Bulletin l 24th November

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20 December, 2019

PREACHER'S PEN - TRUE WORTH

MURRAY LYDEAMORE

Occasionally Leila and I watch Antiques Roadshow on TV – and no, it is not an old age reality show!!

Owners of a wide range of very old, and often well worn, items bring them to be examined and valued by experts. We are astounded with the valuation placed upon these once treasured but now , in many cases, very second hand goods.

Works of art by world renowned painters of a former era, that once were acclaimed as they hung in galleries, are presented faded and often damaged. To the onlookers there is nothing about the painting that captures their attention, but, under the gaze of the expert its history is disclosed and value declared. The expert knows that, in the hands of the right person, with careful attention this painting could be restored to its former glory.

As we, over recent Sundays have viewed our true worth , we were reminded from Scripture that Adam and Eve were the pinnacle of God’s creative genius. “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them..” Gen 1:27

Our own experience tells us that that original, perfect creation has been marred and flawed. Despite self effort, and New Year resolutions, the damage on lives lived independently of God is so evident. We needed someone to take us from that damaged state and restore us to our original design and purpose. “ A new creation…” 2 Cor5:17 is how the Bible describes it.

A loving God and His Son Jesus are the creative geniuses with all who commit themselves to His skilled hands. Paul describes true followers of Jesus in this way- “For we are God’s masterpiece..” Ephesians 2:10

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PRAYER MORNING

7TH DECEMBER // 9:00 - 10:30AM

We will be meeting this Saturday morning as a church to pray for our church, church ministries, leadership, HCC, and the community around us.

Your prayer and our prayers together are absolutely vital to the life and ministry of our church

There will be a time of coffee & fellowship after the prayer time

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OFFERING

3RD NOVEMBER

General offering: $3,040

Designated: $40

10TH NOVEMBER

General offering: $2767.40

Designated: $75

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $3,100

Actual average weekly offering: $2,824

Budgeted year to date: $142,600

Actual year to date: $129,904

TO GIVE...

DIRECT DEBIT

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

OR in the offering bag

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

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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 21st October

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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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PREACHER'S PEN

As we press into our study of John's first epistle he tells us that the foundation of his message is that God is Light and that in Him there is no darkness at all.

It seems obvious that the pure righteousness of God's holy character has some very powerful implications for us, if we want to live in fellowship with Him. The result is an unavoidable conflict between the sin that inevitably rises up within us to challenge the life that is birthed within us as the children of God in Christ.

If we are to enjoy a deep abiding sense of assurance of our salvation in Christ, if we are to maintain integrity in our profession, and if we are to fully be the expression of God's love to a world that is lost and fallen, then the reign of sin in our hearts must be broken and banished.

This is what it means to walk in the light. John's aim is to help us find that plane of living. Let's be open to hiw God wants to do that in each of us.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CHURCH PICNIC

Sunday, March 1st - 12:30pm @ Harry Bowey Reserve

BYO Lunch, chairs, & sports gear

Water & Cordial will be provided

LADIES CRAFT

Ladies Craft mornings were started by Leila Lydeamore & Rosemary Chapman and have been running for 37 years.

Most of the ladies who currently attend are non-church goers, so it is a good opportunity to share the gospel as well as craft.

If there are any ladies that would like to join us, to either teach a new craft or learn one, you would be very welcome.

Meetings are on Thursday mornings and our first meeting this year will be on Thursday, 20th February at 10am to plan our activities for the year.

For any further information, please contact Beth Rowbottom on 8255 2648

CROSS & CROWN YOUTH

See attached - Term 1 Calendar

Fridays, 7-9:30pm, $2

Year 7-12

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WANT TO BE BAPTISED?

If you would like to be baptised please speak to one of our pastors; Jeff, Phil or Andrew, to organise your baptism and preparation. We are hoping to have a baptism service in the near future.

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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT JAKE & SARAH

Keep Jake & Sarah in your prayers as they prepare for marriage & enter this next phase in life.

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OFFERING

2ND FEB

General offering: $2,856.35

Designated: $120

9TH FEB

General offering: $4,004.25

Designated: $0

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $3,100

Actual average weekly offering: $2,974

Budgeted year to date: $18,600

Actual year to date: $17,846

TO GIVE...

DIRECT DEBIT

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

OR in the offering bag

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

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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 24th February

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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 15th December

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Holiday Service Times

Christmas Eve - 7:00PM

Christmas Day - 9:30AM

Sunday Dec 22nd - 9th Feb - One Service at 10AM

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NO CRECHE

There will be no creche services on the 29th of Dec or the 5th of January, sorry for any inconvenience!

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OFFERING

1ST DECEMBER

General offering: $3,146.40

Designated: $50

8TH DECEMBER

General offering: $2,355.45

Designated: $0

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $3,100

Actual average weekly offering: $2,806

Budgeted year to date: $155,000

Actual year to date: $140,308

TO GIVE...

DIRECT DEBIT

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

OR in the offering bag

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

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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 13th January

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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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STAFF ON LEAVE

Phil Emery

30th Dec - Jan 10th

Andrew Kelly

30th Dec - 10th Jan

Sharon Bigwood

30th Dec - 14th Jan

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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 13th October

PREACHER'S PEN

WITH ANDREW KELLY

The ultimate test of our faith

We can be prone to measure our commitment to the Lord in a number of ways that are not necessarily true expressions of our faith. It is possible to gain great knowledge of God’s word without really knowing Him. We can spend our lives doing good works without ever truly serving God. We could give all our possessions to the poor without ever actually giving our lives to our Lord.

The Apostle John makes it clear that the ultimate test of our faith is not our knowledge, our works, or our generosity. The ultimate evidence of our faith is love from obedience. God’s unchanging, sacrificial, life giving love revealed in Jesus Christ, displayed in the lives of his redeemed people.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. [1 John 4:7-11]

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SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ON THE MOVE

The new building is finished! Which means that Sunday School now has a designated room just for them and will be used from the start of Term 4, (20th October). Sign in/out will be in the same place for now at the entrance to the auditorium. The new building has carpeted areas, a lino area, a kitchen, toilets, and a secure outdoor play area. It will be a great place for our children's ministry.

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HOPE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OPEN DAY

TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER @ HCC

3:30-7:00PM

Come along and enjoy Hope Christian College Open Day. Meet our friendly staff as you browse our classrooms and displays.

Open classrooms •College tours • Musical items • Science activities • Home Economics • Tech Studies • Art displays Japanese display • Sports and games • Playgroup (age 0-4) Jumping castle • Petting zoo • Side shows • Coffee van • Food court

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CAROLS IN THE CAFE

SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER, 5PM ONWARDS

Sunday School Nativity, Sausage Sizzle, Live Music, Kids Activities, Sing-a-long Carols, Gifts stalls, family fun, Bazinga Balloons, & more

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FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

27TH OCTOBER // CHURCH CAFE

Who doesn’t love some Butter Chicken & Vegetarian Korma?! Come along on the 27th for a great time of food & fellowship.

If you have any dietary requirements please contact Erin Bigwood on 0430 382 094

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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

29th September

General offering: $2,834.45

Designated: $0

25th August

General offering: $2,871.90

Designated: $150

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $3,100

Actual average weekly offering: $2,805

Budgeted year to date: $127,100

Actual year to date: $115,005

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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 21st October

__________

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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STAFF ON LEAVE

Sharon Bigwood will be on leave from October 18th - November 9th on a well deserved break.

Please contact the church office on 8255 5668 if you need anything.

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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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