Bulletin Announcements – 6 April 2014

There will be a welcome lunch for Pastor Chadd Hafer on today at 12:30pm at the Strathfield church hall.  Brothers and sisters of all congregations please attend and each brings a dish to show our love and welcome to Pastor and Mrs. Hafer. Following the lunch at 2:00pm at the Strathfield church chapel there will be an induction service for Pastor Chadd Hafer and Pastor Andrew Bardsley. Brothers and sisters please all attend to give thanks to God and celebrate together this meaningful occasion.

Easter in the Park – Saturday 12th of April (1-5pm Burwood Park) – come along and celebrate Easter with our local community and invite your friends. It would be good to support the event and many from WSCCC are involved in organising the event and will also be serving on the day.

Strathfield 9am Ladies Fellowship Bible study. Sunday 13th April 10.45am to 12.15pm at the home of Alice Cheng in Strathfield. In chapter 1 of the new book “New Testament Characters” we will be learning from the characters of Anna and Simeon.

Sunday school – Today is last day for Term 1 Sunday school. We will start Term 2 on 4 May 2014. We will have holiday program for 13, 20, 27 April.

Play Group – Last day of Term 1 is 8 April and we will have Easter Celebration. Term 2 will start 29 April 2014. We hope to see you there.

Ladies – Equip 14 (Why # Wise) is open for registration. Venue – Rose Hill Gardens, James Ruse Drive. You can register online http://www.equip.org.au/program/ or contact Solan for further information.


Ariel writes – a weekly Scriptural devotion:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7 NIV)

The above words tell us to love God with every fibre of our being and to make sure this takes first place in our hearts. Thousands of years later Jesus would call this the greatest commandment. It is no understatement to then say it is of vital importance to our spiritual lives, and as we see above our children’s too. God asks parents to impress these commands on their children; talk about them in the comings and goings of every day life. However, living in a time poor and money rich society, sometimes us parents just hand this ‘responsibility’ over to the church – another activity we can out-source. Yet, instead of seeing it as just another ‘responsibility’ shouldn’t we see it as our great ‘privilege’? Making Jesus number one in our child’s life; what greater joy is there as a Christian parent?

from Pastor Ariel