Alpha Course 


Next course starting:

From Tuesday, April 27th till June 15th 6.30-9.45pm we will be running an Alpha course with an evening meal provided, come along for an interactive session to explore the basics of the Christian faith. Can’t make the Tuesday, we have a Thursday option via zoom from 12.30-1.45pm. 

 

Register now: 

Tuesday Thursday

 

This week at ccd…

This Sunday Rev. Tanya will preach on John 1:43-51. We hope you can join us at 8:30am in the Heritage Church for a traditional Prayer Book Service with Hymns, or at 10:30am in the Auditorium for something slightly more contemporary where Tammy and Hannes will lead us in worship. Pre-registering your attendance is recommended (click on the link below) and remember to bring a mask. We look forward to worshipping our Lord together.

If you’re not able to join us, don’t worry; you won’t miss out completely. The message will be recorded and uploaded on the Christ Church Dingley Youtube Channel. With special thanks to David who works extra hard behind the scenes to make this happen.

Pre-Register your attendance

In your prayers…

Please pray for: 

  • Roger who is having a procedure in hospital on Friday (tomorrow). 
  • For people struggling with mental Illness 
  • Paul, for victory, freedom, protection of ears, peace and the ability to work
  • Janet and family grieving the loss of her Dad
  • For others to come to faith in Jesus through our witness to Him
  • For the children in Baraka whom we generously care for

You are always in our prayers

Tanya, Wayne, & Baden

This week at ccd…

Do you like new beginnings?

I think most of us are glad to say farewell to 2020 and fully welcome 2021; hoping it will be a better year for us all!

Between Christmas and New Years it’s a good time to reflect on the year that was, and dream and hope for what will be. As you do this, I pray God guides your thinking and fills you with His wisdom and understanding, so you may seek His will and purposes for your life and choose to live intentionally for His Glory – whatever 2021 holds. 

New Years Day Prayer
You are invited to pray the New Year in with a group who will gather at the highpoint in the Spring Rd Reserve (near Toorak Drive) at 6:45am ready for sunrise at 6:02am. Please dress warmly and bring a musical instrument if you can play.

Sunday Services
We hope you can join us for the first Sunday services of the year at 8:30am and 10:30am this Sunday. David Spitteler from Asylum seekers Dandenong will be preaching on John 1:29-42. Pre-register is encouraged. You can register on our website or 

here

.   

Service recordings
If you missed last weeks message, you can hear David preach on the beginning of Johns Gospel in our Christ Church Dingley Youtube channel or click 

here

.   

We wish you a very happy and safe New Year’s and every good blessing in Christ for an awesome year ahead!

Tanya on behalf of Wayne and the staff team.

CHURCH NEWS

This Sunday as we continue to bring ‘Hope from Isaiah’– this week from Chp 58 – we learn of the awesome promises of God and the honour and favour he bestows on us his people as we align our lives – our words and our actions – to his ways.
We are also privileged to share in an interview with John. John will speak about his journey of healing from lung cancer.

KIDS’ ACTIVITY BOOKLET

Sunday’s Activity booklet for all the young at heart ishere.

ZOOM FELLOWSHIP AFTER SUNDAY’S SERVICE!

Straight after the 10.30 service this and each Sunday morning you are invited to fellowship together via zoom.  Join in the excitement of actually seeing your brothers and sisters in Christ again and be encouraged! The link to the Zoom meeting and password are in Jessica’s email.   

HYMN SINGING SERVICE ON ZOOM THIS SUNDAY 13 SEPT 4 PM

You are invited to join in singing well known favourite hymns in the context of a short CCD service on Sunday afternoon 13 September 4pm. No experience necessary. All welcome! Live music will kindly be provided by Carol on the keyboard. 

NEW COURSE – EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.  REGISTER NOW!

Part 2 of our EH Discipleship course commences in Term 4 – first week of Oct. learn the skills to loving people well and to avoid common pitfalls. Evening and daytime groups. Cost $35 ($30 conc) and $60 a couple covers workbook and devotional book each. Register at admin@ccd.org.au by 20 Sept. Further details here.

