Bulletin I 23rd December 2018

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23 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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PREACHER'S PEN

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

God desires us to be a community who seek His face together because He longs to bless us with His presence and provide for our every need.

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Today, we celebrate our mother’s and everything they’ve done for us. We also celebrate the women in our church today and the impact that they have made on our lives, whether a mother figure, a mentor, or a close friend.

There will be an opportunity to get a photo with these women in your life after the service near the church cafe. Look for Sarah Bigwood and Ashleigh Barnes.

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HANDS & FEET

Every Wednesday in the church cafe Hands & Feet ministry are holding a food distribution from 9am - 10am. Simply come to the church to collect any food you need.

Open to everyone!

For more information contact Shayne Higgins on 0414 691 960

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

For more information and registrations head to

graceconference.org.au

CROSS & CROWN YOUTH CAMP

Cross & Crown Youth Camp is coming up on 7-10 June at El Shaddai Camping Centre in Wellington.

Cost will be $100 which covers the cost of food, accomodation, and activities. To register, grab a registration form from the welcome desk and hand to any of the youth leaders, the church office, or welcome desk.

For more information, contact Andrew Kelly on 0430 147 927 or the Church Office on 8255 5668.

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OFFERING

Acc. Name:Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

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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.

office@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by 20 May.

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PASTORS & ELDERS

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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PREACHER'S PEN

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work" 2 Timothy 3:16, 17

The Bible (Scriptures or the Word of God) is the most remarkable book ever written. The writing was done by about 40 men of several countries and many occupations. They wrote over a period of about 1500 years and in 3 languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek). Yet the Bible is a well-organised unity with one great theme and central Figure - Jesus Christ. All of this would be impossible unless the Bible had one supreme Author - and it did - the Holy Spirit of God. "for prophecy (Scripture) never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit" II Peter 1:21

Abraham Lincoln, who was responsible for abolishing slavery in U.S. and was its greatest president, said this about the Bible

"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Saviour of the World is communicated to us through this Book...All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it"

The Word of God has power (Hebrews 4:12), it is able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ (II Timothy 3:15) and through it the child of God can grow and be eternally blessed. Don't let it gather dust on a shelf. Read it, study it, hear it, memorise it and meditate on it. The great evangelist Dwight L. Moody once said "The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives".

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CRECHE HELP WANTED

As a church we run a creche during our 10:30am Family Service on Sunday mornings so that parents in the church are able to sit in and be involved in the service while our volunteers keep their babies/toddlers entertained.

But, we need more volunteers to help!

If you are a youth who is 16 and older, a parent, young adult, senior, anyone who is willing and able to help out, or if you want more information about helping out, speak to Esther Meintjes at church or via message (0488 206 516), or email the church office (office@craigmorechurch.org) and we will pass on the message for you.

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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.

For cost information and registrations go to: adelaidemensconvention.org

GRACE CONFERENCE (WOMEN)

​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.

For cost and registrations go to graceconference.org.au

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OFFERING

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

14 April:

$2,027.25 Des: $20

24 Mar:

$2,500 Des: $27

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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.

office@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by 6 May.

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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 | 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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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

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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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