Sunday we welcome Brian Hutton from Hillside to Trinity.
Brian will be preaching at both services so let’s give him a warm T.U.C. welcome!
The reading for this coming Sunday is Titus 2:11-15 (08h00 service) Ephesians 2:1-10 (09h30 service).
The topic Ryan will be focusing on is “Sinner by Birth, Saved by Grace of God ”
The reading for this coming Sunday is John 6:31-51.
The topic Ryan will be focussing on is “Bread that gives Life”
Apart from the sales at the Jumble Sale on 1 August, Denny has advised that an additional amount of R3 742 was made for the months of April/May/June via individual sales. Therefore the total jumble sales for the period April-June 2015 was R5 617.
We are all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavours of wrong.
Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. It isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons – your unsolvable problems – the ones that make you who you truly are – that you’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you are looking for.
You are looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the “right” wrong person – someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”
I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.
We have a couple of vacancies on the welcome teams and need volunteers for this important ministry.
Please contact the office (011 391 2473) or Ruth Dam on 082 566 3693.
Your duty would only be once a month at either the 08h00 or the 09h30 service.
Be part of the church and make new friends.
We believe in the goodness and value of women,
in our strength and health,
in our capacity to cry,
in our capacity to sustain each other instead of being rivals,
in our capacity to respond to the demands of children
and carry the weight of daily life,
in our openness and desire to continue working,
in our spiritual and earthly being,
full of life – birth, death and resurrection.
We affirm the history of women
as the history of humanity.
We are gatherers of fruits,
peasants, farmers, sewers, workers,
mothers, scientists, doctors, housewives and economists.
We give our life, we are hidden workers,
without wages at home and breadwinners in society.
We recognise this diversity and versatility.
We rejoice in our intuition and our thinking.
We confess our faults and fragility,
because we have accepted violence and injustice
in relationships between men and women.
We expect a future of faith and hope,
working for the day to come in which we and all our sisters
will no longer have to adapt to a stereotype
because we will be free
to express ourselves as we are
and we will be free
to share in all the benefits of human life and work.
We hope for a time of peace,
when violence will disappear
and men and women can love and be loved,
and the work and riches of our world can be justly shared.
Written by women of the Presbyterian Church in Colombia.
Unfortunately one of our sound assistants can no longer help out with the sound system on a Sunday and we urgently need someone to fill his place. Training will be given for this very worthwhile worship duty. Please contact Ryan.
The Christmas in July Dinner boosted our funds by R5958.00 and the jumble sale boosted our funds by R1857.00
I greet you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
I would like to thank each of you for your faithful commitment when it comes to giving towards the work of God here at TUC.
Your giving has a significant impact in what happens here at TUC. I would also like to encourage all of you to continue to give/ tithe towards God’s work.
Having said all this, please be reminded that contributing towards the Samaritan Project, Feeding Scheme, The Knitting Project and the Building Fund does not and should not take the place of your tithing/ giving to the church. Contributing to the above-mentioned areas is over and above your tithing and giving to the church.
“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” (Malachi 3:7)
Yours in Christ,
Lord God, how full our cup of happiness!
We drink and drink – and yet it grows not less;
But every morn the newly risen sun
Finds it replenished, sparkling, overrun.
Hast Thou not given us raiment, warmth and meat,
And in due season, all earth’s fruits to eat?
Work for our hands and rainbows for our eyes,
And for our souls the wings of butterflies?
A father’s smile, a mother’s fond embrace,
The tender light upon a lover’s face?
The talk of friends, the twinkling eye of mirth,
The whispering silence of the good green earth?
Hope for our youth and memories for age,
And psalms upon the heaven’s moving page?
And dost Thou not of pain a mingling pour,
To make the cup but overflow the more?