9th June 2019

Psalm 143.10

You are my God. Show me what you want me to do, and let your gentle Spirit lead me in the right path.

In this verse, David is seeking guidance and asking the Lord for his help. He is listening to God for direction and leadership. We may have some reservations about whether God speaks to us but we stand in a long line of people who have been addressed by God. The ancient Israelite's heard the voice of God, including people like Samuel, Moses, Isaiah and many others.

‘Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation -- and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies.’

(Frank C. Laubach)

Dear God,
Speak gently in my silence.
When the loud outer noises of my surroundings,
and the loud inner noises of my fears
keep pulling me away from you, help me to trust
that you are still there even when I am unable to hear you.

(Henri Nouwen)

How do you feel about the idea of hearing from God? You might like to read out loud this verse several times. Enjoy the phrase ‘you are my God’ and then sit quietly and available to God for him to speak gently to you.

Presbytery choice - information & how to vote

PRESBYTERY DECISION Thank you for your prayerful consideration in casting your vote last Sunday as to which Presbytery BUC would align with from 1st July 2019. The decision to join the new 'GENERATE' presbytery with a majority of 86.6% was recorded, the outcome has been forwarded to Synod. I wish to acknowledge and appreciate how the discussion was held - with grace and acceptance of others - a testament to the love and care that is shown through this congregation. BUC will continue to be a place that encourages worship, growth, fellowship, mission, discipleship, example Christ within our community, and be a place that warmly welcomes everyone that enters our buildings.
Peter - Chairman

Girls Night Out

Join the ladies this Tuesday night 11th June at Balhannah Hotel at 6:30pm. Please contact Cathy Standford on 0411 098 726 for reservations.

Woodside Lions Market

Don't miss the Woodside Uniting Church stall at the Lions Market on Saturday 15th June from 8am. This month's funds will support Second Chances - working to restore hope in the lives of prisoners, their children, whole families and communities to create better futures for themselves.

Book Launch

To celebrate the release of 'VERENA The Girl from East Berlin'
Saturday 22nd June from 10am in the church foyer.
Meet the author and get your books signed.
We need your support to make it successful!

OAS Brekkie Club Term 2 Roster

June 14: Barb, Phil, Peter,Coralie, Brenton, Barry & Natalie, Roger
June 21: Ron, Cherie, Peter, Roz, Jo, Brenton, Roger
June 28: Ron & Cherie, Peter, Coralie, Barry & Natalie, Brenton, Roger

Thank you so much for the generous donations made to the Brekkie Club recently. We really appreciate your partnership in this ministry. Cherie

Bible Readings

June 9 Acts 2:1-21 Ps 104:24- Rom 8:14-17 Jn 14:8-17, (25-27)
June 16 Prv 8:1-4, 22-31 Ps 8 Rom 5:1-5 Jn 16:12-15
June 23 1 Kgs 19:1-15a Ps 42 and 43 Gal 3:23-29 Lk 8:26-39

Ministry in Action - Roster

June 9. Refreshments - B & S Pugsley, : Door and Offering - K Johnson & J Gordon:
Offering Count - S Harris & N Rimmer: Flowers - J Scott: Display - S McDonald:
Sound / Vision - B Rimmer:
Camera - G Adcock: Lock-up - F Bowen: Cleaning - P Crispe

June 16. Refreshments - R Abraham, S Harris: Door and Offering - A Ballard, C Kemp:
Offering Count - S & B Pugsley: Flowers - M Houston: Display - A Rowe:
Sound / Vision - R Pitcher: Camera - F Bowen: Lock-up - B Crispe: Cleaning - B Crispe
Communion Preparation - M Bull
June 23. Refreshments - S & G Adcock: Door and Offering - P & B Crispe:
Offering Count - P Crispe, J Barnes: Flowers - L Wundenberg: Display - K Bassell:
Sound / Vision - R Windle: Camera - B Adcock: Lock-up - K Bassell: Cleaning - S Harris

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 UnitingChurch