Mon Pray for Ray as he speaks at Synod tonight and give thanks for the opportunity for St HIlda's to become a full parish again. Tue The Box’s ask for prayer for the Slovenia-wide Bible Marathon Oct 12-19. A roster of people will read the Bible aloud, for a week, in and out of church, to encourage Bible reading amongst church-goers and outsiders. Wed Pray for Scripture teachers now that school is back in operation, that God may use their efforts to draw people to Jesus. Can we help YOU in any of the following ways? find out more about Jesus doing ‘Christianity explained’ having a pastoral visit making St Hilda’s my church youth and children’s ministries joining a bible study group developing my ministry Special comments, requests, prayer needs or thanksgiving; Thu Pray that in the busyness of life Robyn will be faithful in personal Bible reading and prayer Fri Tonight the church hosts a 'Vertical film festival' as part of our Arts program. Pray that it may build bridges with the community. Sat Tim McIver is commissioned today as the new minister for Blackheath Anglican church. Please pray for him and the congregations involved that God may work through their efforts to his glory. October 12, 2014 You are welcome at St Hilda’s today. Please feel free to fill in the comments slip attached to this bulletin, tear it off and place it in the offering bag or the church mail box at the church front door. We’d love to hear prayer points, news, or if you are new we’d love to get in touch and get to know you better. Church Info: Minister; Ray Robinson 4782 1608 Assocate Minister: Mike Wells 0415 159 865 Family Worker: Robyn Glindemann Please send my prayer needs to the prayer chain. 0438 401 088 Our Link Missionaries Date ______________ 8am 10am 5.30pm Name: Address: Phone: Email: Kingsley & Veronica Box [email protected] Leon & Lee Hribar: [email protected] Kelvin & Roslyn Nicolle: Andrew & Sarah Lubbock: [email protected] [email protected] Peter & Joy Palmer: [email protected] Shine & Jessica Thomas: [email protected] Parish Assistant: Michelle Seers 0421 313 898 Website:www.sthildas.net Email: [email protected] Facebook:sthildaskatoomba Home Groups: Vince Williamson 0408 289 784 Parish Secretary: Gordon Albert 4757 4847 Faithfulness It was years ago when the Bosnian crisis was at its height that Australia took a number of refugees from the conflict. Anglicare drove a group of them out to its factory to provide them with more than the clothes they stood up in, which is all they’d brought from Europe. One lady tentatively took a silk camisole from a table piled high with clothes that had been donated. The Anglicare worker encouraged her to take a couple more. The woman burst into tears. It turns out she had never owned, in her words, ‘such a beautiful garment’ in all her life, and to be encouraged to take two more was beyond her. It warmed my heart when I heard the story, and what a gift to be part of blessing someone who’d come from such trauma. Whatever the circumstances of those who seek asylum or refuge in Australia you can be sure they are less well off than we are. And while we can’t solve all the world’s problems the question our nation faces at the moment is: Can we do more than we’re doing? continued inside back cover.... Home Groups Daily 9.30-10.30am Home open for prayer. 2 Warialda St. 4782 1279 Mon 7.30 pm Katoomba. Heather Mitchell. Tue: 10.30 am Katoomba. Kristen Burke, 6.00 pm Leura, Sue Stones 7.30 pm W. Falls. Richard Smith 7.30 pm Katoomba. David Pettett Wed: 10.30am Katoomba. Anne Robinson 7.30 pm Katoomba. Trevor Rath Thu: 9.30am the church. Myra Russell 7.00 pm Katoomba. Vince Williamson Fri: 10.00am [email protected] Join us at Bing’s BAMBOO BOX Finance Matters Weekly Offertory Budget: $3144 Offertory (October 5) $ 3414 Missionary Giving (October 5) $ 95 Building fund donations for August $720 DETAILS FOR DIRECT CREDIT OFFERTORY Bank Name: Glebe Income Accounts Account Name: St Hildas Anglican Church Katoomba BSB Number: 704-998 Account Number: 100 009 830 Reference: offertory BANK DETAILS FOR DIRECT CREDIT TO THE BUILDING FUND Bank Name: Glebe Income Accounts Account Name: St Hildas Anglican Church Katoomba BSB Number: 704-998 Account Number: 100 009 967 Reference: DONATION from the cover.... Today after the 10am service we have a time set aside to talk about possible responses, suggestions, ideas to address the needs of those who come to us seeking help. Whatever political persuasion you might be, as Christians we have a God given mandate to care for the poor, the marginalised and the needy. How we best do that is of course up for discussion, but it’s a discussion we should have. As salt and light in a world full of secular agendas we have the privilege and responsibility of representing Jesus, and being faithful to his call to care for the stranger and alien amongst us. (Mt 25’31ff) Whatever differing perspectives we might share, we ought not to remain silent to injustice we see around us. Please pray that God may guide us and enable us to make a contribution to this issue that honours him and shows care and love for those much less well off than we are. Ray Robinson Sunday Services Oct 12 8 am: Holy communion 10am: Holy communion Bible Readings: Isaiah 66:18-24 Mark 9:30-50 5.30pm: Evening service Sunday Services Oct 19 8 am: Holy communion 10am: Morning Service Bible Readings: Colossians 1 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 5.30pm: Evening service Prayer is available for you: If you'd like someone to pray with you after the service today.... The latest sermon and weekly bulletin are also available on our website along with lots of information about our church and its ministries. www.sthildas.net Bible verse of the Month: Mike Wells can be contacted on 0415 159 865 or email at [email protected] Hebrews 3:13 ”encourage one another daily.” Prayer Breakfast Join us for Dessert and Coffee to hear Dr Wendy LeMarquand speaking about her work amongst Ethiopian and Sudanese refugees Don't miss this great opportunity to hear of the Lord's grace at work in the lives of these people! nd WHEN: 7:30PM Wednesday 22 October WHERE: Holy Trinity Wentworth Falls CONTACT: Mary Clark 4757 2138 or Lyn Maidment 4759 Anglican Aid's Inaugural ‘Festival of Just