7th July 2019

Luke 10:8-12

Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’
Regardless of the welcome received the response is the same... "The kingdom of God has come near to you."

Jesus has sent 70 of his followers out. No gimmicks, resources or demands. Not even the expectation of success. Just actions and words that demonstrate that the kingdom of God is near. Jesus's intent is for "the seventy" to act as harvesters. The kingdom of God has proceeded them. They don't need to create it or otherwise bring it into being. Their task is to point it out and call for response. Some would welcome this. Some would not. The work of the seventy was to announce that the kingdom of God is at hand. That work continues with us.

Girls Night Out

Join the ladies this Tuesday night 9th July at Balhannah Hotel at 6:30pm. Please contact Cathy Standford on 0411 098 726 for reservations.

OAS Brekkie Club Term 2 Roster

July 5: Ron, Cherie, Peter, Jo, Barb, Bev, Roger
July 12 & July 19: School Holidays - Have a well earned rest!

Bible Readings

July 7 2 Kgs 5:1-14 Ps 30 Gal 6:(1-6), 7-16 Lk 10:1-11, 16-20
July 14 Am 7:7-17 Ps 82 Col 1:1-14 Lk 10: 25-37
July 21 Am 8:1-12 Ps 52 Col 1:15-28 Lk 10: 38-42

Ministry in Action - Roster

July 7. Refreshments -T & L Wundenberg : Door and Offering - P & M Houston:
Offering Count - B Crispe & R Jones: Flowers - M Bull: Display - A Rowe:
Sound / Vision - R Pitcher: Camera - F Bowen: Lock-up - T Wundenberg: Cleaning - S Pugsley

July 14. Refreshments - J Gordan, A Rowe: Door and Offering - N Rimmer, J Lisk:
Offering Count - R McDonald, G Adcock: Flowers - B Windle: Display - S McDonald:
Sound / Vision - R Windle: Camera - B Adcock: Lock-up - S Harris: Cleaning - B Windle

July 21. Refreshments -P & M Houston: Door and Offering - A Ballard & A Moyle:
Offering Count - C Kemp & J Scott: Flowers - S Adcock: Display - S McDonald:
Sound / Vision - B Rimmer: Camera - G Adcock: Lock-up - B Pugsley:
Cleaning - R Windle: Communion Prep - J Scott

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:
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Prayer Chain: Coralie: 0417 816 065: Raelene: 0418 357 604
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