Newsletter for Sunday 13th August 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 13th August 2017

 

 

 

Sunday 13th August 2017
 
Sounds of Silence – This Sunday (August 13th) – 8.15 am in the lower chapel
Please join us for a time of quiet reflection and contemplation as we look at some images of God both in form and in creation and then reflect on some of our own experiences of God.   All welcome
 
Spring Fair” – Saturday, 21st October 2017
With the exception of large furniture items, good saleable items are required for our up and coming “Spring Fair” and your donations would be very much appreciated.  This includes toys, books, giftware, glass and crockery items, kitchen ware, puzzles, games, Manchester, clothes, artworks, DVD’s etc . It is planned that the shed will be open every Sunday morning from 9.15-9.30am for convenient drop off.                                          For further information see Di Curtis
 
“Music & Worship Gathering” – Tuesday 22nd August – 7.30pm – 9pm
One of our goals determined for Athelstone for the next few years is to establish a team that continues to foster vibrant and engaging worship each Sunday.   To get this happening I would like to invite anyone interested to come along to an initial gathering on Tuesday 22nd August, between 7.30pm – 9pm down in the chapel.
Come along for some singing, and some enthusiastic discussion about ways we can enhance our worship into the future.    I look forward to your company!                                                                                       Dianne Curtis (0419-862-606)
 
Fresh Water Supply for Kiribati
The Wider Mission committee is grateful for those who have already made a donation to our project in Kiribati.
To date $2173 has been received towards our target figure of $ 2500 ($1600+ from the BBQ and $560 in donations).
The BBQ was a wonderful evening of fellowship and great food and entertainment.
Our thanks to all who contributed in any way.
If you still wish to give to the project you may do so until the end of the month.
 
Envelopes are available in the porch.
 
 
 
Rev Linda Driver’s Induction – Wednesday 30th August at 7.30pm.
Please come along to witness the induction of Rev. Linda Driver into her role as Minister of the Word at Athelstone Uniting on Wednesday the 30th of August at 7:30pm.  The induction service will be followed by a shared supper.
Please bring along a plate of food to share.   We are hoping that we will have a number of guests joining us to celebrate this occasion with us, including Linda’s family, members of nearby congregations, presbytery, and members of government.
 
 
Geoff’s Last Service
After a wonderful 18 months at Athelstone, it will be Geoff’s last service with us at AUC on Sunday the 27th of August. Please come along to the 9:30am service and bring a plate of morning tea to share as we bid Geoff and Jenny farewell.
Geoff will be moving on to Balhannah Uniting Church where he has accepted the call to be Minister of the Word. Balhannah will be very blessed to have Geoff and Jenny!
 
Prayer Chain – Brenton is away, so please send emails to Lee O’Connell at  leeoconnell56@gmail.com
 
Shoe Boxes of Love
It is time to start thinking about what you could put into a shoebox. Although we will not be collecting them until late September/early October you could already be sewing, knitting or buying. I will have access to the brochures in the next few weeks if you would like one now. Just let me know.
Thank you for your past involvement in this program.  Any questions please talk to Friederike 0458078839
 
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 Dve
DATES for Term 3 2017 – 15th August, 29th August, 12th September, 26th September
A HUGE BIG THANK YOU to Deb, Bob, Robyn and Leanne for the great session they presented to 16 children and their carers on 1st August while Joy and Bruce were up north teaching.   Bob has become our resident pyrotechnician.  There were some new families represented so numbers CONTINUE to rise!   If you would like to contribute and be part of this great fun outreach, please make contact.   For enquiries please contact either Sharyn in the office or
Joy and Bruce Stewart on 83362671 or email bruceandjoy@bigpond.com.
 
Wirra Words of the Week
“Spectacular displays of large flowers, many flowers, colourful flowers etc, make a garden better.”
Natural happenings are natural in a wirra.”  Wal Bushman
We’re going on a Bulbine hunt this week!  With the Autumn rains, those of you with sharp eyes will have noticed some tiny succulent green leaves appearing in the wirra.  It is NOT grassy weed, although there are plenty of those too!  They are the perennial plant Bulbine bulbosa (native leek). It can grow 20 to 50cm tall with 6 yellow petals 10-15mm long.  You might spot some under the gums at the northern end of the wirra, but there are more at the southern end near the reed swamp. Watch for the flowers in Spring and then they will die back to underground corms in Summer.  If you are careful not to disturb the rootstock, they will multiply and provide another glorious mass display next year.   Our endemic natives are often more subtle than the average exotic garden plant and consequently the Bulbine can be an excellent native substitute in a garden for daffodils.
 
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.
 
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at    http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
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.
 
Notice Board – Please continue to check the notice board for information of neighboring events and news.
 
Bible Readings
13th August – Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, Romans  10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33
20th August – Genesis 45: 1-15, Psalm 133, Romans 11:1-2a, Matthew 15:10-20
 
Roster for 20th August 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Ruth Henderson
Steward(s) & Offering Crisi & Sam George
Notices Barbara Hurrell
Scripture Reader Barbara Hurrell
Offering Count D Walker/S  George N Wrede
Tea & Coffee Jan & Gus Robin
Sound Don Brown
Data Projector Dave
Building Steward Eric Hurrell

 
What’s on this Week   (14th – 20th August)
Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.30-11.00 am Book Club (Coffee Shop), 10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga (Auditorium),
10.00-11.30 am Stay & Play (Lower Hall), 5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall),
7.30 pm Church Council Meeting (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                    10.00-12.00 Friendship Club
Saturday              9.00-11.00 am Gardening Working Bee, 10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service (Chapel)