The Best Way to Begin in Prayer...
No matter what we pray for, thanksgiving can always go with it. A good habit to develop is starting all of our prayers with thanksgiving. An example of this would be:
“Thank You, Father, for all You have done in my life; You are awesome and I really love and appreciate You.”
I encourage you to examine your life, to pay attention to your thoughts and your words, and to see how much thanksgiving you express. Do you murmur and complain about things or are you thankful?
If you want a challenge, just try to get through an entire day without uttering one word of complaint. Develop an attitude of thanksgiving in every situation. In fact, just become outrageously thankful—and watch as your intimacy with God increases and He pours out greater blessings than ever before.
Finances last Month
Budgeted giving - $31,250
Giving received as at 29 September - $26,519
Building Loan as at 30 September - $572,352
General Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100008307
Building Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100013582
“Every good & perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17
On Sunday, 4 October we will be taking up a special offering to help out those in Nepal who have been devastated by recent landslides and flooding in the area of the partner church that we have supported in the past.
This will be a retiring offering with a giving box at the rear of the auditorium on a display table Phil Lindsay has put together.
DiGiT Quiz Night
DiGiT Youth is our sister Youth Group from Mundaring Church of Christ and they are holding a quiz night on Saturday, 10 October @6pm at Mundaring Church of Christ to raise money for Compassion Australia.
It costs $10 for a table of 10 and there will be a $5 sausage sizzle available also.
Contact Mundaring Church of Christ on 9295 0339 for more info.
Vose Seminary Online Open Day
Vose Seminary is the training arm of the Baptist Churches of WA, and will be hosting an Online Open Day on Thursday, 8 October.
The sessions planned will allow people to explore and ask questions about everything Vose have on offer and how they can assist individuals and teams to make their study goals a reality.
Visit the Online Open Day webpage to watch unit overview videos, view the virtual campus and library tours, watch a mini lecture and view FAQs. As it is on the Vose website you can also look through current course options, timetables and fees.
Vose Seminary Online Open Day webpage: https://www.vose.edu.au/vose-open-day/
There will also be opportunities to discuss course options with experienced staff members and meet the Academic Faculty and Student Services team.
Stamps Support Missions
Some people have been saving stamps for years and are unsure what to do with their collection. Global Interaction would really appreciate receiving them as they can be sold and the proceeds used for mission work.
If you have a stamps collection that you would like to donate or have even just been saving postage stamps, then please drop them off at the church office or give them to Rowan du Boulay.
Otherwise stamps can be dropped into the Global Interaction Office at 21 Rowe Ave, Rivervale.
Praise God that we have been able to utilise the building and resources that He has given us to be part of the Scripture Union camp, reaching out to kids in our Perth area. Pray that lessons learnt will be held closely in the hearts of those who attended and remembered as God prompts their lives in the future.
Praise God that the spread of Covid over East has been reduced and contained so effectively. Pray for those who have experienced loss to reach out to their Creator at this time. Pray for restoration to our country and our world from the effects of the virus.
Pray for those affected by the landslides and flooding in Nepal, pray for protection from disease and a sense of community as the people there rebuild their homes and lives. Pray that the church fellowships there make a real impact both physically and spiritually with those around them.
Pray for Blokes as they meet this month and minister to the men in our community.
Pray for refreshment and relaxation for the kids and teachers on school holidays in October. Give thanks for the dedication of our teachers in educating the next generation of leaders and workers in our country.
Pray for our next members' meeting as reports are produced by our leaders and decisions are made by our members. Give thanks for the leaders in our church and pray for wisdom as they guide Parky through this time.
Pray for a stirring of God's people at Parky to prayer and to action in furthering His kingdom.
Continue to thank God for each and every one of our church family and the blessing it is to be able to meet in person with one purpose.
Continue to give thanks for the way the Parky Care Team have committed to helping the Bhutanese students with food and care parcels whilst they look for work to support themselves through this period. Give thanks for the generosity of our people @Parky in providing the items needed each week.
Continue to pray for God's prompting on our church family, for people to step up and fill gaps in our volunteer ranks.
Continue to pray for provision to meet our financial needs this year. Pray for continued wisdom in our financial management and generosity in spirit as a church.
Continue to pray for those who are grieving, unwell or recovering from injury.
Continue to pray for the missionaries we support as a church, for God’s protection & blessing over them as they bless those around them.