Living Faith enews: 9 October 2020
MINISTER'S MESSAGE
GREETINGS FROM REV IRIS 
 
Dear Living Faith Uniting Church Family and Friends
 
"Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour." Acts 3:1
 
The Western Wall, or "Wailing Wall" as it was previously called, is a significant location of the temple in Jerusalem. Jews have utilised this sacred wall for prayer since the 16th century. It is a vital part of any pilgrimage to Israel and holds thousands of little written paper prayers in its crevices. If you look closely at the picture above, you can see the white papers that have been pressed into the wall over the years. Our church name is planted somewhere in there too. 

People come from across the world to "cry" or "pour out their hearts" to God in prayer at this special place. We read in the Bible verse above that the disciples, Peter and John, attended the temple for a traditional hour of prayer. In this same spirit, we have organised a 24 Hour Prayer Vigil 
from Saturday 31 October - Sunday 1 November where we are all invited to lock in an hour with God. The event will culminate in a special service of prayer at our Sunday morning service. Details on signing up can be found below in this newsletter. Let us join as a family in a chorus of prayer to our Lord.  

I will leave you with this question - where is the special place where you like to pray? Is it a comfortable chair, a garden bench, a specific room? It's good to have our own personal "Western Wall". 


Your friend
Iris

irismarais@gmail.com 
Tel: 0432 067 227

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
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
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
 
Please fill your shoe box with delights for a little girl or boy. Bring the enclosed shoe box to Living Faith Uniting Church on Sunday 18 October 2020 and place it directly into Robin's car boot that morning. For more information, please contact Robin on 0418 193 548 or reharris@optusnet.com.au
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
 MY SHORT STORY
Submitted by Graham Leslie


I am as happy as a bird on a perch
Because I can now attend Living Faith Uniting Church
Every day as I awake, I say
"Thank you Lord for another day"
I look at the life I've had,
Thanking the Lord for making me a dad
The best thing I ever did in my life
Was marrying my lovely wife
Through love, sickness, health and tears
We were married for 48,5 years.

 
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. 
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Enjoy the final stretch of Bruce and Audrey's exhilarating journey so far... 
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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