A Call to Go Fish

LPUC eNews – Sunday 6 February 2022

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Please wear a mask whilst indoors and check in via our QR  code or with the person at the front door.  Hand sanitizer and masks are still available.

We are also live streaming of our services.  The service can be seen each Sunday morning commencing at 10.15am.  Here is the link to our YouTube channel to access the live streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEm1fJeADpcP6gO1BsBKcg 

Luke 5:1-11, A Call to Go Fish

From today’s gospel reading, we may think of a few things. Firstly, Peter’s call to leave everything and “catch people” is to remind of the call of Paul in Acts, (Acts 9:15). Secondly, the miraculous catch of fish should probably be understood as a sign that, as the Messiah, Jesus did mighty work to provide an abundance of fish. Thirdly, it is about the Gospel’s teaching on discipleship: the fishermen had done nothing to deserve or merit Jesus’ call to them; the call to discipleship did not come in a holy place but in the midst of the fishermen’s daily work; It requires a reversal of priorities and a reordering of commitments.   

Now, think about your call to be a follower of Jesus. When and how did you decide to believe Jesus Christ, to trust and follow Him? Remember, everyone has a call from God no matter if it is big or small. We all have an important role to play in the kingdom of God but sometimes we don’t answer his call. Will you answer His call today?  IL-WOONG.

National Christian Heritage Sunday – Australian Prayer Network  

I left fraud and jail behind when I met Jesus – Eternity News

Peter on the beach || Seeing the Future || Episode 5

Lessons from the Missionaries to the British Isles – Daily Declaration

Seeds of revival in Afghanistan – Australian Prayer Network  

i4Give Week 1-6 Feb 2022  

Church Council (Notification of Vacancies): Following a resolution of Church Council, elections will be held to fill eight (8) vacancies on the Council. The vacancies were created by 7 Councillors, Lance Bexon, Jan Blewitt, Lawrie Bool, Josiah Finau, Mele Finau, Pamela Hanna and Annette O’Neill, whose terms expired on 31 December 2019 (later extended to 31 March 2022). The Council also included two co-opted Councillors Beryl Bool and Richard Hanna. The remaining vacancy was not filled in the November 2019 election. It goes without saying that existing Counsellors may seek to be renominated. The election process will commence on Sunday 6 February 2022 and conclude on Sunday 27 March 2022.

The call for nominations will be open from 10.00 am Sunday 13 February 2022 until 11.45 pm Sunday 20 February 2022.

Nomination forms will be available from Keith from 13 February 2022. If you are considering nominating someone for Church Council, please prayerfully consider this over the next couple of Sundays. Any proposed nominee must be a confirmed member or member in Association of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Voting will be conducted before and after Sundays 13 & 20 March 2022. The names of the successful Councillors will be announced in the News-sheet, E-News and the Church Service Announcements on Sunday 27 March 2022.

Elected Councillors will be required to have a ‘Working With Children Check (WWCC) via Service NSW (free service) and agree to undertake ‘Safe Church Awareness Training,’ when organised with Presbytery or Uniting Ministry and Education (UME). This is a one-day course paid for by LPUC).

Keith McLeod, Returning Officer.

Tongan King Inspires With Godly Speech – Vision Christian Media  

Making a stand for God in a scientific world – Eternity News  

Untouchables and the Image of God – Daily Declaration  

‘I put stickers on my car and on my cricket bat, saying Jesus is Lord’ – Eternity News

Bible full or ordinary people – Daily Nudge

Library: If you’d like to share what you’re reading/watching or request a resource from the library, send an email to Naomi.Feigl@gmail.com and Lawrie.Bool@gmail.com

Dentist – How do we convey the Good News of Jesus – FuelCast

John Anderson Conversations: with Dr. Andrew Stone, Economist and Author –Dr. Andrew Stone speaks with John about the concerning economic trends following government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twelve questions for the next Covid media conference…? | The Spectator Australia  

Australia Day is controversial – but only for a noisy few – The Daily Declaration

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