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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ACTS 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

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WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP NIGHT

Filipino Cookery Night with Remy

September 5th // 7:30PM // Church Cafe

All Ladies are welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious evening

Gold coin donation to help cover costs of food.

For inquiries contact Fiona Emery or Julie Gent.

SATURDAY PRAYER & EVANGELISM WORKSHOP

// September 7th //

8:30-9:30 [Prayer Time]

10:00-11:30 [Evangelism Workshop]

There will be a time of coffee & fellowship

between the prayer time and evangelism workshop

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COMING UP SOON

COMBINED BRETHREN CHURCHES OF SA CONFERENCE

FREE EVENT

14th Sept // 1:30-5:30pm // Church@Paravista

Arthur Roderick will be speaking about "The Challenges Facing the Church today"

There will also be a mission offering going towards the 'Romanian Gypsy Church Project"

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FREE BOOKS

Jack and Thora Gow would like to offer (free of charge!!) the following books to anyone who might be interested.

- The Personal Growth Study Bible(NKJV) – hard cover - as new, no inscriptions

- Mosques & Miracles by Stuart Robinson -paperback – good cond. ( prev. In Temple Christian College Library)

- Competent to Counsel by Jay E Adams – hard cover – new (Intro to Nouthetic Counselling)

- Evolution, the fossils still say NO! by Duane T Gish – paperback - as new cond.

- A Young Woman after God’s Heart by Elizabeth George - paperback- as new altho’ preowned

- George Beverley Shea by Paul Davis – paperback – as new – Biography

- Ruth Bell Graham, compiled by Stephen Griffiths - paperback – as new altho’ pre owned - Biographical

- In His Steps by Charles M Sheldon – hardcover - good condition – novel, theme “What would Jesus Do?

- A Sister’s Secret by Wanda E Brunstetter – paperback – large print, fair condition – Christian novel.

If you are interested, please see Jack or Thora and they will bring the book/books to Craigmore.

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OFFERING

TO GIVE

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

OR

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

PAST OFFERINGS

18th August

General offering: $2,033.30

Designated: $50

25th August

General offering: $2,280.75

Designated: $100

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $105,400

Actual average weekly offering: $96,122

Budgeted year to date: $3,100

Actual year to date: $2,287

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BULLETIN INCLUSION

If you would like to submit an article to be included in the next Bulletin, please contact the church office or Ash Barnes.

office@craigmorechurch.org

ashleigh@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by 9th September

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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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PASTORS & ELDERS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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Bulletin l 18th August

The Essentials of the Gospel

Jeff Spencer

1. God has revealed Himself first in creation, and also in the gospel.

[Romans 1:16-20]

2. Because all mankind rejected their Creator, and replaced Him with creation instead, God gave man up to his deluding sinful choices.

[Romans 1:21-32; 3:9-10,23]

3. Man is condemned for rejecting the truth, that God intends to lead him repentance.

[Romans 1:18; 2:4-6; 6:23]

4. In love Christ died for us substitutionally, bearing our judgment to make us right with God

[Romans 3:21-26; 5:8-9; 8:1, 33-34]

5. Salvation and justification is not by works but by faith in Jesus Christ.

[Romans 3:20-28; 4:3-5, 23-25; 5:1]

6. Eternal life is through our union with Christ and our life in Him, in the same way death and sin came through our natural life in Adam.

[Romans 5:10, 12, 15-21]

7. Sin’s power and the condemnation of the law are broken through our sharing in Christ’s death

[Romans 6:3; 7:4, 6]

8. In Christ we are also raised to new life with the power to live right.

[Romans 6:4-6, 8, 22; 8:2-4]

9. This salvation is promised to anyone who in realisation of the bankruptcy of their own works, calls out in believing faith to the Lord Jesus as Lord.

[Romans 9:30-33; 10:9-13; 12:1-2]

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JORDEN ANBERLIN LOUISE BIGWOOD

Our church family has recently grown by one!

Welcome Jorden Anberlin Louise Bigwood to the world.

Born Monday 5th August, 10:32am

Weighing 3.1kg, 6lb 8oz

Measuring 47cm

Praise God for healthy baby & healthy mum. Keep praying for Erin & Corey as they settle into their new life as parents.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

FATHER'S DAY PHOTOS

On Father's Day there will be an opportunity to get your picture taken after church in the cafe with the important men in your life, whether father, brother, mentor, or even grab an update of your family photo.

Sarah Bigwood & Ash Barnes will be running the photos, so keep an eye out for them if you're interested.

Photos are free and will be emailed out by Monday.

WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP EVENING

Filipino Cookery Night

September 5th // 7:30PM // Church Cafe

All Ladies are welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious evening

Gold coin donation to help cover costs of food.

For inquiries contact Fiona Emery or Julie Gent.

OVERCOMER

The most anticipated faith film of 2019, created by the Kendrick brothers (Fireproof, Courageous, War Room).

Overcomer has a valuable message for the Church based on the book of Ephesians, its theme is ‘Identity in Christ’. It asks the question:

What do you allow to define you?

In selected cinemas from August 22nd

Screening information: overcomermovie.com.au

SATURDAY PRAYER & EVANGELISM WORKSHOP

September 7th

8:30-9:30 [Prayer Time]

10:00-11:30 [Evangelism Workshop] (More details to come)

There will be a time of coffe & fellowship between the prayer time and evangelism workshop

COMBINED BRETHREN CHURCHES OF SA CONFERENCE

FREE EVENT

14th Sept // 1:30-5:30pm // Church@Paravista

Arthur Roderick will be speaking about "The Challenges Facing the Church today"

There will also be a mission offering going towards the 'Romanian Gypsy Church Project"

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OFFERING

TO GIVE

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

OR

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

PAST OFFERINGS

4th August

General offering: $3,210.05

Designated: $940

11th August

General offering: $3,118.10

Designated: $150

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $3,100

Actual average weekly offering: $2,851

Budgeted year to date: $102,300

Actual year to date: $94, 089

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BULLETIN INCLUSION

If you would like to submit an article to be included in the next Bulletin, please contact the church office or Ash Barnes.

office@craigmorechurch.org

ashleigh@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by Aug 26th

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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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PASTORS & ELDERS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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Bulletin l 4th August

PETERSENS - 25 YEARS

Today we welcome Gavin and Janet Petersen to share with us about their mission work in Portugal and Brazil.

We will also celebrate after the service their 25th “anniversary”, as 25 years ago on the 4th of August 1994 they flew out to Brazil to begin their work in the mission field.

CAR FUND UPDATE

Praise the Lord for the gifts received so far for the Petersen car fund. There is a progress update on the noticeboard and details of how to contribute (in case you missed the first notice).

Email Stephen Griffith with any questions (stephendg@hotmail.com)

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OVERCOMER

The most anticipated faith film of 2019, created by the Kendrick brothers (Fireproof, Courageous, War Room).

Overcomer has a valuable message for the Church based on the book of Ephesians, its theme is ‘Identity in Christ’. It asks the question:

What do you allow to define you?

In selected cinemas from August 22nd

Screening information: overcomermovie.com.au

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OFFERING

TO GIVE

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

OR

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

PAST OFFERINGS

21st July

General offering: $2,791.30

Designated: $300.50

28th July

General offering: $3127.75

Designated: $50

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $3,100

Actual average weekly offering: $2,822

Budgeted year to date $89,900

Actual year to date $81,842

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BULLETIN INCLUSION

If you would like to submit an article to be included in the next Bulletin, please contact the church office or Ash Barnes.

office@craigmorechurch.org

ashleigh@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by July 16th

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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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PASTORS & ELDERS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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