OUR BISHOP’S INVITATION TO PRAYER

Over 200 people joined our Bishop Paul Barker at his previous advertised prayer gatherings. This is an initiative and opportunity to be encouraged and grasped in these critical and sensitive times.

Tuesday, 15 September at 7.30 – 8.15pm Click here. Passcode: 528540. Meeting ID: 879 5932 6079
Thursday, 17 September at 2.00 – 2.45pm  Click here.  Passcode: 154520  Meeting ID: 836 0805 0468

COVID PRAYER OF BISHOP PHIL HUGGINS
Chairman National Council of Churches

“Gracious God, trusting in your providence and presence,
we bring our prayer for an end to this pandemic.
We pray for your strengthening of those offering costly
leadership during this crisis.
We pray for all who are ill.
We pray for those anxious about getting ill.
We pray for those full of grief.
We remember those who have died.
We pray for your grace to sustain us as we do what we can in
our context.
We ask these things, as you encourage us so to do.
‘Ask and it will be given you.’ (Matthew 7:7).
In resurrection faith, we offer our heartfelt prayer through
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.”

 

PRAY FOR OTHERS

Pray for J and A and wider family in the passing of J’s mum, D. Please pray for healing for T,(a believer and good friend of the P’s with Stage 4 lung cancer); for B’s wife H awaiting surgery for injured knee – in hospital after a fall; give thanks for R’s successful surgery; pray for SP, having treatment for prostate cancer; for C’s husband, DF, undergoing cancer treatment – give thanks for good report; Pray for A’s Mum – W – home again after minor stroke, and for the family caring for her and for her future; for N and all nurses in aged care; Continue praying for complete healing and recovery for C, E, JS, A, JH, P, S, L, CS, AF. Pray for God’s comfort for R and for N and for health for N’s daughter P . Pray for our staff team – for Tanya and for Baden as he leads our young people; for Mecka leading the Covid fight in Tanzania and for his family here in Australia; for Greenwood Mews and Manor – that the love of Christ touch and open many hearts to his grace and goodness. Pray for the people of Dingley Village, all who run businesses and for medical clinics and care workers.
 

PRAY FOR OUR MISSIONARIES

S & G are church planting north of Melbourne. Their Missional 
Community is mostly meeting via zoom. God has recently impressed on S to preach the word. 
They thank God for :-
 *a Persian family they helped to baptise, who settled into a nearby church and brought friends to join that church.
  *a calming meditation that has been shared with members of the school community where S is chaplain and other resources shared with the community  that can teach the recipients about Jesus in the comfort  of their homes.
   They ask for prayer :-
    *that their leadership team may grow in number
    *for God’s wisdom and timing as they plan in context of Covid 19
    *that they hear and obey the voice of the Spirit as he guides them how to invite others to come to meet the Lord.
 

PRAY WITH OTHERS

Saturdays 8-9am
Wednesdays 12-1pm

 

TMA NEWSTAND

Global Christian news – Here
TMA  – Here

 
God bless you,
 
Wayne, on behalf also of Tanya and the staff at CCD

 

Church News

This weekend we approach Fathers’ Day. However, the day’s focus is probably overshadowed by anticipation of the Premier’s announcement about the Covid restrictions and hopes for their easing. This aside, the Diocese project director for Prevention of Violence Against Women-PVAW, Robyn Boosey, in her Fathers’ Day reflection in the 

TMA article

 ‘Breaking Free from Male Stereotypes’ speaks of the damage done to men by the shallow images of masculinity reflected in greeting cards and TV ads. These  fall far short of the range of attributes and emotions which men bring to the role of fathering and to their relationships. 
This accompanying

short video

offers a more wholistic and realistic picture of dads. It suggests that affirmation of the variety of characteristics men bring to being who God made them to be is necessary to free men from the pressure of fitting unreal stereotypes and the social and emotional issues that spring from that.
Jesus remains the most amazing and healthy model of manhood. In his utter dependence on God and his unpretencious love and healing for those who others ignored and rejected, Jesus showed us how to live. 

