Bulletin l March 2021
22 March, 2021
The abiding life of Jesus in produces joyful obedience as we see and savor Jesus as our treasure above all else - Matt Bowers
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full [John 15:9-11]
A note from the elders to the church
Saturday 6 March
Please pray for the elders as they continue to work through the organisational chart for the church. This is a complex system due to the diversity of the corporate ministries of the church.Funding has been sought from Stewards for the auditorium upgrades and has been approved, including funds to develop the annexed portion of Yangala. This area of land will be developed for the college to use and leased to them to cover the cost of the loan.
The auditorium stage 1 has been done, the structure is in place and the front stage is operational with a few defects to complete. Stage 2 is the side rooms off the stage for props and changing. Stage 3 is toilets in the backstage, which is difficult and expensive, but not an impact on church should we be back in there. The last part is stage 4 curtains etc for drama and adjustments to ceiling.
Questions were asked regarding when we can meet again in the auditorium. The main handicap is the COVID restrictions, and the baptism service made it clear that although we were compliant in the auditorium, once in the café we were not. Until restrictions are relaxed, we will remain in the café. The smaller meetings allow us to share in fellowship together. The baptism service in April will be managed differently in the café with table service and ushers directing people where to sit to ensure we are compliant. People are welcome to sit in family or friendship groups.
The finances have been presented to the elders and Kirk will be make adjustments as directed by the elders in readiness to present to the church at a date to be advised.
2 April 9.30am
We will be holding one service on Good Friday. In order to prepare for this service and meet COVID requirements we are asking if you could please book in for the service by either messaging the church mobile (0422 093 885) or fill out the booking sheet by the front & back entrance on a Sunday morning with your name and number of people coming.
4 April 9am & 10.45am
We will have our normal Sunday services on Easter Sunday
There will, however, be no Sunday school as this is the first Sunday of the month. There will be activity sheets for kids to do while sitting with their family.
Don't forget clocks go back Saturday night (3rd April)!!
Women's Ministry Evening
Thursday April 2nd, 7:30-9:00pm
The women’s fellowship will be meeting for an Easter themed fellowship night on Thursday 2nd of April starting at 7:30pm.
Hot cross buns will be served!
Corporate Prayer Meeting
Saturday 10th of April
Our next time together in prayer for our church, our community and our nation, is on Saturday 10 April from 9am to 10am. Please join with us for the whole hour or when you can during that time. We’d love to see you there!
We are planning another baptism service for others in our church who are wanting to be baptised. If you have been considering baptism please let one of the pastors know. Please note this will be the only service on Sunday 18th April and will be held once again in the auditorium. To comply with COVID requirements our COVID marshals may direct you to alternative seating in the café if we are full. We will also be providing table service for morning tea.
If you would like to prepare slices or biscuits for the morning tea please contact Erin on 0430 382 094
As Easter falls on the first weekend of the month there will be no Sunday School on Resurrection Sunday. The children will have Easter activities the Sunday prior. As school holidays commence the following week there will also be no Sunday School on the 11th and 18th April.
There will be activity sheets for the children to do while sitting in services with their families. (Just a reminder the creche play area beside the kitchen is for children 3 and under only).
Sunday 25 April there will be a special Anzac Day Sunday School run by Jeff & Marg Spencer
On Sundays there is a brown wooden box located on the Café counter for cash offerings and missions support. Should you prefer to utilise the internet banking these are the details you’ll need:
Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church
BSB: 065 137
Acc: 009 008 62
Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)
If you would like to submit an article to be included in the next Bulletin, please contact the church office or Ash Barnes.
For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio.
Ph: 0413 216 722
Requests will be forwarded to the prayer chain team members to pray over. If you want your prayer request to remain confidential please let Annette know that it is for the prayer chain team only.
PASTORS & ELDERS
Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615
Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927
(Andrew & Amy Kelly are heading on holidays from 6th-14th April , trust they will have the opportunity to relax and come back refreshed. For any pastoral needs please contact one of the other pastors or elders)
Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115
Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007
Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical