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Windsor SDA newsletter 8 July 2020

Welcome to the Windsor Seventh-day Adventist Church e-News

windsor.adventist.org.au

In this bulletin:

  • Windsor Church Post COVID-19
  • Youth meetings commence 17 July 2020
  • Home Churches and Big Church
  • Church program for 11 July 2020 including links to the lesson, livestream and Zoom
  • Offering this week: World Mission Budget
  • ADRA Blacktown need your help!
  • Australian Record
  • Next week: Youth
  • Wednesday Night Bible Study: John 6:15-40
  • Foundations Bible Study: Friday 7.30pm

Windsor Church Post COVID-19

Please take about 10 minutes to complete a short anonymous feedback survey to help us understand where you are at post COVID. Beyond reconnecting and meeting together, this will help us to get a feeling for the pulse of church life and for anything we may need to think differently about.

Please take time to do the survey to help us understand your feelings.

We look forward to any feedback you can provide, as we look for the new thing our faithful God is doing in these unusual times. Follow the link to the survey here.

Youth meetings recommence in a week!

From Friday 17 July, our youth meetings recommence and the youth will take our Sabbath School and Service on Sabbath July 18.

Home Churches

It is so important to not give up meeting together (Heb 10:25) and Zoom and Livestream are keeping us in touch during these unusual times. As the restrictions are now lifting we are able to meet in small groups in our homes, and slowly reintroducing coming to church. This is the opportunity for you to meet with other believers on Sabbath and Livestream/Zoom together, perhaps eat together, and encourage each other to stay strong in Jesus.

If you would like to invite your friends to your home and do this together we encourage you to do so. Alternatively we also have 3 homes that are available for you to attend. These church members have opened up their homes and would love you to join them. If you would like to go to their home please give them a call beforehand. You are free to join any group, however we are suggesting the suburbs that are closest to those homes for practicality.

If you live in: Richmond, Nth Richmond, Kurrajong, Agnes Banks or Penrith you closest home is:

Stella and Les- 0417 401 199

If you live in: Windsor, Sth Windsor, Bligh Park, Wilberforce, McGraths Hill or Pitt Town your closest home is:

Christina and Annelise’s- 0467 800 297

If you live in Baulkham Hills, Rouse Hill, Seven Hills, Riverstone, Marsden Park, Elara or Schofields, you invited to meet at the church:

Nelson and Linda’s- 0412 020 904

It would be lovely to have you join a group. Please call Stella, Christina, or Nelson before you join their group to let them know to expect you.

COVID Safe Church

We are working to create a covid safe place at church. The NSW Government is currently retaining the following rules for places of worship:

The number of people in a public place of worship must not exceed one person per 4 square metres. Each of the rooms at Windsor church now have signs displaying the maximum number of people allowed in the space.

The Government requires any person attending a religious service to provide their name and contact details when they enter so that they can be used for contact tracing. Records are held by the church for four weeks. If you are not prepared to leave your details please do not enter the building.

Services will continue to be zoomed and streamed to enable people to engage in worship.

We are following the advice from NSW Health regarding hygiene and cleaning:

  • Adopting good hand hygiene practices by frequently washing our hands and using hand sanitiser. We ask you to especially do so when entering the building.
  • The bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels.
  • We have modified the way we operate to avoid direct contact where practical. Where this is not practical, please ensure your hands are washed before and after each interaction with soap and water or hand sanitiser.
  • Avoid sharing books, drinking cups or other shared objects. The Adventist Records or lesson pamphlets are provided on the table for collection and will not be handed out.
  • We are cleaning frequently used indoor hard surface areas with detergent or disinfectant.

We are working to keep our church a safe place for you or anyone entering the building. Please make sure you adhere to these rules.

11 July at Windsor Church

We invite you to join us on Saturday 11 July for our church program. The program is in two parts:

  1. Bible Study Discussion: The program starts at 9.30am and we are following the study program found at ssnet.org concluded by a mission video from around the world. The lesson this week is "Winsome Witnesses: The Power of Personal Testimony"
  2. Main program: starting around 11am which includes announcements, songs, children's story and sermon by Tariro Madziva.

