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Sunday 15 October 2000
Welcome to our Father's House.  We trust you find this a great time of sharing together around the Lord's Table and in His Word, and enjoying fellowship with the Saints.  If we can assist you today please make your request known to the door stewards or one of the Elders.  If you have no church home and you wish to consider this as: "the place of the planting of the Lord" then please see Fred King, our church co-ordinator.


Fear the Lord! == Announcing!
The Lord's love is with those who fear him.  Psalm 103:17


From the Word: Psalm 103. Of David.
Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His Holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits.
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases;
he redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with love and compassion.
He satisfies my desires with good things,
so that my youth is renewed like the eagle's,
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbour his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve, or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
But from everlasting to everlasting, the Lord's love is with those who fear him,
and righteousness with their children's children --
with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.
The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
Praise the Lord all you angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, O my soul.


Christians have lost all fear of death.  Since, therefore, the fear of death is the mother of all fear, when it has been destroyed, all other forms of fear are thereby vanquished.
- John Bonnell

Have you ever taken your fears to God, got the horizons of Eternity about them, looked at them in the light of His love and grace?
- R. McCracken

He who fears God need fear nothing else and he who fears not God needs to fear everything else.
- Anon.

Fear knocked at the door.  Faith answered.  No one was there.
- Inscription over mantel of Hinds' Head Hotel.

Welcome
Welcome to our family and guests.  We extend a friendly Christian welcome and trust that you are encouraged and uplifted as you worship with us today.

I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfil my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. Psalm 116:17

Here.... TONIGHT!!!!!
"Tonight at 7" Ross Bartlett
ALL WELCOME

We welcome back ROSS and GLYNDA BARTLETT.
They are here to minister to us for several weeks, from today onwards.

It will be so good to have them visit with us again and we are looking forward to receiving their ministry and in further developing our friendship with them.  They have been asked to concentrate on team building within the present structure and to assist in developing individual ministries within the fellowship.

The week ahead:
Today:
9:30am - Prayer for the service
10:00am - "Worship service" Ross Bartlett
7:00pm - "Tonight at 7" Ross Bartlett
Tuesday:
10:30am - Intercessory prayer meeting at the church
( Prayer for schools and the nation, and the church fellowship and planning. All welcome. Tuesday & Friday. )
5:00pm - Elders meeting at the church
7:30pm - Youth group check with Carolyn for details.
Wednesday: STARTING THIS WEEK AT THE ROBERTSON'S - WED. 18TH OCTOBER.
9:45am - Robertson's home group meets at 170 Queen Victoria St., ph. xxx xxxx
7:30pm - King's home group meets at Overbeek's, 93 Wharf Rd., ph. xxx xxxx
7:30pm - Whyte's home group meets at Rua's, Goddard Rd., ph. xxx xxxx
Thursday:
1:30pm - Ladies group meets at Gweneth's home, 456a High St., ph. xxx xxxx
6pm-7pm - Prayer at the church, every 2nd and 4th week of the month
( This coming month=12th & 26th October )
7:00pm - Music practice at church for those who want to be involved in the music on Sunday.
Friday:
9:45am - Noah's Ark Play Group
11:45am - Intercessory prayer meeting.

The Elders have appointed Ron & Val Robertson to spearhead a Wednesday morning fellowship group.  Their aim is to found a daytime group where all members unable to meet at night will be able to meet together for worship, study and sharing etc. during the day.  A focus will be to include the Elderly which will bring into being the vision written in OUR PEOPLE & VISION FOLDER, in the Vision Statement section, Document No. 3.  The Older Saints: = To establish a Home Group for the elderly.

ALL AGES WELCOME.
When: 9:45am start.  Wednesdays.  18th October will be the first meeting.
Where: 170 Queen Victoria St.  Phone xxx xxxx
Phone Ron & Val if you are able to help with transport or if you need transport.
Starting day: 18th October.


Please pray for:
* all those who have the 'flu, or who have other various types of sickness.
* C. Scott in her new home.  Her new address is 2 Oaks Lane.
* the Youth Group and Alpha Teens.
* the Elders, the Home Groups and Women's Group.
* our Elderly
* the intercessory prayer warriors, for strength and discernment.
* our prayer line partners, for direction and discernment.
* the National Prayer line; for those who pray for our area and country.
* our missionary churches in South Africa, N. and M. Sibanda, and B.J. & Chipo Mpofu, for peace and God's protection.
* the music ministry and all those involved, to serve as to the Lord.
* G. Leppien and Myrtle, Floss and Win, for health and peace.
* W. Westrupp as she moves to a rest home, for peace as she settles to a new environment.
* Kazuko as she returns to Japan; that she will find Christian people to support and encourage her.

Mrs. E. Bourne
was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday 10th October after 100 years and 3 months of faithful and devoted service to our Lord Jesus.  On her 100th birthday this year a small group from our church were present; in conversation she said "I don't know why the Lord has kept me here so long, it must be because He has more people for me to witness to."
On 28th June 1992 Mrs. Bourne played a leading role at the opening of our new church building by cutting the cake.  Mrs. Bourne was welcomed into the church on 27th February 1977 and was a very faithful member of the fellowship, being the oldest living member.  In later years she spent approx. 5 years at the Woodlands resthome then, for family reasons, moved to Green Gables in Nelson for the last years of her life.

More on the Fear of God
The only sure way to take fear out of living is to keep a respectful fear of God in our lives, which means to maintain a reverent attitude towards His place and influence in the scheme of things.  This brand of fear is a healthy ingredient, a deterrent to want, a spur to courage and confidence, an insurance against loss, a source of comfort and understanding at any age.
- Eugene Asa Carr

HURRY HURRY HURRY HURRY
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!!!!

PROMISE KEEPERS, Wellington 27th-28th October.
See Neville if you want to make an appointment to be at "Promise Keepers"
Birthdays & Anniversaries
G. Allred 16 October
J. Pirie 17 October
R. Cunningham 19 October
-- Everyone, have a neat day!!
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Colleen and Fred will be away for a month as they visit Selwyn and Debbie in Australia: Gold Hill Court, Kangaroo Flat in Bendigo, Victoria 3555.  "You will be kept in our prayers each day and we trust that you will enjoy Ross and Glynda while we are away.  May God keep you and bless you all.
All calls and enquiries may be directed to Martin and Pauline, Robbie and Dianne and Max and Hazel.
Eric and Carol will be away for approx. the same time, visiting Australia and then family in NZ."  We wish you all a happy and safe holiday.
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The Service Plan for 22nd October 2000:
Preaching: 10:00am Ron Robertson; 7:00pm NO SERVICE - LABOUR WEEKEND
Helpers: D. Trewavas, L. Didcott, B. Clark, I. Evenden, R. Fowler, L. Fowler
Greeters: S. & J. Lawn
Host Family: N. & C. Greaney
Cleaning & Flowers: M. & H. Jeffries, C. Repp
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Church Elders: Max Jeffries, ph. xxx xxxx
Fred King, ph. xxx xxxx (Co-ordinator)
Robbie Tucker, ph. xx xxx xxxx
Martin Whyte, ph. xxx xxxx
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MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street, Motueka, Tasman District (03) 528 9795