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Sunday 26th February: First Sunday In Lent



Sunday the 26th of February is the first Sunday of the 40 days of Lent. You will notice the church colours have changed to purple in accordance with this time. Our parishes are always delighted to see you and hear your resounding voices in prayer and song, and never more-so than during this sombre time of connection, reflection and praise.


 

Fortnight Schedules:

Pastor Noel's Roster

Bible Readings

St Andrew Worship Roster

Good Shepherd Worship Roster


 

Stamps for Missions


Keep your good stamps for missions, please keep at least 1/2inch around the stamp. If the stamp is damaged - they are of no value. Please give stamps to Margaret G.


 

What's Going On In Our Parish


Helen Taylor will be away:

Helen will be away from the 15th of March, exploring the Blue Mountains and will be away for about a month. If there are any queries, please contact Pastor Noel in a TELP week or Sheree in non-TELP weeks and she will further the query to an appropriate person. Karen will be the person in charge at Good Shepherd.


Lynne would like to personally invite you to come along to our series of four Bible Studies on the Holy Spirit. They will be held during Lent instead of holding weekly services this year. There are three options which are set out below and the same material will be covered in each study, so you can ‘mix and match’ if a certain day or time doesn’t suit you. Each study will be accompanied by a meal which is a great time to get to know others. Please bring along a dish to share and your own drinks. Feel free to contact the leaders by phone for more information. It would help with organisation if you phone or text your intention to come along but you are still welcome if you decide to come along on the day! Click the link above for more information.






 

Transfiguration of our Lord:

GOD’S WORD GIVES US STRENGTH



Conversations:

Share your highs and lows, or respond to the following:

1. What does it mean to be tempted? 2. What helps you make the right decision?


Bible Readings: 1st reading Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 The Fall 2nd reading Romans 5:12-19 Life through Christ

Gospel reading Matthew 4:1-11 The temptation of Jesus

Discuss: How did Jesus respond to the devil’s temptations? What can we, as Chris- tians, do to help resist temptation? What can we learn from Jesus’ responses?

Action Response: Genesis 2:15 says that God put Adam in the Garden of Eden to ‘work it and take care of it.’ Volunteer some time as a household to assist a neighbor with their gardening or outside cleaning, or to help maintain your church grounds or a local recreation area.

Prayer: Lord God, give us courage and strength when we are tempted. Help us to make the right decisions and stay strong in our faith. Amen.

Mealtime Prayer: Loving God, thank you for giving us this day and our daily bread. Amen.

Blessing: May God keep you safe with his life-giving words.

Verse of the Week: PEOPLE DO NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD. MATTHEW 4:4


 

Lutheran Media


Facebook Groups:


Worship Online & DVDs

To access online, DVD & CD worship services:


 

Let's Pray For...


  • Bishop Paul Smith, Bishop David Altus, Assistant Bishop Stephen Schultz and our Lutheran leaders.

  • Our congregation members; heal their secret suffering, heal their emotional, mental, physical or spiritual pain/hurts.

  • All those caught in areas of conflict.

  • Our local and federal government.

  • The decisions we need to make towards a sustainable future.



 

Contact Information

For all other contact information for all services within the Top End Lutheran Church, click the button below to be taken to the website Contact Page.


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