Notices

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.

November 20

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will continue the sermon series on the letter of 1 John, “Chapter 2– Identifying the Counterfeit & Affirming the Authentic”.
Steve Denness will share at our Mission Spot. 
Sunday School runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

Chinese Service

Gerry Drew will continue the sermon series on the gospel of John - Chapter 16.

Evening Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Matthew 15, “Are you clean?”

Special Combined Morning Service on Sunday December 11 at 9.30 am. 

Sunday School End of Year Presentation. Evening Service is held at the normal time of 6.30 pm.

Donvale Youth Group

We meet this Friday Nov 25 at 7.30 pm to study the parable of The Lost Sheep. For more details about the Youth Group, please speak to Cameron.

Portarlington Beach Mission

The Scripture Union Beach Mission urgently requires people to join their team this summer between 27/12 – 5/1 at Portarlington. If you are available, or know someone who is, please speak to Ben or Jean asap. Please pray for helpers & preparations.

LINC Pantry

In urgent need of replenishment of these: 
cereal, flour, sugar, milo, coffee, spreads, tinned fish, tinned fruit, cooking oil, fruit juice (not cordial), tomato sauce, snacks, laundry detergent, soap, tissues. No pasta, pasta sauce or toothpaste, please. Thanks for your support.

 

 

 

November 6

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will continue the sermon series on the letter of 1 John, “Chapter 2-Are you growing spiritually?”

We look forward to Terry Coleman sharing with us at the morning services.

Sunday School runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

Chinese Service

Gerry Drew will continue the sermon series on the gospel of John - Chapter 15.

Evening Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Matthew 14, “Have you received what Jesus gives?”

Church Directory LAST WEEKS!

This is your last chance to sign your permission to have your details printed in our new church directory. Please see Cameron this morning!

Donvale Youth Group

We meet this Friday Nov 11 to study the parable of the Fig Tree. For more details about the Youth Group, please speak to Cameron.

PYV Summer Camp 16/17

Tues Dec 27—Sun Jan 1 at Rawson Village.
For youth aged 12-21 years.
See promo card in the foyer for details or email summer@pyv.org.au.

Duty Roster

If you would like to help with Welcoming and/or Morning Tea, please contact the office.

Handel's Oratoria (Messiah)

Renowned Australian tenor David Hobson joins with Camberwell Chorale & Camerata Orchestra for this performance of Handel’s oratorio at Hawthorn Arts Centre, Sunday November 13, 2.30 pm.
Visit www.hawthornartscentre.com.au or see the notice board for details.

Linc News

LinC is in need of items to stock up for their pantry and the Christmas hampers. Please see the notice board for more details. Thank you for your support, helping those in need in our community.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Supporting the Barnabas Fund Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Let us pray for Christians in persecuted countries:

  • to know God's grace, help, presence and provision.
  • to persevere in trusting God in the face of trials.
  • to grow in godliness through them.
  • for God to grow His church through their witness

October 23

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will continue the sermon series on the letter of 1 John, 
“Chapter 2—Three Tests for Assurance”.

Sunday School is held during the 10.30 am service.

Chinese Service

Jordan Brown will continue the sermon series on the gospel of John - Chapter 14.

Evening Service

Cameron Griffiths will bring us the message from Colossians 4, “Paul’s Post Script”.

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

From The Elders

At the elders retreat in August, we discussed what we believe should be the core values of DPC. We wish to communicate this to the congregation, and will speak more about it at our AGM this Thursday Oct 27. We would like to have your feedback, and urge you to be present at the meeting. We have inserted in the newsletter this week, a paper on what we decided at the meeting. Please read it.

Church Directory Contact Details

We need to check that we have your
current contact details for the new Church
Directory. Please visit the table in the Morning Tea area after the service today.

Donvale Youth Group

We next meet on Friday Nov 4 for our DYG Dinner. For more details about the Youth Group, please speak to Cameron.

Prayer

Please pray for students who are facing exams including those doing the VCE and uni exams.

DPC Library

New recommended book—"Stealing from a Child: The injustice of marriage equality" by David Van Gend, informs us about why the push for gay marriage is not helpful for children and society. Check it out at our library.

