LPUC eNews – Sunday 16 November 2019

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Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
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Acts 12:1-17, Pray together as God’s family

In the text, we find that the church prayed to the Lord (vs. 5) when they were facing on difficult circumstances: one of their leaders, James was killed (vs. 2) while another leader, Peter was arrested and put him in jail (vs. 4).  The church was on its knees and they were praying. They prayed fervently. They prayed faithfully. Eventually, God heard their prayer and sent down one of His angels into that jail cell. Peter’s chains fell off (vs. 7). The iron gate opened automatically. The angel led him out of the jail (vs. 10).

We have to remember that our Father God always sees our trials and hears our prayers. He treats us as His precious children and gives us the best thing for us. So what we need to do is to trust God when we pray. It seems that the angel drew Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that drew the angel. We should never underestimate the power of prayer, especially a praying church!

Dear friends, let us pray together as God’s family: pray for our church families to continue to grow their faith in Jesus and live out the faith in our day to day life, pray for our mission and ministry that we are committed to, pray that all of them may glorify God and expand the Kingdom of God here and beyond, Amen. IL-WOONG.

A call to prayer for those affected by the bushfires – Eternity News

Faith: finding the blessings in adversity – SMH

The Potter’s House

Psalm Sixty Three

Messy Church this sSunday 17th November 4.00pm to 6.00pm – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ….

Reckless Love (Acoustic version) Cory Asbury

Church Council Voting — 2019/2: Following the close of nominations on Sunday 20 October 2019 for the nine (9) vacancies on the Church Council, nine (9) people accepted nomination and the names of the nominees and their terms are listed below:


Term (Years)

Lance Bexon


Jan Blewitt


Lawrie Bool


Josaiah Finau


Mele Finau


Lyn Garrard


Pamela Hanna


Victor Hau


Annette O’Neill


Voting will continue today before and after the Intentionally Inter-generational Service and Messy Church and conclude after the Mid-Week service on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Members are reminded that the nominees require a majority of the total votes cast, by those participating in the ballot, to be elected to Council. The names of the successful Councillors will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Congregation on Sunday 24 November 2019 and their terms will commence on 1 January 2020.  Keith McLeod.  Returning Officer.

10 Encouraging quotes from pioneer missionary C. T. Studd

Start life again

DVD of the Week: 

Despatches From The Front – Ep 1: Islands on the Edge  DVD  A pioneer missionary once wrote, “some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell.” Despatches from the Front: islands on the Edge takes you where there are no church buildings or chapel bells, yet the Gospel is unstoppable and Christ’s Kingdom is advancing even in the face of persecution, desperate poverty, and Asia’s secret slave trade.  Travel to the islands of Southeast Asia – from the towering city of Singapore to the squalid encampments of Borneo.  Ferry through Cambodia’s remote river country, visit a Buddhist monastery where people with AIDS are living and dying, and rejoice with new believers in a house church in Indonesia.  Here is an inside look at the radical rescue work of the Gospel on the frontier of human need.

I learned the power of Bible storytelling in three days – Eternity News

Conversations with John Anderson – Baroness Caroline CoxA “nurse and social scientist by intention, and a Baroness by astonishment”, very few people in public life have a life story as thrilling and inspiring as Caroline Cox. John talks to the Baroness Cox about her humanitarian work, career and extraordinary life.

What Labor’s review says about Christians – Eternity News

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, 24th November 2019 after Morning Worship. The Meeting will receive Annual Reports, results of the Church Council Election and plans for next year.

Church Council is endeavouring to reduce waste and printing so minimal paper copies of agendas, reports and minutes for the congregational meeting will be printed. We would like to encourage you to obtain a digital copy by signing up over the next 2 Sundays. Please leave your details on the signup sheet in the foyer over the next 2 Sundays or contact Robbie Kell at robbie@lpuc.org.au and request a digital copy. All documents will be emailed after the service on Sunday 17th November.  Thank you.  Rob Kell.

Why you should become a Christian – Eternity News

How Marie received Christ and floated away – Eternity News

The annual Shamrock School fundraiser is on again.  This year it’s a trivia night at Mortdale RSL on 16 November commencing at 7:30pm. Hopefully we can get a couple of LPUC tables together for a fun night out.  There will be teams of 6-8 per table.

It’s a later start this year as there is no dinner included, however the room is available to us from 6:00pm so you can get your meals from the Bistro, bring them into the room and practice your trivia skills in the warm up.

Could you please let me know if you will be attending.  Further details attached.  Hope to see you there.  Greg.

Killing sufferers kills the culture – The Centre for Independent Studies

Euthanasia quickly becomes a medical solution for non-terminal patients in Belgium – Australian Prayer Network.