Congregational Letter – 21 November 2017

Dear Folk

I trust you are well and blessed.
For me it has been almost three weeks with the flu virus, but for the most part I must say I feel so much better now. Thank you for your prayers.
SPECIAL VESTRY MEETING
Please note that the Church Council is calling for a Special Vestry Meeting (Congregational Meeting) after the 9am service on the 3 December 2017
The meeting is intended to last no more than 20 minutes.
The intention is to discuss the viability of having a Morning Market in the first or second quarter of 2018.
Your presence will be valued.
HELP REQUESTED
Is there anyone who would be able to collect the rosters from the Coordinators of the Ushers, Edesk, Flowers, Refreshments, Preaching, Leading, Reading, Creche and First Aid … and then put them together into one roster?
It is a tricky operation but someone with skills in Word / Office work ought not to struggle.
Please let me (Don) know as soon as possible please.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH PLAY AND GIFT PRESENTATION
This annual event is always a highlight. Denise and her team will be putting this function on, on Sunday 26 November at 6pm.
Please join in and be part of a great evening of celebration.
TTC GRADUATION
We have run two streams of teaching students to be Early Childhood Development Teachers. One stream graduated at Christ Church Midrand. The other stream will be graduating at CCT on Sunday night, 3 December at 6pm. This is a formal event with People coming from Teachers Learning Centre (TLC) and The Love Trust (LoV).
Our intention is to have someone from TLC and LoV explain what they do as well as have a song item and a testimony from two students.
The key note speaker will be the facilitator, Lynn Logie. I will do a short Bible message and Hennie will be the MC.
We will have a light meal after the graduation. Students have been asked to bring along no more than 3 guests allowing place and catering for some of our congregation. You are welcome to be present.
CAROL SERVICE
On Sunday 10 December at 6pm we will have our Carol Service in the shape of a picnic on the lawn outside the Children’s Church House.
The idea is that everyone brings along something to share as a picnic.
CHRISTMAS DAY
Our Christmas Day Service is on Monday 25 December at 9am.
EVENING SERVICE CLOSED
On 17, 24,31 December and 7 January 2018 there will be no evening service as many people will be away.
Be blessed as you serve Jesus as Lord and King
Don

Letter to the Congregation – 29 September 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus                                             29 September 2017

 

Have you noticed how time flies? It’s almost Christian … again!

 

Some of you might remember our son Edwin. On Monday 25 September he turned 44. I can remember the night I needed to rush Jen to the Mowbray Maternity Home, almost at the foot of Table Mountain. It is crystal clear and vivid in my mind. It was the “other” day … time flies!

 

Because time flies, as God’s people, we need to bring glory to God through behaviour, conduct and service … because we never know how quickly “our” personal time will fly past!

 

Did Peter have something like this in mind when he penned (under inspiration) …

1Pe 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

 

WORSHIP GATHERINGS

 

1 October 2017 @ 9am

On Sunday morning we want to understand “who is who” from 1 John 2:18-27.

1 October 2017 @ 6pm

At this gathering we will be viewing a DVD labelled “More than Dreams”, looking at how Dini, a Muslim comes to faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Please note that our evening service time shifts from 5pm to 6pm.

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

 

School holiday break is from 29 September to 8 October. Schools re-open on 9 October. During this period there will be no Mid-Week ministries. All Mid-Week ministries start again from 11 October.

 

FASTING AND PRAYER

 

We pray in the Boardroom at 7.30am on 11 October. After breakfast we fats until 6.30pm when we break the fast with a Communion Service in the church followed by Soup and bread in the hall. All welcome.

 

MEN FOR THE MASTER BREAKFAST

 

Our quarterly men’s breakfast in on Saturday 14 October at 8am in the hall. All guys from grade 11 upwards are welcome to be part of this fellowship gathering. The breakfast is free though there will be a donation plate for those able to contribute.

 

Please RSVP to Don (082 907 0848) by 11 October for catering purposes.

 

Together with you for the King

 

Don