Home Mission Newsletter 2017
“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.” Matthew Ch 5:16b
Project for the Year: “Encourage Congregations”
Mrs Mill welcomed those who attended both the Annual Meeting and General Meeting. Mrs Mill devotion was on “What has God got in store for us this year,”
Even though we don’t know what is ahead of us in the coming year, there are ways we can move forward and fulfil what God has for us.
Let us enter the year free of things that hindered us in the past, like hurts, wounds of disappointment, bitterness, resentment and forgiveness. We cannot afford to bring them into another year. God does not want us weighed down with cares and anxieties and worries. Live each day moment by moment in the sufficiency of His Grace, and trust in Him for tomorrow’s needs, with hands set free to receive what God has for us, let us focus on these 5 things.
- Be available: 2 Timothy 2:21. Be useful to the Master, prepared for every Good work.
- Be dependent: 2 Corinthians 3:5 “Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves– our sufficiency and qualifications come from God.”
- Be Faithful: 1 Corinthians 4:2 ” Now it is required of those who have been given a trust to remain faithful.”
- Be Grateful: Psalm 106:1 “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good His love endures forever.”
- Be Confident: 2 Timothy 2:19 “The Lord knows who are His.” The Lord knows us by name.
We are God’s appointed servants. He knows our gifts and He will equip and strengthen us to use them to His glory both now and in the future.
Home Mission Ceilidh 2017
Join us travelling to Moruya. We have Morning Tea at Woonona, lunch at the very pretty Berry then onto our destination on the South Coast at Moruya. We will be staying at The Resort at Murramarang. We will be leaving from Beecroft, Epping and Hurstville on Tuesday 16th May 2017 and return on 18th May 2017. The cost for twin share is $300 and an extra $45 for single supplement. Of course, as usual there will be no further costs. What a great way to encourage each other and the Parishes that you visit each way.
The Rally will be held on Wednesday 17th at Moruya Presbyterian Church. If you live in the area why not make a day of it and visit the folks at Moruya.
Please contact Helen Hill, Evelyn Mill or Sylvia Johnson if you would like to join the happy band of travellers.
At the meeting the following were discussed.
Book Tokens were given to all Theological Students, Home Missionaries and Deaconesses in training. There are 35 Candidates and 2 Deaconesses studying at Christ College and 196 students both men and women.
All students have been interviewed and are hoping to take up ministry in these congregations.
Derek & Anna Yu are to go to Temora.
Jinsoon Saw to Chinese Presbyterian Church Surry Hills
Jeremy Tan to Redemption Hill (a church plant at Greens Square.)
Sunjin Park to Mossman as an assistant.
Martyn Cole to Chatswood
Biu Tabuatamata to be decided.
Please continue to Pray for the student as they serve in congregations and for the congregations as they join in ministry together.
Please continue to pray for those Parishes that are having it tough now. The Prayer Newsletter that you receive please Photostat it and hand it around to members of the PWA and other members of the congregation. Don’t forget to give a copy of it to your Ministers so he too can Pray for those in need.
Home Mission Meeting
You are invited to come along to our Home Mission Meeting to share in Friendship and Knowledge of what is happening in Home Mission. They will be held on 19th April, 21st June, 16th August & 15th November. At our November meeting, you can meet the wives of the exiting students, and sometimes the students themselves may be available to come.
Sales for Notelets and Correspondence Cards
Correspondence Cards (Scriptural) 8 cards $5
Notelets (Scriptural) 6 cards $3
Home Mission Convenor _Mrs Evelyn Mill
Secretary – Mrs Helen Hill
Treasurer Mrs Sylvia Johnson – 36/81 Flora Street – Kirrawee 2232