Happenings 24 May 2019

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Just thinking…

We often pray the prayer … “Give us this day our daily bread.” Gene Edward Veith, in his book, ‘God at Work’ writes: He does give us our daily bread. He does it by means of the farmer who planted and harvested the grain, the baker who made the flour into bread, the person who prepared our meal. We might today add the truck drivers who hauled the produce, the factory workers in the food processing plant, the warehouse men, the wholesale distributors, the stock boys, the lady at the checkout counter. Also playing their part are the bankers, futures investors, advertisers, lawyers, agricultural scientists, mechanical engineers, and every other player in the nation’s economic system. All of these were instrumental in enabling you to eat your morning bagel. … Though He could give it to us directly, by a miraculous provision, as He once did for the children of Israel when He fed them daily with manna, God has chosen to work through human beings, who, in their different capacities and according to their different talents, serve each other. When we or a loved one gets sick, we pray for healing. Certainly God can and sometimes does grant healing through a miracle. But normally He grants healing through the vocations of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, and the like. It is still God who heals us, but He works through the means of skilled, talented, divinely equipped human beings. When God blesses us, He almost always does it through other people.
We talked a couple of weeks ago about God wanting to partner with us in life. One of His desired outcomes of this partnership, and one of the reasons for our work (paid or voluntarily!) is that we get to be part of an enormous web of God’s blessing. How does that shift the way you view your endeavours in the week just past?

In Him,
Murray

This Sunday 26 May…

God at Work: For most of us, our working life is done 'out there' in the world - whether paid or unpaid. This Sunday we take a look at some of the powerful but often hidden worldviews present in our culture, and take a look at how these can affect us as we live and work in our communities.

Young Adults Group

We are kicking off our Young Adults Group again next Wednesday evening at 7:30pm! If you are interested, please contact the church office.

Kids Programs This Sunday

Spark is our program for preschool kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze is for kids in years 0-5, led by Olwyn Dickson.
Ignite is for young people in years 6 and above, led by Matt and Elisha.

Parenting Place Seminar

Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages
with Joy Sluiters. Helping you understand your child’s personality and how to adjust your parenting to suit. This presentation will offer insights into parenting styles and how to use the ‘five love languages’ to best love your children.
Saturday, 25 May at Remuera Baptist Church, 641 Remuera Road, Remuera.
For more information and how to book, click here.

mainly music

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

faith @ 6:30

On Sunday 26 May we have our next faith @ 6:30 service. Come along at 6:30pm for an all-age service where we play games, worship and learn about God. This time we are going to be hearing from a panel who will answer your questions! Don't forget to add your question to the question box in the lounge.

Can Drive

From Tuesday 4 June - Sunday 16 June, we will be inviting the community to donate food to the Glen Innes Food Bank. If you would like to be involved, please bring your non-perishable food items to the church or church office.

Soup and Toast

Feeling a bit chilly? You're in luck because our first Soup and Toast Sunday is next Sunday, 2 June.  Please stay after the service and share in a selection of soups for lunch.

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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