New Duty Roster is Out

Copies are available in the foyer. A big “Thank You” to all who serve on the roster, serving God and blessing our Donvale family with your service. If you would like to help, please sign up in the foyer or contact the office.

LinC News

  • LinC can help … if you need emergency transport for hospital appointments or any other urgent service. For more information contact the office.
  • LinC Christmas hampers ...we have started collecting items for the hampers and would like to include the following: shortbread, cake, mince pies, small puddings, bonbons, nuts & snacks. Please place your donations in the LinC basket in the foyer. Thank you for your support.

October 16

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will continue the sermon series on the letter of 1 John, “Chapter 1–  God wants us to be honest with Him”.

Sunday School is held during the 10.30 am service.

Chinese Service

Cameron Griffiths will continue the sermon series on the gospel of John - Chapter 13.

Evening Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us the message from Judges 19-21, “It’s Sodom all over again”.

Church Directory Contact Details

We need to check that we have your current contact details for the new Church Directory.  Please visit the table in the Morning Tea area after the service today.

Donvale Youth Group

If you are high-school age, join us at DYG for our new “Weekly Friday Night” from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Come along and have great fellowship with your fellow youth and leaders as we explore what Jesus preached through His parables. This Friday Oct 21 we will be looking at  “The Good Samaritan”. For more information, please speak to Cameron.

Transgender Issues

are confusing to many of us. How should we respond? What should we think? A statement was just approved by the PCV and we recommend it to you. Please check this out at the PCV's Church and Nation website: Yourcan.org. You will also find many other helpful articles here. You may also get a printed copy of the statement from the foyer.

Do you know

that LinC is able to help if you need emergency transport for hospital appointments etc or any other urgent service? For more information phone 9841 4025

Guitarists and Bass Players Wanted

...for our music ministry, across all services. Even if you could only play once a month, that would be a huge blessing. Interested? Please speak to Natalie or Andrew.

October 9

Morning Services

Cameron Griffiths will bring us God’s Word from Psalm 40, “Out of the mud and into the choir”. 

We extend a warm welcome to family and friends of Nancy Tan who are here to witness her baptism at the 10.30 am service. Nancy is involved with our ESL ministry. Pray that God will continue to deepen her faith.

Sunday School recommences today. Pray for the children and teachers as they start a new term.


Chinese Service

Rev Clinton Le Page will continue the sermon series on the gospel of John - Chapter 13.


Evening Service

Biju Mathew will bring us the message from Colossians 1, “Pre-eminence of Christ”.

Donvale Youth Group

From this term DYG will be a Fridays only event- 7:30-9:30pm. We will be looking at the parables of Jesus.

DYG starts on October 14 and we will look at the parable of “The Sower”. If you are high-school age, please come and join us. For more information, please speak to Cameron.

Church Directory Contact Details

We need to check that we have your current contact details for the new Church Directory. Please visit the table in the Morning Tea area after the service today.

Guitarists & Bass players wanted!

...for our music ministry, across all services. Even if you could only play once a month, that would be a huge blessing. If you would like to serve in this area, please see Natalie.

Operation Christmas Child

We dropped 136 Christmas Boxes into Samaritans Purse this week. Thank you to all those involved in this amazing ministry. Please continue to pray for the children who will receive them. If you still have a box and want it to be sent this year, you can leave it in the church foyer or drop it off at the rear of
Mitcham Baptist Church,
8-12 Simla Street, Mitcham
VIC 3132.

October 2nd

Morning Services
Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Romans 4, “The only way to get right
with God”.
Sunday School is now in recess for the school holidays and will resume next Sunday.

Chinese Service
Scott McNabb will continue the sermon series on the gospel of John - Chapter 12.

Evening Service
Robert Koh will bring us the message from John 12, “Devotion to Jesus”. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.


Church Directory Contact Details
We need to check that we have your current contact details for the new Church Directory. Please visit the table in the Morning Tea area after the service today.


Congratulations and Love
...to Bayu and Michelle Limadjaja on the joyful and safe arrival of their baby girl, a sister for Arie. God bless your family.

Donvale Youth Group
DYG term begins on October 14. From this term DYG will be a Fridays only event- 7:30-9:30pm. We will be looking at the parables of Jesus. If you are high-school age, please come and join us. For more information, please speak to Cameron Griffiths.

