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Sunday 14 March 2004

MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High St., Motueka.
Senior 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 together.  If we can help you in any way 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 or Brent & Tracey, ph xxx xxxx.

Our Mission Statement is to:
Save, Worship, Equip, Empower, Perfect = SWEEP


Last Sunday morning God spoke to us as a church.
John 20:24-29

We were asked "Can we be ones who will believe even though we have not seen?"

It takes a great deal of faith, relationship and unity with one another to stop doubting and believe.  Naturally speaking it was impossible for Jesus to be raised back to life-- but it happened.  No wonder Thomas found it hard to believe when the disciples told him they had seen Jesus.  Humanly this wasn't possible.

As a church God is calling us to walk in greater faith, to take our eyes off the natural and look to the spiritual.  A time is coming in the life of this church where naturally speaking things are going to seem impossible but God is saying,

"Blessed are those who have not seen yet have believed." -- John 20:29

The morning sermon went on to confirm what God was saying when Pastor Graeme encouraged us to be ones who are adventurous for God, ones who will be willing to take risks.

We are being called to take steps forward in Faith -- believing that through God the impossible will be made possible.

From Brent and Tracey.


Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.  -- Joel 2:28

This week we welcome:
Mark Billings:
from Christchurch who will be preaching here today at both services.
Mark is strong in the Word of Knowledge & Prophecy.
Plan for another special time with the Lord.
ALL WELCOME.

Today at 10am: M. Billings
Tonight at 6pm: M. Billings


The week ahead:
Today:

9:00am - Music at the church.
9:30am - Prayer for the service.
10:00am - "Worship Service" M. Billings
10:30am - Kids Church.
6:00pm - "Salvation at 6" M. Billings
Monday:
6:30pm - Elders meet with Mark at the Kings for a meal.
Tuesday:
6:00am - Prayer at the church. The hour of power.
10:00am - Mainly Music - at the church.
Wednesday:
2:00pm - Senior home group is starting again for the year.
Meets at Max & Hazel's home, 13 Titoki Place
Thursday:
9:00am - Intercessory Prayer meeting at the church.

Mainly Music on Tuesdays -10am- at the church.  Ask a friend--inform all those who attend. ALL WELCOME.

Praise & Prayer: The hour of power!! At the church.
Join together for praise & prayer; 6-7am each Tuesday morning.


Finally ... Here ...
Exciting, vibrant Connect groups starting soon!!
Groups existing to bring life, friendship, teaching and growth.
Details now available - see Brent or Tracey


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AND:   A note from Brent and Tracey ......
You don't know how much we appreciate you!  There are so many in our church family, young and old who gladly care for our children.  This especially means a lot to us as we don't have family living here.  ... when we preach, pray, attend training events, practices, meetings, worship and play music ... people like you enable us to minister in the way we believe God has called us to.  Without you, we couldn't do it!  Thank you.

Coming events:
= Grace Church are hosting Guest speaker "P. RANKIN" on Wednesday 17th March at Waimea College Hall, Salisbury Rd., Richmond.
$5 per person, Coffee & Cake to follow.  Brochures and write up at the back.

= FuGen Youth Project  River Rafting Rage
Rafting equipment provided on the day.  Come prepared to build, float, swim... etc.
Date to be decided later.

IS THIS FOR YOU?
From C. Baigent:  I am currently finalising this year's trip to Zimbabwe leaving 12 May and returning home 2 June.  There is still room for up to 2 more.  Are you aware of any who are at least thinking about joining us this year?  Let me know and I can contact them.

From the Board:
We will be taking a special offering during next week's service to enable those who wish to be able to contribute towards the airfares of Concilia's children, Wadzanai and Panache.  The total for the fares is $1,500.00.

Family News!
Congratulations to P. & S. Jeffries and Max and Hazel as you celebrate the safe arrival of "ASHER PAUL" to your families.  Asher was born on Friday 5th March - 9:30am and we warmly welcome you with God's richest blessings.

Operation "COVER UP"
What is needed for the 145,000 orphans in the UKRAINE who live in concrete buildings & in the freezing winter where the conditions are like living in a freeze.... are blankets, knitted or crocheted, hats, scarves, jerseys, mittens, sox, etc. for up to 16 year olds.  If you can help or wish to donate wool please contact F. Wells xx xxx xxxx.

Meat Available
We have had a Cattle Beast donated and Albert has arranged for it to be professionally killed and packed into small quantities.  Most of this will be used for the food bank but some Prime cuts will be available for people to purchase where the money will also go to the food bank to purchase other items.  See Albert.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
P. & M. Whyte 16 March
C. Thorn 16 March
R. & G. Bartlett 21 March
-- Everyone, have a neat week.
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The Service Plan for 21st March 2004:
Preaching: 10am C. Greaney; 6pm P. Dwyer
Helpers: M. Jeffries, J. Pirie, M. Greaney
Greeters: W. & J. Overbeek
Host Family: W. & J. Overbeek
Crèche: Lesley
Cleaning & Flowers: J. Overbeek, C. King
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Church ministries:
Fred & Colleen King ph xxx xxxx (Senior Pastors/Fred as Elder/Facilitator)
Graeme Benjamin ph xx xxx xxxx (Pastor/Elder/Ministry to the Elderly)
Brent & Tracey Pickworth ph xxx xxxx (Pastors/Brent as Elder)
Neville Greaney ph xxx xxxx (Elder/Men's Ministry)
Max Jeffries ph xxx xxxx (Elder Emeritus)
Martin Whyte ph xxx xxxx (Elder)
E. & T. Fifita ph xxx xxxx (FuGen)
C. & N. Greaney ph xxx xxxx (Kids Alpha Teens)
C. King ph xxx xxxx (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")
C. Greaney & S. Jarmai (Church secretaries)
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MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street, Motueka. ph 528 9795