Sunday 21st October 2018
Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter
A Note from Linda
The word for the week, as we continue our focus on Prayer, is Silence.
In the Taizé daily devotion this week, brother Roger wrote: “The essence of prayer never changes, it can take on a host of different expressions. There are people who pray in great silence. Others may need words. Saint Theresa of Avila wrote, ‘When I speak to the Lord, often I do not know what I am saying.’ Others find heaven’s joy on earth, a fulfillment, in prayer together with other people.” Join us as we consider why silence is an important part of prayer.
The next Spirited Sunday is on this week (Sunday, 21st October) at The Rezz. Arrive and order food around 6.30 with guest speaker from around 7pm. The speaker will be Matthew Barker. Matthew will be telling short stories and playing music on his Ukulele, all inspired by the clients he works with in aged care. You’ll find it funny, sad, poignant and challenging! Come along and bring a friend.
Next Sunday morning our guest preacher will be Rev Andrew Robertson.
Please note that I am taking a week of Annual Leave this week, starting Monday. I’ll be back on Tuesday the 30th (October).
Spirited Sunday at the Rezz – Tonight! (21ST)
Please notify the office of any changes to your 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
It is time to bring your completed shoeboxes back.
The cut-off date is October 28th. Please have them back by then.
Thank you to all who donated some money. We have enough to cover our boxes and we are also able to help another group with some of their postage.
What a tremendous effort! Blessings to you all, Friederike
Stay and Play Playgroup
DATES for 2018 – Term 4
23rd October, 6th November, 20th November, 4th December
We start the term with a FULL HOUSE plus a waiting list. We continue to have inquiries from new families and would appreciate more adult helpers on the already active team. Every contribution, however small or large, is appreciated, so if you would like to join us in this outreach to our local community, please make contact. All offers are welcome.
Bruce and Joy Stewart – Phone: 83362671 or Email: email@example.com
Spring Fair – 3rd November – 8am – 1pm
The Spring Fair is looming very quickly. Only a fortnight away and please spread the word to all your friends and neighbours. Please see me today (Di) for some flyers to distribute!
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
Freshly baked Scones, and donations of jam, cream & milk would be appreciated. Please see Robyn Stevenson & Janet Armstrong
New name for the busking this year and please see Grant Burton if you would like to participate in the outdoor entertainment.
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.
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.
Donations of plants and garden items are required. Names of plants and prices attached would be appreciated. Please see Lyndon Rowe & Brian Ball
Set up and pack up arrangements are listed below.
Thursday, 1st November – 7.00 pm Set up trestles, clothes racks etc and empty the shed into top hall
and church – boxes on tables
Friday, 2nd November – 7.00 pm Empty all the boxes and price if required
Saturday 3rd November – 6.30 am Set up stalls – gazebos, tables, sound equipment and goods
Saturday 3rd November – 1.00 pm Pack up – all hands on deck
For all enquiries regarding The Spring Fair – please see Di Curtis (0419-862-606)
This will continue meeting at the Athelstone Coffee Shop every second and fourth Thursday at 3.00pm from Thursday 25th October. Please think about a neighbour or friend who you would like to invite.
A superb concert of Christmas Music
This is 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
Forms are available or speak to Treasurer Glen Luestner for more information.
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
Dementia Friends, Memory and Ageing Information Session
You are invited to a session on
Friday, 2nd November 10.30 am to 12.00 pm at Hope Valley Church, 1263 Grand Junction Road, Hope Valley.
No Cost (this program is funded by the Australian Government) RSVP by 29th October – 8396 0788.
Can we support you in prayer? Here’s how:
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
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21st October – Job 38:1-7; Psalm 104:1-9,24,35c; Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45
28th October – Job 42:1-6,10-17; Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22); Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52
|21st October||28th October|
|Worship Leader||Jeff D||Meg|
|Door Stewards & Offering||Sheralyn & Pat||Winsome & Brian|
|Scripture Reader||David W||Ann Tubb|
|Offering Count||Gus & David W||Glen/Sam G|
|Tea & Coffee||Sylvia & Noel||Jan & Gus|
|Building Steward||Noel Maywald||Richard Read|
What’s on this Week (22nd – 27th October)
|Monday||4.45-6.45 pm||Waratah Calisthenics College||Auditorium|
|Tuesday||9.30-10.30 am||Pilates||Top Hall|
|10.00-11.30 am||Stay & Play||Lwr Hall & Decking|
|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||3.00 pm||Threads||Indigo Coffee Shop|
|5.30-6.30 pm||Reach your Feat (Stretch & Balance)||Top Hall|
|Friday||10.00-2.00noon||Friendship Club – B u g s||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||Prayer Walk||Chapel|