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9th February 2020

Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

You are the light of the world. Jesus is giving his listeners a status that would normally be reserved for the powerful and wealthy leaders of his day. It's part of the way that Jesus is constantly overturning priorities and expectations. Matthew's church was feeling very timid encountering opposition from both Jews and Greeks. He reminds them of Jesus' words that we can't hide this light away. The light that everyone needs is ours to share. For Jesus the light is a naked flame. It needs air to burn. If it's smothered it's either lost or it sets it's container on fire. Our lives are the evidence that Jesus is alive and acting in our world.

Council Update

Church Council 2020
We have welcomed three new members to Council this year in Annette Rowe, Sandy Williams & Graham Pearson and have all met for the first time in our January Meeting.
Peter Smith is continuing to represent our Congregation in the role of Chairman and Kathy Bassell continues in the role of Church Secretary. Sandy Williams will pick up the role of Minute Secretary.
The remaining members of our Council are Michelle Bull, Jodi Lisk and Bevan Pugsley. Please feel free to approach any of us at any time for the sharing of good news or to raise awareness of situations which may impact or involve the welfare of our congregation. We are here to serve you in the life of our congregation.

Church Offering Envelopes for 2020
These are now available on the table in the front foyer of the church. Please feel free to help your selves.

Ministry In Action

Sunday 9th February

Offering & Counters -
A Pobke, B Pugsley
Lock-up - S Harris
Cleaning - D Rowe
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
C Kemp, A Ballard
Flowers -M Houston
Morning Tea -
S Harris, R Abraham
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -
Sunday 16th February

Offering & Counters -
J Barnes, P Crispe
Lock-up - K Bassell
Cleaning - S Harris
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
P & B Crispe
Flowers - L Wundenberg
Morning Tea -
L & T Wundenberg
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -
Sunday 23rd February

Offering & Counters -
N Rimmer & S Harris
Lock-up - F Bowen
Cleaning - B Pugsley
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
S & G Adcock
Flowers - J Scott
Morning Tea -
I & F Bowen
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -

Oakbank Breakfast Club

Thank you so much to Secret Men's Business and others for their generous donation to the Brekkie Club!
Would you like to join the Brekky Club Team? This involves arriving at the Oakbank Area School at 7.30am on a Friday ready to set up and cook pancakes/serve pancakes/talk to the kids/clean up afterwards, and be home by 9.30am! You can come every Friday or every second, third or fourth Friday - whichever suits your schedule. If this ministry interests you, could you please speak to Barb Windle or ring Cherie Pitcher.
Friday 7th Febuary
Ron & Cherie
Roz
Peter
Marcia
Bevan & Sandy
Ethan
Friday 14th Febuary
Ron & Cherie
Barb
Brenton
Roz
Bevan & Sandy
Ethan
Friday 21 February
Ron & Cherie
Brenton
Roger
Peter
Fay
Barry & Natalie

Girls Night Out

GNO will be next Tuesday 11th at 7pm at the Balhannah Hotel. Contact Cathy Stanford 0411 098 726 if you would like to come.

What's coming up!

Songbird Singing Classes at Balhannah

We are starting a joint project with Kathy Pike to offer singing classes to women in the Hills. This partnership will give the opportunity for women to rediscover their singing voices in a safe and supportive environment. Kathy's emphasis is to let women find peace, recreation and healing through singing together. We will have more details next week but at this stage we are looking at a weekly class on a Monday Evening from 7.00pm to 8.30pm starting later this month. If you are interested then contact Geoff.

Uniting Church e-News

https://unitingchurchsa.cmail20.com/t/j-e-ckrhkhd-tytruiuh

Woodside UC Newsletter

https://balhannah.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-February-Newsletter.pdf

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
Newsletter: intouch@balhannah.org: Website: balhannah.org
Banking Details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000: A/c No 162707848: Balhannah UnitingChurch