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7 March Newsletter

7 March Newsletter

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Our Annual Stewardship Campaign commences this Monday 8 March and will run for two weeks culminating with Services on Sunday, 21st March. The Stewardship time is an important time to reflect. To reflect upon God’s goodness and and God’s provision and to ask the question how do we respond to that. That response is in terms of commitment to your relationship with God and the core spiritual practices of prayer and reflecting upon the word. Of asking ourselves the question what is God saying to me and saying to us as a community. Stewardship is also asking about where do we invest our time, our money and our talents. What am I going to invest into being a part of this church and the commitment that we have to grow disciples. As we are getting our heart and life in alignment with God’s purposes we also want to lead others on that same journey. As you reflect on your stewardship over the next few weeks how does this reflect your priorities. Matthew 6:24 reminds us we can not serve two masters. How does your commitment and giving reflect the master you serve.?

You will receive a letter and a card with ‘14 days of stewardship reflections’ to assist you with your devotions during this period as you consider your commitment and stewardship to Emmanuel over the next 12 months. During services on the 21st March you will be provided an opportunity to prayerfully make a pledge and these pledges will then be dedicated to God and his work through Emmanuel. I believe that Emmanuel is doing good things and that we can do even more with your support. Please consider carefully and prayerfully how you respond to this call.

Please consider the following statements:

- I give to Emmanuel because I believe that I am called, willing and able to financially support God’s vision for Emmanuel.

- I am committed to Emmanuel and its purpose to grow disciples who Exalt, Explore, Embody and Engage.

Brian Hoole

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Sermons

7 March - We are followers of Jesus

7 March, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

READ 

Luke 5:1-11

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

Chapter 5

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signalled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

DISCUSS

- How has your week been?

- How have you seen God at work in your life this week?

- Read the passage again.

- Are you in the story? Where are you?

- For the fisherman Jesus met them in their work-place. Where do you encounter Jesus?

- What does this passage tell us about Jesus?

- What does it tell us about our relationship with Him?

- How does this passage challenge me in my relationship with God?

- Is there anything else the passage is saying to me?

- What am I going to do about it?

- Who am I going to share it with?

- Be prepared to share back next week.

PRAY Let us pray

This world I live in, this suburb I live in,

this street I live in, this house I live in,

may each be the focus of my prayer.

Those I live with, those I rub shoulders with,

those I work with, those I don't get on with,

may each be the focus of my prayer.

Those who laugh, those who cry,

those who hurt, those who hide,

may each be the focus of my prayer.

Prayers centred less on self and more on others,

less on my circumstances, more on the needs of others.

May my life be likewise centred less on self and more on You,

and through You to the world, in which I live and move.

Continue to grow in me a faith disciple-maker and fisherman.

Amen.

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28 February - We are known by God

28 February, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

Psalm 139 is one of my favourite Psalms that speaks of God’s character in a way that is both cosmic and intimate. A psalm that speaks of God knowing, surrounding and forming us.

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Psalm 139

The Inescapable God

To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.

You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely.

You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?

If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.

If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,

even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,”

even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day,

for darkness is as light to you. For it was you who formed my inward parts;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written

all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.

How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

I try to count them—they are more than the sand; I come to the end—I am still with you.

O that you would kill the wicked, O God, and that the bloodthirsty would depart from me—

those who speak of you maliciously, and lift themselves up against you for evil!

Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?

I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.

See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

DISCUSS

1. How has your week been?

2. How have you seen God at work in your life this week?

3. Read the passage again.

4. How do you feel about God knowing everything about you?

5. Is this comforting or confronting

6. What does this passage tell us about God?

7. What does it tell us about our relationship with Him?

8. How does this passage challenge me in my relationship with God?

9. Is there anything else the passage is saying to me?

10. What am I going to do about it.

11. Who am I going to share it with

12. Be prepared to share back next week.

PRAY

Let us pray

Prayer

All-knowing God,

We gather together with praise and thanksgiving

for who You are,

and for all that You have done for us.

You know us better than we know ourselves—

all our thoughts and actions—

and yet You love us.

No matter where we go or what we do,

Your love encircles us—ahead and behind—

gently leading and guiding and blessing.

We praise You for Your love

and Your faithful presence in our lives.

May Your Spirit move in our hearts and minds as we worship together:

examine our attitudes and actions,

lay bare the things we need to confess,

challenge us with Your Word,

and guide us on to paths that lead to life.

For we are Your people, called by Your name.

Amen.

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21st February - The Prodigal Son

21 February, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

Read Luke 15:11-32

DISCUSS

- Who has done the most travelling in your family/group? How has travelled changed you/them?

- What is the one thing you would love to inherit from your parents?

- How do you try to make celebrations special now?

- What stages did the younger son go through on his pilgrimage?

- From your understanding of the father what do you think he was doing while his son was away? Why do you think that?

