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17th March 2024 - Fifth Sunday in Lent

Together Sharing Christ’s Love

 

Welcome to:

Redeemer, Macalister

St Mark’s, Dalby

 

Liturgical Colour: Violet

Fifth Sunday in Lent: What is Lent?

Many Christians have heard of Lent, but do all know what it means?  According to Merriam-Webster, Lent means "the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter as a period of penitence and fasting."

Lent begins each year on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday.

Lent is meant to be a time of repentance.  That’s not a feeling of shame but an awareness that sin separates us from God and of what it cost Him to be reunited with us.

  

ST MARK’S GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Christ Centred             

Spirit Guided                          

Encouraging Discipleship

Inclusive                       

Witnessing to the Gospel

  

This week at Redeemer, Macalister (Yr B):

  • Readings – Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33;

  • Worship service – Redeemer, Macalister – Worship service @ 7.30am;

  • Bible Reader – Sonya McVeigh;

  • Hymns (Mac) – 299; 885; 282; 250 AT;

 

This week at St Mark’s, Dalby (Yr B):

  • Readings – Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33;

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

  • Bible Reader – James family;

  • Prayer of Church – James family;

  • Hymns (Dalby) – Above all; 52; Reckless love; 764; Peace; The old rugged cross;

Events/Meetings this week:

Mon 18th Mar – Coffee n Craft on the hall deck @ 9.30am

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

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

Wed 20th Mar – Dalby Churches Together @ Anglican Church @ 6.00pm

Wed 20th Mar – Dalby – Lenten service @ 7.30pm

Every Saturday - Prayer group @ 7.00am

Sun 24th Mar – Confirmation in the choir loft @ 11.00am

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

 

On The Noticeboard:

Ø 2024 St Mark’s Committee members

Ø 2024 Rosters

Ø Stamps for Mission

Ø TEAM & Admin minutes

 

LCAQD Lutheran Services Lenten appeal 2024:

Our focus text for the 2024 appeal is:

‘I have heard their cry … indeed, I know their sufferings.'  (Exodus 3:7)

This text reminds us of God's love and care for his people.  Lutheran Services is one way that we as LCAQD put our faith in God's loving care into action.  Our appeal this year will support the ongoing work of Hospital Chaplaincy and Mary and Martha’s domestic violence refuge.  Envelopes available from the table in the narthex.

 

Good Friday Fish n Chips:

If you would like to participate in the Good Friday lunch, please write your order on the form on the table in the narthex.  Thank you!

  

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 Steven Miles and state parliamentarians; Mayor Paul McVeigh and local councillors;

·        For the Church, LCAQD; 

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

·        For all the baptised, that they may daily die to sin and rise to new life with Christ in the power of the Spirit

·        For those who mourn the death of a loved one

·        For hospices and those who work with the dying

·        For those who work with alcoholics and drug addicts, that they may bring them new life

·        That we may face death in the certain hope of resurrection, and that we may be raised up together with all who have died in the faith of Christ

·        For those preparing for baptism or confirmation at Easter

·        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:

Keith Peltz (Mon); Sylvia Schultz (Mon); Nikea Weier (Mon);

 

Baptism Anniversaries:

Gail Bartsch; Emily Bartsch; Ryan Elder; Luke Elder;

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 March 2024:

Morning Tea:           Kessler;

Bible reader:           Strand;

Prayer of Church:   Strand;

PA (Sound):             Noller;

Power-point:            Pukallus I;

LIVE Stream:           Hensel A;

LS Audio:                Reichelt;

Kids Zone:              Every 2nd week of school term;


Monthly Roster for March 2024:

Church Cleaning:        Strand; Toomey; (5th Sunday 31st Mar – Renner; Pukallus)

Church Grounds:         Peltz; Renner;

Stewards:                    Toomey;

Welcoming:                 Toomey

Pastoral Assistants:    Johnson A; Weier B;

HC Servers:                Bartsch R (3, 10 & 17); Renner J (24 & 31)

 

Macalister Roster for 24 March 2024:

Church Cleaning:     Brian & Lynelle W;

Bible reader:            Ross v P;

Cup of Tea (Apr):    Brian & Lynelle;


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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