and competitions.  Why not invite your friends for a fun night.  More details to come in future newsletters but make sure you mark this date in your diary.    Hope to see you there.                                                                                          Jeff Dry
 
Spring Fair Meeting  –  17th September
To ensure that everything is ready to go for our Spring Fair on 21st October, there will be a short meeting on Sunday 17th September after church at around 11am.   Everyone is welcome to come and especially those setting up and organising stalls, please put this date in your diary.   Let’s look forward to our Spring Fair and I encourage everyone to get involved in some way.   For all enquiries, please see Di Curtis (0419-862-606)
 
ToFs
At our meeting last Tuesday, we put together 13 boxes for Operation Christmas Child, however we don’t have enough money to cover the $130 shipping & handling fee for these, so if anyone would like to give us a donation towards covering the $10 per box we will be very grateful!
See Jenny Riggall or Jan Robin if you can help in this regard.
 
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.
 
Shoe Boxes of Love
I have the brochures and boxes for these; if you would like one, just let me know.
Although we will not be collecting them until late September/early October you could already be sewing, knitting or buying.   Thank you for your past involvement in this program.  Any questions please talk to Friederike 0458078839
 
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at    http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
 
Spring Fair Yarn bombing
The theme for the children’s activities in the wirra is “Birds, Baking and Books”.
If you would like to help yarn bomb some trees this year we are looking for knitters and crocheters to make simple bird shapes, or to make lengths of wool in greens and browns, to wrap around the trees.  Joy or Sharyn can provide you with measurements of trees, some wool and also simple bird patterns. Come and join the fun!                      Joy Stewart
 
 
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
(cr Fox Ave & Kantilla Dve). Term 3 dates  –   12th September, 26th September
For enquiries please contact either Sharyn in the office or Joy & Bruce Stewart on 83362671 or email bruceandjoy@bigpond.com.
 
Wirra Words of the Week
“A garden reflects the fashion of the times.   Wirra reflects the timelessness of nature.”     Wal Bushman
Spring is with us and we all expect to see the glorious gold of the wattles here in Australia.  One of my favourites in the local area is Acacia acinacea (wreath or gold dust wattle). You will find some in the wirra at the southern end on the top part of the bank.  It is a pretty small shrub growing to 1.5 m tall, but usually less. With ornamental flowers held along graceful arching branches, it is an excellent addition to any garden.  The leaves have an interesting shape and new growth can have reddish branches.  The seed pods often form a tight coil.  It is not prickly and generally flowers from May to September.              Joy Stewart
 
Notice Board – Please continue to check the notice board for information of neighboring events and news.
 
Bible Readings
10th September – Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 149, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20
     Bible Readings to be used in this week’s service – Romans 12
17th September – Exodus 14: 19-31, Psalm 114 or Exodus 15, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35
Roster for 17th September 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Marie Hickman
Steward(s) & Offering Janet & Howard Jacob
Notices Brenton Summers
Scripture Reader Sylvia Maywald
Offering Count S George/D Walker N Wrede
Tea & Coffee Marie & Friederike
Sound Don Brown
Data Projector Samantha
Building Steward Don Brown

 
What’s on this Week   (11th – 17th September)
Monday              4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday              10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga (Auditorium), 10.00-11.30 am Stay & Play (Chapel/Lower Hall/Decking)
5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
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                  10.00-12.00 Friendship Club – DVD and Soup (bring own mug)
Saturday             9.00-11.00 am Gardening Working Bee,  10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
4.00-8.30 pm Sharing with Compassion
Sunday               9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service (Chapel)