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17th December 2023 - Third Sunday of Advent

Together Sharing Christ’s Love

 

Welcome to:

Redeemer, Macalister

St Mark’s, Dalby

 

Liturgical Colour: Purple/Blue

Happy New Church Year to you!  The First Sunday of Advent is the beginning of the church year.  The word ‘advent’ means ‘coming’.  During this time we look forward to our Lord’s coming as a human baby at Bethlehem and also to his final coming as king at the end of time.  We also remember his continual coming to his people in his word and sacraments.  Advent is therefore a time of waiting, preparing, and hoping.  This involves both repentance and joyful anticipation.  Traditionally, this is a time when the Advent Wreath is lit.

 

ST MARK’S GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Christ Centred             

Spirit Guided                          

Encouraging Discipleship

Inclusive                       

Witnessing to the Gospel

 

This week at Redeemer, Macalister (Yr B):

  • Readings – Readings & Carols service;

  • Worship service – Redeemer, Macalister – Worship service @ 7.00pm;

  • Bible Reader – Sonya Mc;

  • Hymns (Mac) – 632; 731; 2; 629; 633; 634; Angels we have heard on high; 33; 34;627;

 

This week at St Mark’s, Dalby (Yr B):

  • Readings – Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; Luke 2:7-15;

  • Worship service - St Mark’s, Dalby – Worship service @ 9.30am;

·        Bible Reader – Kessler family;

·        Prayer of Church – Kessler family;

·        Hymns (Dalby) – 631; 329 AT; 34; 746; 624; 630; 822;

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Meetings this week:

Mon 18th Dec – 500 Cards in church hall @ 7.00pm

Tues 19th Dec – St Mark’s Pastoral Assistants meeting @ 7.30pm

Fri 22nd Dec – Baptism – Harrison Glasby @ 10.00am

Every Saturday - Prayer group @ 7.00am

Sun 24th Dec – Macalister – Christmas Eve service @ 7.30am

Sun 24th Dec – Dalby – Christmas Eve service @ 9.30am

Mon 25th Dec – Macalister – Christmas Day service @ 6.30am

Mon 25th Dec – Dalby – Christmas Day service @ 8.30am

Add your meeting or event at St Mark's church office

 

On The Noticeboard:

Ø 2023 Committee Members

Ø 2023 Church Rosters

Ø Girls Brigade

Ø Stamps for Mission

Ø TEAM & Admin minutes

 

Church Office Closure:

Please note: The Church office will be closed from Monday 25th December until the Monday 8th January 2024.  Church Office will reopen on Tuesday 9th January.

 

Prayer Points for the Week:

·        For those in authority, such as King Charles and his representatives; Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and members of parliament; Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and state parliamentarians; Mayor Paul McVeigh and local councillors;

·        For the Church, LCAQD; that the whole church would walk in the light of God and witness to the light

·        For the pastors Bishop Paul Smith, District Bishop Mark Vainikka; Pastor Joel Pukallus and all pastors;

·        For Sunday school teachers and children preparing for the celebration of Christmas

·        For schools, preparing for the last week of the year

·        That God would create his peace among the nations of the world

·        For our confirmees: Kristian Becker, Jack Conway, Ryan Elder, Luke Elder, Heidi Jacobs, Elijah Kavney, Jessica Poulsen, Isabella Pukallus, Zoe Ruhle

 

 

Happy Birthday this week to:

Chris Ruhle (Mon); Asher Kavney (Wed); Joel Pukallus (Thurs); Brendan Weier (Thurs); Shane Heintze (Fri); Trish Muller (Sat);

 

Baptism Anniversaries:

Kathy Berlin; Theo Kleidon; Desley Rose;

If we missed your birthday or baptism anniversary, please contact St Mark's church office

 

Church Rosters:

Church rosters are available on the website.  Check out if you are on the roster here>>

 

Weekly Roster for 24 December 2023:

Morning Tea:           Kruger;

Bible reader:           Hensel;

Prayer of Church:   Hensel;

LIVE Stream:           Hensel;

Power-point:           Brauer E;

Kids Zone:              School Holidays;

 

Monthly Roster for December 2023:

Church Cleaning:        Kowald; (5th Sun - 31 Dec – Renner; Pukallus)

Church Grounds:         VOLUNTEERS;

Stewards:                    Hensel;

Welcoming:                 Hensel;

PA:                              Johnson;

Pastoral Assistants:    Horrigan W; Paschke M;

HC Servers:               Bartsch R (3, 10 & 17); Hensel E (24 & 31);

 

Macalister Roster for 24 December 2023:

Church Cleaning:     Brian & Lynelle W;

Bible reader:            Ross v P; (Christmas Day – Graham W);

Cup of Tea (Jan):     Colin & Trish M;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information - Contact Church Office

Manse:    Pastor Joel Pukallus, 22 Archibald St, Dalby, Qld, 4405

                 P: 4669 7061

    M: 0413 375 203

Office:      Gayle Taylor, Cnr Condamine & Archibald Sts, Dalby, Qld, 4405 - (PO Box 298)

                 P: 0476 029 220 - (Hours: Tues-Fri, 9am-1pm)

                 E: office@stmarksdalby.com.au

                 W: www.stmarksdalby.com.au

 

Safe Place for All

In observing Christ’s command to love one another, we’re to treat each other with respect and dignity.  In honouring people, we’re also fulfilling our responsibility under the law of the land.  The LCA is committed to implementing processes to ensure that the church is a safe place.  If anyone feels they’ve been subjected to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in any form by anyone who holds a position of trust in the church, please contact:

Ph: 1800 644 628 (free call)                                       Email: report.abuse@safeplace.lca.org.au

Mail: PO Box 519, Marden SA 5070

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