What Jesus Says About Anger Management
Pastor’s Questions for the Week
Vengeance, Destruction or Something Far Worse
“You have heard it said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,’ but I say…
Don’t get revenge, destroy them!
Okay, that’s not the direct translation of the Bible, and many of you will probably figure out where our Sermon on the Mount discussion is going, but we’ll set out on an adventure this week to answer at least two questions, beginning with these:
Who are my enemies?
What can I do about them?
Our scripture verses this week are from Matthew 5:38-48. Read ahead and formulate some of your responses to Jesus if you were actually present for the Sermon.
Pr. Reid Matthias
Bible Readings: Matthew 5:38-48
From the Office
Mission Vision Report
Year to Date Variance
Please continue supporting our congregation’s mission and ministry through regular offerings as our facility and staff continues to operate in a different way.
Electronic deposits can be made to the following bank account details
Account number: 100354939
Account Name: GSPV REG
LLL REG: Download the form here and use the same bank details as above in the account to be credited. Then email back to the address shown on the form. Alternatively contact the LLL on 83607200 or 1800 556457.
Congregation and School AGMs
The AGMs of the congregation and school will be held Sunday May 31st at 11:30am. Please note these meetings will be held consecutively on Zoom. Reports and agendas for the meetings will be provided in a separate email to all on our contacts list over the next week. Please read them and address any concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the AGMs.
Thanks to all who have already responded and ticked items of the list. I am still looking for volunteer assistance with the following small maintenance tasks.
Please consider allocating some time to assist in the repairs/maintenance. I have placed an approximate time behind each task to give you some idea of time required:
• A permanent hand ball court to be painted in the courtyard area
• One-way arrows on drive pavement require repainting – 2 hours
• Refixing the ceiling in the Ladies’ toilet to prevent collapse – 2 persons x ½ day
• Affix down pipe and drain to the existing veranda at the manse – 2 hours
• Clear roadway drains – 1 hour
• Cobwebbing inside and out – 1 to 2 hours
• Tidy & clean hall store room – 2 persons x ½ day
• Window cleaning – 1 to 2 hours
• Hall floor sweep and mop – 2 hours
• Add flashing to columns on new manse pergola – 2 persons x ½ day
• Pressure cleaning of main entry paving bricks (pressure washer required to complete this) – 2 hours
Please contact Stephen email@example.com or the front office for further info.
Office Distancing Update
To comply with social distancing the following has been implemented during office hours.
The exterior door is being kept locked for security and social distancing. A door bell will be available to call office staff. Helen is not attending the office on Tuesdays and Stephen will be answering the phone and taking door calls. Wednesday-Friday Rachel will be back in the office; please use the doorbell.
Grow Ministries Faith at Home
Dear Church Family,
You can find this week’s Growing Faith at Home resources in the weekly email or at http://paravista.org.au/ministries/children-family-ministry/
Different opportunities have arisen in these times. We often say that we are ‘time poor’ as we race from one commitment to the next, but the present circumstances have put many things on hold, for a time…
There has been time to think, reflect and be creative. To draw closer to family and to God.
Included this week is a Personal Serving Profile for you to consider… Think, reflect and be creative!
God bless your week!
Cost: A session will continue to be priced at $15.00 to assist with covering of professional expenses. This fee is well below market rates.
Please feel free to contact Hanelie at 0450 022 502 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to book an appointment.
1 Peter 3:9 (NIV)