Living Faith enews: 22 January 2021
MINISTER'S MESSAGE
 GREETINGS FROM REV IRIS 
 
Dear Living Faith Uniting Church Family and Friends

We are hurtling into 2021 but we go one day at a time so that we don't miss all that God is saying as we move forward. 

We are gearing up for our
Seven Significant Sentences course that will help us experience God anew during Lent and into Easter. Small groups are being set up where you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the meaning of Easter and the life-changing effects it may bring to you. Each week you will hear a powerful and meaningful testimony during the service. God is going to speak to us and I pray our hearts will be open to the way He will comfort and challenge us. To join a small group for support, friendship and learning, just get in touch with me. 

I am delighted to let you know that Rev Ian Wilson will be supporting me in meeting some of the pastoral care needs within the congregation. Don't be surprised if you receive a friendly phone call from him from time to time - we would love to pray for you and pastorally assist you in difficulties. 

 
"For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16  May this powerful truth be a beautiful reminder of God's love for YOU today!

Iris

irismarais@gmail.com 
Tel: 0432 067 227

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
SERMON NOTES
Sermon notes for the Sunday 24 January services are available for you to print and bring to the service by clicking below:
  Click above, then to print the notes "click" on the "print" icon as shown below:
ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE SOUTH MORETON PRESBYTERY FOR US
Click on the link below on Wednesday mornings from 10 February to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81785819942?pwd=ZUxRanQvc1MzbUE1bmFNYzRuMFhHQT09

 
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How do I use a face mask?

If you are required to wear a face mask at work, you should be instructed in its proper use so that you and others are not at increased risk of infection. This includes the following measures:

  • check the mask before use for defects such as tears or broken loops or ties
  • wash your hands with soap and water or apply alcohol-based hand sanitiser before putting on the face mask
  • make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly under your chin, over the bridge of your nose and against the sides of your face while ensuring you can breathe easily:
    • if the mask has a metallic strip, mould this to the shape of your nose
    • if it has ear loops, hold the mask by both ear loops and place one loop over each ear
    • if it has ties, hold the mask by the upper strings. Tie the upper strings in a secure bow near the crown of your head and tie the bottom strings securely in a bow near the nape of your neck
  • do not touch the front of your mask while wearing it and don’t pull it down to talk or consume food and drink. If you touch the front of the mask accidentally, immediately wash or sanitise your hands
  • the face mask should be either on or off - do not wear the mask hanging around your neck, under your nose or on your forehead
  • replace the mask if it becomes damp, soiled or damaged or you have coughed or sneezed into it
  • carefully remove the mask by grasping the loops or untying the ties to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and then wash or sanitise your hands straight away
  • if using a single-use mask, use it once only and do not reuse. Dispose of the mask immediately after use by putting it in a sealable plastic bag so that it won’t be touched by others. Discard the sealed bag in the bin and then wash or sanitise your hands
  • if using a reusable mask, wash it after each use and before you put it back on. Place the used mask in a sealable plastic bag until you can wash it, and wash or sanitise your hands after handling it. Wash the used mask in a washing machine using a warm cycle and laundry detergent or by hand using warm water and detergent and allow to dry. Washed masks should be stored in a clean dry place such as a Ziplock bag. It is a good idea to have at least two masks, so you always have a clean one available
  • if the face mask is causing your glasses to fog up, make sure that the mask fits snugly over your face and try washing your glasses with water and detergent or apply an anti-fog spray.

It is important to also maintain other recommended measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as a face mask alone will not protect you and others from infection. This includes staying at home if unwell, social distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres from other people, hand hygiene, coughing or sneezing into your elbow or tissue, regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, and seeking medical advice and getting tested for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms.

OUR TRAINING ROOM ABOVE IS NOW FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED AND READY FOR HIRE
If you or anyone you know needs to hire a venue for an event, please get in touch with Rev Iris or anyone on the Church Council for more information irismarais@gmail.com Tel 0432 067227
Would you like prayer for any matter you are facing?
We have a dedicated team of people who are willing to pray confidentially for you.
Please get in touch with either Norelle norelled@bigpond.com or Iris  irismarais@gmail.com if you would like prayer support.
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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