Notices

26 June

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Esther 3, “The enemy of our souls”.

Chinese service

Gerry Drew will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from 2 Corinthians, “Have you experienced glory?”

Sunday School

...is held during the 10.30 am service. Today is our last week for Term 3. Sunday School classeswill resume for Term 3 on Sunday the 23rd of July.

Next Sunday

We will celebrate the Lord’s supper at the evening service.

Petition

Please consider signing the Barnabas Fund Petition to the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives, supporting Freedom of Religion in Australia and overseas. Copies are available in the foyer and the church hall.

 

June 18

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will continue the sermon series on Esther, “Chapter 2—Compromising Heroes”.

Chinese service

Rev Dr Tony Bird will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

Damian Meeuwissen will bring us the message from Psalm 137.

Sunday School

...is held during the 10.30 am service.

Offering Envelopes

To assist with regular giving to the Gospel Ministries of the church, envelopes for the months of July, August & September are now available in the foyer. Alternatively, you may like to give through direct deposit.

Debt Reduction

If you would like to contribute towards the reduction of our property loan, please use the marked envelope available in the foyer or by direct deposit, marked “Debt reduction”.

Catechism Exam

Does your child know what God's Word teaches about who God is and what He has done in Christ? A helpful way to teach them is with the Westminster Shorter Catechism, or Children's Catechism. Even if they have not learnt it yet, children from any age up to Year 10 can study for it and earn prizes. If you are interested, please speak to Clinton.

Profession of Faith Classes

Would you/your child like to publicly profess their faith in Christ, become a member at DPC, and get baptised if you haven’t been? On Friday nights in term 3 (during youth group) Clinton will be leading profession of faith classes. If you have questions or want to come along, rsvp to Clinton by this Tuesday June 20th.

 

June 11

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will begin a new sermon series on Esther, “God is most present when He appears to be most absent”.

Chinese service

Jordan Brown will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

We extend a warm welcome to Rev Ashley Saunders from Family Voice who will share with us about their work and also bring us God’s Word from Joshua 1, “Wrong time: Wrong Place”.

SNAC (Sunday Night After Church)

Join us right after the evening service tonight for a meal or cuppa at McDonalds, Nunawading.

Sunday School

...is held during the 10.30 am service. Today is a ‘non-curriculum’ Sunday, where we will be
exploring the theme of “Faith”. Since it is the long weekend, this is not part of the usual curriculum and you are welcome (as you are every week) to keep your children with you in the service if you prefer. For any queries, please speak to our Sunday School Co-ordinator Liz.

Debt Reduction

Thank you to all who have given towards the reduction of our building loan. If you would like to contribute towards this debt reduction, please use the specially marked envelopes available in the foyer or by direct deposit, marked “Debt Reduction”.

Catechism Exam

Does your child know what God's Word teaches about who God is and what He has done in Christ? A helpful way to teach them is with the Westminster Shorter Catechism, or Children's Catechism. Even if they have not learnt it yet, children from any age up to Year 10 can study for it and earn prizes. If you are interested, please speak to Clinton.

Profession of Faith Classes

Would you/your child like to publicly profess their faith in Christ, become a member at DPC, and get baptised if you haven’t been? On Friday nights in term 3 (during youth group) Clinton will be leading profession of faith classes. If you have questions or want to come along, rsvp to Clinton by June 20th.

 

June 04

Morning services

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 18, ‘What is God like?’
This morning we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

Chinese service

Damian Meeuwissen will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

Cameron Griffiths will bring us the message from Exodus 20, ‘Commandment #6:
Honouring the Lord of Life’.

Sunday School

… is held during the 10.30 am service.

Next Sunday

Ashley Saunders, Director of Family Voice Australia, will be sharing and preaching next Sunday evening at the 6.30pm service. Please come along.

New Church Directory

...ready for your collection in the hall - one copy per family. Please dispose of your old copy securely or you can place your old copy in the box in the foyer for our disposal.
A BIG thank you to:

  • Steuart Chapman for taking the photos,
  • Cameron & Christine Marshall for the updates, and
  • Adel Mousa for printing.

Thank you all for a wonderful job, enabling us to have a good resource to pray for, and also be in touch with one another.

