Notices

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.

 

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.