Notices

September 24

Morning Service

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Luke 18, ‘Making it through times that
are a challenge to faith’.

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 8, ‘Grace that leads to
generosity’.

You are invited to stay back for supper following the service.

Mission Spot

Jim Sterrey will share with us at all the services about his mission trip.

Sunday School

Now in recess for the school holidays, and will resume on October 15.

Next Sunday

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

ESL Ministry

In recess now. Term 4 classes will recommence 10th Oct @ 7pm.  It will be normal classes, and then a Christmas dinner celebration on the 5th Dec.
Those wishing to be involved next year as teachers or helpers, please contact Noelle.

In Recess

The Youth Group, Connect Groups Playgroup, ESL Classes and Prayer Meetings are in recess for the school holidays.

Opportunities to Serve

Would you like to get involved at Donvale, and serve, but you’re not sure how or where? Please check out the list of ‘Opportunities to serve’ in the foyer and hall. We encourage you to serve.

Offering Envelopes

To assist in the regular giving to the Gospel Ministry of the church, envelopes for the months of October, November and December are available in the foyer. You may also give through electronic bank transfer.

Name Tags

To help us welcome newcomers and help us remember each others’ names & build relationships, please wear your name tag. If you don’t have one, please add your name to the list in the foyer or email the office, & one will be made for you.

 

September 17

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Luke 16, ‘Sealing your destiny’.

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 7, ‘Loving the people we serve’.

Ministry Leaders' Meeting

Leaders, please meet at 12.30 pm, Ministry Centre today for the survey results.

Sunday School

Now in recess for the school holidays.

ESL Ministry

ESL Classes will finish this week 19th Sept for this term. Term 4 classes will recommence 10th Oct @ 7pm.  It will be normal classes, and then a Christmas dinner celebration on the 5th Dec.
Those wishing to be involved next year as teachers or helpers, please contact Noelle.

Coins for Missions

This is administered by the APWM Committee. In recent months, they have distributed nearly $13,000 in emergency funds to some missionaries to meet needs not covered by their normal budgets such as replacing laptops, emergency dental needs, schooling needs, emergency medical evacuation.

If you would like to support them, in addition to the regular giving to the
Mission funds, please place your gift in the Coins for Missions box located in the church hall.

LinC

Supporting those in need in our community. Current needs are: laundry powder or liquid, cooking oil, pasta sauce, dish-washing liquid, cake mix, sweet biscuits, toilet rolls, sugar, tinned tomato, hand wash & personal hygiene items.

September 10

Morning services

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 22, ‘Giving up what is most precious’.

Chinese service

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

Evening service

Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us the message from James 4, ‘Prayer and the Problem of
Worldliness’.

Sunday School Classes

Today is our last week of Sunday School for Term 3. Sunday School will resume for Term 4 on Sunday the 15th of October.

Operation Christmas Child

Would you like to touch a child's heart and share the love of Jesus? Please fill a shoebox and return it by Sept 24 For details, visit samaritanspurse.org.au. If you do not wish to fill one but would like to donate items, please place them in the box in the foyer. Or you can donate money to help cover the cost of delivery (place it in a marked envelope in the offering plate). Questions? Speak to Jessica or Susie.

September 3

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Mark 12, “Abuse and murder in a vineyard”.
This morning we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

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 6, “A life of hardships and
hard calls”.

Sunday School Classes

Today is a ‘non-curriculum’ Sunday and we will be doing something special for Father’s Day. This topic is not part of the usual curriculum and parents, you are welcome (as you are every week) to keep your children with you in the service if you prefer.

ESL Classes

Tuesday at 7 pm, DPC. Details? Speak to Noelle.

Operation Christmas Child

(20th August- 17th September)

Every Christmas shoebox gift is an opportunity to touch a child’s heart and share the love of Jesus. Please fill a shoebox. For details, visit samaritanspurse.org.au. If you do not wish to fill one but would like to donate items, please place them in the box in the foyer. Or you can donate money to help cover the cost of delivery (place it in a marked envelope in the offering plate). Details? Speak to Jessica or Susie.

 

August 27

Morning services

Rev Richard Coombs will share at our Mission Spot and also bring us God’s Word from Jeremiah 8 & 9, “Listen to the Weeping Prophet”.

Following the morning services, we will have a special morning tea together. Please join us.

Chinese service

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

Evening service

This evening we are having a Special Youth Service. The young people will be involved in leading and serving. Robert Koh will bring us the message from Proverbs 9, “Who will you go home
with tonight?”

Sunday School Classes

Run concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

Next Sunday

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper in the morning services.

Linc Pantry

The following items are needed for LinC Pantry: men's toiletries, tissues, juice, coffee, laundry powder, cereal, packet meals, honey, deodorant, cooking oil & sanitary items.Thank you for your support, helping those in need in our community.

Operation Christmas Child

(20th August- 17th September)

Every Christmas shoebox gift is an opportunity to touch a child’s heart and share the love of Jesus. Please fill a shoebox. For details, visit samaritanspurse.org.au. If you do not wish to fill one but would like to donate items, please place them in the box in the foyer. Or you can donate money to help cover the cost of delivery (place it in a marked envelope in the offering plate). Details? Speak to Jessica or Susie.