From the Board

Debt Reduction Sunday - June 4

As of 30 April 2017, our loan from the PCV stood at $364,776 and to service this loan the Board pays $8759 each month. It would be wonderful if this debt could be reduced quicker than anticipated freeing funds for wider ministry work. Currently, all Building Fund donations go towards reducing the loan balance and the Board is now asking you to prayerfully consider making a specific gift towards debt reduction either today or in the following weeks using the specially marked envelopes. Alternatively, you can make a direct deposit marked as “Debt reduction” to the Church bank account.

Led Sign

Work has commenced on a new LED sign to replace the existing one. The sign will enable us to highlight upcoming events in our church and/or place scripture texts on it. We thank God that this was made possible through a gift which covers this cost.

LinC Pantry

We do NOT need toothpaste. We DO need - honey, vegemite, tuna large tins, milo, school snacks, coffee, tinned fruit, LL Milk(UHT), 2 minute noodles, laundry powder, personal deodorant, cling wrap, aluminium foil. Thank you for your support!

 

May 28

Morning services

Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us God's Word from Mark 10. 'Let the children come to me'. We extend a warm welcome to family and friends of Daniel & Rachel who are here to witness the baptism of their son, Callum. May God bless your family.

Chinese service

Robert Koh will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

We are having a Special Youth Service this evening. We warmly welcome David Proano, International Vice President of Open Air Campaigners who will bring us God's Word from Jeremiah 2,  ‘An Ordinary Joel!’, and also Rob George, International President of OAC Ministries who will share about their work in our Mission Spot. Please join us at 6.30 pm, and bring a plate to share for supper.

Sunday School

… is held during the 10.30 am service. Parents, please remember to sign in and out on the attendance sheet. For any queries, please see our Sunday School Co-ordinator Liz.

Next Sunday

We will celebrate the Lord's supper at the morning services.

 

May 21

Morning services

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 17, ‘Is your heart circumcised?’

Chinese service

Gerry Drew will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us the message from James 1, ‘Praying for Wisdom’.

Sunday School

… is held during the 10.30 am service. Parents, please remember to sign in and out on the attendance sheet.

Holiday Club

ATTENTION all Holiday club 2017 Leaders & Helpers! There is a meeting Sunday, 21 May @ the Ministry Centre, 12.30pm, after the 10.30 am service. It is essential that all program volunteers attend. A light snack will be provided. Please contact Melanie with any queries.

Morning Tea

We need two helpers for the 10.30 am morning tea on July 30. Please email the office if you are able to help. Thanks!

Entertainment Books

...are available for sale at $70 each - of which $14 goes to support the Chaplain at Melba
Secondary College. If you wish to purchase a book/membership please speak to Chris or Ian.

 

May 14

Morning services

Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us God’s Word from Luke 11, ’Praying with Importunity—Part 2’.

Chinese service

Damian Meeuwissen will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from 2 Corinthians 2, ‘Why won’t my friend
come to Jesus?’

Sunday School

… is held during the 10.30 am service.

Mothers, you are warmly invited to “Be Our Guest” for our Mother’s Day celebrations after the Children’s Talk today at the Ministry Centre. We will have a group discussion on our favourite
go-to’ recipe before sharing a morning tea prepared by the children. We will finish at 12 pm. There will be no sign-in sheet as we hope all of our mothers/aunts/grandmas/caregivers will be joining us. See you there!

From the Board ...

DPC Necessitous Circumstances Fund

The Church has recently had approval to set up of a fund to support those in necessitous
circumstances, i.e for the relief of people who are in serious financial need. The ATO has
approved this fund as a deductible gift recipient (DGR). Therefore donating to this new bank account (Donvale Presbyterian Church-Assistance Fund; BSB: 033-389; Account number: 313451) can be treated as tax deduction and all donations made will receive a receipt for tax purposes. For details on how to donate and to ensure you receive a tax receipt, speak to Iain, Reggie or Scott
.

Led Sign

The Board has given approval for a LED sign to replace the existing one, and this was made possible through a gift which covers this cost. The sign will enable us to highlight upcoming events in our church and/or place scripture texts on it. We thank Gary for initiating this new sign.

Morning Tea

We need two helpers for the 10.30 am morning tea on July 30. Please email the office if you are able to help. Thanks!

