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Sunday 6 April 2003

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: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.  No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.


Today at 10am: M. Whyte
Tonight at 5pm: N. Greaney


The week ahead:
Today:

9:15am - Music at the church.
9:30am - Prayer for the service.
10:00am - "Worship Service" M. Whyte
10:30am - Kids Church today.
6:15pm - Music at the church.
7:00pm - "Tonight at 7" N. Greaney
Tuesday:
9:00am - Intercessory Prayer meeting at the church.
10:00am - "mainly music" - church foyer.
6:30pm - Elders meet at the church.
7:30pm - Board Meeting at the church.
7:30pm - FuGen meet at the church.
Wednesday:
2:00pm - Senior Saints home group - meet/check with Max.
7:30pm - King's Home group at the church - Witnessing with Graeme.
7:30pm - Fuez It (19-30's) - Meet at Pickworth's home. Net works Course.
Thursday:
9:00am - Intercessory Prayer meeting at the church.
1:15pm - Women's Home group at Gweneth's - Graeme speaking on:
"How to Witness Effectively"
7:30pm - Marriage & More meet at the Troughton's home, 44 Grey St.

This morning we are saying "Farewell" to Mark, Julie, Scott & Kestrel T. as they leave Motueka to start their new life in Nelson.  Our prayers & love go with them as they leave Bethany Park to enjoy their new employment & schools.  Our loss is their gain and this morning during the service we will pray them God's richest blessings.

Our 100th "Centenary"
Well done and a pat on the back to everyone.
Fred & Colleen wish to express their sincere appreciation to everyone for your tremendous help and support in the organisation of the "Centenary Celebration Weekend."
Every event went so well and we are extremely proud of you all.
As Paul wrote in his first letter to the Corinthian church:
"We also thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus."  THANK YOU.

Coming Events:
Music Meeting:
Monday 14th April at the church, for all those involved in Music Ministry.

Marriage & More:  What's coming up over the next 6 months?
= Easter Social scene on the town!  Book your babysitter now for Thurs Apr 17th.
= Boundaries in Marriage - 8 week video series helping you to apply principles that can make a good marriage better and even save one that's headed for disaster.
= Overnighter at Nelson Lakes - no kids - YAHOO! - Poss. dates 25th April or 2nd May.
= NET WORK - understanding God's design for you in the church.
The right people... in the right places... for the right reasons.
= Also, Resolving couple conflict... and how to have a good argument!
What is Marriage & More?  a group of "relatively" youngish marrieds who meet together in an informal cell group type setting to learn/grow/share on many topics but especially on enhancing our marriages.  We encourage both partners to come each week.  See Brent or Tracey if you would like to come along!  Note new venue is 44 Grey St. - Ross & Yvette's.

Easter Event April 18-20 -- Pastor A. & L. Evans, Richmond Community Church (notice on the board).

YOUTH - UP COMING EVENTS
= Expressions, the local talent scan held on Sat 10th May at Annesbrook Community Centre.  This is a performing arts opportunity for young people, so if you can sing solo/group/band/instruments/drama/dance etc. and want to audition, get practising and see Tracey to register.  We'll cheer you on!!!
= Paint Ball - see Michelle or Tracey.
= 40 Hour Famine - see Tracey.
= Get Smart Youth Conference July 8th-12th 2003.
Ask for time off now, start saving, and prepare for the best "God" time of your life.


Please pray for:
* The various Home Groups.
* Fred & Colleen, Graeme & Heather, the Elders, the Board, Brent & Tracey, Leon & Leanne, and team leaders.
* the Kid's Church/Sunday School children and Staff, helpers and Kool Kids leaders and Kool Kids as they continue with their programme.
* Gwen, Floss and Cynthia who are unable to attend church most days; visits would be welcomed.
* Martin and Neville as they bring the "WORD" today.
* The mainly music team and the Mums/Dads as they continue the new year.
* 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 of those on the phone list.
* The safety of all the leadership and all church members.
* The youth and new Christians as new programmes continue.
* Win L. as she continues to suffer from ulcers.
* John & Lawrine H. as John has follow up treatment.
* Chrissie as she recuperates from a hip operation.
* Concilia as she waits for word to see if she is able to bring her children to N Z.

WANTED:
For crèche roster - We are still taking names of people who are willing to help on the crèche each Sunday am.  See Tracey - ph xxx xxxx.

ALSO WANTED from the CELEBRATIONS: a copy of any photos taken during the 100 year celebrations as we wish to keep a record of all events.  Please see Colleen.

Wanted:  Anyone willing to serve on the new plan please see Lesley ASAP.


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


WANTED:
Any household items for a Cambodian family settling in Motueka.
See Leon if you have spare furniture or other items to give away. (Beds, table, chairs etc.)

WATCH THIS SPACE:
Are you interested in surfing?  Plans are in progress to form a "Surfing" group to go and catch the occasional "wave".
Birthdays & Anniversaries
J. Knowles 6 April
-- Everyone, have a neat week.
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The Service Plan for 13th April 2003:
Preaching: 10am F. King; 7pm G. Benjamin
Helpers: N. Greaney, M. Greaney, J. Hansen, L. Hansen
Greeters: M. & D. Harris
Host Family: M. & D. Harris
Cleaning & Flowers: M. & D. Harris, J. & L. Hansen
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Church ministries:
Fred King ph xxx xxxx (Pastors/Elder/Facilitator)
Graeme Benjamin ph xx xxx xxxx (Pastor/Elder/Ministry to the 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)
J. Overbeek ph xxx xxxx (Prayer requests/ prayer chain)
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