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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
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
God bless you,
Wayne, on behalf also of Tanya and the staff at CCD