A Fruitful Life

LPUC eNews – Sunday 20 March 2022

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

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 13;1-9, A Fruitful Life 

Today is the third Sunday of Lent. Our Lenten journey continues. Often the road has been stony and hard. Sometimes we have stumbled and even fallen. But God has been our friend and our guide. We have no cause to be alarmed. God is faithful to us, even when we are faithless. Today we rejoice in God’s faithful love, and together ask for strength and signs of hope and life. And again we are drawn together to celebrate the life that is ours in Christ Jesus.  

In the gospel reading today, we read about the fig tree that had not borne fruit for three years, but instead of giving up on it as a lost cause, the man is convinced to give it another year. The lesson of the fig tree is a challenge to live each day as a gift from God, and it is related to the first part. What it teaches us is that the evidence of repentance is seen in the “fruit,” or how a person lives. So, when we turn to God, we have to bear fruits. At least if we are willing to turn to God, the Holy Spirit will help us and guide us toward a right direction. IL-WOONG.

Mother of the Year aware – FamilyVoice

Go – Worshiphouse Media

Russian church leaders urge for a ceasefire in Ukraine – Australian Prayer Network

Shane Warne’s Death and Eternity – Daily Declaration  

The five languages of apology – Daily Nudge

Church Council Voting — 2022/1: Following the close of nominations on Sunday 27 February 2022 for the eight (8) vacancies on the Church Council; eight (8) people have accepted nomination and the names of the nominees and their terms are listed below:

NomineeTerm (Years)
Lance Bexon2
Jan Blewitt2
Beryl Bool1
Josaiah Finau2
Mele Finau2
Amelia Greenan2
Pamela Hanna2
Annette O’Neill2

Voting will commence before and after the service today Sunday 20 March 2022 and conclude after the 10.15am service on Sunday 27 March 2022.

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 successful Councillors’ terms will commence on 1 April 2022 and be announced in the News Sheet, E-News and Church Service Announcements on Sunday 3 April 2022.

Keith McLeod, Returning Officer

11 ways to pray during the crisis in Ukraine – send.org

Making meaningful connections – apassionforlife.org.uk

ACL Weekly Political Update – Dr Jonathan Cole on Ukraine  

How a vital moment led to a movement for truth – Prageru.com

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

Learning from COVID: Why Christians must rediscover conscience – Cross and Culture

Anthony Albanese must take a strong stand on this issue! – FamilyVoice

Dismantling the Logic That Underpins Abortion and Euthanasia – Daily Declaration

How many babies died in the womb in 2021? – FamilyVoice

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