For Sunday the 30th of September - 9:00am

This Sunday we hear Jesus’ parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (it’s in chapter 16 of the Gospel according to Luke). As we listen to this challenging parable we will consider how God is calling us to receive his commands and promises, especially as they concern our use of possessions. We will also consider how a hard hearted attitude to human need can go hand in hand with a hard hearted attitude to the Word of God.

This Sunday we will welcome Pastor Allan Heppner and his family as guests at worship. Pastor Allan will preach on Jesus’ parable.

Our service this Sunday starts at 9:00am. Our Sunday school is in recess over the holidays.

God’s peace to you,

Fraser Pearce, Pastor

For Sunday the 23rd of September - 10:00am

Jesus gave his disciples very clear teaching about money. He said: “You cannot serve God and wealth”. In saying this, he was making the point that if we see making money as the most important thing in life, then we will end up ignoring God’s commands and promises. On the other hand, he was also saying that if we hold our allegiance to God, then concern over money won’t dominate our lives.

This Sunday we will be hearing this teaching of Jesus, and thinking about a parable that Jesus told his disciples to help them understand the role of possessions in life. We will also be thinking about the way that God prepares us through the use of our possessions in this world to receive greater spiritual blessings now and in the world to come.

This Sunday we will be meeting at 10:00am. Our Sunday School will be meeting at about 10:45am.

God’s peace to you,

Fraser Pearce, pastor

Benton Thomas' Funeral - Monday the 17th of September

Brenton Thomas' Funeral will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Monday the 17th of September at 2:30pm.

Our condolences to Doss and to all Brenton's family.

For Sunday the 16th of September - 9:00am

One of the chief responsibilities of Christian people is to pray to God on behalf of others. Every Sunday, we Christians gather together in worship, bring our requests to God, and remember in prayer especially those who are sick, or suffering from injustice, or who have special responsibilities that require wisdom and courage. This sort of prayer is called ‘intercession’, and is at the heart of the church’s priestly duty.

This Sunday we will be hearing a reading from the Bible that describes Moses’ interceding before God on behalf of the people of Israel. We will be hearing how Moses held God to his promises, so that God relented from punishing his people. As we think about this reading, we’ll consider what encouragement it gives us in our own role as intercessors.

This Sunday we will be meeting at 9:00am for a service with Holy Communion. The Sunday school will meet at about 9:45am.

God’s peace to you,

Fraser Pearce, Pastor