This Sunday Jeff Andrews brings us a thought provoking message from Isaiah 55 on the character of our Heavenly Father with inspiring reflection on how we can follow in our Father’s footsteps.
 

 ZOOM FELLOWSHIP AFTER SUNDAY’S SERVICE!

Straight after the 10.30 service this and each Sunday morning you are invited to fellowship together, via the zoom link below which will also be included in Jessica’s Service email. You will be asked for a Passcode which is provided below. In breakout rooms with others we will have the chance to catch up with or get to know and make feel welcome those we meet.  Join in the excitement of actually seeing your brothers and sisters in Christ again and be encouraged!

 

HYMN SINGING SERVICE ON ZOOM SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 4 PM
You are invited to join in singing well known favorite hymns in the context of a short CCD service on Sunday afternoon 13 September 4pm. No experience necessary. All welcome! Live music will kindly be provided by Carol Charters on the keyboard. A link and passcode will be provided in next week’s emails.

 

NEW COURSE – EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.  REGISTER NOW!

Part 2 of our EH Discipleship course commences in Term 4 – first week of Oct. learn the skills to loving people well and to avoid common pitfalls. Evening and daytime groups. Cost $35 ($30 conc) and $60 a couple covers workbook and devotional book each. Register at

admin@ccd.org.au

by 20 Sept.
Further details

here.

GLOBAL PRAYER FOR AN END TO COVID 19
AND A CALL TO PRAYER FOR OUR NATION
SAT
SUN 26-27 SEPT 
Bishop Philip Huggins, President of the National Council of Churches, has asked that the Aboriginal Christian Elders of Australia, led by Ps Peter Walker, will lead the churches of the nation in a National Solemn Assembly according to Joel 2, over 2 days, 26-27 September 2020.
You can join this extended prayer vigil on zoom
DATE: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 September 2020
TIME: 9am-9pm (AEST) each day
ZOOM URL LINK: 

https://zoom.us/j/776881184

ZOOM MEETING ID: 776881184

For 12 min video of Ps Peter Walker’s story

click here

.

“Gracious God, trusting in your providence and presence,
we bring our prayer for an end to this pandemic.
We pray for your strengthening of those offering costly
leadership during this crisis.
We pray for all who are ill.
We pray for those anxious about getting ill.
We pray for those full of grief.
We remember those who have died.
We pray for your grace to sustain us as we do what we can in
our context.
We ask these things, as you encourage us so to do.
‘Ask and it will be given you.’ (Matthew 7:7).
In resurrection faith, we offer our heartfelt prayer through
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.”

 

 VALE BETTY A
A much loved member of our 8.30 congregation, Betty A, passed away in the Lord on Friday 28 August, aged 84. Betty’s health rapidly declined after a recent diagnosis of liver cancer. Betty had migrated to Australia from England in 1958 and been in constant secretarial work, especially in the medical field. In retirement she was a long time secretary of U3A in Moorabbin and frequently travelled overseas. She also enjoyed organising social events at Lexington Gardens where she resided. Betty was a very active and cheery person, always looking immaculate and ready with a friendly word. Her living relatives are a niece and nephew in England and in Australia she is mourned by neighbours and friends at Lexington Gardens and close friends of nearly 60 years – Iris and Bruce. Betty has been part of CCD for nearly 20 years and deeply valued the worship life of this community. It is intended that a memorial service take place in Betty’s honour when restrictions are sufficiently lifted. Rest in peace faithful sister as you await the resurrection call of your Lord and Saviour upon his return.
 
