Notices

January 14

Morning Service

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us the message from Luke 2,  Being ‘people of
expectation
’.

Chinese Service

The Chinese worship service will be held in the Ministry Centre at 10.30 am. Invite your friends who speak Chinese. Rev Dr Felix Chung, the pastor of the Chinese Ministry  will bring us God’s Word.

Evening Service

This evening we will watch a RC Sproul teaching DVD on ‘Adoration’.
Over the next three weeks, we will continue with the sermon series:
Jan 21—Confession
Jan 28—Lord’s Prayer Part 1
Feb 04—Lord’s Prayer Part 2

Sunday School

Sunday School will resume on Sunday the 4th of February. Please make sure that you have returned any enrolment forms before then (please check the pigeon holes). If you have a child who will be 3 years old before March 2018 and you would like them to join Sunday School, please contact Liz by Sunday the 28th of January. Please contact Liz if you have any questions or concerns.

Duty Roster

A big thank you to our faithful team of helpers. In order that they not be rostered on too many times, we need help with Welcoming  and Morning Tea. If you are able to do so, please sign up in the foyer or email the office.

Connect Groups

Meet to learn from the bible, pray together and care for each other. They meet in various locations on days through the week during the school term. If you are not in a group and would like to join one, please speak to Gerald or email the office.

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’ available in the foyer and hall.

Box Hill Kiosk/Outreach

Dates for your calendar: Mar 17, Apr 21, Oct 27 and Dec 8.

 

January 7

Morning Service

Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us the message from Hebrews 12, ‘The Lord disciplines
those whom He loves
’.

Chinese Service

There will be a full Chinese worship service from January 7th in the Ministry Centre at 10.30 am. Invite your friends who speak Chinese. The Lord's Supper will be celebrated this morning and thereafter on the first of each month. Rev Dr Felix Chung will bring us God's Word. He is the pastor of the Chinese Ministry. Any enquiries about the Chinese Service, please see Rev Dr Felix Chung or Ms Imogen Chen.

Evening Service

This evening we will watch a RC Sproul teaching DVD on ‘How to pray’.
Over the next few weeks, we will continue with the sermon series:
Jan 14—Adoration
Jan 21—Confession
Jan 28—Lord’s Prayer Part 1
Feb 04—Lord’s Prayer Part 2

Sunday Night After Church (SNAC)

Join us following the evening service for a meal or cuppa at La Porchetta in Tunstall Square.

Sunday School

Parents, please check your pigeon holes for the Enrolment Form and return the completed form to the Sunday School Coordinator Liz.

Next Sunday

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will preach on being ‘people of expectation’ at the morning service.
In the evening, we will continue the DVD sermon series by RC Sproul, Adoration.

Duty Roster

We need help with Welcoming and morning tea. If you are able to do so, please sign up in the foyer or email the office.

Coins for Missions

If we could drop a $2 coin each week into the Coins for Mission box in the 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 Missions.

December 24

Morning Services @ 9.30 am

At the morning service, Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us God’s Word from Luke 2,
An Unusual Birth Announcement’.
At the Chinese service, Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message.

Christmas Day Service @ 9.30 am

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us the message from Luke 1,‘The God behind the Christmas Event’.

Sunday December 31 @ 9.30 am

Robert Koh will bring us God’s Word at the morning service & Gerry Drew at the Chinese service.

Please note there is no evening service tonight & next Sunday Dec 31.

January 7 - February 4 Sermon Series @ 6.30 pm

We’re watching a RC Sproul teaching DVD series on Prayer.
Jan 7 - How to pray
Jan 17 - Adoration
Jan 21 - Confession
Jan 28 - Lord’s Prayer Part 1
Feb 4 - Lord’s Prayer Part 2

Sunday School

Parents, could you please check your pigeon holes for the Enrolment Form and return the completed form to Liz soon?

Envelopes

To assist with the regular giving to the Gospel Ministry of the church, envelopes for the months of January, February and March are available in the foyer.
You may also give via electronic fund transfer.

 

December 17

Morning Services

Jordan Born will bring us God’s Word from John 1, ‘Preparing for a Christ Filled Christmas’.
At the 10.30 am service, we are having a Special Sunday School Service.

Chinese Service

Gerry Drew will bring us the message at the Chinese Service.

Evening Service

Jordan Born will preach on Matthew 6, ‘Who are you serving?’

Gospel Opportunity

Would you and your family like to invite an international student to join you to celebrate Christmas day? It is a wonderful Gospel opportunity.
If you are interested please contact Ken.

 

December 10

Morning Services

Craig Richardson will bring us God’s Word from Psalm 88, ‘Darkness’.

Chinese Service

Robert Koh will bring us the message at the Chinese Service.

Evening Service

We are having a Youth Service this evening. We thank God for our young people and their
enthusiasm and joy in serving and leading.

