Newsletter for Sunday 19th March 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 19th March 2017



Sunday 19th March 2017

The focus of Lent Event this week is
             “Jesus the Life Bringer “
In Papua New Guinea more than 85% people live in remote and rural areas where people die every day because of waterborne diseases.
Uniting World works with local communities who’ve identified two major areas that need work in relation to water.  One is obvious access to taps, tanks and other infrastructure.
The second is more subtle. It involves the need to change behaviour around hand washing, cooking and washing with clean water, valuing and using toilets correctly.
When we give to Lent Event we enable local people who are equipped for the task to take action and to make this a reality.
Let’s keep putting aside some money to help this happen through Lent Event 2017. And don’t forget the special offering on Good Friday.  It’s our chance to get involved in some great programs.
This Lent, be part of God’s mission.  Sign up for “Bread for the Road“  –  reflections, ideas for action and videos straight to your inbox. Find out more at:
Friendship Club
Friday 17th March, 10.00 am in the Church – Speakers – Neil and Pam Perkins
Friday 24th March, Ordinary meeting

Church Garden Working Bee    18th March, 9-11am

There is a garden working bee on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  All welcome.   Lyndon

Stay and Play Playgroup

From 9-30 a.m. to 11-00 a.m. at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Ave  & Kantilla Dve –  join us.
Term 1                  21st March          4th April
Term 2                  9th May               23rd May            6th June               20th June            4th July
Bruce & Joy Stewart  Phone: 83362671 or Email:
Sounds of Silence –Lenten Retreat: a Day of Contemplation, Prayer and Sharing. “Barefoot Walkabout Take off your shoes… this is holy ground.  On Saturday April 1st 9.30-2.00pm.  Lunch 12.15-1.15pm (provided) Cost: $5 Register:  Lee O’Connell
Church Rosters for April, May & June
It is time again to do these – Please contact me soon, if you have any special dates to consider.
By telephone – 8337 0011,  Email –  or in person. Thanks, Gus Robin
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at
Act for Peace – Thank you letter has been received for the gift of $1127.35 “which is already providing hard-working families in Zimbabwe with seeds, training and tools they need to grow enough food to feed their families” .
Yoga classes for adults and tots  – commencing in Term 2 here at Athelstone Church. Please contact Kristi for more details 0478579582 or  – The class times are: Wednesday 7:00-8:00am (flow and connect. beginners welcome) Thursday 9:30-10:00am 2-3year olds, 10:15-10:45 3-4year olds
Friday 9:-10:30am (gentle alignment).

Bible Readings

19th March – Exodus 17: 1-7, Psalm 95, Romans 5: 1-11, John 4: 5-42
26th March – 1 Samuel 16. 1-13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5.8-14, John 9.1-41

Roster for 26th March 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Raelene Anderson  
Steward(s) & Offering Ann & David Tubb  
Notices Sylvia Maywald  
Scripture Reader Jenny Riggall  
Data Projector Dean  
Sound Noel Maywald  
Building Steward Eric Hurrell  
Offering Count L Nicholas & B Stevenson P Howland & Noel Wrede
Tea & Coffee L Sherlock & Sheralyn Robertson  


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

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.30—11.00am Book Club (Indigo Coffee Shop) 10.00-11.30 Stay & Play Lower Hall
10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga (Auditorium) 5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
7.30  – 10.00pm Church Council (Chapel)
Wednesday        6.00-8.00 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 (Auditorium)
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium) 9.00-11.00am Garden working bee
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service                      6 pm Church Service