 PRAY FOR OTHERS
Please pray for healing for T,(a believer and good friend of the Preman’s with Stage 4 lung cancer); for B’s wife H awaiting surgery for injured knee – in hospital after a fall; give thanks for R’s successful surgery; pray for S, having treatment for prostate cancer; for C’s husband, D, undergoing cancer treatment – give thanks for good report; Pray for A’s Mum – W – home now after minor stroke, and for the family caring for her and for her future; for N and all nurses in aged care; Continue praying for complete healing and recovery for C, E, J, A, J, P, S, L, C, A. Pray for God’s comfort for R and for N and for health for N’s daughter P . Pray for our staff team – for Tanya (recovering from recent surgery that went well) and for Baden as he leads our young people; for Mecka leading the Covid fight in Tanzania and for his family here in Australia; for Greenwood Mews and Manor – that the love of Christ touch and open many hearts to his grace and goodness. Pray for the people of Dingley Village, all who run businesses and for medical clinics and care workers.
 
PRAY FOR OUR MISSIONARIES
REV MECKA  OGUNDE is in Tanzania as Secretary General of the Anglican Church there. His 
main task there is to educate Tanzanians to prevent the spread of Covid 19 and thus save 
lives. They will use the usual  means to achieve this except ‘lock – down ‘which would severely impoverish the people and the government. Please pray for :-
  * His success in this task.
  *Our finishing raising $ 25,000.  to assist in this (about  $ 10,000. still to go )
  *Pray for his family in Melbourne—-now separated from him travelling back and forth. 
You can give to this appeal

here.

  TMA NEWSTAND
 Global Christian news

 

church news

God is at work among us!

Have you noticed – prayers answered for those undergoing surgery and treatments; Jill’s mushrooming community enterprise feeding those in need; others finding boldness and opportunity to share their faith in response to Greg’s recent stirring message and others volunteering service to the community?
God is stirring us to prayer; to compassionate action and enlarging our faith. How are you experiencing the stirring of God’s Spirit at present in your life? What is God directing your spirit, your thoughts and prayers toward? What next step might you take in response? Ring a friend and share your thoughts, praying together for God’s guidance or discernment and boldness. Be sure of this – God is frequently speaking to you. Often it is simply through a need or opportunity that presents itself to you. As we begin each day with a simple prayer of inviting God to direct our path that day trust that he is doing so and then be ready…
Eph 5: ‘Be filled with the Spirit…’ ‘…making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.’
 

JUST WHAT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR – ZOOM FELLOWSHIP AFTER SUNDAY’S SERVICE!

Straight after the 10.30 service this Sunday morning you are invited to fellowship together, via zoom. The link will be in our weekly email.

Join in the excitement of actually seeing your brothers and sisters in Christ again and be encouraged!
 

FATHERS’ DAY INVITE TO ALL OUR KIDS FOR A DADS’ DAY VIDEO SEGMENT

Baden is looking for Primary aged children to help record a special presentation for the Father’s Day service. It will be similar to the Mother’s Day one earlier this year. If you would like to help out please

email Baden.

Thank you Church. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

NEW COURSE – EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.  REGISTER NOW!
Part 2 of our EH Discipleship course commences in Term 4 – first week of Oct. learn the skills to loving people well and to avoid common pitfalls. Evening and daytime groups. Cost $35 ($30 conc) and $60 a couple covers workbook and devotional book each. Register by email before 20 September. Want more info? Find it

here

.

 

 SUNDAY 2PM – UNITED PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

An online ecumenical prayer event has been coordinated and will be available 

at this link

 (not available until 2pm on Sunday). The recorded prayer from 20 leaders is also 

available here)

This invite has been passed onto us by Ps Diana Dow of Beth Tephillah Ministry Centre Williamstown.
 

 PRAY FOR OTHERS

Please pray for our own dear B in McCulloch House, soon to pas beyond the veil of this life into glory; give thanks for Rod’s successful surgery; for S, having treatment for prostate cancer; for C’s husband, D, undergoing cancer treatment with positive prognosis; Pray for A’s Mum – W – home now after minor stroke, and for the family caring for her and for her future; for N and all nurses in aged care; Continue praying for complete healing and recovery for C, E, K, A, J, P, S, L, C, A. Pray for R and for N – for grace upon N’s witness to the people of her retirement village in great need of Jesus; Pray for Mecka leading the Covid fight in Tanzania and for his family here in Australia; for Greenwood Mews and Manor – that the love of Christ touch and open many hearts to his grace and goodness. Pray for the people of Dingley Village, all who run businesses and for medical clinics and care workers.
 