 

August 20

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will conclude the sermon series on Esther, “Chapter 8-10—The Great Reversal”.

Chinese service

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

Evening service

Rev Clinton Le Page willbring us the message from 2 Corinthians 5, “Why share Christ
with others?”

SNAC (Sunday Night After Church) - Join us right after the evening service for a meal or cuppa
at the Donvale La Porchetta.

Sunday School Classes

Run concurrently with the 10.30 am service. If you would like your child to attend Sunday School, please speak to our Sunday School Co-ordinator, Liz.

Reformation Day - 31st October

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the October sermons will focus on the five themes of the Reformation:

  • Sola Scriptura—Scripture alone
  • Sola Gratia—Grace alone
  • Sola Fide—Faith alone
  • Solus Christus—Christ alone
  • Soli Deo Gloria— To Glory of God alone

This is a good opportunity for you to invite your non-Christian friends to church to hear the gospel. Pray for people you can invite.

August 13

Morning services

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 20 & 21, “God is faithful even when we are not”. At our Mission Spot, Rosemary will share with us about her plans for missionary service.

Chinese service

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

Evening service

Rev Dr Tony Bird willbring us the message from James 3, “Prayer and the Tongue”.

Sunday School Classes

Run concurrently with the 10.30 am service. If you would like your child to attend Sunday School, please speak to our Sunday School Co-ordinator, Liz.

August 6

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Esther 7,“Pride goes before destruction”. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this morning.

Chinese service

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

Evening service

We extend a warm welcome to Colin & Alison who will share with us about their work in Mildura and beyond. Colin will also bring us the message from John 9, “Sight Given Not
Restored”.

Sunday School Classes

Run concurrently with the 10.30 am service. If you would like your child to attend Sunday School, please speak to our Sunday School Co-ordinator, Liz.

Connect Groups

Meet through the week in various locations. If you would like to join one, please see Gerald.

ESL Classes

Tuesday @ 7 pm. Any queries, please see Noelle.

Linc Pantry

Current Needs: tissues, pasta sauce, savoury biscuits, juice, toothbrushes, coffee, milo, tinned spaghetti, laundry powder, cereal, packet meals, cup-a-soup packets, honey, cake mix, deodorant, hand wash, cooking oil, shampoo and conditioner. Thank you!

Salt and Light Mission

A Christian ministry to homeless people in Melbourne is in need of warm clothes (especially for men) and blankets. Donated items can be left in the box in the hall. Questions? Please speak to Heather. Thank you!

Lost Property

This is the last week to check the Lost Property Box in the hall. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

July 30

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Esther 6,”What a difference a night makes”

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 5, “Longing for Heaven”. SNAC— Supper at the home of the Pennycuick's. All welcome.

Sunday School

Parents, please remember to sign in and out on the attendance sheet. For any queries, please speak to the Sunday School Co-ordinator, Liz. Contact details overleaf. Pray for the Sunday School—teachers and children.

Connect Groups

All Connect Groups have recommenced. Group meets for Bible Study, prayer, fellowship and support for each other. There are groups meeting throughout the week. If you are not in a Group and would like to join one, please see Gerald or Clinton.

ESL every Tuesday

Term 3 has commenced. Every Tuesday @ 7 pm. Any queries please see Noelle.

Lord's Supper

DPC Morning Services will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper next Sunday August 6.

Church Debt Reduction Suday

The Board of Management thank God and the congregation for the gifts totalling $7,785.00 for the reduction of the Church’s Debt. Envelopes are still available in the foyer if you would like to contribute to this Special offering for this year.

Coins For Missions

If we could drop a $2 coin each week into the Coins for Mission box (located in the church hall), this will go a long way in meeting the urgent needs of missionaries. Note, this giving is in addition to the regular giving to the Mission.

Lost Property

There is a pile of lost items in the Lost Property Box in the church hall, near the piano. Please check this out. All unclaimed items will be donated to the op shop. Please check as soon as possible as we will be donating unclaimed items soon.

Storage Room

We are tidying up the storage room (in Cameron’s old office). If there is anything of yours stored there, please advise Jim, if it is still needed for future use. Appreciate your assistance in helping with this clean up project.

Duty Roster

The new duty roster is out. A big thank you to the team of wonderful helpers . More helpers required for morning tea and welcoming. If you can help even on a “stand-by” basis, please email the office.

Greece Study Tour in May 2018

If you are interested to join the study tour led by Gerald to Greece in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul, with an optional extension to Malta from 5th—20th May (25th May) 2018, please contact Gerald.

July 23

Morning services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Esther 5, “The King and I”.

Chinese service

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

Evening service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from 2 Corinthians 4, “Ministry is hard
but worth it”.

Sunday School

Commences today. Parents, please remember to sign in and out on the attendance sheet.
For any queries, please speak to the Sunday School Co-ordinator, Liz. Contact details overleaf. Pray for the Sunday School—teachers and children.