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 l 14 April 2019

EASTER REFLECTION

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:8-11

Jesus died on the cross for you. He wore a crown of thorns and was nailed to a tree because He loves you...and He wants to have a personal relationship with you today.

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NEWS

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

School holidays are from the 13th-28th of April. Church services will be running as usual. There won’t be any Sunday School during the holidays. Please note, the church office may be closed from 19-26 April. For any pastoral needs please contact Andrew Kelly or Sharon (0412 213 302)

EASTER SERVICES

Join us over the Easter weekend as we reflect on the death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Good Friday Service

April 19th, 9:30am

Resurrection Sunday Service April 21st, 9am and 10:30am

(No Sunday School)

HANDS & FEET

Food distribution

Every Wednesday at 9am in the church cafe.

Open to everyone

Contact Shayne Higgins 0414 691 960 for more information

HOW TO USE CHURCH APP

Attached to this weeks bulletin is a 'How To' for the church app. It will get you started in setting up the app so you can stay up to date on the latest sermons, news, and upcoming events. Click on the pdf link (down the bottom if you are using the app already), or underneath the 'Bulletin' picture at the top of the page if you are on the web)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ADELAIDE MEN'S CONVENTION

Adelaide Men’s Convention (AMC) is on Saturday, 11th of May from 9:30am to 4:00pm, at Concordia College, Highgate.

Adelaide Men’s Convention is an annual day of blessing, encouragement and Scripture-based teaching, which will be led by Greg Lee. The desire is to help men grow strong in the Lord Jesus, to see men giving God-honouring leadership in marriage, family, church, work and community, to encourage men’s ministry in the local church and to see men winning men for Christ.

Registrations are now open at adelaidemensconvention.org Early bird prices close 16th April

GRACE CONFERENCE

​Grace Conference is an annual day conference for women from 13 years old, held on Saturday, 25th May from 8:30am to 3:15pm at Concordia College, Highgate.

Each session includes worship through music, followed by a teaching session by Suzie Smith and Wendy Lin. Morning tea and lunch are fully catered (including dietary options as registered) and are a great opportunity to mingle, discuss and debrief. Grace Conference also hosts over 20 workshops, led by women invited to share on a variety of topics. This year there is also seperate Grace Girls sessions (ages 13-18) with their own speaker, Kate Stace, and workshops catered to them.

Registrations are open at graceconference.org.au Early bird prices close 5th May

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OFFERING

To put money electronically in the offering:

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

LAST TWO WEEKS:

31 MARCH: $1,832.15 Des: $20

7 APRIL: $3,434 Des: $20

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BE PRAYING FOR...

SARAH & SOLOMON GEORGE

Congratulations to Sarah and Solly as they got married on April 13th. Be praying for them as they enter this new stage of life together and figure out life as a married couple with God as their foundation. Also, be praying for safety while they are away on their honeymoon.

ANNETTE BOWERS

Be in prayer for Annette Bowers as she recovers from surgery to remove a cyst from her brain on Wednesday. Pray there be no complications hindering her recovery, that God as the Great Healer would restore her to good health. Pray for Matt and the family as they care for Annette over the coming weeks, and that they may know God’s peace and comfort through this time.

ALAN BRYANT

Continue to pray for Alan Bryant, as he mourns the passing of Joan to her eternal resting place with God. Pray he will know the comfort of God through this time and the assurance of His love and presence whilst he grieves.

BAPTISM CANDIDATES

Remember those who have been recently baptised, Mathilda Britz, Abbey Townsend, Josh Clarke, Jake Townsend, Louise Carbone, Natalia Bates and Makayla Bates.

Pray they will trust in God anew, that they will lean on Him at times of uncertainty and for guidance. That they will stand strong in the armour of God against any attacks the evil one would place about them.

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio.

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

Church Office l office@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by 22 April.

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PASTOR & ELDER CONTACT DETAILS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | On leave | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | On leave | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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Bulletin I 31st March 2019

PREACHER'S PEN | PASTOR ANDREW KELLY

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

New life in Christ is one of complete transformation; of death to sin and self, to life under the lordship of Christ. Our lives are no longer lived for ourselves, but for the one who died for us and was raised again.

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NEWS

ON LEAVE

Two of our Pastors will be taking leave over the next month.

