April 14th

Luke 19:37-40

As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

Like a landslide which starts with a few dislodged stones, gathering more rubble, and first slowly building up speed and power until it overwhelms all caught in its wake, so the events of this week will be unstoppable until Jesus is crucified. Luke has steadily built his gospel story to this point where those who thought they could have a say in events, the pharisees and other leaders, are now part of the inevitable, unfolding calamity brought on by the multitude's excitement and investment as they call for change. The cry... "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!" is calling for regime change. There is no backing down now. And Jesus embraces this. "Even the stones would shout out!" This is all now in the hands of God. Our Easter week begins.

Ordinary Elephant

This Sunday Afternoon at 3.00pm at the Bridgewater Uniting Church we will be presenting a great folk duo from Texas called Ordinary Elephant. Tickets at the door for $25 or $20 concession.

Minute Secretary for Church Council

Church Council is looking for a person to take minutes of church council meetings to allow our secretary to more fully participate in our discussions. If you are interested please contact Peter Smith.

Woodside UC Stall at the Lions Market

On Saturday 20th April, the Woodside UC's Market stall at the Woodside Institute will again support the Uniting Church Disaster and Recovery Ministry through Frontier Services.

Lenten Studies continue each Wednesday Evening

Our studies will continue next Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. See you there.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

We will be sharing together next Thursday evening at 7.30pm and Friday morning at 9.30am for our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.
All are welcomed!

Bible Readings

Apr 14 Palm Sunday Is 50:4-9a Ps 118:1-2, 19-29 Phil 2:5-11 Lk 19:28-40
Apr 21 Easter Day Acts 10:34-43 Ps 118:1-2, 1 Cor 15:19-26 Jn 20:1-18
Apr 28 Easter 2 Acts 5:27-32 Ps 118:14-29 Rev 1:4-8 Jn 20:19-31

Ministry in Action

Apr 14. Refreshments - G & S Adcock: Door and Offering - A Rowe:
Offering Count - S & B Pugsley: Flowers - S Adcock: Display - K Bassell:
Sound/Vision - B Rimmer: Camera - F Bowen: Lock-up - S Harris: Cleaning - B Pugsley

Apr 21. Refreshments - Door and Offering - M& P Housten
Offering Count - J & P Barling: Flowers - Jo Scott: Display - K Bassell:
Sound/Vision - Roger Windle: Camera - Grant Adcock: Lock-up - Frank Bowen: Cleaning - B Windle

Apr 28. Refreshments - A Rowe & S Harris: Door and Offering - A Moyle & N Rimmer:
Offering Count - S & B Pugsley: Flowers - S Adcock: Display - K Bassell:
Sound/Vision - A Ballard : Camera - B Adcock: Lock-up - B Crispe: Cleaning - R Windle

Someone is needed for Refreshments Apr 14. and Sound/Vision Apr 28.


Minister: Geoff Hurst: Ph 0447 971 878:
Church Office: 3 Bridge Street Balhannah 5242: Ph 8388 4048:
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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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