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1st March 2020

Matthew 4:1-4

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But he answered, ‘It is written, “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

The word “tempt” is not about enticing us to sin, but to “test” us. What we call temptation is not meant to make us sin; it is meant to enable us to conquer sin. It is not meant to weaken us, it is meant to make us emerge stronger and finer and purer from the ordeal. Temptation is not the penalty of being human, temptation is the glory of being human. We look to Jesus, who challenges the idolatry of consumption, egotism and trading-off of values, and we use this time for rehearsing our small “nos” as we concentrate on our big “yes” to God – and God’s big “yes” to us, the gift of Jesus. - Nathan Nettleton laughingbird.net

Secret Men's Business

Monday night, 2nd March, and will be held at the Crispe's - 199 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Oakbank (opposite Nightingale Court) 6:30pm start.
Please let Ray or Peter know, if you are able to attend.

Women's Night Fellowship

Tuesday 3 March at 7.30 pm at the Church
GREEN EVENING - Dress Code Green

Bring a plant to exchange (or gift if green thumb is missing)

ALSO a GREEN story

Supper – Yes it is green too! Bring a small green plate of supper.

Contact Raelene Block 0418 357 604

Bonney's Flat Cemetery Committee Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm at Balhannah Uniting Church. (in the small hall)

See Graham Pearson for more information.

Ministry In Action

Sunday 1st March

Offering & Counters -
R Jones, B Crispe
Lock-up - T Wundenberg
Cleaning - R Windle
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
P & M Houston
Flowers -L Wundenberg
Morning Tea -
G & S Adcock
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -
Sunday 8th March

Offering & Counters -
J Scott & G Adcock
Lock-up - S Harris
Cleaning - S Pugsley
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
N Rimmer & J Lisk
Flowers - B Windle
Morning Tea -
J Gordon & A Rowe
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -
Sunday 15th March

Offering & Counters -
B Crispe, D Pearson
Lock-up - F Bowen
Cleaning - A Ballard
Display -
Greeters & Collection -
F & J May
Flowers - L Wundenberg
Morning Tea -
I & F Bowen
Sound & Vision -
R Windle
Camera -
Worship Leader -

Bible Readings

March 1 Lent 1 Gn 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Ps 32 Rom 5:12-19 Mt 4:1-11 P
March 8 Lent 2 Gn 12:1-4a Ps 121 Rom 4:1-5, 13-17 Jn 3:1-17 or Mt 17: 1-9 P
March 15 Lent 3 Ex 17:1-7 Ps 95 Rom 5:1-11 Jn 4:5-42 P
https://assembly.uca.org.au/images/PDF/lectionary_2019-2020_year_a.pdf

OAS Breakfast Club Roster

Friday 6th March
Ron & Cherie
Roz
Roger
Barb
Peter
Barry & Natalie
Friday 13th March
Ron & Cherie
Brenton
Roger
Roz
Peter
Marcia
Ethan
Friday 20th March SPORTS DAY
Ron & Cherie
Roz
Brenton
Roger
Fay
Barry & Natalie

Hungry No More Program

Our first commitment is Sunday March 29th. If anyone is able to help, please see Michelle Bull.

Our other dates for 2020 are: Sunday 31st May, Sunday 23rd August, Sunday 15th November.

Autumn Clean and Working Bee

The Property Committee has organised this for cleaning and maintenance of our church on Saturday 28th March 2020 from 8:30 am onwards.
Come for an hour, or all morning - pick your favourite job or one you've noticed needs doing.
Extra tools are useful if you have them.
Any queries to:
Bevan Pugsley - 0428 888 091 or Sandra Harris - 0438 568 938

SA Bushfire Garden Revival

This group has helped after the Pinery and Sampson Flat fires and is all geared up to do it again. They give assistance, plants, garden products and encouragement to help people regenerate and replant their fire affected gardens.
I am growing plants for them, and if anyone has medium to large plastic pots to give away or other useful garden products, or would like to help, I would be grateful - can be collected

Sandra Harris
0438 568 938

Packing Day 2020

Most of you will be aware that we have Packing Day/s located here at Balhannah UC during the first week in June. Previously it has been organised by Jean Mur and Lorraine and Trevor and we thank them for their diligence and organisation over the past years.
This year Packing Days will be:
  • Tuesday June 2 from 12 noon and
  • Wednesday June 3 from 9 am
We will be sorting clothes on Tuesday and packing them into boxes on Wednesday to support Indigenous communities in Central, North and West Australia for Op Shops and Aged Care Facilities.
We will also be collecting new products – handmade or manufactured – for sale at the Old Timers’ Fete at Alice Springs, which is held later in the year.
If you could mark these dates on your calendar, and keep these free, we would be really grateful.
You will find a preliminary list of goods needed in the foyer, so please take one. We will keep you up to date if requirements change, from time to time.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Bev & Peter

Uniting Church e-News

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What's coming up!

Girls Night Out - March 10th

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