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26th February 2023 - First Sunday in Lent

Together Sharing Christ’s Love

Liturgical Colour: Violet

First 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.


Christ Centred

Spirit Guided

Encouraging Discipleship


Witnessing to the Gospel

This week at Redeemer, Macalister (Yr A):

  • Readings – Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11;

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

  • Bible Reader – Trish Muller;

  • Hymns (Mac) – 6 AT; 331; 354 AT; 131 AT;

This week at St Mark’s, Dalby (Yr A):

  • Readings – Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11;

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

  • Bible Reader – Steinhardt family;

  • Prayer of Church – Steinhardt family;

  • Hymns (Dalby) – Crowns, Our God; 131 AT; We come as guests invited; Scandal of grace; Lamb of God; Hymn of the Saviour;

Meetings this week:

Mon 27 Feb – 500 Cards in church hall @ 7.00pm

Tues 28 Feb – Men’s Chat on hall deck @ 10.00am

Wed 1 Mar – Lenten service @ 7.30pm

Fri 3 Mar – World Day of Prayer @ St Mark’s @ 5.30pm

Fri 3 Mar – C.H.A.O.S (Youth) – Hungry Hippos

Every Saturday - Prayer group @ 7.00am

Add your meeting or event with Gayle at the Church Office

On The Noticeboard:

Ø 2023 Committee Members

Ø 2023 Church Rosters

Ø Girls Brigade

Ø Stamps for Mission

Ø AMPLIFY Conference – Sat 4 Mar, 2023

Ø Eva’s Place – Volunteer opportunities available

Ø Finke River Mission Newsletter

Happy Birthday this week to:

Shirley Horrigan (today); Joyce von Pein (today); Sofia Becker (Mon); Dominique Schuurs (Mon); Bev Bowkett (Wed); Val Woolley (Thurs); Nathan Ruhle (Sat);

Baptism Anniversaries:

Matilda Gooderham; Debra Schelberg; Annys Croft; Elissa Hensel; Norma Hensel; Dominic Kleidon;

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

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 we may obey your laws from the heart

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

· For all who face temptations or trials that seem too great for them

· For those who have undertaken fasting or opportunities for extra service during Lent, that they may be strengthened

· For young Christians, that they may be strengthened against the temptation of unbelief

· For those preparing for baptism or confirmation at Easter

· For all who believe, that they may not be put to shame

· For those who are hungry or homeless, that they may not be tempted to despair

· For those who are in positions of leadership, that they may resist all temptations to abuse their power

Church Rosters:

Church rosters are available on the website.

Check out if you are on the roster here>>

Weekly Roster for 5 March 2023:

Morning Tea: Kruger;

Bible reader: Steinhardt;

Prayer of Church: Steinhardt;

Media TEAM: Pukallus;

Power-point: Brauer E;

Kids Zone: Anne P; Emily B;

Monthly Roster for March 2023:

Church Cleaning: Strand; Toomey;

Church Grounds: Peltz; Renner;

Stewards: Strand;

Welcoming: Kessler;

PA: Strand;

Pastoral Assistants: Murray Paschke; Aimee Johnson;

HC Servers: Rob B (5 & 12); Elissa H (19 & 26);

Macalister Roster for 5 March 2023:

Church Cleaning: Ray & Gail W;

Bible reader: Sonya Mc;

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

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