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16th February 2020

1 Cor 3:8-9


The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labour of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Paul is building the case that mature followers of Jesus work co-operatively together. Each individual will find this rewarding, but more importantly as we share a common purpose we become God's useful resources for the world. What is a field? It's a place where crops grow. It's more that just a patch of earth. It's a place where cultivation happens and a rich harvest can take place. What is a building? It's a place in which human's find comfort and safety. It's a place that nurtures community and in which we discover hospitality, healing and purpose. For Paul, these small churches in Corinth are where God is creating a new culture. Jesus talked of the kingdom of God or the kingdom of Heaven. This is it.

Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday

On Tuesday 25th of February we have our Pancake Day at the gazebo at the shopping centre. Who wants to help?

Ash Wednesday Service

As we began last year we will be celebrating Ash Wednesday on the 26th of February at 7.30pm with the imposition of ashes. All are welcome.

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 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 -
G & S Adcock
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -
Sunday 23rd February

Offering & Counters -
K Bassell, R McDonald
Lock-up - T Wundenberg
Cleaning - B Pugsley
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
S & G Adcock
Flowers - J Scott
Morning Tea -
J Gordon & K Johnson
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -
Sunday 1st March

Offering & Counters -
R Jones, B Crispe
Lock-up - T Wundenberg
Cleaning - S Puglsey
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
P & M Houston
Flowers -L Wundenberg
Morning Tea -
G & S Adcock
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -

Bible Readings

Feb 16 Epiphany 6 Deut 30:15-20 Ps 119:1-8 1 Cor 3:1-9 Mt 5:21-37 G
Feb 23 Transfiguration Ex 24:12-18 Ps 2 or Ps 99 2 Pt 1:16-21 Mt 17:1-9 W
of Jesus
Feb 26 Ash Wed Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Ps 51:1-17 2 Cor 5:20b – 6:10 Mt 6:1-6, 16-21 P Is 58:1-12
March 1 Lent 1 Gn 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Ps 32 Rom 5:12-19 Mt 4:1-11 P
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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 14th Febuary
Ron & Cherie
Barb
Brenton
Roz
Bevan & Sandy
Ethan
Friday 21 February
Ron & Cherie
Brenton
Roger
Peter
Fay
Barry & Natalie
Belinda

Friday 28th Febuary

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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 start with a fortnightly class on a Monday Evening from 7.00pm to 8.30pm starting on March 2nd. If you are interested then contact Geoff.

Uniting Church e-News

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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