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Hello Church please enjoy this weeks news...

This Week - 28th - 29th August 2020

 
Friday
Zoom Opening Sabbath 5:30pm
#weRtheCHURCH Division Program 5:30pm onwards

Sabbath
Zoom Prayer Walk 9:00am - 9:30am

Zoom Sabbath School 10:00am
For those not in a Small Group
the following Sabbath School Classes
are meeting each week on Zoom
Junior, G1 and 1x Adult Sabbath Class

Small Groups - email smallgroups@alburyadventist.church if you would like to join or form a small group!

Sunset Times


Friday night opening 5:50pm
Saturday night closing 5:51pm 

 
#weRtheCHURCH TONIGHT
Join the #weRtheCHURCH tonight by visiting
https://adventistchurch.com/werthechurch/
King's Kids 5:30pm Main Programme 6:00pm

Church Update

Hi Church Family,
Please see a communication update. 
This has been prayerfully prepared by the
Small Groups Team in conjunction with the Church Board.


Pr Tony Update

PRG: Praise time... from Pr Tony...

This morning I would like to praise God for watching over me and for answering the prayers of many faithful God fearing and loving family and friends.
I was discharged yesterday with words of confidence from the surgeon that he was able to remove every part that was cancerous from my body. So much so that he didn’t want me to get a full body X-ray.

Yes, God’s eyes were on insignificant me and I praise Him for His amazing love and care.
Thank you for faithfully upholding me and my family to God in prayer. It’s a confirmation that God held you in good regards by answering your prayers in opening up the right door at the right time as well as walking through it with me. Our God is mighty and amazing. No other gods like our God! Praise His holy Name!

Big thank you from the Moala clan for your love, care and faithfulness.

Offerings

This weeks offering is for

Local


Last Weeks Stats:
Expense: (aim $600)  
Budget (stewardship) $346.45
Local Church Offering $7.00
Total $353.45
   
Border Christian College: $106.00
Building Project Offering: $202.00
Church Offering: $149.54
   
Sabbath School Offering: $180.84
13th Sabbath Offering: $0.00

eGIVING

Announcements

Small Group Leaders Catchup

If you are a Small Group Leader plan to attend
Church Hall Friday 4th September 6:30pm
We will share a meal, experience great Bible study, fellowship, Prayer and training to help grow our small groups in Albury Church!
IS CHURCH OPEN?
Our Board has been working hard on developing a Covid-19 Safety Plan so our facilities can once again be used for small groups. We need to comply with all the NSW Government regulations regarding Covid-19, including social distancing, hygiene and record keeping. If your group or department would like to use the church facilities this is now an option. Please go to our church website https://alburyadventist.church/church-facility-booking/, read through our Covid-19 Safety Plan and fill out the booking form. If you need assistance, please contact Fiona, Steve or Tony who can help you through the process. Our Board will work with you to ensure that we comply with government regulations. Don’t let your house size or location stop you from meeting together!
Sabbath School Lessons and Pamphlets
These can now be paid for via e-giving,
Please log into your e-giving account and then make the payment.
Please do not make the payment as anonymous.
A category called ‘Pamphlet Payments’ has been included in e-giving for this.


If you have not ordered a Pamphlet but would still like to read the lesson you can read online
https://absg.adventist.org/current-quarter

Michael has also received anonymous lesson payments in e-Giving. 
These are for:

·         April 3           $7.90 513387
·         July 1             $7.90 577076
·         July 3             $7.85 578780
·         August 17    $3.90 615897

Please contact treasurer@alburyadventist.church if one of these belongs to you!
This weeks Sabbath School Video
As you may have heard, at least 157 people lost their lives, more than 6,000 people were injured, and 300,000 left homeless in the Beirut explosion two weeks ago. This is a tragedy on top of the ongoing pandemic crisis. 
The ADRA Refugee Education Project is coordinated from the Lebanon ADRA Office in Beirut, which was damaged in the explosion. This project is providing education and psychosocial support for Syrian refugee children, so they can keep up with classwork and look forward to a brighter future.
These children have already experienced more trauma than most people do in a lifetime. We cannot afford for their education to be disrupted more than it already has been. Please, donate now to ensure that these children can continue to receive an education.

Church Structure Review 

The Church Structure Review process is at an exciting point in its journey and we would love for you to see what we are up to and to hear what you have to say.
Please join us at the official ‘Structure Review – Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia’ facebook page to learn more about the Church Structure Review and the existing structure of the church in this week’s communication.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AUCCSR
Your Church Library
Please email library@alburyadventist.church if you would like  to organise a loan for you or your small group from your church library.  If you know of someone not receiving this newsletter who would enjoy a home delivery loan from the Church library, please discuss this option and email on their behalf. We would love to help.
Church Library Team.
Shane Hefren is out of work at the moment. However, he is a mechanic who has a mobile van, who can service or fix cars at people’s home. If anyone is in need of a good, reliable and honest motor mechanic, You can contact him on
0411 736 244, he would welcome the work especially during this challenging time.
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis; The Nominating committee is unable to sit to select the new church offices until after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted; therefore we’re asking people to hold onto their current Church positions until further notice. 

PRAYER WORKS

“United Prayer” – Wednesdays - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
on Zoom or at 565a Woodbury Crt, Lavington

“SUNRISE PRAYER”Zoom 6:30am - 7:30am Monday to Friday
“UNITED PRAYER”Zoom 6:30pm - 7:30pm Wednesday – and at Russ & Shirl’s, 565a Woodbury Crt, Lavington
“PRAYER WALK”Zoom 9:00am - 9:30am Sabbath


Join on Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/902339803

“PRAYER RESPONSE GROUP”
Submit prayer requests to:
Mobile: 0405 645 016 or Email: prayerworks@alburyadventist.church

To join the “PRAYER RESPONSE GROUP” text or email the above contacts, note “PRG” and your name. Prayer Requests will be sent to you by text.
When you receive prayer requests
  • Pray as soon as you read the request
  • Follow up with prayer as the Lord prompts you
  • Text updates/answers to prayer requests to above Mob #

"It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.” Isa 65:24 NKJV
“Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:6,7 NLT

Please see below some great resources to watch, listen and share....

Watch this weeks Record Wrap

CHURCH DIRECTORY

Pastor—Tony Moala 0430 041 116 tonymoala@alburyadventist.church
Pastor—Toby Clare 0401 979 545 tobyclare@alburyadventist.church
Leading Elder—Steve Greenham 0407 078 535 stevegreenham@alburyadventist.church
Leading Deaconess—Vera Taskis 0411 511 060 verataskis@alburyadventist.church
Leading Deacon—Phil Wood 0407 469 978 philwood@alburyadventist.church 
Small Groups—Tamara Cox smallgroups@alburyadventist.church
Family Ministries—Tony & Ann Moala 0430 041 116
Health—Justin Jackson justinjackson@live.com.au
Pathfinders—Damian Cox 0414 548 058 pathfinders@alburyadventist.church 
Adventurers—Kerelyn Arnold 0402 293 304 adventurers@alburyadventist.church
Social Committee—Naomi Oberson 0487 755 888 naomioberson@alburyadventist.church
Communications—Damian Cox 0414 548 058 damiancox@alburyadventist.church
Calendar/Hall Bookings calendar@alburyadventist.church
Church Clerk—Ela Hromis clerk@alburyadventist.church
Lesson Pamphlets—Faith Huston mfhuston@hotmail.com
Church Library library@alburyadventist.church

Bulletin (Deadline: Wednesdays 5pm)
bulletin@alburyadventist.church

Church website
https://alburyadventist.church
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