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Here is a short video from one of our pastors, Stew, as he talks about life at SCPC this week.
Welcome to The Pastors’ Post, an update for life at Southern Cross.
Our Food for Thought week is really only one week away. It starts Monday 24th May through to Sunday 30th May. It is one week long to allow your Gospel Communities time to organise a mid-week meal of some sort. It could be that your DNA goes out for a meal on the night you would usually come together, or if you meet in the day, a morning tea or lunch might be more appropriate. But the idea is to invite a friend to come and join you so that you can have an informal get together, chat over a meal and have your friend or perhaps a family member meet some of the Christians in your life.
Pending on how the meal goes, or the conversation moves, our speaker for Food for Thought Sunday, Mikey Tai, has provided three light questions that are included in the term booklet that you might be interested to include into the conversation. If the moment never arrives, that’s fine, you can be the judge of that. And yet we hope that meal in Food for Thought week, can lead to an easy invitation to have them join you at the Lismore Workers Club for Food for Thought Sunday at our three gathering times of 9:15am, 11:15am and 6pm.
You may notice a slight change to the two morning gatherings. That came as a result of our SCPC Staff Team meeting with the Events and IT Manager at the Lismore Workers Club this week to ensure that both we and the club are ready for a prompt 9:15am start.
So get praying, get inviting and get yourself registered for Food for Thought Sunday. If you head to the SCPC website, you will see the registration at the top of the website and the registration bar includes those updated times.
Let me leave you with this invitation for you and your family and your friends to find life in Jesus our Good Shepherd who offers us the best life. This is from John 10:10-15. This is Jesus speaking:
10 I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Kathy Thurston, a lawyer and Christian leader/mentor, will be our speaker at ‘The Lounge Room’ on Wednesday 19th May. Kathy will be speaking on ’a gospel-shaped retirement’. Come along to Park Ave from 11am to 1:30pm with lunch provided.
This Sunday 16th May, we continue our 2021 Term 2 Series: ‘Comfort, Comfort My People’ from the book of Isaiah, chapters 40-66.
Stew Playsted and Matt Crosthwaite will open up the Bible to Isaiah chapters 63 & 64 to take a look at why God will not stay silent but will bring his kingdom. We’ll be asking the question: What would it mean for you if God turned up?
Unfortunately, if you are sick on the day, you will not be able to attend and will need to access a Covid test.
If you’re unable to meet in person on any Sunday, you’re welcome to listen to an audio recording of the Bible talk here on our website.