What a glorious and joyful day at Celebration Sunday today. To be reminded that we have peace with God through Jesus Christ, should get anyone dancing! What a treat it was to join with the reformers John Calvin and Martin Luther and say together ‘Here we stand’! So many people to thank after Celebration Sunday, Bronwyn for your humble organisation, Lucy for your upfront warmth and composure, Matt C for opening up God’s word with a real ease and sense of enjoyment… and and and and and and and and soooo many others that contributed to make the day such an incredible celebration. It was a real display of the body of Christ having many parts. Soli Deo Gloria
This Sunday the 17th of September, is celebration sunday
So its time to celebrate what God has been doing in our church family, to the Glory of God ALONE!
So come and join with your church family for our celebration gathering at 9.30am followed by morning tea, browsing the PRAYER TREE, games for the kids and a spit roast lunch together and of course the lollyman!
Bring: a salad to share, a picnic rug or picnic chairs and don’t forget there’s no Goonellabah gathering or night church on Celebration Sunday.
prayer for the same-sex marriage vote:
God’s Good Design for Marriage
Praise God for his good design of all things, especially in the beautiful complimentarity of men and women and his plan for this to be expressed in marriage. Give thanks that this design has been universally recognised for all of human history for the good of society.
Clarity on the Real Issue
As our nation prepares to vote on same-sex marriage, ask God to help us to be clear on the fundamental issue—redefining marriage rather than overcoming inequality, and that equality doesn’t always mean sameness.
Gentleness & Respect
Please pray that all Christians, whether publicly or privately, would engage with clarity but also with gentleness and respect for those with whom we disagree. Ask God for the discernment to know when to speak and when to listen and to maintain a humble attitude and tone at all times.
Pray that Christian husbands & wives would love each other in ways that reflect and adorn the gospel. Pray that the consistency between what we believe and how we live would leave no room for accusations of hypocrisy and will help the world to see that God’s design for marriage is best.
For more information regarding the re-definition of marriage you may like to read this discussion paper from the gospel, society and culture committee of the Presbyterian Church of NSW:
Year 6 students are welcome at youth this Friday night. 7pm-9pm at Lismore High School (Don’t forget in term 4, year 6 are welcome every Friday!)