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4th August 2019

Luke 12:13-14

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.”
But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?”


This is a strange little interaction between Jesus and a member of the crowd. It's often overlooked as it precedes Jesus teaching about the dangers of being greedy. Is Jesus saying, "Sort this stuff out for yourself! I'm not one to decide what you should do."
It makes me think of the number of times my prayers were... "Jesus, just tell me what to do!"
Jesus is standing back from the expectation that he will run someone's life for them. To be honest, the times in my life when I have prayed for guidance I already knew what I had to do and what my choices were. I wasn't being wracked by indecision. I just didn't want to choose. Especially when it came to decisions around my material well being. The point of the rest of the passage (vs 15-21) is to get out of the cycle of continual material escalation and to be "rich toward God."

Secret Men's Business

For all the secret men! We will be gathering at Geoff Hurst's house on Monday August 5th at 6.30pm. We will be sharing together in Bangers and Mash! Bring your appetites.
8 Kareda Close, Balhannah. Contact Geoff (0447 971 878) for further details.

Women's Night Fellowship

Come along and enjoy a shared dinner at Sandra Harris’ warm home

Tuesday 6th August, 6pm for 6.30pm

28 Kurla Road Balhannah, ph 08 8398 0351, mob 0438 568 938

Girls Night Out

Join the Girls and enjoy great conversation and food as we get to know each other better and feed are souls at Balhannah Hotel. Please contact Cathy Standford on 0411 098 726 for reservations.

Tuesday 13th August at 6:30pm

Ministry In Action - Roster

Sunday 4th August

Offering & Counters -
S Harris, R Windle
Lock-up - B Crispe
Cleaning - A Ballard
Display - K Bassell
Greeters & Collection -
A Rowe, J Gordon
Flowers - M Houston
Morning Tea -
J Lisk, C Kemp
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - B Adcock

Sunday 11th August

Offering & Counters -
J & F May
Lock-up - K Bassell
Cleaning - P Houston
Display - K Bassell
Greeters & Collection -
J & F May
Flowers - L Wundenberg
Morning Tea -
S & B Pugsley
Sound & Vision -
B Rimmer
Camera - G Adcock

Sunday 18th August

Offering & Counters -
P Crispe, B Pugsley
Lock-up - A Ballard
Cleaning - D Rowe
Display - A Rowe
Greeters & Collection -
S & B Pugsley
Flowers - G Adcock
Morning Tea -
G & S Adcock
Sound & Vision -
R Pitcher
Camera - F Bowen

Bible Readings

Aug 4 Hos 11:1-11 Ps 107:1-9, 43 Col 3:1-11 Lk 12:13-21
Aug 11 Is 1:1, 10-20 Ps 50:1-8, 22-23 Heb 11:1-3, 8-16 Lk 12:32-40
Aug 18 Is 5:1-7 Ps 80:1-2, 8-19 Heb 11:29-12:2 Lk 12:49-56

OAS Brekkie Club Term 3 Roster

**please note: September 6 is a student free day so no breakfast is required.
Friday August 9
Barb
Coralie
Roz
Brenton
Jo
Roger
Marcia
Ethan
Friday August 16
Barb
Andy & Donna
Bevan & Sandy
Roz
Roger
Ethan
Friday August 23
Barb
Coralie
Peter & Bev
Roz
Jo
Roger
Ethan

What's coming up

Monday 10.00am Home Group - Bible Study

Contacts

Minister: Geoff Hurst: Ph 0447 971 878: minister@balhannah.org
Church Office: 3 Bridge Street Balhannah 5242: Ph 8388 4048: admin@balhannah.org
Kids’ & Youth Ministry: Hayden Kuiper: Ph 0447 766 460: kidsnyouth@balhannah.org
Council Chair: chairman@ balhannah.org
Secretary & Property Bookings: Kathy Bassell: Ph 0419 833 039
Prayer Chain: Coralie: 0417 816 065: Raelene: 0418 357 604
Newsletter: intouch@balhannah.org: Website: balhannah.org
Banking Details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000: A/c No 162707848: Balhannah UnitingChurch