Newsletter for Sunday 5th March 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 5th March 2017



Sunday 5th March 2017

Last Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent – a time in the Christian calendar when we commit ourselves to prayer and reflection and the giving up (for a time) of little luxuries and donating what we save to a Partner Church for their ministry to needy people and communities.
To help us do this the Lent Event committee has provided us with a ‘pledge for Lent’ card, a sticker to place around a tin or jar in which to place the money we save and a giving envelope (All available in the porch from today)
Here at Athelstone there will be new information available each week about prayer resources and projects for Lent.
We are all encouraged to get involved by ’giving up and taking up‘ this Lent as an expression of our journey with Jesus to Easter.
This Lent, be part of God’s mission.
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Our next ToFs meeting will be on Tuesday 7th March at 2pm here at the Church.
Our speakers will be Margie & Andrew Mount who worked with the Church of Christ in Vanuatu.
Jenny Hurst will now be sharing her experience of living in the Pilbara at our April 4th meeting.
Please join us for a cuppa and a great time of fellowship while listening to our speakers’ experiences.

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

There is a garden working bee on the 3rd Saturday of each month .  All welcome.   Lyndon
Friendship Club
Friday, 10th March, 10 am in the Church – Games – “ping pong pots”
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at

Stay and Play Playgroup

From 9-30 a.m. to 11-00 a.m. at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Ave  & Kantilla Dve
Term 1                  7th March           21st March          4th April
Term 2                  9th May               23rd May            6th June               20th June            4th July
join us.                                                  Bruce & Joy Stewart  Phone: 83362671 or Email:

Bible Readings

5th March – Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7,  Psalms 32,  Romans 5:12-19,  Matthew 4:1-11
12th March – Genesis 12:1-4a,  Psalms 121,  Romans 4:1-5, 13-17,  John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9

Roster for 12th March 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Ruth Henderson  
Steward(s) & Offering Barbara & Eric Hurrell  
Notices Sylvia Maywald  
Scripture Reader Ann Tubb  
Data Projector    
Sound Tara Shirlock  
Building Steward Richard Read  
Offering Count S Maywald/D Walker A Nuryanto/D Brown
Tea & Coffee Jan & Gus Robin  


What’s on this Week   (6th – 12th March)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               9.00-11.00 am Stay & Play,  9.30-11.00 am Book Club,  10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga, 2.00 pm ToFs,  5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Wednesday        6.00-8.00 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium),  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat                                 7.00-10.00 pm Neighbour Watch
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat
Friday                    10.00-12.00 Friendship Club
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service     6 pm Church Service
Sounds of Silence
Lenten Retreat: a Day of Contemplation, Prayer and Sharing
Barefoot Walkabout
Take off your shoes this is holy ground
Where:     Athelstone Uniting Church
4 Fox Ave, Athelstone
When:      Saturday April 1, 2017
Time:        9:30am – 2.00pm
Lunch:     12:15-1.15pm (provided)
Cost:         $5
Register:  Lee O’Connell