26th May 2019

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not
be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with
you wherever you go.

How comforting it is to know that wherever we go, God is there
with us. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations and wonder if God
is paying attention. We may feel so alone and even depressed. We
can't feel God's presence, and we need His guidance and help.
Sometimes friends, spouses, and parents don't really understand
what we are going through. But God does and He cares. God told
Joshua to be strong and to have courage. Then He told him a
wonderful truth: "The Lord your God will be with you wherever you
go." Yes, that's right... wherever! We don't have to feel all alone. God
is with us. He is working out the problems, and we don't even realise

A PRAYER FROM DAVID: Psalms 139:1-6

O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand
up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me
when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go
before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my
head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to

Written by Martha Noebel (adapted by Rev Naomi)

A Notice to Congregation Members

Congregation & Annual General Meeting
To be held at conclusion of Worship
*Sunday, 2nd June 2019*

*Followed by a shared lunch and fellowship*

Secret Men's Business

SMB Will be held on Monday June 3rd at 6.30 p.m at the home of Kathy and Kym Bassell. Please RSVP to Kym or Ray for catering purposes.
At this stage we have a venue for October and November, however a venue is still needed for July, August and September, so please give it some thought.

National Mission Packing Day in the Hills

Tuesday 4th June from 12 noon
Receiving goods and sorting (with continuous "cuppa").

Wednesday 5th June from 9.00am
Packing, morning tea and devotions.

Men and women are invited to take part on either, or both, days.
Any amount of time you can afford would be most appreciated.
For further details speak to Lorraine or Trevor 0438 884 693.

Current (new) list of goods required available on the library table in the church foyer.

OAS Brekkie Club Term 2 Roster

May 31: Ron & Cherie, Peter, Coralie, Barry & Natalie, Brenton, Roger
June 7: Student Free Day
June 14: Barb, Phil, Peter,Coralie, Brenton, Barry & Natalie, Roger

Bible Readings

May 26 Acts 16:9-15 Ps 67 Rev 21:10, 22 - 22:5 Jn 14:23-29 or Jn 5:1-9
June 2 Acts 16:16-34 Ps 97 Rev 22:12-14, Jn 17:20-26
June 9 Acts 2:1-21 Ps 104:24- Rom 8:14-17 Jn 14:8-17, (25-27)

Ministry in Action - Roster

May 26. Refreshments - M Simpson, C Kemp: Door and Offering - S&B Pugsley:
Offering Count - D Pearson, C Kemp: Flowers - G Adcock: Display - A Rowe:
Sound / Vision - R Pitcher: Camera - F Bowen: Lock-up - S Harris: Cleaning - M Houston

June 2. Refreshments - J Lisk, N Rimmer, : Door and Offering - G & B Adcock:
Offering Count - A Pobke, R Windle: Flowers - S Adcock: Display - S McDonald:
Sound / Vision - R Windle: Camera - B Adcock: Lock-up - B Pugsley: Cleaning - C Kemp

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

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 Uniting Church