Ideas’ Another speaker will be Dr. Peter Jensen, also Bishop Alexis Bilindabagabo. Dr Wendy Marquand - see above notice. Saturday 25th October 2014 9:30am to 4:00pm at Barney’s Broadway Registration $30 / Concession $20 Register online at: www.anglicanaid.org.au Poppy's Baptism Dear St Hilda's Family, Thank you so much for the way that you have welcomed our little Poppy into this community. We are so grateful for all of your prayers for us, and for all of the support and encouragement that we have received from you during Emma's pregnancy, around and after Poppy's birth, around the time of her surgery, and as she has grown into the beautiful little person she is now. Poppy will turn one at the end of October so we plan to have her baptised at the 10am service on Sunday 26th October. We would love you all to be there with us to celebrate God's promises to us. Afterwards, we would love you all to join us in the hall for a light birthday lunch and celebration of our precious Poppy. If anyone would like to contribute a plate of sandwiches or biscuits or cakes or similar, we would be very grateful! Men's Breakfast at Holy Trinity Church Wentworth Falls October 25th 7.30 am - Cost $5 Speaker is Alasdair Webster OAM Sign up by October 22nd, leaflets at the back of the Church, or call Doug Morris on 0403 215 514 NEW BIBLE STUDY BOOKLETS On 19th October we will be starting a new sermon series on 2 Corinthians 8-13. Bible study booklets are available at the back of the church for private or group study. Please take one and put a donation in the offertory to cover printing costs. National Prayer Breakfast Canberra. Louise Marcus has invited us to send a representative or two to the National Prayer Breakfast in Canberra Monday 27th October. There is also the opportunity to attend a welcome service the Sunday evening before. If anyone is interested in going please speak to Ray for more information. Cost is $120 per person. Opportunities for Open Church Things have been a bit quieter for Open Church over winter, but as the weather warms up I am sure our visitors will soon be dropping in again. There are a few gaps in the Open Church Roster, and it would be great to see the doors open a little more often. You could choose to do it alone, be there with someone else or, take turns with someone if once a week is too often. There are many comments of appreciation that the building is open, and many good conversations take place. If you would like to join this team, please leave your name at the Welcome Desk in the foyer. Refugee Action Here at St Hilda's there are a number of people concerned about the way our government is treating asylum seekers. We want to meet and see if there is any action we might be able to take. If you are interested in learning more about the plight of asylum seekers in this country, or the process by which they arrive, you would be very welcome. We would especially love to see you if you are interested in taking some action as advocates for those seeking asylum, or as a support to those already trying to settle into the community. Please stay behind after church on Sunday 12th October for a chance to talk. Bring your lunch with you or plan to grab something quickly after the service. If you have any questions, please chat to Emma Argall or Ruth Kazadi. Vertical Film Festival Missionary news BIBLE MARATHON FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER, 2014, 9pm ST.HILDA'S CHURCH, The screenings for this, the first edition of the Festival, will take place in the wonderfully tall surroundings of St.Hilda's Church, Katoomba on Friday evening, 17 October 2014 as an umbrella event of the Australian Climbing Festival (17-19 October) which draws adventurers from around the world to the Blue Mountains. Festival times, prizes, judges and other details will be confirmed during August and this page and our Facebook page will be updated. For this first year, entrance to the screenings will be free. http://www.verticalfilmfestival.com.au/screenings/ Each year the Bible Society in Slovenia runs a Bible Marathon. They organise a relay team of people to read the Bible non-stop for one week, mostly in churches but also sometimes in public places. Our church has been involved in the Bible marathon for a number of years now, seeing it as an opportunity to encourage people to read God’s life-changing Word and to speak the gospel to church-going people who don’t yet know God through his word. The Bible marathon will be running from 12th October to 19th October. Thank God for the opportunity to work with the Bible society to promote the reading of God’s Word. Pray that people involved in the Bible marathon will be encouraged to read the Bible regularly for themselves. Pray that God will provide opportunities for Christians to speak with their family and friends about God’s Word as they participate in the Bible marathon. KINGSLEY & VERONICA BOX with Zac, Sam, Tim & Sophie I am thankful for... ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ The taxes I pay because it means that I am employed. The clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat. My shadow who watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine. A lawn that has to be mowed, windows that have to be washed, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home. The spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking. All the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech. The lady beind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear. The huge piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby. The alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive. Disaster Recovery New Volunteer Training When: Saturday, 1st November 2014, 9.30-3.30pm Where: St Matthew’s Anglican Church 1 Moses St Windsor Food: Morning tea and lunch provided Cost: Free! Questions? Interested? Contact us: [email protected] Phone: 9895 8042 MUSICIANS AND SINGERS JAM SESSION to all aspiring and accomplished musos and singers of all ages and stages, come and jam after church ...Next Sunday 19 October 12-1.30, and again on Sunday 23 November. We will just have fun and maybe experiment with new and old songs. For info see Lyn, Doug, Kathy.
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