Sunday 9 October 2022 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
REFLECTION: 2 TIMOTHY 2:1-15
The soldiers who fight on the front lines in Ukraine don’t have the luxuries that we do. They don’t have the luxury of taking days off, going home for some rest or even seeing family and friends. They are enlisted to accomplish the missions that are given to them and as good soldiers they are completely devoted to that single aim.
The same is true for everyone who wants to accomplish their goals. For the farmer working in the fields who wants to produce a crop. To the athlete who competes for the gold medal. All of these have to be devoted wholeheartedly towards their one aim if they want to succeed.
This week the Apostle Paul continues his instructions to Timothy, his fellow worker and son in the faith.
1. Committed to the cause
2. Remember Christ
3. Rightly Dividing the Word
HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY
TIS 106 Now thank we all our God
TIS 717 Give thanks with a grateful heart
TIS390 Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks
TIS 568 I the Lord of sea and sky
UPDATE ON VICAR:
On Thursday 29th September, I had my 39th and final radiation treatment for my prostate cancer. There have been ups and downs with my health through this period but thankfully I am feeling well as I come to the end. Jane and I will take a few weeks annual leave to get away and to fully recover from the treatment before returning fully to work on Wednesday October 19th. I want to thank everyone for your prayers and many acts of kindness through this difficult time. I look forward to being back with you in a few weeks. Many blessings, Graeme.
CELEBRATE WITH US
On Sunday 23rd October after the 10am Service, our refurbished Hall will be blessed by Graeme followed by a Special Morning Tea. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to welcome Graeme back and to view the improvements to the Hall. Hope to see you there on this Special Occasion.
FELLOWSHIP LUNCH ON WEDNESDAY 19TH OCTOBER
Everybody is welcome to join us for our monthly lunch at the Dandenong Club at 12 noon. There is a lovely senior’s meal available, and each person pays their own. Please place your name on the list in the porch. LOOKFORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE
THIS WEEK WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR
Mike; Mark; Clovis; Rose; Rhonda; Muznah; Eva; Cecil; Graeme; Stanley; Nigel; Russell; Josie, Kevin; Joanne, Eve, Margaret, Lynette, Danny, Esme, Pam, Milton & Henry.
LAWN MOWING ROSTER 2022
14 Oct Samoan Congregation
21 Oct Heinz & Vic
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY
16 Oct –19th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Timothy 3:10-4.5