Bible verse of the week
[ On Not Loving the World ] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 John 2:15-16 NIV
“And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD: ‘For He is good, for His mercy endures forever toward Israel’ ” Ezra 3:11
This week we look at how the returning Jews celebrated the completion of the Temple and the walls of Jerusalem. They celebrated in worship. The Bible tells us that:
- They purified themselves
- They sang and praised God.
- They offered sacrifices.
- They rejoiced.
PRAYERS Let us continue to remember the families of Marlene Moffett and Michael Isirima respectively, and others within the congregation who have been recently bereaved, in our private devotions.
SPECIAL COLLECTION 7 DECEMBER A special offering will be collected next Sabbath to assist with the proposed repatriation of Michael Isimira to Nigeria.
CHURCH CLEANER REQUIRED Approximately 3 hours per week for a small stipend. Contact Raymond, Eileen or Lynden for more details.
STOREHOUSE DONATIONS 14 DECEMBER New items of men’s/women’s socks and underwear are kindly requested.
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
God is our Song, and every singer blest
Who praising Him finds energy and rest.
All who praise God with unaffected joy
Give back to us the wisdom we destroy.
God is our Song, for Jesus comes to save;
While praising Him we offer all we have.
New songs we sing, in ventures new unite,
When Jesus leads us upward into light.
This is the Song no conflict ever drowns; Who praises God our human wrath disowns Love knows what rich complexities of sound God builds upon a simple common ground.
God is our Silence when no songs are sung,
When ecstasy or sorrow stills the tongue.
Glorious the faith which silently obeys
Until we find again the voice of praise.
F P Green
Bible Study Hour 10:00
Main Service 11:15
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