Newsletter for Sunday 9th April 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 9th April 2017



Sunday 9th April 2017

Easter Services
The times are as follows:
Maundy Thursday           (13th April) 7:30pm
Good Friday                       (14th April) 9:30am
Easter Sunday                   (16th April) 9:30am
Thank you to all who have been putting money aside or who intend to for this year’s Lent Event programs in South Sudan, Papua New Guinea China and India.
What you are doing is expressing your solidarity for those whose lives are bound by poverty and injustice.
Envelopes (attached to the Lent Event brochure) are still available in the church porch or you may use a plain envelope and mark it “Lent Event” and place it in the offering bag this Sunday ,Good Friday or any time during April.
“Creator God – Take our Lenten offerings and make them radical;
grow their actions;  enable their impact.
And may your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Sunday Evening Service
Sunday 6.00pm service is currently having a short break and will recommence on Sunday 30th April.
A small group will continue to meet for a coffee.    Please contact Di Curtis (0419-862-606) for further details.
Friendship Club – In recess for school holidays
Church Council Update
WOW…Three months into 2017 and lots have been happening at Church Council.
We have discussed a great number of matters including:
Ø  30 January:    Election of Office Bearers and review of the Church Profile
Ø  21 February:  Review of plans for the year and adoption of the concept of portfolios to allocate and tackle particular aspects of our life as a church
Ø  21 March:      Addressed a range of administrative and financial matters. Gave support for the Wider Mission Program, Packing Day and Christmas Tree Festival in 2017.
There has been considerable work by individuals and groups to facilitate church activities so far this year.
A heartfelt thanks to Geoff and Sharyn – also a huge thank you to all those who carry out the weekly/monthly tasks that underpin the church activities.
In the coming months Church Council is keen to continue on with the progress that has been made with our Mission Priorities.   Importantly we all will need to look at the Churches revenue and expenditure areas to ensure we are able to do what we as a congregation feel called to do.
Please speak to the Church Council members if you require further information about anything, want to make comment on current activities or have suggestions of new matters to be considered.
As we go into Easter may we reflect upon the message of the Cross and be renewed on our Christian journey.

Stay and Play Playgroup

10.00 to 11.30 am (please note change of time) at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Avenue & Kantilla Drive.
Term 2                  9th May               23rd May            6th June               20th June            4th July
Bruce & Joy Stewart  Phone: 83362671 or Email:
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at

Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees

This year the Uniting Church in South Australia is once again supporting the Palm Sunday walk to support justice for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.  Sorry for those of you country based congregations, this one is based in the CBD with a walk from Victoria Square to Parliament House heading out on Sunday 9th April. Here is the link to the Facebook event, we would love to see as many Uniting Church representatives along to this important event as we can.
Please direct your networks to the following link:
We have a number of flyers on the Church Notice board, advertising various events coming up, which may interest you.  Have a look!
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
9th April –Psalm 118:1-2,19-29, Matthew 21:1-11
16th April – Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Colossians 3: 1-4, John 20: 1-18

Roster for 16th April 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Marie Hickman  
Steward(s) & Offering Jayne & Linton Nicholas  
Notices Barbara Hurrell  
Scripture Reader Sylvia Maywald  
Data Projector    
Sound Tara Shirlock  
Building Steward Richard Read  
Offering Count G Robin/R Walter A Nuryangto
Tea & Coffee Coralie & Brenton Summers  

What’s on this Week   (10th   16th  April)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               10.00-11.00 am U3A Yoga (Auditorium),  5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall), 7.00pm Rotary
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),  7.30-9.00 pm Tenebrae (Auditorium)
Saturday              9.00-11.00 Gardening Working Bee,  10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service