Sunday 14th October 2018
Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter
A Note from Linda
This week we will continue our focus on prayer. We’ll return to the Psalms and wrestle with the topic of how to pray when we feel like God isn’t listening. I hope you’ll join us!
Spirited Sunday at the Rezz
Join us at at 6.30pm at The Rezz 20 Hamilton Tce Newton in the alfesco area for dinner or just a drink – our Speaker is Matthew Barker. See you there!
The Church Administration Office will be closed next Thursday 18th October – Linda and Sharyn will be at the Global Leadership Summit. The electronic newsletter will be sent out on Saturday for that week only.
Please notify the office of any changes to you contact details in our printed Directory, we would like to have an up to date version available at the Congregation AGM on November 25th. Sharyn
Spring Fair – 3rd November – 8am – 1pm
Only 3 weeks to our Spring Fair and I hope everyone is looking forward to the day and being involved in
some way. As always we will have a variety of stalls and assistance would be appreciated for the following.
Plant Stall Donations of plants and garden items are required. Names of plants and prices attached would
be appreciated. Please see Lyndon Rowe & Brian Ball
Cake Stall – Donations of cakes, biscuits, and ready-made meals, also gluten-free items would be much appreciated. Please list all ingredients on goods with attractive packaging.
Thank you – Ann Brown
Devonshire Tea – Freshly baked Scones, and donations of jam, cream & milk would be appreciated. Please see Robyn Stevenson & Janet Armstrong
Clothes stall – Donations of good quality clothes, hats, and accessories are required and Coralie Summers would be happy to receive these by Thursday night, 1st November ready to display in church.
Open mic – New name for the busking this year and please see Grant Burton if you would like to participate in the outdoor entertainment.
Children’s Wirra Garden Programme – Bruce and Joy would love to have a few extra volunteers to assist them in the Wirra Programme on the day. Theme is “Blue skies and Butterflies”. Look for the butterflies that are starting to appear in the Wirra.
For all enquiries regarding The Spring Fair – please see Di Curtis (0419-862-606)
Kiribati Water Conservation Project Exceeds Target
The Wider Mission committee wishes to thank all those who supported the Kiribati fresh water project. in this, the final year of our 3 years commitment to the program. Our target figure was $2,500 and we received a wonderful $3,100 from the Pacific Inspired Meal and from donations during August. This means that over $8,000 will be available for implementing a reliable way of collecting ,storing and providing fresh water for the people on the island of Arorae, Kiribati over the foreseeable future. It is anticipated that the program will be underway early next year and will be supervised by the Kiribati Uniting Church.
Operation Christmas Child!
Recently TOFs put together 22 shoeboxes – any donations towards the cost of postage for these will be very welcome.
For anyone making up a shoebox these are the suggested priorities for the most useful items with boy/girl in mind:
Education exercise book, 1 or 2 lead pencils, eraser, coloured pencils, pencil bag
Health toothbrush, facecloth, comb/brush
Clothing skirt or shorts, polo or t-shirt
Item for Play ball, skipping rope, car
Soft toy/something to cuddle bear, doll, koala, kangaroo, animal glove puppet
Special carry/shoulder bag, beanie, hat or cap, sparkly necklaces, bracelets, hair clips, ribbons, sunglasses, magnifying glass, work tool (small wrench), whistle, flute or mouth organ, jumbo chalk – 3 or 4 in a snap-lock bag. Blessings to you all, Friederike
Eleven ladies attended our second gathering at Indigo Coffee Shop, more knitted angels and butterflies appeared too. It was decided to continue meeting at that venue every second and fourth Thursday at 3.00pm from Thursday 25th October. Please think about a neighbor or friend who you would like to invite.
A superb concert of Christmas Music,
By the superb Metropolitan Male Choir of SA (featuring 3 of our congregation!) In a superb venue.
Saturday December 8, 7.30pm, Elder Hall. Tickets available from Lynton @ $25 during October, Ph 0438 565 021
Electronic Giving – Forms are available or speak to Treasurer Glen Luestner for more information.
Pastoral care – Please contact a member of our Pastoral Care Oversight Team for assistance:
Rev Linda Driver 0458 500 656 Bob Stevenson 0400 641 242
Brenton Summers 0400 632 829 Ann Brown 0413 581 554
Prayer Requests – Can we support you in prayer? Here’s how:
Prayer Chain – send an email to, or call Brenton Summers, who will pass your prayer request on to a group of people who faithfully pray in response to Prayer Chain emails.
Confidential Prayers – if the issue is more personal you are invited to contact Linda for individual prayer
or one the members of the Pastoral Care Oversight team (Brenton Summers, Ann Brown, Bob Stevenson and Linda). All prayer requests going to the team will be kept strictly confidential within this team.
Prayers for Others (Sunday Worship) – Linda provides our Worship Leaders with prayer points as appropriate. Prayer points are also sourced from the Prayer Chain. If you have something you would like to be included in Prayers for Others, please contact Linda. “We are all called to pray for one another, and so we are all encouraged to offer to pray for, or with others, especially if they share a concern with you.” (James 5:13-16
Wider Church News- Please use the link to UC e-news at http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
Neighbourhood Event – Dernancourt Uniting Church Fete and Auction on Saturday 20th October – 9.00-1.00pm 1 Vingara Drive Dernancourt
Website – We encourage you to visit our website: www.athelstonechurch.org.au
Newsletter contributions – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Wed.
14th October – Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16, Mark 10:17-31
Additional readings for this week; Psalm 139:1-12; 23-24
|14th October||21st October|
|Worship Leader||Lyndon R||Jeff D|
|Singers||Janet/Ann B/Lynton N||Jeanine/ Robyn/Bob|
|Flowers||Di Curtis||Ruth Henderson|
|Door Stewards & Offering||Jan & Gus||Sheralyn & Pat|
|Scripture Reader||Sylvia||David W|
|Offering Count||Sylvia/Gus||Friederike & David W|
|Tea & Coffee||Winsome & Brian||Sylvia & Noel|
|Building Steward||Richard Read||Noel Maywald|
|Communion||Ray, Sheralyn, Louise& Graham|
What’s on this Week (15th – 20th October)
|Monday||4.45-6.45 pm||Waratah Calisthenics College||Auditorium|
|Tuesday||9.30-11.15 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|9.30 – 10.30am||Book Club||Indigo Coffee Shop|
|10.00 – 1.00am||U3A Yoga||Auditorium|
|6.30-7.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Stretch & Balance)||Top Hall|
|Wednesday||6.00-8.00 pm||Waratah Calisthenics College||Auditorium|
|6.30-7.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Circuit)||Top Hall|
|Thursday||5.30-6.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Stretch & Balance)||Top Hall|
|Friday||10.00-2.00noon||Friendship Club – (Chat & Chew)||Auditorium|
|Saturday||10.00-11.00 am||Waratah Calisthenics College||Auditorium|
|9.30-10.30 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|10.30-11.30 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|Sunday||9.30 am||Worship Service||Auditorium|
|6.00 pm||Spirited Sunday||The Rezz|