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Third Sunday after Pentecost
9 June 2013
¯ THIS MORNING'S HYMN'S OF PRAISE:
161, 517, 580, 334, 396, 103.
FIRST BIBLE READING:
Hear the Word of the Lord as it is written in
1 Kings 17: 17-24
'Elijah restores a dead child to life'
Sometime later the widow's son got sick; he got worse and worse, and finally he died. She said to Elijah, "Man of
God, why did you do this to me? Did you come here to
remind God of my sins and so cause my son's death?"
"Give the boy to me," Elijah said. He took the boy from her arms, carried him upstairs to the room where he was staying, and laid him on the bed.
Then he prayed aloud, "O Lord my God, why have you done such a terrible thing to this widow? She has been kind enough to take care of me, and now you kill her son!"
Then Elijah stretched himself out on the boy three times and prayed, "O Lord my God, restore this child to life!" The Lord
answered Elijah's prayer; the child started breathing again
Elijah took the boy back downstairs to his mother and said to her, "Look, your son is alive!"
She answered, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the Lord really speaks through you!"
SECOND BIBLE READING:
Hear the Word of the Lord as it is written in
Galatians 1: 11-24 'Paul called by God himself'
For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him for fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!)
Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. They only were hearing it said,
"He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy." And they glorified God because of me.
Hear the Gospel of the Lord as it is written in
Luke 7: 11-17
'Jesus raises a widow's son from death'
Soon afterward Jesus went to a town named Nain,
accompanied by his disciples and a large crowd. Just as he arrived at the gate of the town, a funeral procession was
coming out. The dead man was the only son of a woman
who was a widow, and a large crowd from the town was with her.
When the Lord saw her, his heart was filled with pity
for her, and he said to her, "Don't cry." Then he walked over
and touched the coffin, and the men carrying it stopped.
Jesus said, "Young man! Get up, I tell you!" The dead man
sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his
mother. They all were filled with fear and praised God.
"A great prophet has appeared among us!" they said; "God has come to save his people!"
This news about Jesus went out through all the
country and the surrounding territory.
Bible readings for Sunday 16th June:
2 Samuel 11: 26 – 12:10, 13-15;
Galatians 2: 15-21, Luke 7: 36 - 8:3
SAY, PRAY AND BLESS:
('Taking Faith Home' - Pastor Greg Priebbenow - www.faithforming.com)
A Prayer for the Week:
Lord Jesus, please help us to see when others are
hurting and to care for them. Amen. (Luke 7:13)
Thank you Lord, for this our meal, for grace and love and gifts that heal. Give us willing hearts to share with
those around who need our care. Amen.
A Blessing to Give:
May God show you the special plans God has for you.
May Jesus shine through you, today and always. Amen. (Galatians 1:15-16)
1. The following families:
Worpel, Michael, Beverly and family.
Young, Robert, Robyn - Glenn, Scott
Zonneveld, Adriana - Thomas, Nicholas
Zonneveld, Kristian - Shiralee, Samuel
Ackland, Eric, Wilma
Andersen, Micheal, Marina - Stirling
2. Those celebrating birthdays: June:
Cheryl Dixon 10
Adam Schwarz 12
3. Baptism Anniversaries: June:
Gerda Holtz , Paul Menzel 11
Robyn Young 14
4. Those with health problems:
Iris and John Bowen, Mirka Kosmetschke,
Gerda Holtz, Anita Makarewitsch, Len Thiele,
Lorna and Peter (Liddell) and Rebecca.
5. Finke River Mission:
With over 6000 Lutherans and 29 Pastors, Central
Australia is a significant and important part of the
L.C.A. Members are encouraged to pray for and
support God's work of mission outreach being
brought to Central Australia. Donations $2.00 or
more are tax deductible.
(Limited issues of 'Christ in the Centre' are available from the front foyer to take home.)
6. God's People in Service:
Tabor: Pastor Sam Modra
Pastor Bill Fry (em.)
Congregations Mortlake, Tabor
Tarrington Pastor Paul Kerber
Colin Huf (vacancy support)
Congregations Tarrington, Warrayure
Tarrington Lutheran School: Principal Tony Peters and Staff
1. This week in the Lord's Service - 9th - 16th June:
Tuesday - 7.00 pm - Church Council.
Wednesday -11.00 am at 'Our Redeemer' and 7.30 pm on Wednesday 19th June at Peggy and Errol Werner's home, 1705 Barrabool Road, Gnarwarre, preceded by casserole dinner at 6.00 pm- Group study sessions on St Paul's letters to Gal. & Col.
Thursday - 10.30 am - Ladies Fellowship Group
Friday - 10.00 am - Worship Team.
Next Sunday - 9.30 am - Public Divine service - (Non - Communion).
2. Reverse cycle Air- Conditioning:
As briefly mentioned by Chair Phil last Sunday,
funded partially from money held in the Christian
Schools Building fund and the congregation itself,
reverse cycle air- conditioning is to be installed in the
Sunday School rooms this Thursday.
3. Araluen 'Games Retreat' 2013:
Calling all males - for a 'Masculine Machinations'
Games Retreat with a difference!!.
Where: Araluen Lutheran Camp, Angelsea.
When: Friday 21st to 23rd June.
Cost: $80 for two night's accommodation.
Please see notice board near kitchen.
4. 2013 Christian Life Week Camps:
A series of Christian Life Week Camps for young people 13 -18 years, theme "MeMe's"; are to be held at Tandara Camp, Hall's Gap; as follows:
Blue: July 1st - 5th, Green: September 23rd - 27th,
Yellow: September 30th - October 4th.
More information is contained in the camper's and parent's letters, along with registration forms are available from the front foyer. Please see notice board near kitchen.
5. A.H.B. P/L. - Hymn Competition:
The Australian Hymn Book Pty Ltd, of which the LCA is a stakeholder, is delighted to announce its first international hymn competition as part of its work of gathering the finest congregational songs for its growing Together in Song collection. Full terms and conditions of the Competition can be found at www.togetherinsong.org. Prize: Winning prizes at each of the two levels will be AUD 1,200. All entries must be submitted by 5pm on 31 July 2013 to:
The Aust. Hymn Book Pty Ltd, International Hymn Competition, PO Box 128, Parkville Vic. VIC 3052.
6. Church Photo Gallery:
7. 'Faith Family' newsletter:
Some issues of the June Christian resource 'Faith Family' newsletters now available from front foyer.
Coming up for your diary:
Tuesday 18th June - 12.30 pm - Kaffeestunde.
Tuesday 30th July - 7.30 pm - Deacons.