LPUC eNews – Sunday 30 July 2017

Categories: Blog

Our Mission is to
Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
Become Like Jesus.


Hilton will be speaking on a similar theme to what IL-Woong spoke about in his opening message in the current series (Christian Hospitality), but he will be also applying it to the part of our mission statement ‘Connect with People in Jesus.’ His reading from Matthew 25:31-46 focuses on being ‘practical’ about the expression of our faith.

Hilton wants to encourage each member of the Body of Christ in this place to be excited that if any person be in Christ they are a new creature and that in being faithful to that part of our mission statement ‘Connect with People in Jesus’ we can bring about a life changing experience in the lives of our friends and others in whom we come in contact.

“When you give a luncheon or dinner ….”

I have overcome the world.

Morning tea.  Andrew & Margie Saw & Andrew’s Mum Christina, wish to thank IL-Woong & the LPUC Church family for their care & support shown to them during Andrew’s father Ian’s illness & passing. On Sunday they are supplying food for morning tea to say thank and to celebrate Andrews birthday

Not losing our religion.

SRE Review Welcomed.

Books of the Week:

Against The Flow.  By John Lennox.  The inspiration of Daniel in an age of relativism.  Daniel and his friends did not simply maintain their private devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society antagonistic to their faith.  That is why their story has such a powerful message for us.  Society tolerates the practice of Christianity in private and in church services, but it increasingly deprecates public witness.  If Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of the public debate.  What was it that gave that ancient foursome, Daniel and his three friends, the strength and conviction to be prepared, often at great risk, to swim against the flow?

The Wayside Stream  by Paul Glynn.  This book is a gathering of stories about people who experienced reconciliation.  Some of them had been deeply hurt and thought that they could never forgive, or come to peaceful terms with the wounds, with the injustice of it all.  They tell how they approached the problem, were helped to overcome it, and speak of the great peace and new freedom they experienced.

Shortlist for Australian Christian book of the year announced.

Having ears to hear: who is my neighbour?

Seven Christian responses to gay marriage.  Is there only one correct response to same-sex marriage? The Centre for Public Christianity invites you to consider seven different possible approaches.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Lugarno II Playgroup, who meet in Truscott Hall, are holding a BBQ stall at Kirrawee Bunnings on Saturday 12th August.  Funds raised will help purchase new equipment, toys and other requirements.  They are asking for volunteers from the church family to assist for a two-hour time slot on this day.  Hours for the BBQ are from 7.30am to 5.15pm.  If you are able to help, please fill in the time slot suitable to you on the roster sheet on the stewards table in the foyer.  Thanks in advance, The Committee (Lauren, Merilee and Jo)

How should Christians respond to the transgender issue?

Cocoon.  A modern day psalm of grief and loss.

Messy Church Sunday 13th August 4pm to 6pm: Jesus – You’re my Superhero.

Missing Book. A couple of weeks ago a Bible study book on angels was left in the morning on the stewards table. It had a post it note on it with Elizabeth’s name on it. The book has gone missing. If you know where it is please contact Lawrie 0404 354 292.

Class Dublin taxi driver.

The euthanasia op-ed the papers wouldn’t run.