LPUC eNews – Sunday 2 November 2019

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




1 Peter 1:1-12, Transformed and Transforming

We are Pentecostal people who were changed because of the Holy Spirit and we are also encouraged to change others. In other words, we were transformed by the Holy Spirit and we are called to transform others in our communities with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Today as we talk about ‘Transformation we experienced in faith and the command to transform others we received by Christ’ we will think about Peter whose life was changed and whose faith was transformed totally by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Peter was one of twelve disciples chosen by Jesus. He played a leadership role and was part of Jesus’ inner circle witnessed the events such as the Transfiguration and Jesus’ agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Peter declared that Jesus was the Messiah but denied Jesus three times during the Jesus’ trial. However, he was rehabilitated and forgiven by the risen Christ and later preached to the crowd on the day of Pentecost.

In his faith journey to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, Peter learned that God had a great plan for his personal life; He guarded his spiritual life by His Power; and He gave him eternal life. I was wondering what changes you have experienced and what you have learned as you have followed Christ. IL-WOONG.

It’s time to put down our swords in the culture ware and talk about the Bible – ABC News

Seniors Afternoon Tea – High Tea at Ascot – Saturday 9th November 2.00pm to 4.00pm

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

Kanye West, holy fool – The Spectator

The curious conversion of Kayne West – Cross + Culture

 Church Council Voting — 2019/1: Following the close of nominations on Sunday 20 October 2019 for the nine (9) vacancies on the Church Council, nine (9) people have 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 commence today Sunday 10 November 2019 before and after the Intentionally Inter-generational service and before and after the Intentionally Inter-generational service and Messy Church on Sunday 17 November. Voting will 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 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

All Hallows notes – The Spectator

The death of our baby girl changed my view of God – Eternity News

DVD of the Week: 

Peter Rabbit Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own cute, contemporary comedy with attitude.  In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections fo the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byne).  James Corden, with playful spirit and wild charm, voices the character of Peter, alongside Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley voicing the roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail.

God and the Rock – The Spectator

NSW MP Tanya Davies reflects on the NSW Abortion Bill – Australian Prayer Network

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.

Country church excited to welcome refugees from Iran – Eternity News

Chinese town officials monitor and track Christians – Australian Prayer Network

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.

Muslims save Christians from Al-Shabaab attack – Australian Prayer Network