I trust you are travelling okay with the Lord’s encouragement in these strained times. If not please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through the office or with Tanya or myself or a fellow member of CCD. We are all here to support and encourage each other and to pray for and with each other.
There are many matters of importance in our news this week. I trust you are not in a hurry to go anywhere, so please take a few slow breaths, sit back and catch up on some of what God is stirring in our midst.
This Sunday is our Anniversary Service marking the date of dedication of the Heritage Church in 1873. This was made possible by the generosity and strong faith commitment of Mary Attenborough through the loving mercy of God. We are blessed to have Ron White as our guest preacher and other surprises – a special guest co-host and some rare interviews with two of our longstanding members –one of whom you will be surprised to learn was at the 100th anniversary service! The Scripture passage to preview is Romans 5:6-11.
This Sunday’s Activity booklet for all the young at heart is
ZOOM FELLOWSHIP AFTER SUNDAY’S SERVICE!
NATIONAL SOLEMN ASSEMBLY
Today marks the celebration of the Jewish New Year known as Rosh Hashanah. Biblically it is the Feast of Trumpets (See Leviticus 23). This commences a period of ten days leading to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement – the most holy day in the Jewish calendar. This day prefigured and is fulfilled in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah, on the cross. The days just prior to this –Sat 26 / Sun 27 Sept – have been chosen for a National Day of Solemn Assembly in Australia to pray for our nation to turn to the Lord and for the removal of the Covid virus.
President of the National Council of Churches -Bishop Philip Huggins –has called for this Assembly and invited Ps Peter Walker and Aboriginal Christian Elders to lead this Solemn Assembly, called according to Joel Chapter Two and 2 Chron 7:14.
This is a historic and profoundly important event for our nation as different national prayer movements unite at this critical time for Australia and the world to cry out to God. Please seriously consider setting aside time for earnest prayer on either or both of these days or joining the gathering on zoom for part of the time. (Details below).
Watch the brief
The team at the ‘Canberra Declaration’ is also hosting Ten Nights of Prayer at 8pm (AEST) (18-25 September) in the lead up to the National Solemn Assembly. Each night will feature Indigenous leaders. In addition to this, on
, Monday 28 September, there will be a three-hour prayer celebration 6pm– 9pm. All are welcome to join in whenever and however they can, over this extended period of prayer. The details are as follows:
DATE: Nightly at 8pm (AEST) Friday 18th–25th September, and then all day Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2020.
TIME: 8pm on 18th–25th September, then 9am-9pm (AEST) Sat 26 & Sun 27 Sept.
ZOOM URL LINK:
ZOOM MEETING ID: 776881184
OVERFLOW VIEWING: Watch on
STARTING IN TWO WEEKS! – EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.
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. Please Register at
by 20 Sept. Further details
DINGLEY DOSSIER CCD OUTREACH INVITATION
Preview our invitation to the
to appear in next month’s Dossier
Please pray for those who read this and for those whose hearts God is turning to himself.
NEW CCD WEBSITE LAUNCHED!!
Thank you, Jessica for your amazingly skilled work in producing such an impressive website, and to our staff and Parish Council who have all assisted in its final presentation.
URGENT NEWS OF DANGER TO CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINCY IN VIC SCHOOLS!
Please read and act on this
from Dawn Penny –Director of Korus Connect –(formerly Access Ministries) who are the main provider of Christian Chaplains in Victorian schools.
TANZANIA COVID APPEAL
Tanzania Covid Appeal stands at $14720. Let’s move this past $15K and onto the $20K mark for the run home. God bless you CCD! You can give
VICAR ON LEAVE
Wayne will be on Annual Leave from next Weds 23 Sept, returning to work on Monday 5 Oct.
COVID Prayer from 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.
Global Christian news
God bless you,
Wayne, on behalf also of Tanya and the staff at CCD