Notices

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
 

April 2

Morning Services

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 15, “How can I know God is committed to His promises?”
Sunday School is in recess for the school holidays.

Chinese Service

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

Evening Service

Damian Meeuwissen will bring us the message from Psalm 22, “The Cry of Christ becomes the Praise of the World”.
This evening, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

Guess Who's Comign for Lunch?

Sunday May 7
A great opportunity to get to know each other. You decide if you want to be the host or guest. Everyone brings a plate to share. For more details, see the flyer. Questions? See Janet or Mairi.

LINC Pantry

These items are urgently needed: 
rice, oil, juice, laundry powder, milo, toothbrushes, deodorant, tissues, pasta sauce & toilet paper. Thank you for your support of LinC, helping those in need in our community. 

Can You Help?

We are looking for volunteers (whenever you can help) to tidy our property by sweeping & clearing the leaves. If you can help, please see Gerald or Clinton. 

March 19

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will preach on Haggai 2, “The Lord comes to us in
our discouragements”.
Sunday School runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

We extend a warm welcome to family and friends of Emil & Erlina who are here to witness the baptism of their daughter Elicia.

Chinese Service

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

Evening Service

Join us at 6.30 pm for our Youth Service. Please bring a plate of supper to share.
Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from Matthew 20, “How do you
respond to God’s generosity?”

Easter Services 

  • Good Friday service (April 14) @ 9.30 am
  • Easter Sunday service (April 16) @ 9.30 am

There will be no evening service on Easter Sunday. Instead, you are encouraged to attend the meeting at Belgrave Heights Easter Convention. We meet for a picnic tea at 5 pm near the café at the auditorium followed by the meeting at 7 pm. Please invite your friends to join us for our Easter services. Invitation leaflets are available in the foyer.

Offering Envelopes

To assist in the regular giving to the “gospel ministries” of the church, envelopes for the months of April, May & June are now
available in the church foyer.

Easter Biscuit Bake

Wanted: 70,000 home-made biscuits for Victorian Prisoners. Please note:

  • biscuits are crisp and will not crumble
  • no nuts or peanut butter
  • biscuits must be sealed in disposable containers
  • all ingredients must be clearly listed on top of the container. 

Please place biscuits in box provided in the foyer by next Sunday March 26 morning. Please see the notice board for more details. Queries? See Chris.

March 5

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will commence a sermon series on the Prophet Haggai, “Chapter 1—Procrastinating on your priorities”.
We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

Sunday School

Runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service. 
Save the Date: Sunday March 26 (Sunday School Picnic). 
Next Sunday: Due to the long weekend, there will be no formal lessons but those who want to can come down to the Ministry Centre for a DVD. The children will still need to be signed in & out if they are coming.

Chinese Service

Rev Dr Tony Bird will continue the sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5.

Evening Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from Matthew 19, “When is it ok to divorce?”

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange

Welcome an international exchange student into your world by becoming a volunteer host family! Share cultures, develop language skills and make an international friend for life.
For more information, please see Gerald or visit www.scce.com.au

From LinC Pantry

“We do NOT need - flour, toothpaste, tea, biscuits.
We DO need - milo, cooking oil, 2 minute noodles, pasta sauce, laundry powder, personal deodorant and toilet paper.”
Please place your donations in the LinC basket in the foyer. Thank you!

February 19

Morning Services

Rev Clinton Le Page starts a new series on the life of Abraham. This morning he will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 12, ‘Will we believe what God says?’

Chinese Service

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will continue the sermon series from the Gospel of Matthew, 
Chapter 5.

Evening Service

Robert Koh will bring us the message from Matthew 18, ‘God’s Kingdom—Greatness in
Humility’.

Sunday School

runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service.
**Please remember to update, complete and submit  your child’s/children’s enrollment form to Liz  This is a Safe Church requirement and must be completed if your child/children will be attending Sunday School.

SonWorld

Coming to Donvale these July school holidays!
Are you interested in being part of an outrageously fun team sharing God’s word with primary school kids? Will this be your first holiday club @ Donvale? We would love you to come and find out more...You will join a team of experienced people who will help you settle in! Come along to our first meeting TODAY in the ministry centre after the 10.30am service @ 12.30pm!  
Any questions please contact Melanie. 
We need group leaders, camp grandparents & people to:

  • Co-ordinate & run craft & games activities
  • Write, direct, recruit actors for our holiday club play/drama
  • Help supervise children throughout the program
  • Make, bake and serve morning tea daily for leaders and children
  • Care for, talk with and connect with primary school children and their parents
  • Lead assembly with songs, etc

Playgroup @ DPC

Tuesdays, from 10.00 -11.30am in the church hall, during school term.  
Our playgroup ministry is in need of some
morning tea providers. If you are interested in finding out more about the playgroup or helping with the morning tea, please
contact Melanie.

January 8

Services in January

Morning Service @ 9.30 am

  • Today—Rev Gerald Vanderwert
  • Jan 15—Rev Dr Tony Bird
  • Jan 22—Rev Dr Tony Bird
  • Jan 29—Rev Clinton Le Page
  • Feb 5—Rev Gerald Vanderwert

Evening Service @ 6.30 PM

(DVD sermons by Timothy Keller)

  • Today—Generosity & God’s Grace
  • Jan 15—Generosity & Relationships
  • Jan 22—Generosity & Hospitality
  • Jan 29—Generosity & Wealth
  • Feb 5—Generosity & Power

Morning service will revert to the normal times of 8.30 am & 10.30 am in February.

In Recess

The Chinese Service, Sunday School, Youth Group, Connect Groups and various
ministry groups will resume in February when the new school term starts.

Lost property

Please check out the Lost Property Box in the hall. Unclaimed items will be donated to an op shop.

