National Church Life Survey: Session has agreed that we should participate in this survey. It is held every 5 years and its data will help us plan for the future of our church, The Presbyterian Church plan for its work across Sydney North and more broadly afield and for others to understand church life more generally. Your opinion will matter in describing this church. Your information will be important. Because of this, the survey will be administered after each service on Sunday 13 November 2016. To complete the survey you may need to remain in church for up to 20 minutes after the service and so we request that time is allowed for this purpose.
Operation Christmas Child: Thank you to everyone who has shown God’s unconditional love to a special child by taking a box for filling with Operation Christmas Child. Two containers with 21,000 boxes have now left for Cambodia and another 21,000 Thailand. Please return your box in the next couple of weeks so it can be processed. The boxes can be left on the stage on Sunday mornings and I will collect them and take to the warehouse. If this is a problem, please speak to me. Many thanks Ellen McAlister.
Church Membership and Baptism Classes in early 2017: If you have not yet become a church member, and you wish to become a member, or wish to find out what it is all about, you are welcome to attend our church membership class in four sessions, early on 2017. If you want to be baptised, or have a child of any age baptised, then you are welcome to this same class. Please let me, the minister, know, or contact our church secretary to say you are interested. Once we know everyone who wants to be in the class, we will work out a convenient time to meet in 2017. I look forward to hearing from you. Andrew Williamson
Christmas Eve Service: could all those interested in helping organize the Christmas Eve service meet in the lower hall at 12:45pm today. Please bring $10 to pay for lunch.
Session Planning Day: a planning day for Session will be held in the Lower Hall Saturday 19th November, 9:00am to 12 noon.
Preaching Texts for the next few weeks:
13 November: Matthew 18
20 November: Matthew 25
27 November – first Sunday of Advent: Matthew 24:36 – 25:13
4 December – second Sunday of Advent: Matthew 25:14-30
11 December – third Sunday of Advent: Matthew 25:31-46
18 December – fourth Sunday of Advent: Matthrew 28:16-20
24 December – Christmas Eve Carols in the Courtyard
25 December – Christmas Day: John 1:1-18
1 January – New Years Day: John 1: 1:19-51