Women’s Fellowship Walk: Ladies, please join us for an invigorating walk around Lake Parramatta Saturday 2 April, 8:30am. 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 8:00am. Please RSVP by 27 March to Sue Brown or Emily Kachenko or email
Simple Love: supplies of items are coming in at a good rate. The last Sunday for the supply of items will be Easter Day. After that they will be delivered to the depot for distribution to those refugees living in proximity to Parramatta. If anyone has time on Monday 4 April to drive a car load of items to North Parramatta to drop off the items, then please see Rod Best.
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.
Church Rosters: thank you to all those who have already filled out a form. If you haven’t yet let us know of any changes or if you are able to help out in any way please do so today by filling out the attached form. We will inform people rostered on in April prior to printing.
Maundy Thursday 24th March at 7:30pm: an informal service of prayer, reflection, and hymns with readings from Matthew 26:17-56; and
Good Friday 25th March: we have a service at 9:00am followed by hot cross buns in the courtyard.
Easter Sunday 26th March: our usual Sunday service times of 8:45am and 10:30am with preaching from Matthew 27:57 – 28:15.
All are most welcome to come and join us as we celebrate Easter together.
Hall Roof Fund: Total repayment of the $150,000 loan from Glenburn TIF account as at 12th March, 2016 amounts to $38,270 which includes $15,590 donations received from members of the Congregation, $13,430 reimbursement of GST and $9,250 from Church Funds. Balance owing as at 12th March is $111,730. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this special fund, it is appreciated. May Our Lord Bless You. Pat Watts, Church Treasurer
Financial Results for the 2 months ended 29th February, 2016: The financial result for the 2 months ended February was a profit of $5,476 compared to a budget profit of $195 – a favourable variance of $5,281. This favourable result was only achieved by the receipt of the $8,500 grant from the NSW Community Services for a Project which was applied for by the Rev. Craig Nicholas in October, 2014 and on the 23rd of that month he was notified from Greg Smith’s office that the Church had been allocated a grant of $8,500 for the hall upgrade in 2014. Ten letters/ emails later, I received confirmation on 18th December, 2015 that money would be transferred into the Church. The money was finally deposited on 16th January, 2016. The actual financial situation would have been a loss of $3,219 due to offerings for the two months being $4,415 below budget. Starting from this month, I shall be presenting an update monthly on the financial result for the Church. Pat Watts, Church Treasurer.