December 18

Morning service

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Luke 1, “Divinity breaks into history”.

At the 10.30 am service, we extend a warm welcome to family and friends of Winnie who are here to witness her baptism. We rejoice with Winnie and pray that she will continue to grow in her faith and love for the Lord.

Sunday School is now in recess for the school holidays.

Chinese service

Rev Clinton Le Page will preach on Matthew 2, the visit of the Magi.

Evening service

Robert Koh will bring us the message from Luke 1, “Accept God’s favour—the birth of the Son”.

Christmas Doorknocking

We are doorknocking in the neighbourhood today from 4 pm to 6 pm to distribute Christmas tracts and invite people to our Christmas events.  If you are able to, please come along.
Let Clinton know if you are coming.

Christmas Events at DPC

Christmas Carols
Friday Dec 23 at 7.45 pm. Sausage sizzle at 7 pm.
Glow sticks will be provided.
Speaker: Rev Gerald Vanderwert
Topic: The Christmas Rip-off

Christmas Day Service at 9.30 am
Speaker: Rev Clinton Le Page
Note: No evening service on Christmas Day.

Invite your family & friends to our Christmas events!
Invitations & Christmas tracts are available in the foyer.

December 11

Morning service

This is a Special Service with items from the pre-schoolers to Grade 3, Sunday School choir leading the carols, book presentation & Year 6 Graduation, and bible readings.

Cameron Griffiths will bring us God’s Word from Luke 2, “An unexpected Christmas”.

We thank the Sunday School for their magnificent efforts and enthusiasm, Liz (Sunday School Coordinator) and teachers. Pray for the children to know our Lord and to grow in love and faith.

Chinese service

Gerry Drew will preach on Luke 2, the birth of Jesus and the visit of shepherds.

Evening service

Cameron Griffiths is being licenced by the presbytery to preach the Gospel and pastor the congregation at Croydon Hills PC in 2017. Please come & support Cameron by your attendance.

A warm welcome to members of the Presbytery who are here with us this evening.

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from Matthew 16, “Would you deny yourself?”

Church/ESL Sports afternoon

Join the ESL folk for a BBQ lunch and sports TODAY at 12.30 pm, DISC. Questions? See Dave.

Donvale Youth Group

DYG Camping trip to Shoreham next weekend ( Dec 16 –18). Chill out on the beach. Relax, enjoy, have fun… Cost: $35. Your friends are welcome! Details? Speak to Cameron.

Christmas Events at DPC

Christmas Carols
Friday Dec 23 at 7.45 pm. Sausage sizzle at 7 pm.
Glow sticks will be provided.

Christmas Day Service at 9.30 am

Invite your family & friends to our Christmas events!

Fellow Workers—Position Vacant

Seeking a Writer and a Photographer. If you are
interested, please contact the office.

Special Service Times in January 2017

One morning service at 9.30 am & evening service at 6.30 pm.
Note: no evening service on January 1.

Evening service in January—we’ll watch a DVD series on Generosity,
“How God’s Radical Grace makes Us Givers” by Timothy Keller.

December 4

Morning Services

Rev Clinton Le Page will continue the sermon series on the letter of 1 John, “Chapter 3—We should love one another”.

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this morning.
Sunday School is held concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

Chinese Service

Robert Koh will preach on Luke 1, the visit of Gabriel to Mary.

Evening Service

Cameron Griffiths will bring us God’s Word from John 13, “Love and let love”.

Next Sunday December 11

Combined Morning Service at 9.30 am. 
Special Sunday School End-of-Year Presentation.
Evening Service is held at the normal time of 6.30 pm.

Donvale Youth Group

DYG Camping trip to Shoreham (16 -18th December). What better way to end the year than a camping trip with friends? Come and join us as we relax together on the beach. Cost: $35. Your friends are welcome! Questions? Speak to Cameron.

Special Service Times in January 2017

One morning service at 9.30 am & evening service at 6.30 pm. 
Evening service in January—we’ll watch a DVD series on Generosity, “How God’s Radical Grace makes Us Givers” by Timothy Keller.

LINC News

Donations for their Christmas hampers are appreciated. Also, appreciated are donations for their pantry—cereal, honey, vegemite, jam, rice, UHT milk, tea, coffee, milo, fruit juice, 
toilet rolls & laundry powder.

November 27

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will continue the sermon series on the letter of 1 John, “Sin and Assurance”.
Today is a Family Service, so there will be no Sunday School.

Chinese Service

Cameron Griffiths will bring us God’s Word from Matthew 1, the visit of the angel to Joseph.

Evening Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will preach on Matthew 15 & 16, “Who are you looking at?”

Next Sunday

we will celebrate the Lord’s supper in the morning services.

Combined Morning Service on Sunday December 11 at 9.30 am. 

Two weeks to go...only one morning service so that we can all enjoy the Special Sunday School End-of-Year Presentation.
Evening Service is held at the normal time of 6.30 pm.

DYG feasts this Friday

Come and join us for a feast and chill night this Friday as we
celebrate the end of the year. Normal time: 7:30-9:30pm. Friends are welcome!

DYG Camping trip to Shoreham (16 -18th December)

What better way to end the year than a camping trip with friends? Come and join us as we relax together on the beach. Cost: $35. Friends are welcome if they fill out a DYG contact form beforehand. For info about the Youth Group, please speak to Cameron

Prayer

Praise God for providing helpers for the Portarlington Beach Mission. Pray for Ben & Jean as they lead a team. Pray for their preparations, and that many will be blessed through this ministry.

Angel Tree

Touching the children of prisoners with the love of Christ at Christmas by
providing them with gifts. If you would like to be involved in this ministry, please place your gifts in the foyer by next Sunday Dec 4. Questions? See Chris.