Prison Fellowship Easter Bake

Over 70 000 biscuits were given to the prisoners during Easter. Thank you so much for your support. See the notice board for details.

Entertainment Books

...are available on sale at $70 each in the church hall today, in support of the chaplaincy work at Melba Secondary College. For more details, please see the notice board or speak to Chris or Ian.

 

May 7

Morning services

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 16 on ‘When it’s hard to wait’.

We welcome Noel Carpenter who will share at our Mission Spot this morning.

Chinese service

Gerry Drew will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

Robert Koh will bring us the message from 2 Corinthians 2, ‘They’re sorry—now what?’

Sunday School

… is held during the 10.30 am service. Parents, please remember to sign in and out on the attendance sheet.

Mothers, you are warmly invited to “Be Our Guest” next Sunday (May 14) for our Mother’s Day celebrations after the Children’s Talk. Please bring along your favourite ‘go-to’ recipe for a group discussion before sharing a morning tea, prepared by the children. We will finish by 12 noon.

There will be no sign-in sheet that week since we hope all of our mothers/aunts/grandmas/caregivers will be joining us.

"Guess who's coming for brunch/lunch?"

Hope everyone involved will enjoy a lovely time of fellowship over brunch/lunch today.

From the Board

DPC Necessitous Circumstances Fund

The Church has recently had approval to set up of a fund to support those in necessitous circumstances, i.e for the relief of people who are in serious financial need. The ATO has approved this fund as a deductible gift recipient (DGR). Therefore donating to this new bank account (Donvale Presbyterian Church-Assistance Fund; BSB: 033-389; Account number: 313451) can be treated as tax deduction and all donations made will receive a receipt for tax purposes. For details on how to donate and to ensure you receive a tax receipt, speak to Iain , Reggie or Scott.

April 30

Morning services

Robert Koh will bring us God’s Word from 2 Samuel 6, “How to receive the King”.

Sunday School - today at the Ministry Centre during the 10.30 am service.

Sunday School will now run throughout the term, with “non-curriculum” Sundays taking the place of “Family Service” Sundays. This means that we will no longer have every last Sunday of the month “off” but will instead have Sundays where there are no formal lessons. This new system will allow us to have a little bit more flexibility around long weekends and other events whilst providing families with the option of either sending their children out to Sunday School or keeping them in church (without missing any of the curriculum.)

Chinese service

Jordan Brown will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from 2 Corinthians 1, “Being trustworthy matters”.

Join us after the evening service for pancakes at the Pennycuicks

Donvale Youth Group

Come along to DYG this term as we study the 10 Commandments in our small groups, and build relationships with everyone through fellowship and fun activities.

From the Board

DPC Necessitous Circumstances Fund

The Church has recently had approval to set up of a fund to support those in necessitous circumstances, i.e for the relief of people who are in serious financial need. The ATO has approved this fund as a deductible gift recipient (DGR). Therefore donating to this new bank account (Donvale Presbyterian Church-Assistance Fund; BSB: 033-389; Account number: 313451) can be treated as tax deduction and all donations made will receive a receipt for tax purposes. For details on how to donate and to ensure you receive a tax receipt, speak to Iain, Reggie or Scott.

Led sign

The Board has given approval for a LED sign to replace the existing one, and this was made possible through a gift which covers this cost. The sign will enable us to highlight upcoming events in our church and/or place scripture texts on it. We thank Gary for initiating this new sign.

April 9

Morning Services

Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us God’s Word from Luke 11, “Praying with Importunity”.
Sunday School is in recess for the school holidays.

Chinese Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Evening Service

Jordan Brown will bring us the message from Ephesians 4, “Are we One, or are we Many?”

SNAC (Sunday Night After Church)

Join us right after the evening service
tonight for a meal or cuppa at Doncaster Pancake Parlour.

World Team Australia

Looking for a volunteer bookkeeper. Time required—up to 6 hours per month. If you can help, please see Clinton. For more details, see the notice board.

LINC Pantry

These items are urgently needed: 
Rice, Oil, Juice, Laundry powder, Milo, Toothbrushes, Deodorant, Tissues, Tin Tomato, Sugar, Tomato sauce, Foil, Cling wrap, Shampoo and Conditioner, and Hand soap. Please place your
donations in the LinC basket in the foyer. Thank you for your support