M
O
T
U
E
K
A

C
H
U
R
C
H

O
F

C
H
R
I
S
T

a
s
s
o
c
i
a
t
e
d
Sunday 8 April 2001
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.


PALM SUNDAY
They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,

"Hosanna!"
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Blessed is the King of Israel." -- John 12:13

"Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest,
Lord we lift up Your name
With our hearts full of praise
Be exalted, O Lord my God,
Hosanna in the highest.

Glory, Glory, Glory to the King of Kings.
Glory, Glory, Glory to the King of Kings.
Lord we lift up Your name,
With our hearts full of praise.
Be exalted, O Lord my God.
Glory to the King of Kings."



Today 10am: Fred King
"Tonight at 7": Brent Pickworth
ALL WELCOME TO BOTH SERVICES.

Today is known as "Palm Sunday"

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will see a donkey tied there, with her colt by her.  Untie them and bring them to me.  If anyone says anything to you, tell them that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.

This took place to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet:
"Say to the Daughter of Zion,
'See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'"


The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.  They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
"Hosanna to the Son of David!"
"Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Hosanna in the highest!"


When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?"  The crowd answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."
-- Taken from the Gospel of Matthew chapter 21 verses 1 - 11.

QUOTATION:
Mankind is still in need of a Saviour, for sin is still sin though we call it by many new psychological names.
-- F. M. Swaffield

The week ahead:
Today:
9:15am - Music at the church
9:30am - Prayer for the service
10:00am - "Worship service" Fred King
6:15pm - Music at the church
6:30pm - Prayer for the service
7:00pm - "Tonight at 7" Brent Pickworth
Tuesday:
9:00am - Intercessory prayer meeting at the church
( Prayer for schools and the nation, and the church fellowship and planning. All welcome. Tuesday & Thursday. )
7:30pm - Youth: see Brent & Tracey or Carolyn for details.  Study with Tracey.
Wednesday:
1:45pm - The Daytime home group at Ron & Val R.'s home, 170 Queen Victoria St.
7:30pm - Tasman home group at the Golda & Albert R.'s home, Goddard Rd.
7:30pm - King's home group at 9 Motueka Quay.
Thursday:
9:00am - Intercessory prayer meeting at the church.
1:30pm - Women's home group at Gweneth D.'s home, 456a High St.
7:30pm - Music practice at the church for all those who wish to be involved in Sunday worship.  Introducing/learning new songs.

Don't Miss Next Sunday
15th April EASTER SUNDAY Combined Evening Service
At the MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST, 374 High St. (here), at 7:00pm
Guest speaker: Ross & Glynda Bartlett
ALL WELCOME to this EASTER CELEBRATION!!


WELCOME HOME to Debbie, Selwyn and Harrison Jack K.


Ross and Glynda will be with us for ministry for two weeks, from the 11th-29th April.  We pray a blessing on them and to all who meet here at this House of the Lord.


PLEASE NOTE:

There will be a Sunday School/Kids Church programme available most Sundays after communion has finished.  The teachers will take the children to the Sunday School room at this time.
This will be for the kindergarten age through to year 6 children (4 - 10 yrs) and all are welcome.  We request that all children remain under their own parents supervision during the service up 'til this time.
Please feel free to use the creche for younger children but they must be supervised by their parent/caregiver.

Pray for:
* the Youth Group and Alpha Teens, Brent and Tracey P.
* the Elders and the Board members
* for Win L. who is still having trouble with her legs.
* the church family; for love and unity to grow and blossom.
* for all of our elderly
* for all the church study groups etc.

Proposed Kool Kids Holiday Programme
Easter Theme plus activities. "Our Children are Our Future"

Wanted: People to help with an Easter Programme - an opportunity to serve the Lord - and the Community by reaching the Children - and people to help fund raise and staff stalls Friday nights and Saturday mornings. (Nitros cafe and netball)
Dates: 9th to the 12th April = 4 days only.
Venue: At the "Awesome Rec. Centre"
Time: 9am - 12pm = 3 hours per day.
A trip to Quinney's Bush, Motupiko on the Thursday.

Let Leon know if you are able to help ASAP: ph. xxx xxxx.
A possible DISCO on Friday, the 20th April.


Notice Board NEWS
1. Calling all Leaders
Friday 27th April - Sunday 29 April at the Annesbrook Church of Christ.
Put these dates aside to consider - LEADERSHIP WITH IMPACT!!!

2. AND... KIDS OUTREACH!!!
National Children's Ministry Conference on 1st June at Waikanae.
See notice board for details.  Key Speaker is D. Gruber.

3. For Sale - "Faith Forever Singing" song books

4. Don't forget to register your vote concerning Kool Kids - due 10th April.

Flower Bulbs:-
Anyone who has too many Nerines, Belladonna Lilies (white, light or dark pink), Alstroemeria (any colours), Agapanthus (white, light or dark blue) or Dutch Iris bulbs please contact Colleen.
Wedding Anniversaries
(No birthdays this week)
R. & D. Tucker 14 April
B. & T. Pickworth 15 April
-- Everyone, have a neat day.
--------------------------------------------------------
The Service Plan for 15th April 2001:
Preaching: 10:00am Ross Bartlett; 7:00pm Ross Bartlett
Helpers: S. Tucker, Daphne Tucker, L. Smits, B. Clark
Greeters: L. & G. Didcott
Host Family: L. & G. Didcott
Cleaning & Flowers: G. Didcott, N. Hovenden
=================================
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
=================================
[Return to top]
MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street, Motueka, Tasman District (03) 528 9795