Sunday 17 June 2018
Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter
A Note from Linda
As I write this note I have a view out the window to the sunny Gold Coast. I’m here for a meeting of the Uniting Leaders task group: a SA and QLD Synods joint venture whose mission is to enhance Christian leadership amongst individuals and teams across the Uniting Church. I’m thankful for this opportunity to serve on this task group and for the lovely sunshine!
Leaders can be defined as those who have an influence on others, and as those who can see where we could be (a desirable future) and know how to help others get there. As Christians we lead as a response to the leading of the Holy Spirit (like Samuel!) and a genuine love for our community. Have you considered what influence you have on others? (in the church, or your family, or your study/workplace?) Is this an area where you would like to grow? If so, let’s have a chat!
I’ve been umming and ahhing about whether to go to the UnitingWomen 2018 conference or not.. the last one in Adelaide was sooo good! This morning I ran into some members of the planning team who asked, “Are you coming?” I didn’t have an answer.. What do you think, Athelstone Uniting Church folk (who happen to be female).. shall we go??? Read on for more details, and if you are interested please let me know ASAP and we’ll try to organize a group to travel together. UnitingWomen 2018, 27-30 September, Brisbane “Weaving Wisdom and Wonder” – a time for Christian women to gather, grow and be inspired. For young women, older women and women in-between! Website: https://unitingwomen.org.au/
Guest Preacher and Lunch – June 24
Our guest preacher on Sunday June 24 at our 9.30am worship service, will be Mike Rayson. The Rev’d Mike Rayson is a United Methodist Minister, serving Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, Illinois (USA) as their Senior Pastor. Originally from Australia, Mike immigrated to the United States in 2005.His music has won countless awards and accolades across the globe. He will be travelling with a group of 9 from his home church. Let’s make them all welcome with a shared lunch! So please consider whether you can bring a plate of savoury or dessert to share, then let Victoria know what you will be bringing. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0488-391-007)
Friendship Club – 22nd June
Our club is going to Harbour Town and we need 24 to fill the bus but at this stage we only have 18 so we are looking for at least 4 more, they will take us if we have 20. We leave at 9am and return at 3pm this is all free.
If anyone is interested they can contact me on ph 0402 278 925. Thank you. Elva Mutton
Uniting Church Assembly – Melbourne July 8-14
Please keep the upcoming 15th Triennial Meeting of the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly in your prayers. It will be held in Melbourne from 8-14 July, 2018. To find out more about what is on the agenda, go to the Assembly website here https://uniting.church/. It includes reports relating to marriage and the Royal Commission.
Pacific Inspired Food Event – Sat August 18.
Tickets are available today from Michael, Freddie, Julie and Brian for our evening of delicious Pacific inspired food (including desserts) featuring Grant Ashby and team to be held at the Church at 6.30 pm on August 18 .Cost $25 . Please bring your own nibbles and drinks. Tea and coffee available.
In addition we will be enthralled by Gerald’s keyboard playing and get involved in some competitions and community singing. Proceeds to support Kiribati Water Conservation project.
Uniting Communities Eastern Services
The cold winter months are with us and for many years now, the Athelstone UC congregation have been great supporters of the Uniting Communities Eastern Services office at Beulah Park by providing tinned food for distribution for those in need. Suitable food items include tins and packets of soup, “chunky” type meals, baked beans, spaghetti and other tinned meals; cereals, pasta and pasta sauce, and tinned vegetables.
Please place any items on the table inside the Church and I will ensure that they are collected and taken to the Uniting Communities office. Thanks, Brenton Summers
Noticeboard – Please check the notice board 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/
Electronic Giving – Forms are available or speak to Treasurer Glen Luestner for more information.
Website – We encourage you to visit our website.
We hope you will find interesting information about us there, and by visiting, you help make our Website easier to find through Google. www.athelstonechurch.org.au
17th June – 1 Sm 15:34-16:13; Ps 20; 2 Cor 5:6-10, 11-13, 14-17; Mark 4:26-34
24th June – 1 Sm17(1a,4-11,19-23),32-49 or 1Sm17:57-18:5, 10-16; Ps 9:9-20 or Ps 133; 2 Cor 6:1-13; Mk 4:35-41
|17th June||24th June|
|Preacher||Linda Driver||Mike Rayson|
|Singers||Jeanine/Ann B/Marie||Allan/Lynton N/Friederike|
|Guitar||Grant / Scott||Grant/Shelley|
|Flowers||Raelene Anderson||Di Curtis|
|Door Stewards & Offering||Jan / Gus Robin||Janet / Howard Jacob|
|Notices||Sylvia Maywald||Sylvia Maywald|
|Scripture Reader||Ann Tubb||Jai West|
|Offering Count||Friederike / Lynton N||David W / Sam G|
|Tea & Coffee||Marie H / Friederike||Jan / Gus|
|Sound||Don Brown||Noel M|
|Building Steward||Paul Howland||Richard Read|
What’s on this Week (18 24 June)
|Monday||4.45-6.45 pm||Waratah Calisthenics Club||Auditorium|
|Tuesday||9am||Book Club||Coffee Shop|
|9.15-11.15 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|6.30-7.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Stretch&Balance)||Top Hall|
|7.30pm||Church Council||Lower Hall / Chapel|
|Wednesday||6.30–8.45 pm||Waratah Calisthenics Club||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||9.15 – 11.15 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|9am – 3pm||Friendship Club – Harbour Town|
|Saturday||9.15-11.15 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|10-11am||Waratah Calisthenics Club||Auditorium|
|Sunday||9.30 am||Worship Service||Auditorium|