Living Faith enews: 2 October 2020
MINISTER'S MESSAGE
GREETINGS FROM REV IRIS 
 
Dear Living Faith Uniting Church Family and Friends
 
"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

During some hectic days of hustling and bustling around Israel, there came an opportunity to leave the tour group and crowds. I discovered this rock which was hidden way from the main road and felt drawn to its position of solitude. I sat there for a precious hour overlooking an area of Jerusalem. I remember sensing the Holy Spirit with me in the "silence". It is a therapeutic process to lay down our own backpack of burdens and just be still. 
 

I cannot remember the exact words that I prayed as I sat on this rock. But I do remember praying about the future direction of my life and our church. That was a year ago now and here we are in the "future". God is faithfully sustaining us through another tricky year. Things could have been different had we not prayed. A wise friend recently said to me that the reason things move forward even when  we cannot perceive it, or when the circumstances are difficult, is because we fast and pray. 

In this vein, I am delighted to announce that our church will be hosting a 24 Prayer Vigil. We will invite you to sign up for a one-hour time slot to re-discover God's direction and wisdom for our future. The Vigil will run from 31 October 10am - 1 November 10am. Your hour can be spent in your home, perhaps in a spot in nature or any place where you feel comfortable, at a time that is convenient for you. We believe by faith that God is going to move as we petition Him for ourselves and our church. More information on how to sign up and participate in this exciting event is below in this newsletter. 

It has been a joy to welcome new faces to our services on Sundays. We are delighted to see visitors, friends and members join together in worship. Talking of members, if you would like to join our church family or transfer your membership from a different church, we would love to chat to you about the process. We are also offering a free Foundations to Christianity course online for anyone new to the church or for those seeking to learn about the foundations of our faith. Please see a brief outline in this newsletter on how to participate in the course. 

Please note that the start time for church is 9am for the remainder of this year. This will be reviewed in the new year. Feel free to arrive 10 minutes earlier to enjoy live worship music which helps us social distance before the service officially starts at 9am. 

You are all so special to me!  


Your friend
Iris

irismarais@gmail.com 
Tel: 0432 067 227

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
SERMON NOTES
Sermon notes for the Sunday 4 October services are available for you to print and bring to the service by clicking below:

Click Here for 4 October Sermon Notes

To print the notes "click" on the "print" icon as shown below:
The Prayer Vigil will run from Saturday 31 October at 10am to Sunday 1 November at 10am 
Click Here to Sign-up for the Prayer Vigil
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW ON WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER AT 9:30AM TO JOIN THE MINISTER'S BIBLE STUDY

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81785819942?pwd=ZUxRanQvc1MzbUE1bmFNYzRuMFhHQT09
WELCOME TO THE LIVING FAITH UNITING CHURCH ONLINE
“COFFEE LOUNGE MINISTRY”
 
ONLINE PRAYER MEETING
EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

7PM - 8PM 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW ON THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER AT 7PM


 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81848507138?pwd=U2pFditEZ1UxMm5HZC9zNkdhUENZZz09
 
THE YOUNG MEN OF THE PROPERTY TEAM HARD AT WORK AGAIN THIS WEEK
Let Iris know if you would like to give one or more of her business cards to folk in need of pastoral care and we'll arrange to get business cards to you. 
PETER L SENT THIS SPECTACULAR PHOTO FROM STRADBROKE ISLAND - LOOKS LIKE AN IDEAL DESTINATION FOR SOME RELAXATION!
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Let's continue our exciting journey with Bruce and Audrey this week... 
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
Living Faith Uniting Church has a team of people who faithfully pray over matters affecting our lives, our church and our world. If you have a specific need and would like prayer, please contact Norelle on norelled@bigpond.com or Iris on irismarais@gmail.com and we'll commit your needs to prayer.
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 Fridays are Iris' day off
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