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Sunday 29 October 1995
FELLOWSHIP NEWS
MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street

Pastor: Tony Barnett - 528 9795


GOD IS WITH US!
Over the last few weeks I have heard many cries of 'why'.  I have seen many tears of frustration, anger, grief, despair.  Arriving back from holiday to be involved with five funerals has certainly kept my focus in a certain direction.  Any funeral is a sad time for family but there is a dimension of tragedy when those that are young are taken unexpectedly.  Two of the funerals have been like that.  Young people in their prime, with family one minute - gone the next - literally.  I find that at times like this, there are no smart answers, no fancy clichés that remove pain.  I find also that God is still with us though, and in not trying to find out His reasons at that point but trusting His wisdom places us in a position to receive His peace.  At times it is hard to reach out to Him in pain because 'why' is such a big word.  However, where else can we go, to who else can we turn - ultimately He is the answer.  I am taught afresh to value now, to make now count, to value others around me, to value what God asks me to do, today.  All we have is a gift from Him.  Let's enjoy that and be found by Him in Him.

Blessings on your week from Tony & Norma.


This Week ...
TUESDAY ...
9:30am NOAH'S ARK PLAY GROUP meets until noon
1:30pm PRAYER MEETING at 'Scott Base', 54 Wildmans Rd.  ALL WELCOME
5:00pm ELDERS' MEETING at the church
WEDNESDAY ...
10:00am LADIES BIBLE STUDY at the manse
7:30pm YOUTH BIBLE STUDY at the manse
7:30pm ADULT BIBLE STUDY at Fred & Colleen's, 9 Motueka Quay
THURSDAY ...
7:00pm MUSIC PRACTICE at the church for anyone involved in music on Sunday
FRIDAY ...
9:30am NOAH'S ARK PLAY GROUP meets until noon
SUNDAY ...
10:00am CHURCH & SUNDAY SCHOOL
7:00pm EVENING SERVICE

REMINDER
No service tonight as it is the 5th Sunday and we will be joining other churches in town for a combined service at the Salvation Army.  Time:- 7:00pm.

COMMISSIONING SERVICE
Next Sunday night we are having a Commissioning Service for Brent & Glenda Allred prior to their leaving for Australia to serve with HCJB.  As a family we are a part of their call so let's make time to be here for a time of farewell, commissioning, and fellowship with them.  Next Sunday, December 5, 7:00pm.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY
Wednesday night at 7:30pm at the manse, we begin a series called 'Life on the Edge.'  A series of challenging videos.  This week's one will be 'Finding God's will for your life.'

PRAYER REQUEST
P. Allred (Brent's father) goes to Wellington on Monday for tests and a possible heart by-pass or 'balloon' treatment.
Please remember him in your prayers.

SYMPATHY
Our love and sympathy goes to the Jeffries and Jackett families at the death of V. Jackett on Monday.  Special love and prayers go to Andrew, her son, and also to Max & Hazel.

You're Invited -
50+ FINGER TEA
An invitation for 50+ group at 6:30pm, Tuesday, October 31 at B. & M. Clark's.  Ladies please bring a light dessert.  Entertainment to follow.  RSVP to D. Trewavas by October 27.

PASTORAL CARE COURSE
For those of you who missed the first course and would like to be part of a course that would run through 'til December, would you please confirm with Tony.  We will need at least seven to make this course worthwhile.

REMINDER
Horse manure is available until the end of this month with all proceeds going to HCJB World Radio in assisting Brent and Glenda in their mission.  This is excellent manure from weed-free pasture and is ready bagged.  Phone M. Buchanan xxx xxxx.  Payment by donation.

HOUSE AVAILABLE
Do you know of someone who needs a house?  Mike & Bronwyn have one available for four weeks so if you know of anyone in need in this area contact them soon.

HEAR THIS
NEW PHONE NUMBER
Please note that K. & C. Johnson have a new phone number:- xxx xxxx.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
C. Scott 30 October
-- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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GARAGE SALE
CLOTHING GIVEAWAY

PRELIMINARY NOTICE -- Recycle.
We are having a Garage Sale and Clothing Give-Away at the end of November so when you are spring cleaning please remember to pack up your surplus goods and summer clothing for us.  Further information contact Betty xxx xxxx or Colin xxx xxxx.  Date to be confirmed later.
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FELLOWSHIP NEWSLETTER
If you have any news for the newsletter, please have it in the folder on the table in the church foyer before 9am Thursday morning or phone Denise, xx xxx xxxx.
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SERVICE PLAN:
Helpers: S. McCarthy, L. Ashby, B. Clark, J. King, S. Barnett, M. Buchanan
Greeters: G. & C. Ewers
Host Family: Ewers family
Flowers & Cleaning: Didcott family, J. Riddell
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MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street, Motueka. 528 9795