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.
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