Women’s Fellowship Walk: Ladies, please join us for an invigorating walk around Lake Parramatta Saturday 2 April, 8:30 am. We will enjoy warm fellowship over some light refreshments afterwards. Please bring water and comfortable footwear. Car pooling will be available from the church carpark at 8:00 am. Please RSVP by 27 March to Sue Brown Ph 9876-4602 or Emily Kachenko Ph 8865-9268 or email: ua.gro.nairetybserptforceebnull@nemowtcennoc.
Singers / Musicians Wanted: We are looking for singers/musicians to help serve in the 10:30 service. If you are a regular church attendee and can sing or play piano, bass, drums, guitar, woodwind or brass, and you would like to be involved, please contact Clare Aroney Ph 9945-0770.
Simple Love: To support refugees who are allowed to settle in Sydney, Session has agreed that it will support the collection of food and other items in the list associated with this message. Through a voluntary organisation called Simple Love, they determine what will be most useful for people re-settling as refugees and have nominated a distribution service where we will deliver the items once collected. On each of the Sundays in March there will be boxes on the stage area of the hall where you are asked to leave any items on the list that you care to donate. Then we will ask for volunteers to deliver the gifts after the last Sunday in March to the depot in Victoria Road Parramatta. That service will then arrange for the items to be handed out. If you have any questions please speak to Rod Best.
S I M P L E L O V E
Breakfast Cereal & Museli
Cooking Oil – small
Rice – Basmati & Jasmine
Noodles – Vermicelli & Egg
Flour & Sugar
Tinned Vegetables – Tomato, Corn Kernels, Peas,
Green Beans, Kidney Beans only
Tomato Paste and Pasta Sauce
Spices & Dried Herbs
Instant Noodles & Soups
Long Life Milk
Black & Green Tea
Chocolate & Biscuits
Adult Opal Cards –
Please indicate how much money is on them
Nappies – 16+kg, 13-18kg, 10-15kg
Shampoo & Conditioner
Deodorant – Male & Female
Razors & Shaving Foam
Please No Bulk Buy!
Too difficult to distribute fairly
Session Report: In response to requests from members of the congregation, Session reports that it met on 8 March and included in its discussions deliberations on the conduct of pastoral care and the future composition of the eldership of Beecroft Session. Decisions were made on the conduct of Easter services and the imminent baptism of a number of our children and youth. Session was very encouraged by the reports received on ministry activities and in particular of the PWA, Youth, Sunday School, Prezzie Bees and the response to the Simple Love initiative.
Schwarz Family: We have been supporting Kym and Stephanie Schwarz for the last 3 years while they work for SIM in Ethiopia. In June they will be returning to Sydney for about 6 months on home assignment. After that they plan to return with their three girls to their work in Ethiopia. While in Sydney on home assignment they are looking for some help in locating a home, car, bikes and furniture to use. If anyone can assist please speak to Rod Best.
Next Sunday 20 March: is Palm Sunday. The preaching text is Matthew 21:1-17; with responsive reading Psalm 118.