NEWSLETTER

Easter Joy - April 2021

Easter = Love

Easter Joy

Jesus came to earth, 

To show us how to live, 

How to put others first, 

How to love and how to give. 

Then He set about His work, 

That God sent Him to do;

He took our punishment on Himself;

He made us clean and new. 

He could have saved Himself, 

Calling angels from above, 

But He chose to pay our price for sin; 

He paid it out of love.

Our Lord died on Good Friday,

But the cross did not destroy

His resurrection on Easter morn

Now we know our earthly death, 

Like His is just a rest.

We’ll be forever with Him In heaven, 

where life is best.

So we live our lives for Jesus, 

Think of Him in all we do.

Thank you Saviour; 

Thank you, Lord.

Help us love like you!

Port Broughton UCAF

Fellowship Report

Sylvia H, welcomed  13 members & 7 visitors, with a special welcome to our guest speak­ er, Rodney Reid.  We received 1 apology.

The Devotional theme was ”HOPE”.  Jesus Christ Hope for the World!   As Christians we can look back on the past and know we are forgiven; we cope with the problems of the present because we have HOPE for the future.

The Governor of SA came to Australia as a refugee, with a strong Faith in God &

”Hope for a better future”.  He and his wife arrived in Darwin with nothing but an in­ visible suitcase filled with dreams.  A dream & hope to live in a peaceful, safe and free country and to live a meaningful & fulfilling life, this he has certainly achieved.

Rodney Reid (Mayor of the Wakefield Regional Council), offered to tell us of his stay in Government House over-night , as a guest of the Governor.   Itwas in June 2019 the night of the Citizen Presentation Awards , where 250 guests were gathered for the event, between the hours of 6-30pm & 8-15pm

Rodney ‘s, invitation arrival time was 2pm, with his entry card he was able to drive into

the grounds to park his car. He was met by the Butler and shown to his room, the Corn­ wall Room named after the Duke in 1901. We viewed photos of the room and he also had a map of the upstairs layout, which was interesting.           Dinner was in the Dining room, with the Governor Hieu Van Le & his wife Lan, also 5 other Mayors & partners as guests, (this was a Dinner Jacket & black Tie affair). Dinner was great.  Coffee & Chocolates were served in the Drawing Room  After a good night’s sleep, a hot Break­ fast was served with silver service.  Mrs Le visited the guests & thanked them for corning to stay. Rodney concluded his presentation by saying “It was an experience he will cherish forever”.  There were many questions afterwards.

Rodney was a School Teacher in Port Broughton for 15 weeks back 39yrs ago.  He has also been preaching several times a year at the Uniting Church for about 20yrs.

Afternoon Tea was shared in the Sunday School Hall.

Next meeting is on Tuesday 20th April 2021 at l-30pm, will be “Australiana “, with Ju­ dy Coad and her team Please bring with you any Aus traliana memorabilia or any Aus tralian stories you may wis h to share. Visitors always welcome.

For any further information please contact Sylvia H

World Day of Prayer 2021

Minis try Team Elections  for 2021.  Nomination forms will be available from Sunday 18th April and close on Sunday 23rd May 2021. Nominations  do not need a seconder, nor do they need the permission of the person nominated. 

It is a name you put (forward after prayerful consideration. Nominees will have an opportunity to accept or decline when visited by a Ministry Team member between 23rd May and 6th June 2021.  

The names of those nominated who have accepted will be announced and prayed for during the Service on the 6th June and voting day will be on the 20th June. Absentee voting is available from 6th June if you know you won’t be present on voting day.  

Rev. Trevor Faggotter will Commission  the new ream on Sunday 11th July 2021

Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service

Our Good Friday Service is on the
2nd April and will start at 8.30am.
PLEASE NOTE THE TIME
He is Risen

Easter Sunday Service

Alleluia, He is risen indeed. Please join wit h us on Sunday 4th April at 9.30am to celebrate the wonder of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Know Your Bible

Preachers Wanted

Preachers: If you know of anyone you woul d Iike to invite to preach in our church, pleas e let the Ministry Team know. We are al ways open to have new fol k come and share at our church.
Lest we forget

Anzac Day

Sunday 25th April 2021
Know Your Bible

Know Your Bible

2nd and 4th Fridays at 10am
In the Sunday School room
Flowers for Sunday

Ministry Team Meeting

Thursday 12th March .7pm
daylight savings

Daylight Saving Ends 4th April

A reminder that you can have an extra hour in bed. Clocks go back one hour at 3am on Sunday 4th April.
Flowers for Sunday

Ministry Team Elections

The ministry team elections will be due in June/July. Please begin to pray about those you believe may be willing to be nominated. Mor informatiion will be provided in the April Newsletter.
Know Your Bible - Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash

Adult Fellowship

Tuesday 17th March 1:30pm
Cancelled
Hospital Visiting

Hospital Visiting

Cancelled until further notice.
Knit and Natter

Knit & Natter

Wednesday 7th April, 2-4pm at RSL Knit and Natter will be held on Wednesday 7th April at the RSL Hall from 2-4pm. Please remember to bring your finished items for Dulcie. Tea and coffee will be supplied under COVID requirements. Looking forward to seeing you all. Dulcie
Annual General Meeting

Our Congregational AGM

Our congregational AGM will be held on Sunday 23rd May following the Worship Service during morning tea.
Please will all groups provide a written report for this time.

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the smooth running of our Church Services. If you are interested in welcoming at the door, Bible reading, Leading or morning tea. Please contact any member of the Ministry Team—thank you.
tithing and giving

Tithing & Giving

The Ministry Team would encourage you all to continue with your regular giving of monetary gifts to the Church for the work of God. There are different ways for you to do this. Our preference would be for you to use Electronic Funds Transfer if you are able to do so, by paying into the Port Broughton Uniting Church bank account BSB: 065 503   Acc No:10205710   reference: offering; or by cheque (post to Sandra Ireland) or use your envelopes or just put it aside. If you have any questions or would like it picked up please contact Sandra Ireland. Thank you
Evening Home Group

Home Group

Prayer and Bible Study — Thursday 25th March 7pm— Ray and Sylvia's house.
46 John Lewis Drive, Port Broughton. We start at 7pm with 1 hour of study in Galatians 1 v 3-5, leading into a time of prayer — all are welcome. Please contact us for further details.
Sally Stamp

Sally Stamp

Please continue to collect your stamps for 'Sally Stamp' and place in the box in the foyer. We are still collecting ring pulls from cans and bread tags but at the moment we no longer require plastic tops—thank you.
Need Prayer

Need Prayer

Please ask any of the Ministry Team 

Need Help?