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Sunday 25 April 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


TODAY WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO DIED TO GIVE US FREEDOM...
"LEST WE FORGET"
Today is "ANZAC Day" - Australia & New Zealand Army Corps

When war broke out in 1914 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula to open the way to the Black Sea for the allied navies.  The plan was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul), capital of the Ottoman Empire and an ally of Germany.  They landed at Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Turkish defenders.  What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months.  At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships.  Many Australian & New Zealand soldiers were killed.  News of the landing at Gallipoli made a profound impact on Australians & New Zealanders at home and 25 April quickly became the day on which we remember the sacrifice of those who had died in war.

Today at 10am: F. King
Tonight at 6pm: Worship Service


The week ahead:
Today:

9:00am - Music at the church.
9:30am - Prayer for the service.
10:00am - "Worship Service" F. King
10:30am - Kids Church.
6:00pm - "Salvation at 6" Worship Service
Tuesday:
6:00am - Prayer at the church. The hour of power.
6:30pm - NA
7:30pm - FUGEN Youth meet at the church.
Wednesday:
2:00pm - Senior home group-Vera & Walter's home.
8:00pm - Fuezit-Meet at Brent & Tracey's.. "Growing Pains"
Thursday:
9:00am - Intercessory Prayer meeting at the church.
1:30pm - Ladies Home Group - at Gweneth's.
7:45pm - Music Practice @ 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.

What's Happening?
GARAGE SALE:
YOU can help us get to Sistas Women's Conference!
HOW?  By sorting through your household things and donating any unwanted goods for our monster garage sale in a few weeks!!  We will gladly accept and even collect your treasures.  Useful items include:
kitchenware, appliances, tupperware, children's toys, baby gear, garden tools, car parts, linen, garage tools, clothing, electrical equipment, bikes, plants, furniture, china, ornaments, knick knacks... etc.
To arrange for your goods to be collected, please see Tracey, Jolene or Michelle.

SISTAS people: Meet today after the morning service; meeting to be held in the crèche.

We invite you to join us for:
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP
sing the hymns we love
draw near to the God who loves us
enjoy the stimulus of fellowship

Coming soon!!!  Wednesday, 5th May
10am cup of tea - 10:30am service starts
Where?  Motueka Church of Christ, 374 High St.
Worship led by Graeme Benjamin. (Associate Pastor)

Speaker: David Harris.

More on the ANZAC topic:  THE DAWN SERVICE  Did you know?
The Dawn Service observed on ANZAC Day has its origins in an operational routine which is still observed by the Australians & New Zealanders today.  The half-light of dawn plays tricks with soldiers' eyes and from the earliest times the half-hour or so before dawn, with all its gray, misty shadows, became one of the most favoured times for an attack.  Soldiers in defensive positions were therefore woken up in the dark, before dawn, so that by the time the first dull gray light crept across the battlefield they were awake, alert and manning their weapons.
This was, and still is, known as "Stand-to".  It was also repeated at sunset.

PRAYER & THANKSGIVING:
A big thank you from Lawrine & John H. who wish to show their appreciation to the church family for all of your support over the last few months in the way of prayers, cards, flowers, visits, food (meals on wheels) etc.
We appreciate you all very much.  THANK YOU.
(Short visits very welcome.)

PRAY for Dorothy T. as she recuperates in hospital.  Pray for a speedy and complete recovery, and that she is able to have the home help required to allow her to return to her home.

PRAY for John H. who is in the Manuka Street hospice for a short stay.  Pray for Lawrine too as she travels to and fro.

PRAY for the elderly as winter approaches, for them to be free of colds and 'flu.

PRAY for your leadership and for those who bring you teaching from the Word.

PRAY for all leaders, Youth, Teens Kid's church, Kool Kids, and home groups -- and the music ministry.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
R. Hovenden 26 April
M. Clark 26 April
M. Cunningham 27 April
L. Christie 28 April
E. Fifita 29 April
-- Everyone, have a neat week.
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The Service Plan for 2nd May 2004:
Preaching: 10am G. Benjamin; 6pm B. Pickworth
Helpers: R. Fowler, L. Fowler, G. Creighton
Greeters: A. & G. Rua
Host Family: A. & G. Rua
Crèche: Tania, Chris Creighton
Cleaning & Flowers: R. & L. Fowler, C. Repp
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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