Jeff Spencer will be on long service leave until 5th May

Phil Emery will be on leave from 11th April until 5th May

Please feel free to contact one of the other elders for any pastoral needs (contact details at the bottom of the page)

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EASTER SERVICES

Join us over the Easter weekend as we reflect on the death and glorious ressurection of Jesus Christ.

Good Friday Service - April 19th, 9:30am

Resurrection Sunday Service - April 21st, 9am and 10:30am (No Sunday School)

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TRANSFORM THE NATIONS

On March 24th we had the privilege of hearing from Geoff and Gloria from ‘Transform the Nations’ and the missions work that they do in Nepal, Myanmar, and India. Their work includes rescue and safe housing for children, homes for abused women, children and babies, as well as rescue, prevention, and rehabilitation education, amongst a range of other things.

Please pray for this ministry as they work with the underprivileged, abandoned, and rejected people of these countries.

For more information go to www.transformthenations.org

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EVENTS

ADELAIDE MEN'S CONVENTION

Adelaide Men’s Convention (AMC) is on Saturday, 11th of May from 9:30am to 4:00pm, at Concordia College, Highgate.

Adelaide Men’s Convention is an annual day of blessing, encouragement and Scripture-based teaching, which will be led by Greg Lee. The desire is to help men grow strong in the Lord Jesus, to see men giving God-honouring leadership in marriage, family, church, work and community, to encourage men’s ministry in the local church and to see men winning men for Christ.

Registrations are now open at adelaidemensconvention.org

Early bird prices close 16th April

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

Daylight savings so don’t forget to turn your clocks backward 1 hour on Saturday the 6th of April and enjoy the extra hour of sleep before church on Sunday morning.

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HANDS & FEET

Food distribution every Wednesday from 9-10am in the church cafe.

Open to everyone

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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)

17 MAR - $2,181.95, Des: $120

24 MAR - $2,900.80, 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

Church Office | office@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 18 March.

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PASTOR + ELDER CONTACT DETAILS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | On Leave until May 5th | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | On Leave until May 5th | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 8255 2265

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical | 0422 244 584

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Bulletin I 10th March 2019

PREACHER'S PEN | PASTOR JEFF SPENCER

Assurance of Salvation

And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

- 1 John 5:11-12 ESV

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NEWS

JOAN BRYANT

Joan Bryant went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, 3 March. A celebration of her life took place on Friday. Please be in prayer for Alan during this time.

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FAREWELL TO THE BLIESCHKE FAMILY

Please pray for Josh, Ali and Evelyn Blieschke as they head to the USA to serve at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca, a Christian youth camp in Louisiana.

Josh will be finishing up in the church office on Friday, 15 March, and the family’s last Sunday of fellowship with us will be on 17 March.

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VOLUNTEERS FOR OPEN DAY AT HCC

Hope Christian College’s biannual Open Day is coming up on Wednesday, 27 March. The college has asked if we could supply some volunteers to help run the canteen stand for the evening.

If you would like to register to volunteer, or if you’d like to find out more information, speak to Pastor Phil Emery.

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EVENTS

FORBIDDEN OBEDIENCE - OPEN DOORS EVENT

Smuggling Faith To The Millions - From China to Iraq, North Korea to India, hear stories of radical obedience from a man who dared to serve the persecuted church. Join Open Doors Australia for a night of prayer and praise as they explore the realities of living a bold faith in the face of suffering.

Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start, Thurs, 14 March, Influencers Adelaide City Church, 113 Currie Street. This is a free event.

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BAPTISM SERVICES

We are having two baptism services in the coming weeks, on 17 March and 31 March during the 10:30am service. If you are thinking about being baptised, please speak to one of the pastors.

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CYC EL SHADDAI OPEN DAY

El Shaddai Camping Centre on Saturday, 23 March from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided as well as an afternoon of Fun and Fellowship.

Pack your bathers and towels as the pool will be open. Make sure you have closed in shoes/sneakers if you want to participate in site activities.

Please RSVP to Derylee Byrne (8572 7262) if you plan on attending for catering purposes.

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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)

24 Feb - $2835.30, Des: $45

3 Mar - $3488.50, Des: $170

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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

Church Office | office@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 18 March.

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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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