Recommencement of ESL and all Connect Groups
All Connect Groups and ESL classes will resume this week after the school holiday break.

September 25, 2016

Morning Services: Rev Gerald Vanderwert will commence a sermon series on the letter of 1 John. This morning he will bring us the message from 1 John 1, “Make sure you got the real deal”.

Ken Lim will share with us at our Mission Spot. Ken serves with FOCUS Monash Uni.

Sunday School is now in recess for the school holidays and will resume on October 9.

Chinese Service: Gerry Drew will continue the sermon series on the letter of John - Chapter 12.

Evening Service: Ken Lim will bring us God’s Word from Job 1 & 2, “Why do we fear God?”

Donvale Youth Group is now in recess over the school holidays. We begin term 4 with a new format on the 14th October. Stay tuned for more details. More info? Speak to Cameron Griffiths.

DYG MILDURA MISSION: Please pray for the young people who are returning from Mildura today.

Daylight Saving commences next Sunday October 2. Don’t forget to put your clock forward one hour before you go to bed this Saturday.

In Recess for the holidays...
Connect Groups: resume in the week commencing October 3.
ESL: resumes on October 4 at 7 pm.
Friday Prayer meeting: resumes on  October 7.
Saturday prayer meeting: resumes on October 15.

Operation Christmas Child: The last date for returning the Christmas Boxes has been extended to next Sunday October 2.

Offering Envelopes: To assist with regular giving to the gospel work of the church, envelopes for October, November & December are now available in the foyer.

Church directory Contact details: We need to check that we have your current contact details for the new Church Directory. 
Please visit the table in the Morning Tea area after the service today.

September 18, 2016

Morning Services: Cameron Griffiths will bring us the message from Philippians 1, “Winning at Life”.

At the 8.30 am service we have an adult baptism (John Luo), followed by an infant baptism (Joshua, son of John and Grace). We welcome their family and friends who are here to witness their baptisms.

At the 10.30 am service, we also extend a warm welcome to family and friends of Matt and Kathryn Pennycuick who are with us to witness the baptism of their son, Edward.

Sunday School is now in recess for the school holidays and will resume on October 9.

Chinese Service: Gerry Drew will continue the sermon series on the gospel of John - Chapter 12.

Evening Service: Rev Clinton Le Page will bring us God’s Word from Judges 17 & 18, “Who do you worship?”

CHURCH DIRECTORY CONTACT DETAILS
We need to check that we have your current contact details for the new Church Directory. Please visit the table in the Morning Tea area after the service today.

DYG is now in recess over the school holidays. We begin term 4 with a new format on the 14th October. 
Stay tuned for more details. More info? Speak to Cameron Griffiths.

DYG Mildura Mission: Please pray for the young people who are in Mildura this week (19th - 25th Sept) to help run a holiday club.

Connect Groups: All connect groups are in recess and will resume in the week commencing October 3.

Gerald’s new email: Please note that the alphalink address is no longer in operation. To email Gerald, please use geraldmv at tpg dot com dot au or geraldvanderwert at gmail dot com.

Thank You: The pastors would like to thank those who helped with the meals and in so many other ways to make last Friday’s Heaven Dinner a success. A special thanks to the musicians too. And to you for your prayers. Continue to pray for the non-Christians who attended, that they may come to know the Lord and have the assurance that heaven is their eternal home.

Thank you: Heather Maddocks and family wish to thank everyone in church for their prayers and comfort on the sad loss of her husband, Len.

Thank you: To all who participated in Operation Christmas Child, sharing God’s love in a tangible way with the underprivileged children.

Invitation to Daniel Dixon's ordination and induction: Daniel and Melissa used to attend DPC. At 2.30pm on Sat 24th Sept Daniel will be ordained as a Minister and inducted as the pastor at Williamstown Presbyterian Church. The service will be held there at 87 Cecil Street, Williamstown. All are invited to attend and stay for the following afternoon tea.

Offering Envelopes: To assist with regular giving to the ministries of the church, envelopes for October, November & December are now available in the foyer.

Can you help? - A missionary family (John and Kara) will be returning from Vanuatu with their 2 children to Australia, and are looking for a place to rent (somewhere in Melbourne) for the first half of next year. If you can help or know of anything please let the church office know. Thank you.