Information SUNDAY SERVICE (INCLUDING LUNCH) CONTACTS HOSPITALITY Peta Hills: 0409 175 332 CHILDRENS & YOUTH MINISTRY Aaron Shannon-Jans: 0488 005 871 Rev. julie Shannon: 0427 774 451 CRECHE COORDINATOR Sheree Falzon: 0434 505 826 WORSHIP DIRECTOR Annie-Maree Shannon-Jansz: 0423 590 950 MEDIA Rev. Stephen Hills: 0417 585 091 SENIOR MINISTER Rev. Julie Shannon: 0427 774 451 ASSOCIATE PASTOR Rev. Stephen Hills: 0417 585 091 Get the Highway Of Hope App! Receive notification and have easy access to rosters,messages and more! Earth Village Town Square Pop in for a cuppa! A new outreach ministry opening up within our building from 24th of July This program is for all people in our community to pop in and have a cuppa and a chat at Earth Village! 10.30am FELLOWSHIP/STUDY GROUP 7pm on the following dates 21st June, 12th July, 26th July, 9th Aug, 23rd Aug. (Does not operate during school holidays) CHURCH OPEN OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY 11am-1pm (Rev. Stephen) TUESDAY 1pm-3pm (Brenda) WEDNESDAY 1pm-3pm (Rev. Stephen) THURSDAY 1pm-3pm (Rev. Julie) WORKING BEE! Saturday August 17th Our Building needs love and care! Come for an hour, a few hours or a whole day. we need tidier’s, cleaners, painters, handy men or women and of course people to organise food and drinks. please write your name on the planning sheet on the notice board if you are able to attend. Hope to see you there! Fathers Love Letter.... “My Child”... You may not know me, but I know everything about you. I know when you sit down and when you rise up. I am familiar with all your ways. Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. For you were made in my image. In me you live and move and have your being. For you are my offspring. I knew you even before you were conceived. I chose you when I planned creation. You were not a mistake. For all your days are written in my book. I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I knit you together in your mother’s womb and brought you forth on the day you were born. I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. Simply because you are my child, and I am your Father. I offer you more than your earthly father could. For I am the perfect Father. Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. My plan for your future has always been filled with hope, because I love you with an everlasting love. My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. And I rejoice over you with singing. I will never stop doing good to you, for you are my treasured possession. I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. And I want to show you great and marvelous things. If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. For it is I who gave you those desires. I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine, for I am your greatest encourager. I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles...when you are broken hearted I am close to you. As a Shepard carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes and I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. I am your Father and I love you even as I love my son Jesus. For in Jesus my love for you is revealed. He is the exact representation of my being. And he came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you - and to tell you that I am not counting your sins. Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me and nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. I have always been Father and will always be Father. My question is...will you be my child? I am waiting for you... Highway of hope Christian Church melton Winter 2013 43 Unitt Street, Melton VIC www.hwyofhopemelton. com For CCWM Projects visit: www.ccwm.com.au An Associate Church Community Care World Mission MINI A three person panel exploring the big questions of the latest sermons A traditional sermon from the word of God A short 15min sermon from the word of God, with 3 people speaking on the same passage Our service structure invloves bringing in a series of new and fresh ways of equipping, teaching and applying Godly life principles. it seeks to bring clear understanding for all invloved; moving outside of a weekly sermon which often struggles to reach all learning styles. Biblical truth, Holy Spirit interpretation and application are still as important as ever including a full morning of worship, adoration and praise completing every six weeks. WORD BY REV.JULIE MISSION UPDATE! At church on Sundays we are currently working through a series of weeks The Chooks for life chicken project in Kenya has really taken off and the chickens are doing well, exploring laying eggs and beginning to bring in some inour identity as children of God. Trying circumstances can cause us to respond in the identity that we believe we truly are. When the pressure is on come for the widows in that region. Thank you to I encourage you to look inside yourself and listen to the voices. Listen to all who donated to that project and if you would the feelings that you have about God, others and yourself. Anything that like to donate to the next poultry set up in Kenya please let Rev. Julie know. is contrary to the truth - I challenge you to make a deliberate decision to refuse to listen and refuse to accept the lies that have kept you trapped in Rev. Julie and Rev. Stephen are planning on taka false identity for too long. This can be a very difficult process, as we have ing a mission team to Kenya and Tanzania within years of learned responses to life events that are truly reflected in how we the next 6 months, and are looking at fundraising view God, others and self. Either of these three are unhealthy places to ideas to help fund the trip. If you would like to reside in for too long. The Holy Spirit is freely available to every one of assist the team either through facilitating raising us, to challenge, convict and heal our wrong thinking. He gently prods funds, donating or prayer back up please let Rev. Julie know. for a while and if we don’t listen, something just may happen that allows our wrong thinking to come to the surface in such an obvious way that it The church network through the CCWM GCN has really grown across Western Africa (with up to cannot be ignored. God is more interested in our character than anything 500 churches involved) in the past few months else, He will use every experience to get us on the same page as Him, thus allowing us to be transferred into His likeness. There is no point resisting and a team from the West will be going to South this process; if you are a Christian it comes with the territory. Ask the Holy Africa in August for a series of conferences and opportunities to connect through relationship. Spirit to put His finger on the areas of your thinking that don’t reflect the character of Christ, that trap you in a false identity and keep you reacting Continue to pray for Rev. Julie, Rev. Stephen and like a foreigner rather rather than a recognised child of the Kingdom of the Africa team on the ground as they facilitate this huge move of God networking Christian leadGod. ers together through Godly relationships across Africa. “26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. 28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, Guess who got male and female. For you are all one in Christ Married! Jesus. 29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You Simone & Eoghan are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.” Galatians 3:26-29 29.06.2013 Congratulations!!
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