Happenings 15 February 2019

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Just thinking…

There were many words written down during our Reflection Service last Sunday. Here are some of the things that people felt prompted to write:

A Psalm
Oh Lord God, Great Father, who is the same yesterday, today and forever, who created the world and all that is in it,
Who exalted us in Your image, but with the frailty You know and understand.
You experience our joys and sadnesses with us, and surround us with your unchanging love. You have promised to never test us beyond what we are able, but with that testing, provide a way to escape that we might be able to bear it.
We praise you, faithful God, that this escape is the Hope that dwells in us, that our Lord and Saviour will return and take us to Himself, together with those we have loved here on earth; that we will experience more fully the “perfect love of God”, and so we will ever be with God.
Come Lord Jesus, quickly come.

From The 'Post-It' Board
Why are you cast down o my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God for I shall yet praise Him. The help of my countenance and my God. – Psalm 42:11

In spite of all that has happened I can say with Job: I know my redeemer lives! Hallelujah!

Let us all try our hardest to live by the fruits of the spirit in Galatians 5:22-26: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self control.

I felt Gods love and plans ahead for us! We miss all the loved ones we have lost and will forever cherish their love and presence among us. – Jeremiah 29:11-13

For a fuller list of things that were recorded, please click here.

In Him, 

Murray

This Sunday 17 February…

When Nerve Fails - An Intro To The Book of Hebrews: We begin our series on one of the most puzzling of all New Testament books - Hebrews, and see how it challenges a failure of nerve.

Kids Programs This Sunday

Spark is our program for preschool kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze is for kids in years 0-4, led by Kelly Jenkins.
Ignite is for young people in years 6-10, led by Olwyn Dickson.

The World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer 2019 service will be held on Friday, March 1, at 10am at St Lukes Presbyterian Church, Remuera Road. The theme is "Come - Everything is Ready", based on Luke 14:15:24 (The Wedding Banquet). The service was prepared by the woman of Slovenia, one of the smallest countries in Central Europe, which gained its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.

mainly music

mainly music for young children is every Tuesday at 10am in the church lounge.

Night Of Prayer

CHANGE OF DATE! 7:30-9:30pm, Sunday 10 February in the church auditorium
Next Sunday, we are setting aside some time to seek Jesus as his church for the year ahead. Please come along!

Office Hours

Please note that the office will be open on Tuesday 8am-1pm and Wednesday 8am-1pm next week.

Film Group

On Tuesday 19 February we will meet at the Lido Theatre, Manukau Rd, at 5.30pm for the 5.45pm screening of “Colette”.  Contact the office for more information.

Leisure for Pleasure

Next Tuesday at 1pm in the church lounge. There is friendly company, card and board games, quizzes, music or bring your own handcrafts. With afternoon tea to follow. All are welcome!

GROW CAMP is coming!

Reserve March 9-10 for this special time together.
We need volunteers to run various seminars and workshops during the weekend. If you have something to share that could help others grow in God, or grow their abilities or skills in any way, then please contact the church office.

Home Groups

Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Each week we share in supper, do a bible study and pray for each other. Will begin on Wednesday 13 February. Contact the office for more information.

Wednesday Morning Home Group
Home Group at the home of Joy Galt on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am. After morning tea we do a bible study and pray together. Contact the office for more information.

Sunday Afternoon Home Group
Home Group run by David and Heather Reid every second Sunday after the service at the Reid's home. We have a shared lunch which is then followed by a time of prayer and doing a bible study. Contact the office for more information.

Young Adults Home Group
Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Please email the church to be added to the Facebook page, and check Facebook for updates of what we have going on. We'd love for you to join us!

Don't forget to keep your diaries updated with what's going on in the church!

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