Bulletin Announcements – 4 August 2013

Welcome to strathfield 9am. We’re glad you could be with us today. Our speaker today is Mark Boyley, who will continue to sermon series in the “I am..” statements of   John’s Gospel. His sermon is entitled “I am the Vine”.

Faith Promise Giving – We must give thanks to God for the great response last week. We have so far received 172 returned slips totalling to $191,857 in the Faith Promise Giving. This promised amount has well exceeded the original $160,000 target for Faith Promise Giving (designated missionary offerings) and it will make a significant contribution to this year’s total mission budget of $238,000 (the remaining amount to be transferred from the general offering). Please continue to pray that God will enable us to fulfil our promises in supporting our missionaries. Faith Promise Giving may be placed in the weekly offering bags using the white or brown Mission Offering envelopes available on the ushers desk of each chapel or hall. Please continue to pray that God will enable us to provide the amounts we have promised.

RICE Rally Freedom is on Saturday 24th August –  talk to the youth group leaders or see http://www.ricemovement.org/rally.php for more details.

Baptism Classes:  Baptism classes will commence on the 1st September in preparation for baptism in November. Classes will be held for 6 consecutive Sundays. For those who would like to be baptised in November, please see Chee Yee.

FINAL DAY FOR WINTER SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS. Winter school starts Wednesday 7.30pm start. If you   haven’t already signed up then please see Joyce Lee or Andrew Lim today or register online http://ten.croydonpark.org.au. God’s people, God’s church, God’s harvest… my role. We pray Winter School will help us all take up a more active role in the life of our church and ministry.

Debate series entitled: ‘Life, the Universe and Nothing’ between Dr William Lane Craig and Prof Lawrence Krauss. August 13, Sydney Town Hall. http://lifeuniversenothing.org/.

Ariel is based in Ferguson Lodge (Lidcombe). To visit please contact Lydia Tan: lltan@iprimus.com.au See blog at http://wsccc.org.au/prayingforariel.

Samaritan’s Purse shoe boxes donation: Please note: There was a delay for Samaritan’s Purse to receive your donation from the collecting station. If you have not received the receipt or received a non-tax deductible receipt for the year 2012 Christmas shoe boxes, please inform Samaritan’s office free call 1300 884 468, they will issue you a tax deductible receipt. For further information, please contact Solan tel: 9858 2452.