Newsletter for Sunday 26th March 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 26th March 2017



Sunday 26th March 2017

The focus of Week 4 of the Lent Event is “Jesus the Redeemer
The rapidly growing Church in China is experiencing a critical lack of trained leaders for its people-with only one ordained minister for every 18,000 Christians.
Our partnership with the Church in China involves helping to provide ministerial training, and it is also about listening and learning about their stories of hope for what God continues to do among them.    Let us pray for the Christian leaders of the Church in China and each other, as we are aware of the part Jesus plays as redeemer in our life, and redeeming the world around us.
Our Lenten gift is a practical way of expressing the importance of that partnership.
Envelopes are still available in the porch for those intending to get involved in this year’s Lent Event.
Friendship Club
Friday 31st March – Bus Trip – Aldinga and Sellicks Beach.

Stay and Play Playgroup

From 10.00 to 11.00 am at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Avenue  & Kantilla Drive –  join us.
Term 1                  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
These have now been done.  You should have yours, sent electronically; however if you require a ‘hard’ copy ask for one at the church door, or see Gus Robin.
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at
Church Dishwasher
This appliance is now working.  For the best use, please follow the instructions attached to the wall above the unit.  Reminder – you need to heat the water for 30 minutes before use.  If you need a lesson or a refresher, let Sharyn know and we will organize it for you.
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  and  Friday 9:-10:30am (gentle alignment).
Bible Readings
26th March – 1 Samuel 16. 1-13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5.8-14, John 9.1-41
2nd April – Ezekiel 37: 1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8: 6-11, John 11: 1-45

Roster for 2nd April 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Carole Walter  
Steward(s) & Offering Coralie & Brenton Summers  
Notices Brenton Summers  
Scripture Reader Lee O’Connell  
Data Projector    
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Richard Read  
Offering Count F Ashby-Weiss/S Maywald A Nuryanto
Tea & Coffee Marie & Friederike  


What’s on this Week   (3rd   9th  April)

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)  2.00 pm Tofs,   5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Wednesday        6.00-8.00 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium),  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
7.30 pm JNC Meeting (Chapel)
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)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service                      6 pm Church Service