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Living Faith enews: 8 April 2020
MINISTER'S MESSAGE
EASTER GREETINGS FROM REV IRIS 
 
Dear Living Faith Uniting Church Family and Friends
 
"Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified." John 12:23 NIV


Friends, the time has come for us to ponder and meditate on the greatest miracle of the Christian faith - Jesus's death and RESURRECTION!

To assist you, our team are providing a range of resources for you over this Easter season. You will find the following on our church website www.livingfaithuniting.com  

1. Maundy Thursday written reflection, a "hand washing" inspirational video, prayers and worship songs for use on Thursday 9 April
2.  Good Friday sermon, prayers and worship songs
3. Easter Sunday sermon, prayers and worship songs


Full instructions on how to access sermons, worship songs and prayers are immediately below my letter (just scroll down).

Why not help others that are self-isolating by sharing the instructions with them on how to access our online resources - let's bless as many people as possible with a message of hope!  

I want to thank everyone involved in providing content, research and expertise to create a vibrant online ministry. I am grateful for the support and dedication to our church in the circumstances we find ourselves in. I also want to express thanks to the stewardship team who continue to work. Your commitment is outstanding and the congregation are so grateful for all that you do! 

I also want to highlight important information from the Church Council which is contained below in this newsletter. We would appreciate your time in reviewing the documents. 

Please feel free to spend a moment focusing on the photographs above my message. These are pictures I took of the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem last year. It is one of the sites in where it is believed that Jesus' body was laid and from where He may have rose again. It's a special experience to look at the pictures and then close your eyes as you imagine the events that took place in this location over Easter. I remember a hole in the "roof" of the tomb through which sunlight streamed through; the light of the world shining in the dark places. As you meditate over the meaning of this season, allow God's light to pour into your soul - the hour for Him to be glorified in our lives is here! 

Your friend,
Iris 


 
MAUNDY THURSDAY REFLECTION AND WORSHIP SONGS, GOOD FRIDAY & EASTER SUNDAY SERMONS, WORSHIP SONGS & PRAYERS AVAILABLE ONLINE
 
1. Go to our church website www.livingfaithuniting.com
2. Click on the “Online Ministry” tab (top right side of the page)
3. Three main headings will appear namely:

Sermons 

Click on the red link with the relevant date to access the video recorded sermon
Please note: Audio recordings of previous and current sermons are also available for you to click on in this section

Worship Songs – worship songs for each week will be posted here.
Clicking on the red link will take you to each song on You Tube.

Prayers – each week prayers will be posted under this heading


If you struggle to access any of these items, please get in touch with me and I will talk you through the process. My contact details are:
Iris 0432 067 227 or irismarais@gmail.com  

NB: Feel free to email on our sermon / website details above to family, friends or others who may be needing to hear a word of hope during the coming weeks and months.
CHURCH COUNCIL NOTICE
MODERATOR'S EASTER MESSAGE 
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Like the "Living Faith Uniting Church" Facebook page for regular updates and inspiration 

 https://www.facebook.com/livingfaithuniting/

 


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

The Church Council has discovered a fantastic way to meet and connect online. We would love to encourage you to connect with each other either in your small groups or just with friends in the same way. We are using the Zoom app to schedule and meet others online. You can follow the link below for instructions on how to set up a Zoom meeting to connect with each other. 
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 - Doug and Janice get to enjoy these cheerful  lorikeets that visit most days... 
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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