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31st December 2023 - First Sunday after Christmas

Together Sharing Christ’s Love


Welcome to:

Redeemer, Macalister

St Mark’s, Dalby


Liturgical Colour: White

Today is the first Sunday after Christmas.  In some traditions, this Sunday is called ‘The Festival of the Holy Family’.  The gospel reading for the day reflects something of Jesus’ own family.  For this reason, it may be appropriate to observe a family emphasis on this day, especially in the intercessions.

Today is also New Year’s Eve.  When New Year’s Eve falls on the first Sunday after Christmas as it does this year, congregations may like to celebrate the first Sunday in the morning service, and then hold an evening New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service.



Christ Centred             

Spirit Guided                          

Encouraging Discipleship


Witnessing to the Gospel


This week at Redeemer, Macalister (Yr B):

  • Readings – Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40;

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

  • Bible Reader –

  • Hymns (Mac) – 62 AT; 130 AT; 12 AT; 900;

This week at St Mark’s, Dalby (Yr B):

  • Readings – Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40;

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

  • Bible Reader – Toomey family;

  • Prayer of Church – Toomey family;

  • Hymns (Dalby) – 62 AT; 130 AT; 12 AT; 846; 288 AT; 848; 900


Meetings this week:

Mon 1st Jan – 500 Cards in church hall @ 7.00pm

Every Saturday - Prayer group @ 7.00am

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


On The Noticeboard:

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.


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; 

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

·        For the faithful who are aged - that God would sustain them in faith, and let their example encourage the whole church

·        That the children of the church would grow in God's wisdom

·        For those whose marriage is in difficulty

·        For those who are hurting because of family problems

·        For the families in our parish, that they may learn to pray together

·        That all nations would be unified through faith in Christ

·        That those who wait on God, especially those who are ill or suffering or troubled, would receive his deliverance

·        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:

Bev Ruhle (Tues); Kristian Becker (Thurs); Greg Conway (Thurs); Rob Bartsch (Sat);


Baptism Anniversaries:

Chris Ruhle; Brian Strand; Peter von Pein;

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 7 January 2024:

Morning Tea:           Croft; Johnson;

Bible reader:           James;

Prayer of Church:   James;

LIVE Stream:          Reichelt;

Power-point:           Reichelt;

Kids Zone:             School Holidays;


Monthly Roster for January 2024:

Church Cleaning:       Glasby; Kucks;

Church Grounds:       Kowald; Kucks D;

Stewards:                   Paschke; Kucks J;


PA:                              Ruhle;

Pastoral Assistants:    Steinhardt V; Kowald K;

HC Servers:                Brauer C;


Macalister Roster for 7 January 2024:

Church Cleaning:    Graham & Delma W;

Bible reader:            Colin M;

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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