Blurb – 19 November 2017

I’ve been asked to share something
I’ve had a few ups and downs over the past year, and
with that I have appreciated the support and prayers of
people in our church. I enjoy coming to church. The
interaction between fellow Christians is a big
encouragement for me. This place where we worship
God reminds me of who He is and what He has
done for us.
How we live in the world is a challenge. God has put
each of us in a place of responsibility. We are to shine
for Him and be deliberate in sharing our faith.
I work as a lawyer with the constant tension of
operating in a high pressure business environment
where people rely on us to find solutions to their
problems, meet deadlines, and get good results for
In the midst of this I see the hand of God guiding and
providing. He gives His wisdom to know how to
respond and what to do. He is always (at least) three
steps ahead of the game – which is reassuring,
especially when the pressure is on!
During the year I have been studying John’s gospel and
what I have found in that is that Jesus Christ died for
my sins, was resurrected and lives in me, to share His
good news with others. I’m still ‘rough round the edges’
but He is constantly there reminding me of His
presence in my life, His hand upon me and His great
-Graeme Steed


Kidz Church Update
When I normally prepare for Children’s Church my
first thought is to have some exciting game or activity
that will make the lesson interesting and help them
remember what it was about.
So, last week I put a good hour or two into selecting
the right photos and You-Tube clip and made sure I
was prepared for the games. Apart from a bit of
prayer and a quick review of the Bible reading, I never
put too much time into this as I had heard the story
several times before.
However, the reality was our group just sitting in a
huddle on the floor asking and answering questions. It
wasn’t until Loges came in to remind us it was nearly
morning tea time, that we realised we had nearly ran
out of time!
Yes, we did do the games, the slideshow was cool (the
You-Tube clip wouldn’t work) but the best part of the
lesson was having the blessing to have the time to
listen and answer the questions of our very curious
and captivated children.
How busy do we get in
“doing” life, to make
sure children are kept
busy and have all the
right tools and
materials, when there
are times we just need
to stop and take time to
listen and talk?
Matthew 19:14
-Trish Morris