March 3rd 2019

Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” —not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!”
Peter, James and John catch a glimpse of Jesus bridging heaven and earth. He is transfigured, transformed, in front of their eyes. This side of Jesus is new to them. Jesus speaks with the heroes of their faith! Elijah AND Moses! Peter is clearly thrown by this. Terrified he blurts out the first this in his head... Let's mark the occasion with a monument! As if the reality of the moment would be lost without a record of it. It's a bit like folks going to a great concert and then spending their time recording it on their phones... looking into their devices instead of the stage. It is important to record and remember. Otherwise we wouldn't have this story in our scripture. But it's more important to live in that moment. "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!"

Secret Men's Business

On March 4th SMB will be at the home of Ron and Cherie Pitcher, so put this date in your diary and get ready to respond next week.
Ray McDonald

BUC Womens Night Fellowship

Easter Service with Rev Geoff Hurst on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 7.30 pm at the Church. There will be a Pancake Supper. Enquiries to Raelene 8388 4472 Mob 0418 357 604

Wedding Invitation

Jenny Jolly & Graham Wade & their families invite you to their wedding on March 30th at 11:00am at Magill Church of Christ, 61 St Bernards Road, Magill. The service will be followed by a shared light lunch. RSVP to Jenny on 0447 210 456 by March 7th.
If you are wanting to bless them with a gift, there will be a Honeymoon Wishing Well.

Pancake Day

On Shrove Tuesday, March 5th, we are planning to again make and distribute pancakes. Helpers and donations are requested.

Ash Wednesday Service 6th March

We will be sharing together in a service of prayer and repentance as we begin the journey of Lent. The service will commence at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Bible Readings

Mar 3 Transfiguration Ex 34:29-35 Ps 99 2 Cor 3:12 - 4:2 Lk 9:28-36, (37-43a)

Mar 6 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Ps 51:1-17 2 Cor 5:20b - 6:10 Mt 6:1-6, 16-21

Mar 10 Lent 1 Dt 26:1-11 Ps 91:1-2, 9-16 Rom 10:8b-13 Lk 4:1-13

Ministry in Action

Mar 3rd. Refreshments - M&P Houston: Door and Offering - R & C Pitcher: Offering Count - G Adcock & R MacDonald: Flowers - M Houston: Display - S MacDonald: Sound/Vision - R Windle: Camera - G Adcock: Lock-up - B Crispe: Cleaning - M Houston

Mar 10th.
Refreshments - M Simpson & C Kemp: Door and Offering - J Lisk: Offering Count - J Scott & A Ballard: Flowers - L Wundenberg: Display - S MacDonald: Sound/Vision - B Rimmer: Camera - B Adcock: Lock-up - TBA: Cleaning - C Kemp

Breakfast Club Teams

Mar 8 Ron & Cherie, Peter, Barry & Natalie, Brenton, Jo, Roger
Mar 15 Ron, Bev, Roz, Jo, Barb, Coralie, Brenton, Roger


Minister: Geoff Hurst: Ph 0447 971 878:
Church Office: 3 Bridge Street Balhannah 5242: Ph 8388 4048:
Kids’ & Youth Ministry: Hayden Kuiper: Ph 0447 766 460:
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Secretary & Property Bookings: Kathy Bassell: Ph 0419 833 039
Prayer Chain: Coralie: 0417 816 065: Raelene: 0418 357 604
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Banking Details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000: A/c No 162707848: Balhannah Uniting Church