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Fellowship NEWS
Sunday 20 March 1977

FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY ....
This morning we will be discussing the need for the Believer to live the Christian Lifestyle.  The point is, that Christ is our example and we need to begin to consciously seek to follow the pattern for life He has given us.

If you have been coming to the Sunday evening service, then you are gaining an awareness of what it means to be a Disciple - which is what we were called to be.  For those who have missed this study, I will highlight what the rest of us have learned in two half-hour studies.

A Disciple ....
1.   Bases his life on the Bible; he knows it and lives it. (John 8:31)
2.   Loves other Christians without reservation. (John 13:34-35).
3.   Sees the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22,23) coming out of his life. (John 15:8).
4.   Considers his relationship with God to be more important than any other. (Luke 14:26).
5.   Has turned his goals and ambitions in life over to God. (Luke 14:27).
6.   Has turned his possessions over to God. (Luke 14:33).

To refuse any of these is to opt out of the Christian lifestyle.


A WARM WELCOME
to all visitors with us this week.  We hope that you will be uplifted by the worship service this morning, be inspired by the teaching from God's Word, and feel the presence of God in the gathering together of His people.

A SPECIAL WORD OF THANKS
to our Minister for his participation in the World Day of Prayer Service, conducted recently at the Uniting Church here in Motueka.  Also, an interesting time was had by all who attended the Motueka Council of Churches Meeting and heard a presentation on "Baptism", as practised in the Roman Catholic Church (Father Pat Williams), and in the Church of Christ (Steve Moore & Lloyd Jeffries).

TEENAGERS
- Don't forget the Easter Camps!
See Steve Moore for information and registration.

BOYS' BRIGADE
meeting times have been altered.  Please take note of the new times, as listed on the back page of this Fellowship News.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...
and many happy returns to Mrs. Stade, who celebrated her birthday on Thursday last (17th).  Now ... which one was this??

CRECHE -
Arrangements have been made for a Creche to be held in the Manse during Sunday morning services, to cater for the "littlies" in our Church families.  All are welcome to make use of this Creche, and any volunteer "baby-sitters" would also be welcomed.  Please see Mrs. G. Didcott if you would like to help.

HARVEST FESTIVAL - NEXT SUNDAY
Do you have any fruit, vegetables, or other produce for our Harvest Festival next Sunday?  Please have your goods at the Church no later than 7p.m. on Saturday evening, so that the display can be set up.  All contributions will be most welcome.

AUCTION OF HARVEST FESTIVAL GOODS
MONDAY EVENING (28TH) 7:30P.M.

This will be entertainment for all the family.  Come, for an evening of fun - and maybe some bargains too!  (Bring your cheque book!)  As well as the usual auction of produce, there will be a stall organised by the Young People who are raising money towards the cost of a uniform for their singing group.  They would welcome any assistance you can give them.

SERMON OUTLINE:
"LIVING THE LIFESTYLE"
1.  The initial sign of renaissance in New Zealand society will be when Christian people change their way of living.

2.  What are God's desires?

3.  Do you understand your part?

4.  What are you going to do about it?

Life Responses
Using the checklist below, rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 7.  (1 being low and 7 being high).
What can you do to see a steady improvement in each of these areas?

My relationship to God is my first priority.
I love others as I love myself.
I use my talents for God's Kingdom.
I play the role of the servant.
I help those in need.
I do not give in to lust, even in my mind.
I go the extra mile asked.
I always tell the truth.
I am not angry with my brother.
I do not worry.
I do not seek security in material things.
I forgive those who wrong me.
I am not judgemental in my attitude toward others.
I have faith that God will answer my prayers.
I am learning to overcome temptations.
I give generously of my means.
I believe God will redeem His creation through Christ.
THIS WEEK AT OUR CHURCH ....
Tonight at 7:00p.m.  "The Making of a Disciple - Part III" Col. 1: 24-29.

Monday, 21 March Boys' Brigade Company Section meets in the hall, 7 - 9p.m.

Tuesday, 22 March Ladies' Bible Study, meet at the home of Mrs. Holyoake at 9:45a.m.

Tuesday, 22 March Elders & Deacons Meeting at G. Christie's home at 7:45p.m. (postponed from last week)

Wednesday, 23 March Mid-Week Bible Study, 7:45p.m., at the Manse.  Study section Phil. 1: 9-11.

Thursday, 24 March Boys' Brigade: Team Section meets in the hall, 6:30 - 8p.m.

Sunday, 27 March - 9:50a.m. Bible School.
11:00a.m. Harvest Festival - Worship and Communion. Sermon: "The Element of the Supernatural"
7:00p.m. Sermon: "What Does Christ Think of the Church?" (Revelation ch. 1)

Monday, 28 March Sale of Harvest Festival Goods - 7:30p.m.
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THOSE SERVING:
This Sunday
President: T. Barrow
Readers: O.T.- R. Hunt; N.T.- B. Fenemor
Doorkeeper: F. King
Helpers: M. Jeffries, T. Christie
Organist a.m. B. Holyoake; p.m. G. Holyoake
Flowers/Cleaning: G. Didcott, C. King
Grounds: B. Clark, A. Holyoake

27/3/77
President: R. Absalom
Readers: O.T.- A. Holyoake; N.T.- M. Stevens
Doorkeeper: G. Christie
Helpers: N. Hansen, E. Jackett
Organist a.m. B. Holyoake; p.m. G. Holyoake
Flowers/Cleaning: C. Repp, H. Jeffries
Grounds: D. Clark, Royce Absalom
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LAST WEEK'S STATISTICS ....
From the Treasurer - Last Sunday's offering was $182.68.
(The offering for Fellowship Sunday was $53.40.)
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