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Sunday 4 April 2010

Hello everyone and welcome to our Easter service.

Sunday Morning
10am - Shane Murray will be speaking:
This Easter we aim to focus on 'what the cross has done for you.' Often at Easter we focus on the death of Christ on the cross but not so much on the resurrection of Christ, so this morning we want to celebrate the resurrected Christ; the Christ that brings life and life to the fullest. So as we celebrate this wonderful event this morning called Easter may we all get a fresh revelation of the freedom that the resurrected Christ brings to each of our lives.

After the service be sure to stay and have a hot cross bun and a cup of coffee.

Bless you all,
Pastor Shane.

Sunday Evening
5pm - Encounter - All welcome.
6pm - Link Cafe for the 18 - 30 year olds.

What's on this week:
Sunday 4th 9am Prayer Meeting for Morning Service
Tuesday 6th 6am Prayer Meeting
Tuesday 6th 7:30am Business Sense Breakfast
Tuesday 6th 7:30pm Business Sense Connect Group
Wednesday 7th 10am Wednesday Worship
Wednesday 7th 4:15pm Elders Meeting
Wednesday 7th 5:30pm Foundations Course
Wednesday 7th 7:30pm Greaney Connect Group - 1 Claire Place
Thursday 8th 7:30pm Church Music Practice
Sunday 11th 12:30pm Married with Children

What's coming up:
An evening with Rob I.: "Once the music started the place was buzzing. Foot tapping, clapping, singing along and moving to the music was intermingled with laughter." An entertaining evening for family and friends on 23rd April 7:30-9:30pm. Tickets $XX- each are on sale at Church of Christ or Motueka i-SITE Visitor Centre, Wallace Street. Proceeds go to buying mosquito nets for Africa. Buying a ticket will save a life!

Wednesday Worship: For seniors. Led by Lesley F. and the speaker is Graeme Benjamin. This Wednesday 7 April, 10am Cup of tea, 10:30am Service starts.

Married with Children? Then we invite you to a shared lunch next Sunday 11th April at church. We have babysitters to take care of your children while we have lunch followed by a short interactive message empowering you as a family, parent or partner. For more information please see Shane or Kathryn M.

Church Life:
We encourage all to commit to one of the following church life groups:
Mainly Music:
For preschoolers, every Tuesday at 10a.m.
Contact Yvette XXX XXXX or Debbie XXX XXXX
Imprint: For college age girls, fortnightly Wednesday at 4p.m.
Contact Elly XXX XXXX or XXX XXX XXXX
Boost: For college age boys, fortnightly Monday at 6p.m.
Contact Mark XXX XXX XXXX
Katalyst: For year 7 & 8 students, every Friday at 5p.m.
Contact Matt XXX XXXX or XXX XXX XXX
Sublime: For all college students, every Friday at 8p.m.
Contact Michael XXX XXXX or XXX XXX XXX
Mums 4 Mums: For all mums, every Wednesday at 9:30a.m.
Contact Tracey XXX XXX XXXX or Colette XXX XXX XXXX
Business Sense: For men in business, fortnightly Tuesday at 7:30p.m.
Contact Shane XXX XXXX or XXX XXX XXX
Married with Children: For young families, monthly Sunday at 12:30p.m.
Contact Shane XXX XXXX or XXX XXX XXX
Wednesday Worship: For seniors, 1st Wednesday of the month at 10a.m.
Contact church office XXX XXXX
Greaney's Connect Group: All welcome, every Wednesday at 7:30p.m.
Contact Neville or Carolyn XXX XXXX

Not sure which one you should attend? Please contact our church office to discuss further on 528 9795

Notices:
* Podcasts: Some of our Sunday sermon podcasts are now available free of charge from our website www.lifeat374.org.nz

* Elders Meetings: Every Wednesday at 4:15p.m. the church elders will be meeting in the admin office. If you would like prayer or to discuss any issue, please make an appointment through the church office.

* On a Mission! My parents and I are going on a missions trip with OMS (Overseas Mission Society) to Ecuador this April. We will be part of a team helping to build a multi-purpose community centre and will be involved in outreach to mums and children in the village. So your prayer support would be much appreciated as we prepare for the trip and during the time over there.
Thanks heaps - Emily C.

* Christian Television: From April 1st, Shine TV will be available to view nationwide on Freeview Satellite Channel 25 as well as locally on free-to-air UHF 44 or nationally on Sky Digital Channel 111. See Shine's website www.shinetv.co.nz for further info or to watch the programmes on your computer.

* End of Year Receipts: March 31st marked the end of the financial year for church tithes and offerings. To those who have made contributions, Lesley F. will have a receipt ready for you in the next couple of weeks or so.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
M. & L. Stoney 1 April
N. Carr 4 April
J. Carr 4 April
L.-M. Salmond 5 April
J. Knowles 6 April
J. Jeffries 9 April
B. & C. Roebuck 10 April
C. Wainscott 15 April
B. & T. Pickworth 15 April
C. Chitsa 16 April
S. Hannah 18 April
R. Bilderbach 19 April
E. Katene 19 April
C. & S. Tolson 19 April
L. Pomana 21 April
G. Creighton 23 April
A. Raukawa 24 April
R. Hovenden 26 April
P. Carr 28 April
C. McGhie 28 April
E. Fifita 29 April
S. Khan 29 April
B. Macdonald 29 April
C. Creighton 30 April
-- May God bless you on your special day!
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Pastoral Staff:
Pastor Brent is presently on leave. For any Pastoral needs please refer to one of the following pastors:
Assistant Pastors: Shane and Kathryn Murray shane@lifeat374.org.nz
Assistant Pastors: Fred and Colleen King
Ph xxx xxxx
Youth Pastor: Michael Greaney michael@lifeat374.org.nz
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MOTUEKA CHURCH OF CHRIST
374 High Street, Motueka, Tasman District (03) 528 9795
See the church's main website at www.lifeat374.org.nz