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Sunday 25th June 2023 – Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

REFLECTION

Romans 6:1-11 continues the very reasoned and logical teaching Paul is

giving around the nature of our salvation.

His concern is this: If it is true that we are saved by God's grace through his

Son and we are, and if we have forgiveness of our sins, then are we free to

do whatever we like? Paul gives us a very clear answer.

This is a very important question with which we are to wrestle, given our

current social climate in Australia.




HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY

TIS 132 Holy, Holy, Holy

MP 590 Seek ye first

MP 275 I heard the voice of Jesus say

TIS 245 We have a gospel to proclaim



INTERACTIVE SESSIONS ON FORGIVENESS

In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis writes: "Everyone says forgiveness is a

lovely idea, until they have someone to forgive." He's right! The question of

forgiveness is actually very complex. Not only is forgiveness difficult to

define but it's also hard to put into practice, especially when the person who

has wronged us doesn't acknowledge their faults or is no longer there to do

so. And are we always called to forgive unconditionally anyway? In Mark

11:25, Jesus says that we should but in Luke 17:3, he seems to say the

opposite: "and if there is repentance, you must forgive." What are we

supposed to think (and do)?

In our Growth Group this term, we're about to start a series of interactive

sessions on forgiveness including a roadmap to forgiveness to help us

understand what forgiveness is all about and put it into practice in a biblical

way. Feel free to join us! We'll meet on Wednesday (7:30-9pm) in the

fellowship room from the 28th of June.




MEMORIAL FLOWERS

The flowers in church today have been given by Gwynne Kett in loving memory of her husband Bob. Always missed and remembered with much love.




VICAR’S LONG SERVICE LEAVE

Please be advised that our Vicar, Graeme, is on Long Service Leave from June 13th until September 18th. Rev. Ian Oates will be the part time Locum in his absence working

with our Curate Jonathan and associate priests George and Oyem.



AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES

2X2 Seater Couches in good condition.

1 Dining Table.

1 Large Coffee Table.

2 Kitchen Tables

Available to anyone who have need for these items.

Contact Des on 0400 378 1389



PRAY FOR SUDAN

Please pray for peace in Sudan and for the safety of its people as this terrible

conflict extends. Many of our South Sudanese brothers and sisters have

family in the conflict zone and sadly some have already lost family

members to violence. Please pray also for their consolation in the sad time.



READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY

2nd July – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 22.1-14; Psalm 13, 16-17; Romans 6.12-23; Matthew 10.40-42



LAWN MOWING ROSTER

23rd June - Samoan Community

30th June – Heinz & Vic



This week we continue to pray for

Mike; Mark; Clovis; Rose; Eva; Cecil; Stanley; Nigel; Russell; Josie, Kevin; Joanne, Eve, Lynette, Danny, Esme, Michael, Charles, Edward, Tyrone, Gwen, Sylvia & Dr Nathan









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