Bulletin I 11th November 2018

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11 November, 2018

PREACHER'S PEN

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

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NEWS

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.

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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. 

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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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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OFFERING

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)

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.  

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

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.

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BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS

Joshua Blieschke | joshua@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 19 November.

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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

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Bulletin I 10th February 2019

PREACHER'S PEN | PASTOR JEFF SPENCER

A disciple of Christ loves Him and consistently puts Him first in the major areas of their life and is continually taking steps to separate from sin.

“Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” - Luke 14:27

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." - Luke 9:23

“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” - Matthew 10:37

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” - Matthew 6:33

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Romans 12:1-2

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NEWS

ARIELLE HARTWICH

Congratulations to Sam and Leah Hartwich, who welcomed the arrival of Arielle on Thursday, 31 January, weighing 3.3 kilograms. Arielle means ‘lioness of God’! She is already adored by her big brother, Daniel.

Sam and Leah would like to say thanks to everyone for their love, support and prayers.

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OFFERING

GRAHAM TOUR

In 1959, God transformed lives across Australia through evangelistic meetings with Billy Graham. Sixty years later, Franklin Graham is coming to Adelaide with the same vision. Join Franklin Graham as he shares a powerful message of hope and enjoy an exciting evening of live music from Crowder, Planetshakers and more. Bring your friends and family!

The Graham Tour will be held at Titanium Security Arena, 44A Crittenden Road, Findon, at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 20 February. For more information, head to grahamtour.com.au

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OFFERING

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church | BSB: 065-137 | Acc. No: 009-008-62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

Recent offering figures will be published when Sharon has returned from leave.

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

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.

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BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS

Joshua Blieschke | joshua@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 19 February.

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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

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Bulletin I 27th January 2019

PREACHER'S PEN | PASTOR JEFF SPENCER

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. - Romans 1:18-21

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NEWS

SERVICE TIMES UPDATE

The regular 10:30am service will return on Sunday, February 3rd, and the regular 9am service will return on Sunday, February 10th, meaning there will be no 9am service on Sunday, February 3rd.

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STAFF ON LEAVE

Sharon 20 Dec - 4 Feb

If you need to get in touch, please contact one of the other church Pastors or staff members.

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HOME GROUPS AND MINISTRIES RETURNING FOR 2019

After a break over the Christmas/New Year period, our home groups and other various ministries will return for the new year on the following dates:

Sunday School - February 10th - Sunday mornings during the 10:30am service.

Mens Bible Study Breakfast - has returned - Tuesday mornings at 7am in the church café.

Ladies Craft - February 7th - Thursday mornings at 10am in the church café.

Cross & Crown Youth - February 1st - Friday nights at 7-9:30pm for Year 7-12 in the church café.

Home Groups

Sunday nights - has returned - 5-7pm at CCC.

Tuesday nights [Young Adults] - January 29th - 7:30pm at the Kelly’s house.

Friday nights - February 1st - 7:30pm at Graeme Holmes’ house.

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OFFERING

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church | BSB: 065-137 | Acc. No: 009-008-62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

Recent offering figures will be published when Sharon has returned from leave.

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

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.

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BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS

Joshua Blieschke | joshua@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 5 February.

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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

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Bulletin I 23rd December 2018

HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS!

“The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” - John 1:9-10,12,14,16

We wish you God’s blessing this Christmas season!

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NEWS

HOLIDAY SERVICE TIMES

Over the school holidays, from Sunday, 23 December to Sunday, 27 January, the 9am and 10:30am services will be combined into one 10am service. We will also be holding a Christmas Eve night service at 7pm, and a Christmas Day service at 9:30am. We look forward to fellowshipping with you over this holiday season.

The Bulletin will return on 20 January. If you have anything to include in this issue, please forward it to Josh (joshua@craigmorechurch.org) by 14 January.

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STAFF ON LEAVE

Sharon 20 Dec - 4 Feb

Shayne 20 Dec - 7 Jan

Josh 22 Dec - 14 Jan

Andrew 24 Dec - 2 Jan

If you need to get in touch, please contact one of the other church Pastors or staff members.

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CAROLS IN THE CAFÉ

Thank you to all who contributed to making our Christmas Carols event a fantastic time celebrating Jesus’ birth! The event went off without a hitch after the organising team decided to move the event into the café because of the weather, turning Carols in the Carpark to Carols in the Café! We hope you enjoyed your evening and wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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OFFERING

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church | BSB: 065-137 | Acc. No: 009-008-62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

9 December - $2,833.45 (des. $170)

16 December - $3,348.85 (des. $70)

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

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.

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BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS

Joshua Blieschke | joshua@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 14 January.

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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

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