Rev Clinton Le Page will preach on John 1, ‘Who is Jesus and Why He matters?’

ESL Choir

Do you love singing? Our ESL choir invites you to join us as we prepare two songs for the DPC Carols by Glowlight on 23rd December! Come along for informal rehearsals on Monday nights at 7pm at church. Details? See Arthur.

Angle Tree

Thank you so much to all who contributed gifts and money towards the Angel Tree program, reaching out to children of prisoners with the love of Christ this Christmas.

October 29

Morning Services

Today is Reformation Sunday and Rev Gerald Vanderwert will conclude the sermon series on the ‘five solas’ to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. He will bring us God’s word from Colossians 1, ‘Christ Alone—there is no one like Jesus’.

Chinese Service

Rev Dr Felix Chung will preach at the Chinese Service.

Evening Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from 2 Corinthians 10, ‘It’s hard being compared with others’.
Please join us for supper after the service.

Sunday School

Runs concurrently today with the 10.30 am service.
We will not have Sunday School next Sunday (November 5) because of the long weekend.

New Duty Roster

The new duty roster for November 2017 to January 2018 is out. Thank you to all the helpers.

Expression of Interest - Outing/Picnic

Glenville and Denis are organising an outing/picnic, tentatively on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday on a date to be confirmed. Seniors, would you be interested to join them? If you are, please sign up in the foyer. Questions? Please speak to Denis or Glenville.

October 22

Morning Services

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Romans 3, ‘Saved by Faith Alone’.

Chinese Service

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will preach at the Chinese Service.

Evening Service

Biju Mathew will bring us the message from 2 Corinthians 5, ‘Ambassadors for Christ’.

Sunday School

Runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

New Duty Roster

The new duty roster for November 2017 to January 2018 is out. Thank you to all the helpers.

Expression of Interest - Outing/Picnic

Glenville and Denis are organising an outing/picnic, tentatively on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday on a date to be confirmed. Seniors, would you be interested to join them? If you are, please sign up in the foyer. Questions? Please speak to Denis or Glenville.

Salt and Light Mission

... to the homeless in the city is in urgent need of the following:
  • for men:
    • new socks
    • Shoes, runners, boots or walking shoes
    • warm coats
    • fleecy jackets/windcheaters
  • doonas/blankets/sleeping bags.
  • backpacks/medium suitcases on wheels (to hold belongings).
Please place items in box marked Salt and Light Mission in the hall, by the library books.
Many thanks to those who have already donated items. These have been gratefully received and are being used.
Questions? See Heather.

October 15

Morning Services

Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us God’s Word from 2 Timothy 3, ‘The Scripture of God alone’.

Chinese Service

Gerry Drew will be preaching at our Chinese Service.

Evening Service

Robert Koh will bring us the message from 2 Corinthians 9, ‘Your opportunity for abundant
goodness’.

Sunday School

Recommences today. We thank God for our teachers and children.

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.

Duty Roster

Would you like to serve on the duty roster, helping with morning tea and welcoming? If you can help, please email the office.

Expression of Interest - Outing/Picnic

Glenville and Denis are organising an outing/picnic, tentatively on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday on a date to be confirmed. Seniors, would you be interested to join them? If you are, please sign up in the foyer. Questions? Please speak to Denis or Glenville.

October 8

Morning Service

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Ephesians 2, ‘The Grace of God alone’.

Chinese Service

Gerry Drew will be preaching at our Chinese Service.

Evening Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from 1 Thessalonians 4, ‘Pleasing God with
your love’.

We welcome Moshe who will share with us about his ministry.

Sunday School

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

Connect Groups

Recommence this week.
If you are not in a group and would like to join one, please see Gerald or Clinton, or you can check out the list of groups in the foyer and contact the leader.

October 1

Morning Service

Rev Dr Tony Bird will bring us God’s Word from Romans 11, ‘The glory of God alone’.

Chinese Service

Rev Dr Felix Chung will be preaching at our Chinese service.

Evening Service

Damian Meeuwissen will bring us the message from Hebrews 12, ‘Running the Race’.
We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
SNAC (Sunday Night After Church) - Join us right after the evening service for a meal or cuppa at La Porchetta in Tunstall Square.

Sunday School

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

In Recess

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

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.

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.

Help needed!

ESL Ministry
Would you like to be involved as a teacher or helper in the classroom? Help is also needed for supper. Please contact Noelle.

Duty Roster
Would you like to serve on the duty roster, helping with morning tea and welcoming? Please email the office.

Music Ministry
Do you play a musical instrument? Would you like to lead in singing? Do you want to help at the Audio-visual Desk (training provided)? Please see Natalie.

LinC Pantry Needs

Rice and glad wrap. Thank you for your support.