The church office will be closed as from 16 December 2016 and will reopen on 3 January 2017.
God has blessed us in the amount of jumble and goods that we have received, but we desperately need assistance tomorrow, Wednesday 26 October, to sort the jumble (much bigger job than it sounds). Denny and Veronica have been trying to do this on their own because of lack of assistance, so it would be a real help to them if at least 10 people could assist them from 09h00 until sorting, pricing, etc, has been completed. Help is also needed on 4 November from 09h00 onwards to prepare and set out for the mega sale on 5 November.
Starting on Sunday the 4th of September and ending on Sunday the 25th of September we will be looking at a series called: “How great is our God!”
Over those four Sundays there are various themes we’ll be exploring.
Sunday 4 Sep: The heavens speak
Sunday 11 Sep: Coming into the throne room
Sunday 18 Sep: A change of scenery
Sunday 25 Sep: The glue that holds everything together.
We look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime we invite you to join us at our Sunday services at 8 am and 09:30 am respectively.
An invitation is extended to the congregation to join Ryan in a prayer hour from 07:30-08:30, Mondays to Fridays. There will also be a prayer hour on a Thursday from 18:30-19:30.
The Women’s Retreat will be held at the beautiful Kwaggasrus from 9-11 September 2016.
Book your place now – confirm deposit of R200 by 27 May 2016.
Cost is R750.00 and you can make monthly payments of R120.00 – R200.00 to alleviate any financial strain.
Please RSVP to Vanessa at 083 447 2171 or e-mail email@example.com
Holy week starts on 20 March (Palm Sunday) and services will be held at TUC as follows:
20 March – Palm Sunday – 0800 & 0930 services
21 March – Service at 1900
22 March – Service at 1900 – Jews for Jesus (PASSOVER MEAL DEMONSTRATION ONLY)
23 March – Service at 1900
24 March – Tenebrae Service at 1900
25 March – Good Friday Service at 0800
27 March – Sunrise Service at 0600 Normal service at 0830
We are truly desperate for someone to help out at the Feeding Scheme on a Tuesday (2 people required) and on a Wednesday (1 person required and also to give a lift to the second person). If we do not get volunteers, we might have to close the Feeding Scheme on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is such a worthy cause and is subsidised by the congregation and Consulmet and it would be very sad to close for two days because of lack of volunteers.
If you are in a position to assist with everyday requirements of the church, we always need:
- Furniture polish
- Handy Andy
- Pilchards (for gardener and cleaner)
- Toilet paper
- Coffee/Tea/sugar/long life milk for office staff, including gardener and cleaner: Also used for funerals.
- Reams of copy paper for the photocopier
- Red Appletizer (for communion)
- Toilet Duck or Domestos
- Air freshener
Just a reminder that the office e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Some members are still using the old address and these e-mails do not reach us. Personal & confidential e-mails for Ryan should be sent to: email@example.com.
MES Kempton Park is in need of a teacher for the after-school centre, in the afternoons from 1430 to 1700. The suitable candidate must help about 20 children with their homework and exam preparation. If you are interested, or maybe know someone who is interested, please contact Lilly Franks at 011 024 4580 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Compensation at an hourly rate available. For more information about the After-school, visit: www.mes.org.za.
A poem by the late Dave Turk
Go into this new day with confidence
There is so much for us to achieve.
Rejoice in the things which God has prepared
And the blessings that we will receive.
There are so many things which we pass by
As we focus on what needs to be done.
We don’t see the flowers under our feet,
All we see is the race to be run.
We can still reach the goal that we aim for,
But enjoy every step as it’s made.
The time that it takes to look to the side,
Could reveal that Jesus has some to our aid.
If we open our eyes even wider,
And take note of the things we pass by,
Our journey becomes a pleasure,
Which makes us feel we really can fly.
God didn’t make us to rush through the day,
And not share what He wants us to see.
If we make time to let Him show us,
We’ll find blessings He gives you and me.
There are so many promises Jesus made,
And all we must do is believe.
We need to have faith and expectations,
Then His grace is what we will receive.
To help the church minister to it’s congregation, we would ask you all to please let Ryan or the church office know when someone is in hospital or has a family member who has passed, needs a visit, or for whatever other reason. The reason for this request is that the church sometimes only hears of an illness or need long after the event. Your help in keeping us advised keeps the family church feeling and would be much appreciated.