PRAY FOR OUR MISSIONARIES

TIM & ASHLEIGH  PAMFLETT  have just concluded 5 years with YWAM in Townsville .
(The photogenic Andrew was born during this time). They have moved to NZ to live in the South Island in Oamaru ( Ashleigh‘s home town). See their latest newsletter

here.

They thank God for :-
   * a smooth leaving  process with all the goodbyes.
   * opportunity to rest for a few weeks, ( some in mandatory hotel isolation )
 They ask prayer for :-
    * employment;
    * setting up a new home, making friends & settling in;
    * for God to continue to guide them in where to serve him in a lay capacity. 
 

PRAY WITH OTHERS

Via Zoom

Saturdays 8-9am
Wednesdays 12-1pm 
 

 TMA NEWSTAND
 Global Christian news

God bless you,
 
Wayne, on behalf also of Tanya and the staff at CCD

 

church news

Hope in Anxious Times

As I prepare for Sunday morning’s service with Isaiah 35 and read the vivid and dramatic promises of God through the prophet, I reflect on how many years so many of these promises waited for their fulfilment. There were often layers to the prophecies, some relating to contemporary political events and military threats, some projecting decades ahead and others centuries, speaking of the One who was to come. What faith this called for from God’s people! How could they endure? How could they hold onto their hope?
It was certainly not by focussing on their circumstances, nor on the apparent delay in the answer. Their focus had to be the character of God who made these promises and who had shown his faithfulness time and again in the past. Ish 33:5-6 ‘The Lord is exalted for he dwells on high; …He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
When all else appears empty, unyielding, or greatly perplexing, dig deep into God and into his Word.
Let him become the centre of your focus, devotion and hope. He has predicted that the earth will be shaken so we ought not be surprised when this occurs. And he has revealed why: so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Hebs 12:27. Ally yourself to what cannot be shaken, Allow whatever idols that may have crept into your affections to be exposed for the pretenders that they are. Fear the Lord. He is your one and only safe place – the sure foundation for our times – and your truest treasure.

New Zoom Praise & Worship Service

This Sunday afternoon from 5pm – 6pm(ish) you are invited to church on zoom where we are able to meet with each other face to face. We will sing God’s praises accompanied by our own musicians. We will wait upon the Lord and share what he may be speaking through us, as well as reflect on Tanya’s message from Revelation 4. Come relaxed and expectant, ready to rejoice and to hear from the Lord. You can join via this link…https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88601904817 and using the Passcode 495665. To join by phone, call 7018 2005. Meeting ID 88601904817.
 

Discipleship that Deeply Changes your Relationships with Others
Learn to love others well through more effective communication, discovering skills that save much hurt and misunderstanding in relationships.

The ‘Emotionally Healthy Relationships’ Course

teaches us how to love others well as an expression and outflow of loving God. The course also takes us forward in our walk with Jesus through the daily rhythm of silence, stillness and prayerful reflection on Scripture Commencing first week of Term 4, registrations are now being received with brochure with details

here

Please register by 20 September.

Costs: $35 ($30 conc) ; (Couples $60 or $50 if sharing Devotional book) 
 
Rhythm of Daily Prayer

Please find here your own copy of prayers for three times a day and at night designed by the Welsh prayer and blessing community of Ffeld-y-Brenin. Enjoy!
 

MMA Gift

Dawn has expressed thanks for the recent anonymous donation of $150 to the work of MMA which in addition to off site sales rendered an income of $635 this week for this essential missionary work.
 

