Newsletter for Sunday 19th February 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 19th February 2017

Sunday 19th February 2017


Congregation Meeting (Sunday 19th Feb)

After morning worship there will be a congregation meeting to receive feedback on the draft church profile.
Please come along and participate in the discussion.

Joint Nominating Committee (JNC) Nominations

The JNC are tasked with the role of meeting with prospective ministers and having a conversation with them to discern whether God is calling us to work together at Athelstone Uniting.
The following people have been nominated for our JNC:
Jeff Dry, Jenny Riggall, Victoria Pederick, Lee O’Connell, Bob Stevenson, Jayne Nicholas and Allan Amber.
Please prayerfully consider who should be on our JNC. We will be electing up to 6 individuals at the Congregation meeting on Sunday.
The Sounds of Silence group is following on from November’s God’s Patch Service and our usual monthly pre-morning worship reflective time to offer:    “An Evening with Nature”  –  Sunday, February 19th  6pm.
The Service will include:                                – Music on the deck with Victoria, Eloise and Matt
– biblical wisdom from Dean Brook
– an opportunity to “Walk in the Wirra”
– reflection on photos, poetry and painting
Please join us for the service and a light shared supper afterwards (bring a plate if you wish )        Lee O’Connell

Resourcing worship leader’s workshops

We are offering  workshops in February to encourage worship leaders.
If you currently lead worship or feel that you would like to contribute to the life of our congregation in this way then these workshops will be for you.
These sessions are planned
Feb 19   6.00pm                 Lent and Easter – worked examples.
( St Andrews By the Sea 92 Jetty Rd, Glenelg)
Feb 26   2.00pm                 Good resources
For more details contact Geoff Hurst (

World Day of Prayer -Friday 3rd March at 10.15 am

This is a worldwide movement of Christians of all traditions.  They come together each year on or near the first Friday of March to observe a common time of prayer to which all people are welcome.  In many countries they have a continuing relationship under the motto “informed prayer, prayerful action”.
World Day of Prayer focuses attention on one country each year.  The Christian women of that country write a prayer service for all to share in.  They reflect on their country, their lives and challenges and we join them to celebrate both our unity in Christ and our diversity in culture.
This will be held In the Hectorville Catholic Community in Annunciation Church at 20 Montacute Road, Hectorville.
The Theme is – “Am I being unfair to you”.
Car parking available on the western side of church, and morning tea will be after the service
Friendship Club – Friday, 24th February, 10 am in the Church – Singer – Natalie with ACH (soup & sandwiches)

Stay and Play Playgroup

Come and join us with your preschoolers and babies on alternate Tuesdays (even weeks of school term)
from 9-30 a.m. to 11-00 a.m. at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Ave  and Kantilla Dve
DATES for 2017
Term 1                  7th February      21st February    7th March           21st March          4th April
Term 2                  9th May               23rd May            6th June               20th June            4th July
Several of our past helpers will not be available this year, so if anyone feels they would have skills of furniture moving, adult counselling or a desire to work with preschoolers, please come and join the team “on deck” for Stay and Play. Police checks can be arranged through Sharyn in the office. We are looking forward to another great year so come and join us.                                                  Bruce & Joy Stewart  Phone: 83362671 or Email:
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Bible Readings

19th February – Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18,  Psalms 112:33-40,  1 Corinthians 3:10-11 16-23,  Matthew 5:38-48
26th February – Exodus 24:12-18,  Psalms 2 or 99,  2 Peter 1:16-21,  Matthew 17:1-9

Roster for 26th February 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Di Curtis  
Steward(s) & Offering Winsome & Brian Ball  
Notices Paul Howland  
Scripture Reader Jayne Nicholas  
Data Projector Dean  
Sound Tara Shirlock  
Building Steward Paul Howland  
Offering Count G Jennings/L Nicholas D Mullins/G Luestner
Tea & Coffee Jan & Gus Robin  


What’s on this Week   (20th – 26th February)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club
Tuesday               10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga,   9.00-11.00 am Stay & Play
9.30-11.00 am Book Club,  5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat,  7.30 pm Church Council Meeting
Wednesday        6.30-7.30 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club,  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Friday                    10.00-12.00 Friendship Club
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service     6 pm Church Service