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Fellowship NEWS
Sunday 1 May 1977

Minister: Steven Moore, 374 High Street, Motueka. Phone 634

FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY ....

I think that it is safe to say that all of us make mistakes.  If you haven't made any, please let me know and I will publicly apologise!  Then you can share with us all how it is done.

Seriously though, one of the biggest problems we face as human beings, (not to mention Christians), is learning from our mistakes.  Herein lies the problem:  we are so busy trying to forget some of the wrong things we have done, that we very often don't gain the benefit of the knowledge and wisdom that can come from recognising the lessons to be learned.

When we do make a mistake, don't just crumple it up and throw it away, but open it up fully.  Take a close look at all that went on.  Determine how the mistake could have been prevented.  Pray to God for help in seeing that you don't make the same mistake again.  Be prepared when the same sort of situation comes up again.

AMONG THE SAINTS . . . . .

A WARM WELCOME

to all visitors with us this week.  We hope that you were uplifted by the worship service this morning, were inspired by the teaching from God's Word, and felt the presence of God in the gathering together of His people.  We encourage you to join with us again in this evening's film service, and pray that you will feel free to visit us again.

TREVOR BARROW
is ministering at Tadmor today.  Let us remember to uphold him in prayer as he seeks to serve and to lead.

FILM TONIGHT ! !
Tonight we will be having a film service.  Our film is entitled, "For Pete's Sake", and tells the story of a family who become Christians and then seek to work out a real trust in God in day-to-day life situations.  Because this is a feature length film, we will not now be having a supper and fellowship time afterwards, as previously announced.
Be sure to come and bring someone along to view this highly rated movie.

OFFERING FOR THE PRESTIDGE FAMILY
which was taken up last week amounted to $62.00.  (If you missed out, it is not too late to give your donation to Alan Trewavas today.)  Thank you for your participation.  The next special offering to aid in David's training for the ministry will be in July.

CONGRATULATIONS
to Mrs. Leppien for winning first prize in the Evening Mail's Woolmark Window Competition.  Now, how did the slogan go?

C.W.F. LADIES . . .
your next meeting is tomorrow evening, 2nd May, and will be held in the home of Mrs. A. Absalom, at 7:45p.m.  Devotional leader - Mrs. B. Stevens.  Arrangements to be finalised for "Market Day" Stall on 13th May, and please bring any articles suitable for the lucky dip.  Also remember your 40 cent mystery parcel for the sales table.

A THOUGHT . . .
All make footprints in the sands of time; some leave the imprint of a great soul - others just the mark of a heel!

GO KISS A FROG !!!
You ever feel like a frog?  Frogs feel slow, low, ugly, puffy, drooped, pooped.  I know .. one told me.  The frog feeling comes when you want to be bright but feel dumb, when you want to share but are selfish, when you want to be thankful but feel resentment, when you want to be great but are small, when you want to care but are indifferent.  Yes, at one time or another, each of us has found himself on a lily-pad, floating down the great river of life, frightened and disgusted.  We're too frightened to budge.

Once upon a time there was a frog, only he really wasn't a frog - he was a prince who looked and felt like a frog.  A wicked witch had cast a spell on him.  Only the kiss of a beautiful maiden could save him.  But since when do cute chicks kiss frogs?  So there he sat, an unkissed prince in frog form.  But miracles happen.  One day a beautiful maiden gathered him up and gave him a great big smack.  Crash!  Boom!  Zap!  There he was, a handsome prince.  And you know the rest . . . they lived happily ever after.

So what is the task of the church?  Kissing frogs, of course !!

SAY THAT AGAIN . . . I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
The 1977 edition of the Guiness Book of World Records lists the Rolling Stones as "the loudest rock band in the world".  The Stones measured a mind-numbing 120 decibels, beating the previous record holders, Deep Purple, by three decibels.  To truly understand this achievement, it's important to know that the SST Concorde racks up just over 130 decibels when leaving Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport.

WHEN THINGS GET ROUGH ...
remember, it's rubbing that brings out the shine !
THIS WEEK AT OUR CHURCH ....
Tonight at 7p.m.  Film - "For Pete's Sake"!!
Come yourself and bring a friend.

Monday, 2 May Boys' Brigade, Company Section meets in the hall at 7p.m.

Monday, 2 May C.W.F. Meeting at Mrs. Absalom's home, York Street, at 7:45p.m.

Tuesday, 3 May Ladies' Bible Study, meets at the home of Mrs. Margaret Christie, 9:45a.m.

Wednesday, 4 May Prayer Meeting and Bible Study, at Erich Repp's home, 7:30p.m.  Study section Phil. 2: 19-24.

Thursday, 5 May Boys' Brigade: Team Section, meets at the hall, 6:30p.m.

Sunday, 8 May - 9:50a.m. Sunday School.
11:00a.m. Worship and Communion.
Sermon: "Overcoming Inferiority." (Ex. 2:23-4:20)
7:00p.m. Gospel Service. Sermon: "Jesus' Opinion of the Church - Thyatira". (Rev. 2: 18-29)
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THOSE SERVING:
This Sunday
President: E. Repp
Readers: O.T.- R. Hunt; N.T.- F. Trewavas
Doorkeeper: T. Barrow
Helpers: E. Jackett, B. Clark
Organist a.m. G. Holyoake; p.m. G. Didcott
Flowers etc.: A. Absalom, A. Bisley
Grounds: P. & R. Trewavas

8/5/77
President: L. Jeffries
Readers: O.T. - A. Trewavas; N.T. - R. Absalom
Doorkeeper: A. Holyoake
Helpers: N. Hansen, A. Holyoake
Organist a.m. B. Holyoake; p.m. G. Holyoake
Flowers etc.: A. Horton, B. Stevens
Grounds: -
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LAST WEEK'S STATISTICS:
Offering Received - $139.10
Communicants - 68

STOP PRESS!
Congratulations to our Young Peoples Singing Group on their success in the Nelson Y.F.C. Studio Two Competition yesterday.  They gained second place in their section.  A tremendous effort, kids.  We're all proud of you !

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Minister: Steven Moore, 374 High Street, Motueka. Phone 634