LPUC eNews – Sunday 10 June 2018

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


Mark 6:6b-13Jesus sends us out. After He was rejected from His home town, Jesus sends out the twelve disciples to go ahead to the towns and villages which he would be visiting.

He gave them instructions to travel in pairs and to travel light. Their task was to preach that people should turn from doing wrong and they were given authority to drive out demons and heal the sick.

Jesus had been teaching his disciples by his words and by his example and now a time had come for them copy him and practise their calling.

Shortly Jesus would no longer be present with them physically, but through the power of the Holy Spirit, they would go and make disciples of all nations (as Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:18-20.)

While we don’t share the physical company of Jesus like his twelve disciples did, we do have the gospels to teach us what He said and did, and we have the Holy Spirit.

And it is our calling to make disciples of all nations, too.

Our church has many missions, like Mainly Music and Community Morning Tea for example, to connect with people in Jesus, as in our mission statement. But have you ever thought about how, in some way, in your daily life, that you can make Jesus known to others?  ….  Alan Findlay

Next generation prayer movement.

Magnificent handwritten illuminated Bible delights the mind and senses.

Congregational meeting  On the 24th June we will be having a congregational meeting. During this meeting we will be discussing the budget for the 2018/2019 financial year. If you have anything you would like to discuss please contact Robbie Kell on 0401 843 422 or email robbie@lpuc.org.au. Finally in an attempt to reduce printing we will only have a very small amount of printed documents available. If you would like a digital copy please leave your name and email on the list near the stewards desk or contact Robbie Kell on the above details and request a copy. The meeting will start after the morning service has finished at approximately 11:00am.

God Revolution Video 10 – How do we pray for the lost?  Do you know that God wants all people to be saved? Do you have a burden for souls? Jesus did. He said that He had come to seek and to save the lost.  “I want you to pray and make intercession and give thanks for all people, for kings and all in authority, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4.

Tassie churches confront failures with prayer and confession.

In the Name of Christ. Many people would point to the Crusades as a low point
in Christian history. This episode of Life & Faith explores a couple of the lowest points of the Crusades.

DVDs of the Week:

The Lady in the Van.  DVD.  Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by two time Academy Award-winner Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins ‘temporarily’ parks her van in Alan Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years.  What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.  Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait.

6 Below. DVD.  Eric LeMarque is a former Olympian and thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back.  When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, he is pushed to the limit of human endurance.  Facing Hypothermia, starvation, dehydration, withdrawal, frostbite and wild wolves, he fights against the worst the elements cant throw at him as he faces his fears and death head on.

A national update of prayer for evangelism in Australia.

Dr Ryan Anderson speaks on freedom. Dr Ryan Anderson, senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, recently visited Australia for sold events in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.  Religious freedom, and the boundaries of this freedom is currently an issue for much discussion in our nation.  Watch Ryan’s incisive comments about the protection of one’s ability to live out their faith in public.

Our history and the Christian connection – William Cooper – Bill Ferguson – Aboriginal Activists.

The Umbrella Movie. An umbrella was designed to protect; a shield, manufactured specifically to be used to defend against the natural elements. What if, however, an umbrella could do more than just protect its user from mere sun or rain? What if it could protect its user from pain?

Jared Evans’ umbrella does just that. Sure, it may not be real to anyone except him, but whenever pain, fear, or any other unpleasant emotion threatens to bare its ugly head, Jared has only to release his imaginary umbrella to escape into a world that he is all too familiar with…numbness.

It’s not until his therapist, Henry Green, convinces him to carry around a real umbrella to shield him in times of trouble instead, that Jared begins to understand; his umbrella may protect him from pain, but it also protects him from life.

Haunted by pain from his past, but disengaged from life in the present, Jared must make a choice; he can run and hide like he’s always done, or choose to finally let go of his umbrella and find the freedom that comes from living honestly.

It’s a God thing… What do you want from Jesus?