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Sunday 13 October 2002

MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High St., Motueka.
Pastors: Fred & Colleen King.

Welcome to our Father's House.  We trust you find this a great time of sharing together around the Lord's Table, 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" please see Fred or Colleen, ph xxx xxxx.


From the Word:  Psalm 121:1-3
I lift up my eyes to the hills -- Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot slip, he who watches over you will not slumber.


Today at 10am: G. Benjamin
Tonight at 7pm: M. Whyte
Today 13th October, evening church starts at 7pm


The week ahead:
Today:

9:15am - Music at the church.
9:30am - Prayer for the service.
10:00am - "Worship Service" G. Benjamin
10:00am - Kids Church
6:15pm - Music at the church.
6:30pm - Prayer for the service.
7:00pm - "Tonight at 7" M. Whyte
Tuesday:
9:00am - Intercessory Prayer meeting at the church.
10:00am - "mainly music" at the church.
6:30pm - Elders meet at the church.
7:30pm - Board meeting at the church.
7:30pm - FuGen Youth 13 upwards meet at the church.
Wednesday:
2:00pm - Senior Saints home group this week at the Hansen's.
7:30pm - King's Home group meet at Golda and Albert's home.  All welcome.
7:30pm - Fuez It (19-30's) meet at Pickworth's home, High St.
Thursday:
9:00am - Intercessory Prayer meeting at the church.
11:00am - Woodlands Rest Home with Max.  All welcome to help.
1:30pm - Women's Home group meet at Gweneth's home, 456a High St.
7:30pm - Ministry & Gifts at church or Bethany Park
7:30pm - Marriage & More meet at the Pickworth's.

The recent vote
for Graeme Benjamin to become a member of our team as a part time Pastor to minister to the Elderly was successful.
We welcome you Graeme.

SHINE: A RADIO RHEMA T V ANNOUNCEMENT.....
SHINE TV is about to start.
For information you are invited to the Annesbrook Community Church, Saxton Rd., Stoke, on Tuesday, the 15th October at 7:30pm.
A light supper will be served so you need to phone numbers attending to 0508 xxx xxx.  See Andrew and/or notice on the board.

MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS:
This year's appeal is to "Give love in a box" which will be providing a special Christmas food parcel to a needy family or child.  The goal is for the Mission Without Borders Team to personally deliver 25,000 OPERATION CHRISTMAS LOVE parcels in Eastern Europe this year.  Do you want to be a part of this outreach programme?  There are brochures on the back table telling you how.

Men's Fishing Weekend
Registration forms are available on the back table.  Pick up your form now and see L. Didcott for further details.

Report from the Mission Committee: E. Repp Mission Convener
Funds received from the special missions offering were allocated as such.

1. Mission Without Borders:
A) $1,000.00 as a gift towards travel costs for Marianna - a young lady from Romania who shared her life experiences with us recently.
B) $200.00 towards the Christmas parcels O C L, see notice above.
2. Farndales
$400.00 towards the Farndale family working in Fiji and we are considering ongoing support.
3. Boveys
$400.00 to the Bovey family missionaries in China and Tibet and we are considering ongoing support.
4. Tear Fund:
A donation of $200.00 was sent for the "Microenterprise Project" a project designed to help people to help themselves.  Loans are given to people in 3rd World countries to help them start up small businesses.  They are expected to repay their loans and the money is re-loaned to another person to help them start another business.

Please pray for:
* The Home Groups
* Fred & Colleen as they lead you towards the end of the year 2002.
* the Elders, church leaders, and the Board members.
* the Kids Church/Sunday School children and Staff, helpers and Kool Kids leaders and Kool Kids as they continue the new year activities.
* Gwen, Floss and Cynthia who are unable to attend church most days - visits would be welcome.
* Graeme and Martin as they bring the "WORD" today.
* The mainly music team and the Mums/Dads who are beginning to attend.
* Those who are or have not been well.
* Please try to add to your prayer list and pray for the two families above your name in the phone list and for the two families below your name.
* All those in the phone list if you have time.
* Also for the safety of all the leadership and all church members.
* Neville, Win and Audrey who have not been well.

Praise God for answered Prayers for:
-- D. Harris who is now a lot better.
-- The employment God has provided for at least 5 of our people.
    (phone others through to be added to this list)
-- Safe travelling for some of us who have been "on/off the road"

Fred & Colleen will be away in Australia visiting and making friends with their Grandchildren.  We will be back early November.  See Martin if needed.
Carol & Eric will be holidaying in America and will visit the Moore's.
AND a group of our young ladies are in Auckland at the SISTERS conference.

A REQUEST from Lesley & the Board
Anyone willing to go on the Church serving plan please let Lesley know A S A P as she is about to write up a new plan for the coming term.  Phone Lesley now!
This could involve vacuuming, arranging flowers, dusting, cleaning windows etc., greeting people at the door, and/or helping with the communion emblems during the service.  It is good to contribute and help to serve one another each week. xxx xxxx.


Our mission:
-- To see souls saved.
-- To worship and glorify God.
-- To equip the Church to grow into unity, maturity and wholeness.

Pauline & Martin
will be responsible for the news letter over the next three weeks so please give them any relevant information/notices etc. you wish to have recorded.  Ph xxx xxxx.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
J. Pirie 17 October
R. Cunningham 19 October
-- Everyone have a neat day.
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The Service Plan for 20th October 2002:
Preaching: 10am M. Whyte; 7pm T. Pickworth
Helpers: N. Greaney, M. Greaney, J. Hansen, L. Hansen
Greeters: N. & C. Greaney
Host Family: N. & C. Greaney
Flowers/Cleaning: G. Didcott, N. Hovenden
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Church ministries:
Fred King ph xxx xxxx (Pastor/Elder/Facilitator)
Graeme Benjamin ph xx xxx xxxx (Pastor/Elder/Elderly)
Neville Greaney ph xxx xxxx (Church Elder/Men's Ministry)
Max Jeffries ph xxx xxxx (Church Elder)
Martin Whyte ph xxx xxxx (Church Elder)
Brent & Tracey Pickworth ph xxx xxxx (Youth Leaders)
C. & N. Greaney ph xxx xxxx (Alpha Teens)
L. Smits ph xxx xxxx (Kool Kids/Kids Church)
N. Hovenden ph xxx xxxx (Encouragement Ministry)
G. & L. Didcott ph xxx xxxx (Food Bank/Senior Saints Ministry)
G. Rua ph xxx xxxx (The Christian Reporter)
C. King ph xxx xxxx (News letter Editor & mainly music)
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MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street, Motueka. ph 528 9795