Where is God working in your life?

LPUC eNews – Sunday 1 August 2021

There is no in person worship this Sunday due to the current COVID restrictions, however you can still watch the service online.

Psalm 51:1-12Where is God working in your life?  Someone once asked the question ‘What is truth?’ In this day and age, it seems that whatever I want to believe is ‘my truth,’ and whatever you want to believe is truth for you.  Society has generally moved away from any objective standard of truth.  So, what do we do when we are challenged by truth that makes us feel uncomfortable?  Is God’s word still truth, or is it just one of a number of ‘truths’ available to us? 

In the midst of this Coronavirus Pandemic, what is God saying to you?  Where is God currently working in your life as we live through lockdowns, face masks, infection rates, social distancing as well as changing, confusing and conflicting advice?    Lawrie. 

Psalm 145: Call to worship the greatness of God – The Skit Guys

The power of metaphor – The Bible Project

NSW Premier announces she is ready for the return of Jesus – Damascus Dropbear

Messy Church: We’ve had great feedback from families about the July Messy Church ‘at home’ activity kit to explore practical ways to Serve God by helping others, featuring support for Operation Christmas Child and other opportunities in our local community. Thank you for your prayers and ongoing support, particularly during the lockdown. For more information, feedback or to request an at-home kit for another family in the area, contact Jan and the Messy Church team on MessyChurch@LPUC.org.au

Australia’s Lockdowns: Protests, Poverty and the Prophets – Daily Declaration

Everyday Christian: Embracing risky business – Eternity News  (Book is available in library). 

Jim Carey – Green Renaissance

Family Growth project: We’ve been listening to views about young families’ experience of church to understand how we can grow, together – we’re keen to share our findings with you and discuss what happens next! Look out for a Zoom meeting request – there will be a few meeting options at different times of day; however, you’ll only need to attend one that suits you. For more information, contact IL-Woong or Naomi Feigl 0419 305 988 or naomi.feigl@gmail.com

The deep anguish of God – The Bible Project

John Anderson Direct: With Joel Kotkin, Demographer, Author and Academic.  In this Direct interview, John is joined by American demographer, academic and author Joel Kotkin. John and Joel discuss some of the key theses of Joel’s widely-praised recent book, ‘The Coming of Neo-Feudalism’.  Joel shines the spotlight on the Western progressive elite or, as he terms them, the ‘new clerisy’, who sideline and silence anyone who speak or, increasingly, think against the orthodoxy.  He paints a worrying comparison between this status quo, the Chinese experience of authoritarianism and the medieval feudalism known to Europe for hundreds of years. Joel Kotkin is often described as “America’s uber-geographer”, and is an internationally recognised authority on global economic, political and social trends. Mr. Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California and Executive Director of the Houston-based Urban Reform Institute.

Lovingkindness – Keith and Krystin Getty

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. These top picks are from book club friends who are still reading together (some for 28 years!) even though they’re not able to meet right now:

  • Ros is reading…Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Quite a tome (800+ pages) about Russia, love, tragedy, politics, agriculture, 19th century, life! For lighter reading, I always enjoy books by Jeffrey Archer or Fiona McIntosh, and I recently watched ‘The Dry’ with Eric Bana – and enjoyed that.
  • Beverley is reading… People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks. It could be called historical fiction, as it tells the story of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an actual Hebrew manuscript. It stretches from Sarajevo 1940 back to 15th century Spain and combines fact and fiction into a fascinating tale until the manuscript is restored to its rightful ownership. Books are such good company!

Church applauded and rebuked after offering free salvation to vaccinated – Damascus Dropbear  

Christian Medical Professionals say: Sign petition to stop euthanasia – Eternity News  

The no case for euthanasia – Fred Nile

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