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Sunday 23 February 1997
Fellowship News
MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street

Pastor: Tony Barnett - 528 9795
              Pager - 086 807 209


Good morning! And welcome to Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday.
On Friday the tractors were racing past our house at 7:00am as the picking began in the orchards at the back.  The first bins came back out 40 minutes later - the harvest has begun!

We celebrate today and worship the "Lord of the Harvest."  He is the One that gives the growth, He is the One who calls all things into being, He is the sustainer of life - the Alpha & the Omega.  The produce we have in front of us today represents the physical harvest that we praise God for.  It looks great and represents careful, patient tending.

Each Sunday we bring the fruit of our lives also - that is, our spiritual harvest and set that before the Lord as a people of praise - as His holy priesthood.  This morning we will look at a passage of scripture found in Deuteronomy 26 that speaks of the harvest.  As we go through the sermon note the four words that precede confession.  What are they?
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Note also the harvest of blessing that is ours as we obey the Lord & walk in His ways.
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Blessings on you as you produce & await the perfect harvest!
              Tony & Norma.


This Week: 24th - 2nd March
Tonight 7:00pm Evening Service.
Monday
7:00pm Harvest Auction. (see Notice.)
Tuesday
6:30am Prayer meeting at the church.
9:30am Noah's Ark Playgroup.
1:30pm Prayer meeting at 'Scott Base', 54 Wildmans Rd.  All welcome!
5:00pm Elder's meeting at the church.
Wednesday
9:30am Mums in Touch, prayer time.
10:00am Ladies study in the church foyer.
Thursday
7:00pm Music practice at the church for those involved in music on Sunday.
Friday
9:30am Noah's Ark Playgroup.
7:00pm Alpha Teens. (see notice in this newsletter.)
Sunday
10:00am Church and Sunday School.

Tropical Getaway
Martin & Pauline have been asked to arrange a break-away holiday for 7-8 nights (or longer if you wish) mid 1998 to a Tropical Resort where everything is paid for before you leave.  If you'd like to go let them know before the end of February.  Ph xxx xxxx

Alpha Teens!
is on every second Friday night, held in the Church Foyer. There is a programme organised for boys & girls aged between 10 - 12.  Any queries call N. or C. Greaney Ph. xxx xxxx

Prayer Meeting
This is an opportunity for working people and others to come and pray for the church.  This will be held every Tuesday morning, 6:30 - 7:30am.  Come along to join in praying, even if you can only stay for a short time.  Any queries to N. Greaney or T. Barnett.

Want a Great Night Out?
How about coming to our HARVEST AUCTION tomorrow night at 7pm.  Last year was one of our best great-fun, hilarious bidding, good fellowship plus a huge result in the money line.  Come tomorrow night and enjoy bidding for a cream sponge, beautiful apples and other lovely produce.

Mums in Touch:
Mums with a concern for the schools and teachers in the local area are welcome to join us on a Wednesday morning, 9:30am in the church creche for a time of prayer and interceding on behalf of our children and the staff at the schools.

Mark the Date - Hot Tips for Parents!
A seminar with a difference presented by I. & M. Grant.
Held at Broadgreen Intermediate Hall, Stoke.
When?  Saturday 12 April 1997.  Poster & Brochures in Foyer.

SENIOR YOUTH!
Are you ready for the beginning of this year's activities?  Senior Youth this year means:- Anyone in High School re; 3rd - 7th form. This Saturday we are going to the Hydroslide in Nelson.  Be prepared for a ring during the week.  Be ready for a great night out to commence our year together.  At the moment any enquiries ring Matthew on xxx xxxx.

REMEMBER!
This Sunday 2nd March is Fellowship Sunday.  It is being held at Bridge Valley Ranch this year.  We do encourage you all to come along and enjoy getting together with other members of the wider Church family, to worship and exalt His Name and also enjoy fellowship over a picnic lunch later on.  A good chance to have a look around Bridge Valley Ranch if you haven't been there before, and meet the new Directors who are there.
Service starts: 10:30am.  Speaker: J. Vines.
There will be no evening service at our church next Sunday night.  There will be a communion service for those not going to Bridge Valley at 10:00am.

March 9th
is our church picnic day at Rabbit Island.  Turn up at Rabbit Island with your picnic lunch after the morning service and your swimsuit etc. and prepare for a great day of Sun, Surf & Sand, and a good game of Cricket, or Beach Volley Ball.
See you there!  Bring a friend!

Coming Up on YFC Scene:
March 22nd  The 1997 Fundraising Ball, 8pm, Victory Room.
April 12th  The 1997 Talent Scan - Auditions - Evening Rally 7pm

World Day of Prayer:
is being held this year at St. Andrew's Uniting (next to the Police Station)
Friday 7th March 97. At 7:00pm.  Let us support this worthy cause by our presence on Friday 7th.
Birthdays This Week
A. Gulbransen 24 February
J. Christieson 26 February
C. Greaney 2 March
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SERVICE PLAN March 2nd:
Helpers: C. Ewers, I. Evenden, R. Fowler, B. Clark, D. Collins, M. Gentry
Greeters & Hosts: B. & J. Fenemor
Flowers & Cleaning: G. Didcott, J. Riddell
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MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street, Motueka. 528 9795