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Living Faith enews: 1 May 2020
MINISTER'S MESSAGE
GREETINGS FROM REV IRIS 
 
Dear Living Faith Uniting Church Family and Friends

"Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers, consider well her ramparts, view her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next generation. For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end." Psalm 48:12-14

 

These unprecedented times calls for new and broad perspectives on life and our faith. As I pondered this new reality, I remembered walking along the ramparts of the old city of Jerusalem. For those who may not know what ramparts are, it is the high walkway along the walls of a city or castle. The ramparts around Jerusalem gives one an incredible perspective of life inside the old city, but also what life is like outside the walls of Jerusalem. The photos above will give you some idea of what I mean. 

Let us walk along the ramparts of our Christian faith. Let us look eagerly outwards to see what God has for us beyond the physical  walls of our church - out beyond our imaginations - so that we can capture some of God's plan and purpose for Living Faith Uniting Church. We do so with tremendous excitement because God is always working and seeking to draw people to Himself. 

This coming Sunday 3 May, we will be partaking in communion in a way that is "outside our walls". So I want to encourage you to have your bread and juice, wine or water ready before the video service, so that we can be in common-union with each other even though we are physically apart during this sacrament. Take time to enjoy the labour of our worship team who have been recording some of our favourite songs for us as a church family to enjoy. These are accessible on our church website (instructions below). 

I also want to say that I am so proud of each of you - for the way in which you reach out to each other, pray for each other and support each other. Folk contact me and tell me "so and so" called me or brought me something. You are truly a Godly team of people who continue steadfastly in your faith despite the difficulties we find ourselves in.  God is with each of us and will bring us through this time. In the meanwhile, let us find ways to keep stretching our vision outwards so that we will see His glory come among us! 

Your friend,
Iris 

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ARE YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IN NEED OF PRAYER?

Prayer requests can be emailed to either Norelle or Iris. If you would like, these will be shared with a confidential prayer chain that will pray for you. Alternatively, Norelle or Iris will pray for you without sharing your request with others - just let us know your preference. 

norelled@bigpond.com
irismarais@gmail.com or 0432 067 227

ONLINE GIVING 

Tithes and donations can be made through online banking during this season. 


Please contact TIM EAKIN or NORELLE DEETH for assistance with online banking if you are unsure of the process 

Tim   34timbo@gmail.com
Norelle    norelled@bigpond.com

Bank details: ANZ BANK; BSB: 014010   ACC NO. 191452412
HOUSE GUESTS - We thank Peter L for his contribution to our animal section this week...herewith a photo of processionary catepillars he took in Broome last year...fascinating creatures! 
Just for fun, if you would like to share a picture of a pet that is keeping you company while in self-isolation, send the photo to irismarais@gmail.com and we'll publish them in upcoming newsletters
Church Contact Details

For information on baptisms, weddings, funerals, pastoral care or other church matters please contact:

Rev Iris Marais
0432 067 227
irismarais@gmail.com

Please note Tuesdays are Iris' day off
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