Our Mission is to
Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
Become Like Jesus.
Luke 11: 1-13, Beyond Asking
In today’s lesson, Jesus disciples had watched him and heard him praying. One day they went to him and asked him to teach them how to pray. Jesus answered them in three ways: He gave them the words of a prayer to say; He told them a story: And he explained a bit about what prayer is like.
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus begins with the amazingly bold words: “When you pray; say: Father…” Jesus invites us to come very intimately to God in prayer. In teaching us to pray, Jesus wants us to view prayer as a family affair. We are to come to God who created us and sustains us with the same confidence that we would approach a loving parent.
Having affectionate intimacy with our Abba and profound humility before the King of kings and Lord of lords, we are called to pray with persistence, overcoming the illusion that God doesn’t care. We are called to believe that God is answering our prayers, even when he seems not to be listening or when he answers them in ways we don’t understand. And we are assured that God hears our prayers and answer them with what is needed not necessarily what is wanted. Just as God does, God’s people should do the same for others. IL-WOONG.
Intergenerational Service Evaluation It is now some months since we closed our previous two Sunday services and commenced our intergenerational service on 3rd February. We believed that creating a new service where the attendees of both the previous morning and evening services come together and worship, would enable us to:
grow relationships between generations;
pool resources with the load being shared amongst a greater number of people, allowing the worship, structure and dynamics of the service to be varied depending on the team serving;
have opportunity for fellowship each service with a morning tea served each week and a lunch served after the service once every two months on the first Sunday of the month.
Tailor a separate children’s program to assist that generation learning and growing their faith.