Upcoming Notices and Bible Texts:
Sunday, 2 October: Sung Jin Park will lead and preach at both services. At the 10:30 service members from the Presbytery will be present to hear him before approving him for a minister’s appointment. Please support him with prayer and attendance. His text is Mark 4:35-41, ‘The greatest gift.’ Andrew will lead the Communion portion of the service.
Sunday, 9 October: Matthew 14:1-21, ‘Herod’s feast and Jesus’ feast.’
Sunday, 16 October: Matthew 15:1-39, ‘What really displeases or pleases the Lord?’
Sunday, 23 October: Matthew 16:13-28, ‘Jesus’ identity and destiny and ours.’
Sunday, 30 October: Reformation Sunday – more details to come, including a reformation film in the afternoon.
Congratulations to our Year 12 graduates! Lachlan Brown, William Nguyen, Josh Trethowan, Kate Trethowan, Caelen Bistram, Nikhil Chaudhary, Angela Tung. We realize the pressure is not yet off on account of the HSC before you, but well done regarding your high school graduation! We wish you every blessing and cheer for you as you move on and press on with following Jesus into your next stage of life. We are eager watchers of your progress! Sincerely, your BPC church family.
Good News from the Kachenko’s: “We’re thrilled to let you know that Nathaniel Augustine Kachenko was born at 12:15pm, 21 September 2016. Praise God, he’s a gorgeous big boy, 4.7kg (10.3 pounds), 54 cm. The latest addition to the church family has arrived safely!” Emily and Anthony Kachenko.
Connect Men – BBQ: BYO Meat & Drinks BBQ at Minto’s – Saturday 29 October 6.30 pm. Come and get to know other men better. There will be an audio visual presentation by Ray on “God in the Landscape.” For more information, contact: Charles Minto, Ray Brown or Dev Daniel.
Church Web Site:Charles Minto, our Web Master, has put a lot of hard work into redeveloping our Church Web Site – thanks so much Charles! If you have not seen this web site lately, Google “Beecroft Presbyterian Church” and you will see a very professional site which contains loads of information about our church and what’s on! There is also a calendar of church events, which can be downloaded and kept up to date on your mobiles/tablet. A very useful innovation! If you have dates/information for our calendar, please send the typed information to Sarah at the Office: ua.gro.nairetybserptforceebnull@yraterceS. If you wish to update or add information to our web site, please send typed information as a word document or in the body of an email to Charles. Ray Brown
Parenting – From Toddlers to Teens: What does the Bible tell us about being an effective parent? Speaker: Roger Stonehouse. Over Two Sundays: November 20th and 27th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Beecroft Presbyterian Church Hall. For further information please call the Church Office Ph 9876-2478.
Welcoming Kit: Session wishes to produce some brochures that can be used to tell people about our church and help us to welcome them. In particular they can be used while door knocking on the occupants of the new units in Beecroft. It is intended that the documents should use a consistent new logo for our church – which will also appear on the web site and other documents. A small number of the cards have been produced so that you can see what they might look like and, more importantly to provide comment on their content, layout and design. Variations of the logo are also available to look at. Comments can be left on a sheet which will be found on a table in the hall on 3 consecutive Sundays. Rod Best
• David Parsons Concert: A visit to a recital by the well-known organist, David Parsons, has been organised at his home, 8 Roma Court West Pennant Hills, on Wednesday, 28th September. The concert will start at 11 a.m., lunch will be provided and the cost will be $25.00 per person. We hope members of the Congregation will come and enjoy listening to the beautiful music. Please contact Joan Elliott for enquiries. It is essential that bookings (with money) are made ASAP. This is necessary because of catering requirements.
• Advance Notice – a Date for your Diary: A wonderful afternoon of music is planned for your enjoyment. It will be held in the Church on Sunday, 16th October at 2.00 p.m. followed by High Tea in the Hall. Watch this space for more details in the upcoming weeks.
The Bible Study Group: that meets at Mark Lawson’s house on Thursday evenings between 7.45 and 9.15pm is about to begin looking at the book of Revelation through the lens of William Kendriksen’s commentary “More that Conquerors”. We will begin looking in Revelation on 29th September and anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.
Election of New Elders: A congregational meeting will be called at 10.00 am on Sunday 9 October 2016 to elect up to 4 new elders. The two people being nominated for election by Session at this meeting will be Ray Brown and David Lowe. If you would like to nominate a church member for election as an elder then please set this out in writing signed by the person being nominated (who must be a church member) and also signed by two nominators. So long as it is in writing there is no especial wording for the form. The document, with the 3 signatures, should then be given to either Rod Best or the Secretary, by no later than 8 October. Rod Best