You can join us in two ways: Livestream and Zoom. Livestream through YouTube can be joined by following the link to the Church's YouTube page or through our internet page. Please make sure you subscribe to our Windsor YouTube channel and like the videos that speak to you. The quick link to get to our YouTube channel is by entering the following address into your browser: YouTube.com/windsorsdachurch

Connecting through Zoom allows you to participate in our panel discussion. Please remember any contributions are recorded and live streamed. Keep yourself muted and just press the space bar when you are talking to the wider group. This minimises interferences from background noise.

Meeting ID: 719 626 778, Password: 005908

Bible Study Program

  • Pre-program to allow you to dial into Zoom or get your livestream working
  • 9.30am - Program commences
  • Welcome and Announcements:
  • Song: Above All
  • Prayer: Jomo
  • Bible Study Panel: Nelson, Clare, Jason, Jomo
  • Mission Video
  • Song: Breathe On Me Breath Of God

Service Program

  • 11:00am - program commences
  • Welcome and Announcements: Rene
  • Song: Just As I Am
  • Prayer: Clare
  • Children's Story: Jesus, Precious Jesus
  • Song: What a Friend We Have In Jesus
  • Sermon: Tariro
  • Panel: Clare, Jason, Jomo
  • Song: I Will Sing The Wondrous Story
  • Benediction: Tariro

Offering: Local Church

Part of your regular offerings and gifts today will automatically be sent to the World Mission fund, supporting the ministry of more than 400 missionary families.

Every morning little Haroun cheerfully waited for Dr. Bland, the American missionary surgeon, to come “hurt” him. He was 10 years old and had suffered a nasty fracture of his left leg. Dr. Bland had removed a large portion of his tibia, but he still had an infection. Each morning, the doctor and his team removed the dressings, squeezed out pus, and repacked the wound with bleach soaked gauze. Haroun was brave; as soon as the procedure was over, his bright smile returned. Every time Dr. Bland and his medical team at the Bere Adventist Hospital in Chad visited Haroun, they would speak French with him.

Since Haroun was alone at the hospital, this was the highlight of his day. The rest of the time he played with other young patients or watched the “Jesus movie.”

In medicine sometimes, doctors have to cause pain to achieve healing. Patients like this young boy must trust that the physician has their best interest in mind and that the outcome will be an improvement.

In Matthew 19:13, children approach Jesus to spend time in His presence, trusting Him to bless them. Do you trust God to take care of you? Do you trust Him to take your offerings and bless those who are hurting in the world?

e-Giving

Click above to get information on how to use the e-Giving website.

ADRA Blacktown need your help!

ADRA Blacktown are in desperate need of glass or plastic jars with lids. If possible please remove any labels and make sure they are clean. These are for distributing sugar, coffee, rice etc to be distributed in the food parcels. Please leave these at the church in Nelson's room and Stella will take them to ADRA Blacktown.

Australian Record

Adventist Record is the official news and lifestyle magazine for the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Providing roughly 24,000 copies to Seventh-day Adventist church members in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, Adventist Record was established in 1898. Of course you can find it online as well here.

Announcements

Prayer Ministry

Please forward any prayer requests to: PrayerWindsorSDAChurch@gmail.com or SMS any prayer requests to 0421905662

Women's Prayer Meeting

Every Monday night at 7pm the ladies get together to pray via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 863 5399 1839

Please text Kellie for the password

Mid-week Bible study

Wednesday evening. This next week Wayne is leading us through John 6:1-15. Have a look at these verses before the meeting and we will dive deeper into this passage. Jomo is leading next week's study.

Time: 7.15pm

All are welcome to attend Wednesday night for a 1 hour Bible study on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 814 1200 6312, Password: 651224

Friday - Foundations Bible Study

The teen and youth Bible Study continues this Friday 10 July 2020. We are looking at some of the prophecies to show how accurate the Bible is. Starting at 7.30pm.

Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 848 390 0439, Password: 00184400