28th July 2019

Luke 11: 1-2

He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.

We call this the "Lord's Prayer" because it comes from Jesus.
It's the only time recorded in the gospels where the disciples ask Jesus to teach them specifically about something. So we could call it the "Disciple's Prayer".
It has been adopted throughout the life of the church since the beginning of our faith as an example of what set Christians apart from others. In that sense it could be called "The Church's Prayer".
It was taught to us by our parents, teachers and mentors to help us to be part of corporate acts of worship and piety. It could be called "The Community's Prayer".
And sometimes in our lives, when we are bereft of other words and sense through grief or joy, we may be left without comprehension except for the habit of these words to help us say that which cannot be expressed. Then it is called "Our Prayer".
Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.

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.


Sunday 28th July 1:30 -3:30pm

This Sunday afternoon our church will host the 2019 Launch of Operation Christmas Child. The speaker will be the new S.A. and N.T. State President, CORINNE BLUM, and all the participating churches in our division have been invited to send their delegates.
There will be new information and a D.V.D., ideas and items to collect for boxes, starter packs and afternoon tea, provided by our local coordinator, Kath Anderson. Everyone from B.U.C. is welcome.
Our own "Operation Christmas Child" will only begin in mid - September, as usual, but it's never too early to begin collecting. For more information, contact Sandra Harris on 0438568-938

July Mwandi Newsletter

The latest Mwandi newsletter has been sent by Leonie Dixon-Thompson and added to the pin board in the church foyer for your reading.You will be pleased to read that 281 children have been sponsored this year but 48 primary age children still need sponsorship (for only $2.00 per week).

Should any of your friends wish to sponsor a child in the Education Program they may contact:
Education Support Coordinator: Sandra Pugsley : 0400881942
c/- PO Box 487, Nairne SA 5252 AUSTRALIA

Women's Night Fellowship

Tuesday 6 August, 6pm for 6.30pm

Activity: A shared dinner at Sandra Harris’ warm home

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

Ministry In Action - Roster

Sunday 28th July

Offering & Counters -
A Pobke, D Pearson
Lock-up - F Bowen
Cleaning - D Rowe
Display - A Rowe
Greeters & Collection -
I & F Bowen
Flowers - J Scott
Morning Tea -
K Johnson, M Simpson
Sound & Vision -
R Pitcher
Camera - F Bowen

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

Bible Readings

July 28 Hos 1:2-10 Ps 85 Col 2:6-15 (16-19) Lk 11:1-13
Aug 4 Hos 11:1-11 Ps 107:1-9, 43 Col 3:1-11 Lk 12:13-21
August 11 Is 1:1, 10-20 Ps 50:1-8, 22-23 Heb 11:1-3, 8-16 Lk 12:32-40

OAS Brekkie Club Term 3 Roster

**please note: September 6 is a student free day so no breakfast is required.
Friday August 2
Andy & Donna
Peter & Bev
Friday August 9
Friday August 16
Andy & Donna
Bevan & Sandy

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