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Let’s try again… for Picnic Church this Sunday. These verses in Hebrews 10 are taking on sharper meaning in our present context:

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25

We need to be persistent, patient, longing and creative to engage ourselves in gathering again. Let’s hang in there for the sake of one another. Is there another household you could connect with on an upcoming Sunday to engage in NewLife@Home together or share a meal?

The weather forecast is not in our favour for Picnic Church again, so please watch for a website and email announcement on Saturday if we need to cancel.

What’s further ahead… Every Sunday of the summer school holidays (from 26 December) we will be meet in the church building in smaller gatherings of up to 50 people at a time (9am; 10:30am and adding other times if needed). We hope to be back in the NPS Hall on 30 January.

For 19 December and Christmas Day our ‘Plan A’ is to meet in the NPS Hall and ‘Plan B’ is to meet in smaller gatherings in the church building. If we are not back in the NPS Hall by 12 December we will gather for Picnic Church.

Picnic Church with Lord’s Supper:
21 November & 12 December

10:30am on grass behind church building (107 Wanganeen Ave, Ngunnawal). BYO morning tea, Lord’s Supper bread/juice and picnic rug/chair. There is some parking in NewLife carpark and ACT Health Clinic. Street parking nearby around Ngunnawal Neighbourhood Oval, also in Kanbi Pl and Balbo Pl.

REMINDER: Maintain good hand hygiene / Keep your distance (1.5m) / Stay home if unwell and get tested / Check in for contact tracing / Masks optional outdoors

Zechariah – Hope Is For Real: This Sunday we are reading Zechariah 9 with Russell. The application will land in the Lord’s Prayer and sharing the Lord’s Supper. Please bring your own bread and juice for your household to participate. There will be an opportunity to engage with a Lord’s Supper through NewLife@Home this Sunday too.

TEAR USeful Gifts Shop: Printed catalogues will be available at Picnic Church to plan your purchases at upcoming gatherings (Morning tea on 28 November and Picnic Church on 12 December).

Morning Tea Gathering – 28 November: Meet after NewLife@Home at 10:30am to see one another, chat and share morning tea. Tea and coffee will be available. BYO food and chair (if you want a seat). On grass behind church building (107 Wanganeen Ave, Ngunnawal).

New Life @ Home: We will continue to make a livestream broadcast every Sunday from 9am to ensure everyone is included.

NewLife Kids@Home: This week a video and discussion questions are provided by Anton’s Antics for families to talk about joy in unhappy places from Job as an extension of Zechariah 9.

SAO Seniors gathering: Saturday 27 November at church building for fellowship, fun and lunch from 11:45am. Contact Heather or Lorraine for invitation via connect@discovernewlife.church

Community prayer concerns

  • Presbyterian Youth: Give thanks for NSW/ACT training day on 20 November and the ongoing mobilisation of leaders for discipleship of young people. Please pray for high school-ers attending the upcoming Summer Camp (27 December – 1 January) at Stanwell Tops.

  • Jim & Carol Lewis: Jim’s mother (in Perth) died last week. Jim was able to visit her bedside and Carol joined him in Perth for funeral this week.

  • Shelley K: Several weeks unwell in hospital and rehab. Pray for God’s healing and holding of her in faith as others care for her.

Contact Russell to share your concerns for prayer here: connect@discovernewlife.church

Grace and peace,
Russell

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