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24th December 2023 - Fourth 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.



Christ Centred             

Spirit Guided                          

Encouraging Discipleship


Witnessing to the Gospel


This week at Redeemer, Macalister (Yr B):

  • Readings – Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38; John 3:16-17;

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

  • Bible Reader – Ross von Pein;

  • Hymns (Mac) – 631; 329 AT; 746; 822;


 This week at St Mark’s, Dalby (Yr B):

  • Readings – Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38; John 3:16-17;

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

  • Bible Reader – Hensel family;

  • Prayer of Church – Hensel family;

  • Hymns (Dalby) – When I think upon Christmas; 611 AT; 634; 746l Hallelujah; Do you hear what I hear?; One small child; Mary’s little boy child;


Meetings this week:

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

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

Sun 31st Dec – Ningana service @ 2.00pm

Every Saturday - Prayer group @ 7.00am

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


ALWS Christmas Appeal:

ALWS envelopes are available from the table in the narthex.  This year your donation will go to those who are in need in Taban, Somalia.


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 it may invest in time and resources in building the true temple of God, his people

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

·        For those who are caught up in the material preparations for Christmas

·        For safe travel for those going on holidays

·        For expecting mothers (and fathers), for mothers who have lost children, and for women/couples who want a child but have not been able to have one

·        For adoption agencies, orphanages, and those who take care of children

·        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:

Michael Glasby (Sun); Aimee Johson (Mon); Debra Schelberg (Tues); Greg Spies (Wed); Megan James (Fri);


Baptism Anniversaries:

Glenn Fresser; Janice Glasby; Gabby Noller; Tom Strand;

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 31 December 2023:

Morning Tea:           Steinhardt; Toomey;

Bible reader:           Toomey;

Prayer of Church:   Toomey;

LIVE Stream:          Taylor;

Power-point:           Hensel;

Kids Zone:             School Holidays;


Monthly Roster for December 2023:

Church Cleaning:        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 31 December 2023:

Church Cleaning:     VOLUNTEER;

Bible reader:            VOLUNTEER;

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


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:

Mail: PO Box 519, Marden SA 5070

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