Online service 22/03/2020
Hi, my name is Chadd Hafer, I’m the pastor of our Croydon Park congregation.
Welcome to our in-home service today, which has been designed to be interactive. If possible, then do this with other family or group members. But it’s also good if you’re doing this on your own. At different points, I’ll ask you to interact with the various sections in this service and to participate in this service through a Bible reading, prayer, worship songs, etc.
(Download the church bulletin for those wishing to also follow along a printable version).
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100
Song of worship
While we currently exist in part as an online community, we remain a local community that desires to meet together, serve each other, and carry out Christ’s Great Commission.
I will be teaching us about the significance of Jesus miraculously feeding the multitudes. The Gospel Coalition has free online Bible studies available
St Paul’s Pantry Ministry
As Coronavirus spreads, some of our society’s most economically vulnerable people are being impacted the most. It’s also getting more difficult to bulk buy grocery items for the local food pantry. Therefore, will everyone please put one extra grocery item in your trolley this week and put it in our collection bins each Sunday? The basic needs include tinned foods, toiletries and cleaning detergents. Contact Yen or Parisa for more information.
CP10 Easter Baptisms
We’re pleased to announce that the following seven people have completed their preparations and plan to be baptized at the conclusion of our Easter Sunday service (12 April). (We’ll let everyone know if there are any changes to these plans due to coronavirus): Zac, Mandy, Thomas and Sandy, Daniel, Jayden and Harrison.
Young Women’s Fellowship Event
Unfortunately this event is now cancelled.
Update on coronavirus
Thank you to all who have been cautious and considerate in response to the virus. The church’s position is to comply with the NSW Department of Health guidelines:
- Please isolate yourself at home for 14 days if you have returned from overseas or have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
- Please pay careful attention to personal hygiene, especially washing hands. It has been recommended to avoid shaking hands or hugging.
- If you become sick with a cough or cold, although it is unlikely to be Covid-19, please stay at home until it resolves, out of consideration for others. Please read the detailed newsletter from the Diaconate.
We’re going to continue worshipping God through our offertory song.
Prayer, Bible reading and Sermon
Today we continue our series in the three synoptic gospels: Matthew, Mark & Luke; Jesus Miraculously Feeds The Multitudes.
Alternatively, parents, please use the interactive resources in this week’s kids church to minister to your children.
Response and reflection
Closing prayer and Fellowship
When you’ve completed your reflection time, please close in personal or group prayer.
Have a good day. I look forward to sharing with you next week. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or prayer requests.
“Heavenly Father, thanks for the privilege of meeting with you and with one another today. Now go with us into the week ahead and help us to be your salt of the earth and light of the world. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen
Additional resources from today’s service.
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