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29th December 2019

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Christmas and New year Reflection

As this year closes and another draws near, now is a good time to take stock of where we are. As individuals and as a church.

WA pastor Em Seinemeier puts it this way: "How easy is it, with the speed of change, the demands we face on our time, energy, focus, priorities, relationships etc, to experience much while learning comparatively little? Call it survival, plate spinning, whatever - I love the idea (generally attributed to John Dewey) that we don’t so much learn by experience, but by reflection on experience."

Learning is something that makes us human. The ability to change based on thinking about what we have experienced. The most significant learning is often painful but it takes us forward in life.

Thank you all for your support this year.

Geoff Hurst

How to contribute to assist survivors of the fires in the Adelaide Hills

The Uniting Church in South Australia has a Bushfire Relief Fund in place to serve immediate and longer term needs. Details on how to give can be found at https://sa.uca.org.au/placements/uniting-church-sa-relief-fund

Christian Reading

An electronic copy of Dec/Jan edition of New Times is now available at: https://sa.uca.org.au/documents/new-times/2019/New-Times-DEC19-JAN2020.pdf

Uniting Church e-News is the weekly e-newsletter of the Uniting Church in SA. It contains News, Up-coming Events, The Weekly Reflection, Notices and Prayer Points. You can view the current web version: https://unitingchurchsa.cmail19.com/t/j-e-cdyikjl-tytruiuhyd-h/

Please find attached the December issue of Woodside UC newsletter.
Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and safe New Year. Yours in Christ, Julie T
2019-December-Newsletter.pdf

Bible Readings

Dec 29 Christmas 1 Is 63:7-9 Ps 148 Heb 2:10-18 Mt 2:13-23 W
Jan 1 New Year’s Day Eccl 3: 1-13 Ps 8 Rev 21: 1-6a Matt 25: 31-46 W
Naming of Jesus Num 6: 22-27 Ps 8 Gal 4: 4-7 or Phil 2: 5-11 Luke 2:15-21
Jan 5 Christmas 2 Jer 31:7-14 Ps 147:12-20 Eph 1:3-14 Jn 1:(1-9), 10-18 W
Jan 6 Epiphany of the Lord Is 60:1-6 Ps 72:1-7, 10-14 Eph 3:1-12 Mt 2:1-12 W
Jan 12 Baptism of Jesus Is 42:1-9 Ps 29 Acts 10:34-43 Mt 3:13-17 W
https://assembly.uca.org.au/images/PDF/lectionary_2019-2020_year_a.pdf

Ministry In Action - Roster

Sunday 29th December

Offering & Counters -
N Rimmer & S Harris
Lock-up - F Bowen
Cleaning - A Ballard
Display - S McDonald
Greeters & Collection -
K Johnson & J Gordon
Flowers - J Scott
Morning Tea -
S & B Pugsley
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera - F Bowen
Worship Leader - G Hurst
Sunday 5th January

Offering & Counters -
A Ballard, R Jones
Lock-up - F Bowen
Cleaning - D Rowe
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
P & B Crispe
Flowers -B Windle
Morning Tea -
F & I Bowen
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -
Sunday 12th January

Offering & Counters -
S Harris & R McDonald
Lock-up - T Wundenberg
Cleaning - B Pugsley
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
K Johnson & J Gordon
Flowers - S Adcock
Morning Tea -
T & L Wundenberg
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -

What's coming up!

This will be the last edition of InTouch for 2019 and will resume again in February 2020. Just a reminder that if you have any future announcements, please email them to intouch@balhannah.org by COB on Wednesday.

Contacts

Minister: Geoff Hurst: Ph 0447 971 878: minister@balhannah.org
Church Office: 3 Bridge Street Balhannah 5242: Ph 8388 4048: admin@balhannah.org
Council Chair: chairman@ balhannah.org
Secretary & Property Bookings: Kathy Bassell: Ph 0419 833 039
Prayer Chain: Coralie: 0417 816 065: Raelene: 0418 357 604
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