Bulletin I 11th November 2018
11 November, 2018
After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus[a] by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. - John 19:38-42
24 HOUR PING PONG-A-THON
On 26th-27th October, we held our annual 24 Hour Ping Pong-A-Thon. We had a fantastic turnout and a great time was had by all. We managed to raise $6,137.50, enough to rescue four people out of slavery! Praise God! The overall fundraising efforts from around Australia, and new events in the USA, are nearing $500,000.
A huge thank-you to everyone who participated, donated, supported, and made food for the event.
CYC CAMP SPONSORSHIPS
It’s that time of year again when Amy Day is looking for people who would like to sponsor campers to attend the summer camps at CYC El Shaddai. It allows children to go to camp who would otherwise not be able to afford to go.
One of our own young people in our fellowship has been able to attend camp for the past 9 years thanks to the generosity of those who have given throughout the years. She has blossomed in her faith and is now giving back and mentoring other young campers coming through. This is an example of how your giving will have eternal benefits.
If you have a child who would like to go, but you are unable to afford the camp fees, please feel free to contact me to see if we can help send your child to camp.
WELCOME TO THE HARTWICH FAMILY
I had the privilege (as did Leah) of growing up in a Christian family. One aspect that really impacted my Christian journey was learning about creation science in later high school. I was hooked, so hooked I decided to study evolutionary biology at uni. After that I decided it was off to Bible college, including a desire to avoid girls and ignore ‘that topic’.
Leah and I met during our time while studying at ACM, also known as Adelaide College of Marriages. We exchanged rings in December 2012 in a beautiful garden (like the very first marriage, how Christian of us?!). The week of the wedding we both managed to secure jobs in New Zealand, so four weeks later we were on the plane.
Our time in NZ has many treasured memories. I worked on an evangelistic video Bible series while Leah was the youth director at our church. Amongst other deep spiritual insights we confirmed that rugby really was an inferior code to Aussie Rules and that due to geotechnical issues NZ sometimes didn’t smell that good, but the place itself is pretty much pristine and in places gorgeously untouched.
In our fourth year our little treasure, Daniel was born in November 2016. Being of high Christian integrity I had hoped our firstborn son would be born in the town of Bethlehem, but we fell one suburb short, and Daniel was born in Tauranga. He is simply a delight and joy. Four weeks (sound familiar?) after his birth we ventured back to our native land.
We now find ourselves a part of the Craigmore family. I have a role in the school to further develop those in Christian schooling in theology, apologetics and a Christian outlook on everything in life. Leah is full time + a half looking after Daniel and preparing for our second child, due in January.
- Sam Hartwich
CAROLS IN THE CARPARK
Sun, Dec 16th 6pm
Live Music, Sing-A-Long Carols, Sunday School Nativity, Free Sausage Sizzle, Family Fun, BYO Chairs/Beanbags/Rugs
Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church | BSB: 065-137 | Acc. No: 009-008-62
Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)
28 October - $2,971.60 (des. $120)
4 November - $4,245.40 (des. $245)
For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.
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.
BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS
Joshua Blieschke | email@example.com
Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 19 November.
PASTOR + ELDER CONTACT DETAILS
Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615
Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927
Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115
Graeme Holmes | Elder | 8255 2265
Ian Rowbottom | Elder (on leave) | 0422 244 584