Overcoming Temptation

LPUC eNews – Sunday 6 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 4:1-13, Overcoming Temptation 

Today, we are going to study one of the well-known Lent gospel readings, “the temptation of Jesus”. Temptation is something we all face as Christians, no matter how long you have been following Christ. In fact, temptation is a common human experience. Jesus, the one who was tempted ‘yet without committing sin’ (Hebrews 4:15), understands our human weakness and vulnerability, understands what we go through when we are tempted. Therefore, He is able to help us when we are tempted.  

So, what do we do when we face temptations?We should keep close to God; rely on God’s word; and pray about temptation and God’s help. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear; as God promises He will help us through any temptation, big or small. Amen.    IL-WOONG.

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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

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