LPUC eNews – Sunday 23 November 2019

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




Acts 9:10-31, People Saul Met

On the road to Damascus Saul (named Paul later), who was going to arrest some Christian believers, met Jesus and was changed his intention and directions. After his conversion, Saul met Ananias who helped his eyes to be healed; he was helped by his followers to escape from Jewish leaders’ plot to kill him; Saul met Barnabas and was helped to be recognised as a genuine believer of Christ; Saul met fellow brothers in Jerusalem and was helped to get away from Jews’ plot against him. Saul had really changed and became one of the most important preachers, teachers and missionaries to help the Gentiles know Christ.

As Saul met various people who helped him to change his direction of faith and keep his journey, we need each other’s help and support because the growth of faith and effective ministry won’t happen by individuals. Remember we, Christians, associate with one another and are committed to each other simply because that’s who we are— the body of Christ, God’s family. And the body of Christ (the gathering of believers, the church) is designed to help and be helped by its members.  IL-WOONG.

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi’s moment of truth – ‘I decided to lose my life and find it in Christ’ – Eternity News

Josiah’s 21st Birthday celebrations – this Sunday 24th November, after the congregational meeting, all the church family are invited to join Josiah’s family and friends in celebrating his 21st birthday with lunch in the church hall.

Suicide notes talk too late – Movember

Chick-Fil-A earns double the revenue of McDonalds despite closing on Sundays – Australian Prayer Network

The weekly pick of good movies

Book of the Week:

The Story of Jesus.  With the clear, accessible test of the New International Version as its foundation, The Story of Jesus offers a revealing, insightful look at the most significant human being who ever lived.  Compelling and powerful, it shares Jesus’ story in one seamless narrative.

Like Dad – The Skit Guys

Fragile in body, Jimmy Carter ‘confident’ about living after death – Eternity News

Rosalee Velloso Ewell – Getting the ‘Dream Job’ (Daniel 2) Rosalee Velloso Ewell elegantly and powerfully expounds Daniel 2 through the lens of discipleship. Both marketplace and church leaders are encouraged to recognise that discipleship is a life-long journey which requires the integration of the whole life in order to honour God. Rosalee Velloso Ewell, Principal, Redcliffe College From the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum held in Manila, Philippines, 25-29 June 2019.

Kanye’s Sunday Services: a new wave of revival? – Eternity News

“IF” A poem by Rudyard Kipling

NSW-ACT Synod declares 1st December as a Day of Prayer for the bushfires

New Narnia movies and God Friended Me – Eternity News

God is our help in troubled times – Australian Christian Lobby

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held this Sunday, 24th November 2019 after Morning Worship. The Meeting will receive Annual Reports, results of the Church Council Election and plans for next year.

Ford v Ferrari – Reel Dialogue Review

Christmas Events 2019

Carols by Streetlight Join us as we walk local streets singing carols and bringing Christmas joy to residents.

Monday 9th December 7.00pm to 8.00pm – Practice at worship centre.

Tuesday 17th December 7.00pm to 8.30pm – Carols by Streetlight event – meet at worship centre.

Family Christmas Event in the Carpark

Sunday 22nd December –     BBQ 6.00pm, Carols 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

Christmas Celebrations will kick off at 6.00pm with a free BBQ (donation buckets for drought relief will be available), rock climbing wall, jumping castle, tattoos and other carpark excitement for the whole family. The story of Jesus’ birth will follow at 7.00pm with a sensational performance, Tongan Brass Band, sample bags and Christmas carols.

Christmas Morning Celebration

Wednesday 25th December @ 8:30am – 9:30am

Two years on from “marriage equality”, basic freedoms are under threat – The Spectator

‘I was gay, but I found Christ and now I’m married to a woman.’ – The Christian Institute.