Pastoral Letter 19 March

Friends,

Welcome to the Worship Service.

We also welcome the preacher Pastor John Grimshaw.

Let me remind you some of the important services:

  • Next Sunday (26 March) we celebrate the “Harmony Day.”

It is a day to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. Harmony is a Christian word and we call it “Shalom!” It also means peace and reconciliation. As we live together with our different cultures, languages, ethnicity and religions, we need to cherish and promote “unity in diversity.” We also realise that we live in a world of disharmony, alienation, sin and estrangement. So we pray and work for harmony and reconciliation for the broken world. “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ…and has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:19)

Australia celebrates Harmony Day on 21 March; but we celebrate to the nearest Sunday on Sunday 26 March at 9.30 am. We will have some special songs from different languages. You may wear your National dress.

  • Sunday 2 April I will take the Holy Communion Service.

It will be my official last Sunday Service. Pray for my future directions.

  • Thursday 6 April at 10 am we have service at Jacana.
  • On April 9 2017 we start our “Holy Week” starting with Palm Sunday Service.
  • Lent appeal: I would like to remind you about the “Lent Event Appeal”

Please give your donation to support the programs of our partner Churches in Asia, Pacific and African regions, through “Uniting World.” We will also give our Good Friday Offerings for the “Lent Event.”

Shalom!

Amos