12th May 2019

John 10:29-30

What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.

”The readers of John's gospel felt that they faced an uncertain future. In the 70 years between Jesus' death and its distribution many things had changed for Jesus' followers. With 2 or perhaps 3 generations of new followers they were no longer Jews but found they were becoming something else. And that "something else" wasn't always clear for them. There were so many different expressions and ideas of who Jesus was and is that at times everything would have seemed to be up in the air.So John seeks to reassure them by reminding them of Jesus's words. God's love and kindness is greater than human confusion. Nothing can ever snatch them away from God's love in Jesus.

A Notice to Congregation Members

Congregation & Annual General Meeting
To be held at conclusion of Worship
*Sunday, 2nd June 2019**

Followed by a shared lunch and fellowship*

It would be greatly appreciated if all Reports to the Congregation from the various ministry groups within our fellowship, be emailed to Kathy Bassell, as soon as possible, and no later than *Friday, 24th May 2019,* for collation, to the following:

Communion Preparation Roster for May - December 2019

A new roster has been prepared and has been placed on the notice board in the foyer.

New Times and Sower Magazines

New Issues of our Synod's "New Times" and the Bible Society's "Sower" magazines are available in the Foyer. New Times is now produced bi-monthly and contains a great range of articles and information about the work of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Girls Night Out

Girls Night out is this Tuesday the 14th May at 7:00pm at the Balhannah Hotel. If you would like to come along please contact Cathy Standford on 0411 098 726 so reservations can be made.

OAS Brekkie Club Term 2 Roster

May 17: Ron & Cherie, Fay, Coralie, Roger, Brenton, Phil
May 24: Ron & Cherie, Peter, Barry, Roger, Jo, Roz, Brenton
May 31: Ron & Cherie, Peter, Coralie, Barry & Natalie, Brenton, Roger

Bible Readings

May 12 Easter 4 Acts 9:36-43 Ps 23 Rev 7:9-17 Jn 10:22-30
May 19 Easter 5 Acts 11:1-18 Ps 148 Rev 21:1-6 Jn 13:31-35
May 26 Acts 16:9-15 Ps 67 Rev 21:10, 22 - 22:5 Jn 14:23-29 or Jn 5:1-9

Ministry in Action - Roster

May 12. Refreshments - J Gordon & K Johnson: Door and Offering - I&F Bowen:
Offering Count - B Crispe, B Adcock: Flowers: L Wundenberg: Display - K Bassell:
Sound / Vision - R Windle: Camera - B Adcock: Lock-up - A Ballard: Cleaning - A Ballard

May 19. Refreshments - P&M Houston: Door and Offering - F&J May:
Offering Count - J Scott, R MacDonald: Flowers- M Bull: Display - K Bassell:
Sound / Vision - B Rimmer: Camera - G Adcock: Lock-up - T Wundenberg:
Cleaning - P Houston

May 26.
Refreshments - M Simpson, C Kemp: Door and Offering - S&B Pugsley:
Offering Count - D Pearson, C Kemp: Flowers - G Adcock: Display - A Rowe:
Sound / Vision - R Pitcher: Camera - F Bowen: Lock-up - S Harris: Cleaning - M Houston

What's coming up

Monday 10.00am Home Group - Bible Study


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:
Council Chair: chairman@
Secretary & Property Bookings: Kathy Bassell: Ph 0419 833 039
Prayer Chain: Coralie: 0417 816 065: Raelene: 0418 357 604
Newsletter: Website:
Banking Details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000: A/c No 162707848: Balhannah Uniting Church