Pray for Others

Please pray for our own dear B A who is now in hospital and not expected to leave; for S, having treatment for prostate cancer; R (surgery this Tues); for C’s husband, D, in hospital commencing treatment for lung cancer. Pray for A’s Mum – W – in hospital with suspected minor stroke, for N, nursing in aged care under stressful circumstances; Continue praying for complete healing and recovery for C, E, J, A, J, P, S, L, C, A. Give thanks for recent good news for J, R, F in their health journeys. Pray for God’s continuing comfort for R and for N – for grace upon N’s witness to the people of her retirement village in great need of Jesus as she has requested. Pray for Mecka leading the Covid fight in Tanzania and for his family here in Australia; for Greenwood Mews and Manor – that the love of Christ touch and open many hearts to his grace and goodness. Pray for the people of Dingley Village, all who run businesses and for medical clinics and care workers.

Pray with Others
(Zoom Links for all)
Saturdays 8-9am 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88927972204

and /or 
Wednesdays 12-1pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84116495488

TMA Newstand – Global Christian news

God bless you,
 
Wayne, on behalf also of Tanya and the staff at CCD.

church news

God is alive and well.

The ever-present awareness and cloud of the virus in no way extinguishes God’s power, love and faithfulness.
The following testimony has been provided by John Lansdowne with the request that it be shared with the whole congregation.

To the CCD congregation:
In February last year, there was a tumour the size of a man’s fist in the top of my right lung. The past eighteen months of my life have been pervaded by the cloud of lung cancer. I sought prayer for healing and God heard and acted. He appointed skilled, kind and caring physicians, He provided these physicians with access to effective treatments, He gave me the support of my ever loving wife, and He gave me hope.
Scans conducted on 31st July 2020 show that there is no cancer. I’m healed; my entire body is cancer free.
I wish to take this opportunity to proclaim what God has done.
I wish to thank you, the CCD folk for your support and for your faithful prayers. The prayer blanket created by Janet and added to by many, comforts me during the night. Thank you
John Lansdowne

The words of Isaiah (60:1-3) in this context are apt ‘Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.’ Now is not a time for shrinking back or hiding away (though rightly observing physical distance and isolation as required). It is a time for confidently affirming and declaring God’s goodness amid any and every situation that life throws our way. Praise the Lord, O my soul. Forget not all his benefits! Ps 103

 

This Sunday Online

This Sunday please join us on line as Greg Salter shares from his heart and the Lord’s heart a powerful and timely message for us all. Read Matthew 28:16-20 and Mark 4:35-41 prayerfully in preparation.

Help for those in need

We give thanks to God for Jill Jeanes’ initiative in preparing ‘care packs’ for those in need. If you are aware of someone doing it hard, please let Jill know, or if you would like to contribute to multiply this work, please contact Jill.

Tanzania Covid Appeal

The Tanzania Covid Appeal stands at $14,600. Please spread the word and ask the Father to help the goal of $25000 to be reached for the benefit of the people of Tanzania. You can give here.

CCD Praise and Worship service on zoom

The new Praise and Worship service on zoom commences Sunday week, 23 August at 5pm! Watch out for the link which will be emailed next week.

Emotionally Healthy Relationships

The Emotionally Healthy Relationships course to help us to Love people wellwill commence the week of 4 Oct in Term 4. 2 min course Promo here and Registrations now open: Details here

Pray for Others

Please pray for S, having treatment for prostate cancer, R (upcoming surgery) and B for healing, peace and effective medical and practical assistance. Pray for N, nursing in aged care under great stress; for J recovering from a shoulder operation. Pray for E, giving thanks that she is home, and pray for the return of enduring strength to her legs. Continue praying for complete healing and recovery for C, A, J, P, S, L, C, A.

Give thanks for good news for J, R and F in their health journeys this week. Pray for God’s continuing comfort for R and for N – for grace upon N’s witness to the people of her retirement village in great need of Jesus as she has requested. Pray for Mecka leading the covid fight in Tanzania and for his family here in Australia; for Greenwood Mews and Manor – that the love of Christ touch and open many hearts to his grace and goodness. Pray for the people of Dingley Village, all who run businesses and for medical clinics and care workers.

Pray with Others

You are invited to join others in prayer on Saturdays 8-9amhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88927972204
 
and /or Wednesdays 12-1pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84116495488

Do pray for and ring somebody today and help make their day!

God bless you.

Wayne – also on behalf of Tanya and the staff at CCD.