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25th February 2024 - Second Sunday in Lent

Updated: Feb 22

Together Sharing Christ’s Love

 

Welcome to:

Redeemer, Macalister

St Mark’s, Dalby

 

Liturgical Colour: Violet

Second 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 – Genesis 17:1-7, 15, 16; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38;

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

  • Bible Reader – Brian Weier;

  • Hymns (Mac) – 322; 156; 142; 408 AT;

 

This week at St Mark’s, Dalby (Yr B):

  • Readings – Genesis 17:1-7, 15, 16; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38;

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

  • Bible Reader – Kessler family;

  • Prayer of Church – Kessler family;

  • Hymns (Dalby) – Every day; Living hope; By faith; Oh Lord, you’re beautiful; Lord, I need you; Yet not I but through Christ in me;

Events/Meetings this week:

Mon 26th Feb – 500 Cards in church hall @ 7.00pm

Tues 27th Feb – Men’s Talk on hall deck @ 10.00am

Wed 28th Feb – Dalby Churches Together – Uniting Church

Fri 1st Mar – C.H.A.O.S. – J C Action Sports @ Baptist Church

Every Saturday - Prayer group @ 7.00am

Sun 3rd 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

 

Christian Sympathies to the McMillan families on the recent loss of Margaret McMillan.  Her funeral will be conducted at St Mark’s on Thursday 29th February @ 10am.

 

WDOP 2024:

World Day of Prayer 2024 - Palestine - Friday 1st March 2024 at the Dalby Uniting Church, Condamine St @ 7pm.


Dalby Churches Together:

Dalby Churches Together Dinner – Uniting Church, 71 Condamine Street, Dalby – Wednesday 28th February 2024, 6.00pm for 6.30pm start.  Guest Speaker: Pastor Phil Smith from Bells Faith Community in Caloundra.

 

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.


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; that the church may show Christ to all who have no faith

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

·        For the nations of the world, that they may receive the blessing of peace

·        For all travellers, exiles and refugees, that God would guide them to a home to call their own

·        For all who inquire into the Christian faith

·        For those who preach and teach the gospel

·        For the Jewish people, that they may look to Christ as their messiah

·        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:

Henry Brauer (Sun); Shirley Horrigan (Mon); Joyce von Pein (Mon); Sophia Becker (Tues); Bev Bowkett (Fri); Val Woolley (Sat);

 

Baptism Anniversaries:

Debra Schelberg; Matilda Gooderham; Annys Croft; Elissa Hensel; Lewys Sivertsen; Dominic Kleidon;

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 3 March 2024:

Morning Tea:          Croft; Johnson;

Bible reader:          Hensel;

Prayer of Church:   Hensel;

PA (Sound):            Ruhle;

Power-point:           Noller;

LIVE Stream:          Kruger 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 3 March 2024:

Church Cleaning:     Ross & Janelle vP;

Bible reader:            Delma W;

Cup of Tea (Mar):   Nathan & Rose H; Shane & Leanne H;

  

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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