Sunday 24th May 2020
Welcome! to our Sunday Scattering online. Wherever you find yourself scattered, we pray you will be encouraged from God’s word throughout our Term 3 series ‘The Good News We Almost Forgot’.
This Sunday we open to Genesis 1 and John 14 to consider the most important doctrine we never think about. We’ll be asking the question: What does the Trinity have to do with relationships?
Following, is all the information you will need to be able to benefit from our scatterings this Sunday.
Sunday Scattering Zoom link
Instructions for connecting to ZOOM for our Sunday Scatterings can be found in the attached document.
Click here to join the Zoom webinar from 9:30am or 5:30pm on Sunday 24th May 2020. Alternatively, when you open Zoom on your device, you can use the meeting ID: 657 139 469.
Our Sunday Scatterings will begin at 10am and 6pm.
Night Church Zoom Room
After our 6pm Night Church Scattering we invite you for a catch-up by joining our Zoom Room. Click here to join the After-Night-Church-Zoom Room from 7pm each Sunday.
This Week’s DNA Study
We’ve updated this week’s DNA study #4 ‘The Most Important Doctrine You Never Think About’. Download here.
Hi kids!! This week’s very important QUESTION and ANSWER about the “Good News We Almost Forgot” is… “What is God like?” We will always find the answers in God’s Word, the Bible. Don’t forget to check out your questions, puzzles and colouring, in the download documents below. Please contact the office if you are unable to access these.
Kids Church Zoom rooms at 11:15 am
We have set up some Zoom rooms for primary school kids (Year 3-6) & SCG to meet with their kids church leaders, play a game and work through the kids church material together. To join, just click on the kids church class your child is in and use the same password as before.
Church Family News
The Lounge Room Postponed
In anticipation of Covid-19 restrictions being eased next term, we are postponing our Term 2 Lounge Room guest speakers until then. Entrepreneurs, John & Robyn Flemming will join us in Term 3 to share their life experiences, how they live as children of God and share Christ with others.
Induction of Stew Playsted
On Wednesday 3rd of June we’ll join together on Zoom for the induction of Stew Playsted as our SCPC Lead Pastor.
Food for Thought Sunday
In the weeks leading up to Food for Thought Sunday on 21st June, invite some friends over for lunch and invite them to consider their faith. Welcome them to join you again for Food for Thought Sunday on June 21.
One to One Bible Reading
Church family members, of all ages, are discovering the benefits of reading the Bible one to one – some of us for the very first time. If you are looking for some direction to guide your one to one Bible reading, talk to your GC leaders about resources or drop in to the office and grab one of the bookmarks we’ve created with 6 simple but helpful questions:
- What do you like about this story & why?
- What questions might someone have about his story?
- What do you learn about people from this story?
- What do you learn about God (or Jesus) from this story?
- What do you want to keep thinking about this week?
- How will you respond in your thoughts, attitude or behaviour?
Keeping Our Distance
With Covid-19 restrictions easing, we still need to keep 1.5m distance between us and our visitors. Keep social distancing in mind when you send in your photos.
Term 2 Book Club: Crazy Busy
This week, read chapter 6. The discussion night will be at the end of term on June 24.
|Church Family Prayer|
|Loving God||Loving Each Other||Loving the World|
|Sunday||Give thanks that in love God created the heavens and the earth.||Pray we can grow in our appreciation of all that God provides us.||Continue to pray with Linda that she can get home to Australia in June. Pray for energy and rest as she faces uncertainty about when she can travel back and needing to pack up. Pray for her local church in Taiwan that is small and struggling.|
|Monday||Praise God that in love he invited us into the life of love that existed in the Trinity.||Pray that God’s love for us will overflow in our lives in our love for each other.||Pray for India and Bangladesh during the Covid-19 crisis. Pray that the governments will be able to help and protect their people. The poor and transient are particularly struggling with the lockdowns and now a cyclone is impacting them. Pray that Christians will love people and share Jesus.|
|Tuesday||Confess that we fail to reflect God’s overflowing love to the world.||Ask God’s forgiveness when we are unloving and forgive others who are unloving to us.||Please pray for R as she seeks to encourage her friends who are struggling during the continued isolation. Pray with R that during this crisis that God would continue to draw people to Him.|
|Wednesday||Admit that we are tempted to be self-centred and loveless.||Ask God to help us to keep looking ahead to the day when creation will be redeemed & restored.||Pray for our country and for our government. Pray that during this difficult time Christians in Australia will notice the needs of those around them, show Jesus’ love and care to them and actively seek to share Jesus with them.|
|Thursday||Rejoice that God showed the depth of his love by giving his Son.||Ask God for his strength to lay down our lives for each other.||Pray with M for the country in which she is serving. Pray for her friend Tas that she might be able to grasp the grace of God. Pray for continued opportunities to build relationships with neighbours.|
|Friday||Give thanks that we love for God first loved us.||Pray that our Youth will be amazed at the extent of God’s love for humanity.||Pray for the countries in Latin America as they are increasingly being impacted by Covid-19. Pray that the countries will be able to get the help they need. Pray that many will come to know Jesus during this very difficult time.|
|Saturday||Ask that God would help us to love one another.||Pray that God’s glory would be the result of the way we love each other.||Pray that Christians will be boldly sharing the gospel all across the world. Pray that we can show Christ’s love to each other and to those who don’t yet know Him during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.|
|Please use this table to inform your prayers throughout the week|
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact your Gospel Community Vision Coordinator or speak to a staff member.