April 21st

Holy Week - John 20:1-18

They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!”

Mary had to name her grief and loss in order to see that Jesus was present with her. Her tears had blinded her to the fact that he was right there in front of her. She had accepted that he was dead but was angry and confused that the body was gone. Looking around to accuse, confront, and to place blame, she seeks a focus for her anger.

When he calls her by her name she turns and recognises him. In that instant she is changed. No longer seeking the dead but discovering that her beloved is living. This is resurrection.

Women's Night Fellowship

Card making with Sandra at the church. Tuesday 5 May 7.30pm
contact: Raelene 8388 4472 Mob. 0418 357 604


Tuesday, 7th May, held at the Woodside Institute, Main Road Woodside from 9.30am to 11.30am. Entertainment is the Lobethal Harmony Choir. The entry fee is $10 which includes a delicious morning tea and a door prize ticket. Raffle tickets are also available. Support the fight against cancer. Any enquiries please phone 0410 149 850.

Bible Readings

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 - Roster

Apr 21. Refreshments - C Kemp: Door and Offering - P & M Houston: Offering Count - TBA : Flowers - J Scott: Display - K Bassell: Sound/Vision - R Windle: Camera - G Adcock: Lock-up - F Bowen: Cleaning - B Windell

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


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:
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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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Banking Details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000: A/c No 162707848: Balhannah Uniting Church