Newsletter for Sunday 24th September 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 24th September 2017

Sunday, 24th September 2017
A Note from Linda!
 Greetings!
At the time of writing this note I have been part of this congregation for a whole 21 days! In that time I have started to get to know some of you, explore how we worship together and how we make decisions together and settle in to my office. It has been a steep learning curve, made easier by many helpful people who have been supportive in lots of ways, from wearing name tags through to spending time with me telling me your stories. Thank you!
Along the way though there have been a few challenges or delays – things that are normal when moving to a new role. Setting up my mobile phone and computer for example have taken time and patience.  Some people call these ‘first world problems’.   There have been times, I confess, when my natural inclination has to been to have a whinge.
We can find examples of God’s people whinging about their circumstances throughout the Bible. Each time, God responds with abundant grace. Isn’t it amazing how God patiently listens to our grumbling and still graciously provides all we need?  I am so thankful for this placement, for new beginnings, for the beauty of this area, for instant communication through modern technology and for our wonderful God who loves me even when I forget to be thankful!
Spring Fair – 21st October, 8am – 1pm
Only a month till 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
Cake Stall –                 Donations of cakes, biscuits, and ready-made meals, also gluten-free items would be much
appreciated.  Please list all ingredients on goods and see Ann Brown
Devonshire Tea –      Freshly baked Scones, and pots of jam are required.   Please see Janet Armstrong
Clothes stall –            Donations of good quality clothes, hats, and accessories are required and Coralie Summers
would be happy to receive them.
For all enquiries regarding The Spring Fair – please see Di Curtis (0419-862-606)
ToFs
We would like to thank all those who contributed towards the postage of the Shoeboxes of Love – we covered all of them.  We would also like to thank the Friendship Group who also contributed with lots of items (bought & knitted).
Our next meeting of Tofs is Tuesday 3rd October at 2 pm in the Church.  Come along and enjoy a talk with Linda.
Would you please bring a small plate of nibbles/biscuits to share.
Save the Date for the Quiz Night – 11th November, 7 pm.
Advance Notice for the Christmas Tree Festival – Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th November
Shoe Boxes of Love
I have the brochures and boxes for these; if you would like one, just let me know.
We will be collecting these late September/early October   Thank you for your past involvement in this program.  Any questions please talk to Friederike 0458078839
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at    http://sa.uca.org.au/uc-e-news/
Spring Fair Yarn bombing
Thank you to those who have already offered to knit or crochet and share your creativity with the local community through our yarn bombing activities. Donations of wool (preferably 8ply or more, new or previously used) in greens and browns for tree trunks, and small quantities of any coloured wool for birds, can be left in the front foyer or with Sharyn in the office. If you still want to join the joyful band of knitters or crocheters, see Joy to provide tree measurements or Sharyn for patterns.        Come and join the fun and express your creativity!                                     Joy Stewart
Stay & Play
Come and join us with your preschoolers and babies on alternate Tuesdays (even weeks of school term) from 10-00 am to 11-30 am at Athelstone Uniting Church (cr Fox Ave & Kantilla Dve).
DATES  –  26th Sept,  24th October,  7th November,  21st November,  5th December
Have you noticed the “little people” playing in the wirra?    A big thank you to
The Community Shed for cutting them all out and to Bruce for placing them in the wirra.  There are plenty of different ways you can contribute to Stay and Play, or the wirra so come and join the team and contribute to our community outreach.
For enquiries please contact either Sharyn in the office or Joy and Bruce Stewart on 83362671 or email bruceandjoy@bigpond.com.
Cans of Food
Cans of Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very welcome to be donated to Uniting Communities who in turn distribute them to those in need.   Please leave any contributions at the back of the church.
Bible Readings
24th September – Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16
     Bible Readings to be used in this week’s service – Exodus 16,  Philippians 1
1st October – Exodus 17: 1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16,  Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32
Roster for 1st October 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Carole Walter
Steward(s) & Offering Coralie & Brenton Summers
Notices Sylvia Maywald
Scripture Reader Ann Tubb
Offering Count S Maywald/L Nicholas N Wrede
Tea & Coffee F Ashby-Weiss/M Hickman
Sound Noel Maywald
Data Projector
Building Steward Noel Maywald

 
What’s on this Week   (25th September – 1st October)
Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               10.00-11.30 am Stay & Play (Lower Hall/Decking/Chapel) 10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga (Auditorium),
5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Wednesday         6.30-8.30 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 – Jigsaw Puzzles – Lunch at Northern Tavern
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service (Chapel)