Choosing the Way

LPUC eNews – Sunday 13 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 

Genesis 15: 1-7, 17-18 & Luke 13:31-35, Choosing the Way

Today is the second Sunday in Lent. Lent is a reflective season that has an opportunity to go deep within ourselves and focuses on our relationship with God and with others.

The Scripture lessons today focus on the covenants or promises that God made with the people of God. Like Jesus, we choose to enter this time of “desert,” in order to remember the promises of God, hear the stories of ways in which they were fulfilled, and the ways in which we are called to participate in those promises in our own time – to discover who we are in God and what we are to do.

Think about Jesus’ courage in going to Jerusalem where he knew there was going to be trouble – bravely walking into Jerusalem to face death threats. Jesus loved Jerusalem; he loved the people and had compassion for them as he lives out its essence of loving God and loving your neighbour.   IL-WOONG.

Ukrainian Christians turn to Psalm 31 to deliver them from war – Australian Prayer Network

Top 5 wickets of Shane Warne | Ball of the century

Praying and meditating on Scripture can improve your health – Australian Prayer Network

Prayer Inspiration – Steelehouse Media Group

How many times did Jesus pray in the Bible? – JesusAlive  

Church Council Nominations — 2022/1: Following the close of nominations on Sunday 27 February 2022 for the eight (8) vacancies on the Church Council, eight (8) people listed below have accepted nomination. The nominees, together with 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 be conducted on Sundays 20 & 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. The conclusion of the terms for the existing Church Councillor and newly elected Church Councillors will revert back to 31 December of the relevant year having been extended from 31 December 2021 to 31 March 2022 due to Covid-19.

Keith McLeod, Returning Officer

Ukrainian faith leaders gather to pray at President Zelenskyy’s request – Eternity News  

Learning from Covid: Why Christians Must Recover Their Courage – Daily Declaration  

Anti-religious Victorian Conversion Therapy Law is now in force. Christians beware. – Human Rights Law Alliance  

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

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – Audiobook

Growing strong trees – Daily Nudge

7 Reflections on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – Daily Declaration   

Learning from Covid: Why Christians Must Let God Define Compassion – Daily Declaration  

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