17th March 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday we have a guest preacher. Rev. Steve Wakeford will be preaching from (John 6:1-34) and the sermon title is “Fed by God”.

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10th March 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 3:1-21) and the sermon title is ” Judgement or Blessings ?”. Please note we have our Values Forum #1 on this Sunday after the Church service .

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3rd March 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 2:18-32) and the sermon title is “Rejoice in the Lord”. Please note we have our Values Forum #1 on Sunday 10th March 2019.

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24th February 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 2:1-17) and the sermon title is “Return to the Lord” Also we have our first FISH (Fellowship In Someone’s Home) lunch. If you are visiting, you are most welcome to join one of the group. we would love to have you in our fellowship at lunch, please speak to Pastor Barry or Joy for more information. Our next Church Prayer Meeting is Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm in the church library.

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17th February 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will commence a four-week sermon series from one of the Minor Prophets, Joel. The Bible reading will be (Joel 1:1-20) and the sermon title is “Cry out to the Lord.” - Also, We have our first FISH (Fellowship In Someone’s Home) Sunday lunch on 24th February. - And our next Church Prayer Meeting is Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm in the church library.

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Term 1 Growth Groups for 2019

Our first term growth groups are doing the training course “Resolving Everyday Conflict.” Over eight sessions, teaching will be provided by Barry Morris along with a 30-minute video, followed by a group discussion time. The topics include: The root cause of conflict, when to overlook an offense, what makes a good apology, what forgiveness really means, and how to deal with difficult people. Joining a Growth Group, by the way, is a fantastic way to connect with others. Each group aims to grow together in their knowledge and love for Jesus and one another (John 13:34-35). Please speak to Barry if you’d like to join one.

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10th February 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday, 10th February, Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching from Psalm 85:1-13 which leads us to pray with hope, “Revive us, O God.” Note too, our first term growth groups are doing the training course, “Resolving Everyday Conflict.” Teaching will be through the course DVD and our pastor, Barry. Joining a Growth Group is fantastic way to connect with others and grow together in our knowledge and love for Jesus and one another (John 13:34-35). Please speak to Barry if you’d like to join one.

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Sunday 3rd February 9:30 Service

Our guest preacher this week is Lachlan Deck. Lachlan will be seeking to answer the challenging question raised in our modern world, “What makes the hope of Christ still relevant today?” In Paul’s letter to the Colossian church, he carefully demonstrates for us how “The hope of Christ remains above all else”—i.e., it is not only relevant but central to life. We’ll be focussing in on Colossians 3:1-4.

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Diary Dates for Term 1, 2019

Our regular groups resume in term 1: Playtime resumes Friday 1st February, 10:00am Friendship Group resumes Tuesday 5th February, 10:30am. Regular Sunday School resumes Sunday 3rd February(*). (*) NB: Our holiday Kids Care is aimed at giving the kids an understanding of salvation, how they themselves can be saved, and how to explain this to friends and family.

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Sundays 13th & 20th January, 9:30am Services

Our guest preacher Rev. Geoff Case will be speaking from Ecclesiastes. On the 13th, Geoff will address the common exclamation “I don’t have time” from the famous passage Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. On the 20th, Geoff will speak to the observation that “Life is Unfair!” from Ecclesiastes 3:16–4:3. NB: On the 27th, our guest preacher will be David Jackson.

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8th & 9th December: Christmas Greatest Journey

Come along as East Hills Baptist presents The Greatest Journey, an interactive musical journey through the Christmas Story. Join us at 3pm, for a 3:30pm start on the 8th and 9th December, 2018. We will go on a voyage of discovery A musical journey through the Christmas story, Various Christmas carol classics, and Colin Buchanan festive season favourites We will find the REAL meaning of Christmas. Entry is free to the show and complimentary light meal in the hall afterwards. So come along for a captivating evening of fun for the whole family. Children can come dressed as their favourite Christmas story character or animal for a chance to win a prize. For more information contact Cindy on 0401 472 290.

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29th July - Join the Road to Freedom

Sunday July 29th 6:00 PM Come and join the road to freedom. Doug Macfarlane is one of Australia’s most travelled and enduring Gospel Artists and Christian communicators. Macfarlane will be visiting our church for our 6pm service on Sunday, July 29th 2018. You are most welcome to join us and to bring your friends. There’ll be singing led by our band and personal stories followed by Doug with a simple message of hope. “This will be an event for all ages, and we’re hoping to see as many locals attend of all backgrounds and ages. Everyone’s welcome.” In 1989, Doug took the step of faith into ‘full-time’ Evangelistic Ministry. This coincided with the release of his debut album ‘Innocence’. In over 16 years of ministry, he has performed in almost 2,000 Churches Australia-wide.

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Join us for Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Come and join us as we remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. Service Times: 9:30am NB: Sunday School is available for your kids after Easter Sunday’s Kid’s Talk as follows: Ages 2 to 4 (Discovery Time) Kindy to Year 2 (Infants) Years 3 to 6 (Primary) Free Screening of Risen, 3pm Sunday Come and join us at 3pm Sunday for afternoon tea. We’ll also watch ‘RISEN’ from 3:30. NB 1: A supervised kids’ movie with activities will be on simultaneously. NB 2: You may find “Just three days between despair and gladness” a helpful read in considering why Good Friday and Easter Sunday are so central and such a cause for celebration! ​We look forward to seeing you then!

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Three Days Between Despair and Hope

Have you ever wondered, “Why do we call it Good Friday?” It seems ironic that we would celebrate as Good a day that was full of distress, agony and deliberate injustice; a day that resulted in the painful execution and death of a man who had done so much good and in whom so many had pinned all their hopes on! A harrowing account That irony is well captured by Luke in the harrowing account of Jesus’ crucifixion: A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!

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WHAT'S ON in 2019 at East Hills Baptist?

Our 2019 prayer as a church is “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” (Psalm 85:6)

Diary Dates for First Term

Church service on every Sunday Morning @ 9:30am.

Playtime resumes Friday 1st February @ 10:00am.

Friendship Group resumes Tuesday 5th February @ 10:30am.

Our regular Sunday School resumes Sunday 3rd February.

East Hills Baptist 2019