- What was Jesus's point in this parable? What does this story teach us about sin, repentance and God's love?

- With whom do you most identify with in this story and why?

- What is Jesus telling you in this story and what are you going to do about that?

PRAY

Let us pray

Loving God we are so blessed to be a part of your kingdom. We are ever aware of our need for your constant love and care. As we journey through this week Lord hep us to be aware of the challenges before us and the spiritual battles that we engage in. Do not let us be overwhelmed but rather as we see and respond in faith to hear the support of that great cloud of witnesses that sit in our corner cheering on our behalf. Give us the strength and perseverance for our daily battles and help us to support others in similar need. In Jesus name we pray

AMEN.

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9

MAR

9 MARCH DAILY DEVOTION

Welcome to today's daily devotion for 9 March 2021 as we

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Ministries

Emmanuel Girls' Brigade

Emmanuel Girls' Brigade

Emmanuel Girls' Brigade plans to resume Thursday 4 February 2021, with COVID Safe measures in place as addressed in the COVID safe plan [here](https://emmanueluca.org.au/d/WUUvcFfJ7WhvOKBnANYizp3ox).

Before attending Girls' Brigade, all participants including children and adults MUST complete an online enrolment form [here](https://emmanueluca.elvanto.com.au/form/923f468a-4895-4b28-9012-37e6c73e34a9), and must check-in every week.

Girls' Brigade is great for primary and high school-aged girls looking for fun and friendship in a safe and supported environment.

We meet Thursday nights during school terms at Emmanuel Uniting Church

Prep - Grade 2 (Cadets) 6pm - 7:30pm

Grade 3-5 (Juniors) 6pm - 8pm

Grade 6-8 (Seniors) 6pm - 8pm

Grade 9-11 (Pioneers) 6pm - 8pm

All girls have the opportunity to earn awards and participate in leadership development appropriate to their age in smaller groups:

Girls' Brigade empowers girls and young women to be themselves, to develop and use their gifts and skills, and to discover what it means to have life to the full in their generation. Our weekly program includes a wide range of activities that supports the spiritual, physical, and emotional growth of girls and is committed to the values of:

- Living: We live our lives with God at the centre. Our relationships are centred on Him and rely on His word and direction.

- Community: We promote a sense of Community and belonging within Companies

- Partnering: We partner with churches to reach local communities with the good news of Jesus Christ

- Uniqueness: We accept the uniqueness of each girl & leader, using our individual talents to serve others as we grow

- Safety: We require safety for all girls and leaders

- Fun: We have fun in everything we do!

We would love to welcome you to Girls' Brigade soon.

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Emmanuel Sunday School

Emmanuel Sunday School

Sunday School at Emmanuel plans to restart again from Sunday 31 January 2021, with COVID Safe measures in place as addressed in the COVID safe plan [here](https://emmanueluca.org.au/d/NaFYdxDfW1Y6QcXEX0IStEMGW).

Before you or your family attend Sunday School you MUST complete the online enrolment form [here](https://emmanueluca.elvanto.com.au/form/a5e52f18-e681-43e9-803c-7d761c3bea21)

We are also still encouraging households to continue with Faith at Home practices whether they attend weekly Worship and Sunday School or not. Dig in at Home resources that match and complement worship and Sunday School are available at www.emmanueluca.org.au/dig-in-at-home

Sunday School runs during school terms within our 9:30am Sunday Service and provides a time where children can share in fun, faith, friendships, and learn about Jesus.

Our leaders provide a range of varying experiences to help children draw closer to God through music, bible teaching, prayer, games, and creative activities. All our leaders are screened and trained and will love your kids almost as much as you do.

All children aged 3 - 12 are welcome and meet as one group in the Church Hall. A range of activities including games, craft, challenges, and small group time are provided to enhance age- and developmental- appropriate learning and connection for all.

Children will start each service in the church auditorium with the congregation for songs, prayers, videos, communion, and announcements and will move to the hall with their leaders when advised. In 2021 we will continue Digging into Foundation of Faith and follow the same readings and themes as Sunday Worship, learning more about the heart of God, and how to follow him.

To enhance child learning and discipleship, weekly Dig In @ Home materials are available at [www.emmanueluca.org.au/dig-in-at-home](https://vinteract.com.au/client/www.emmanueluca.org.au/dig-in-at-home), and we encourage you to connect with and talk about life and faith with your children during the week.

We look forward to "digging in' and connecting with your family soon.

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Enoggera & District Eisteddfod

Enoggera & District Eisteddfod

Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

Hello friends of Enoggera Eisteddfod,

Sadly, with no end to the current restrictions on gatherings in sight, the committee has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Enoggera Eisteddfod.

We are all incredibly disappointed by having to do this, especially as it is our 60th anniversary and we intended some celebrations. We expect that you will all be disappointed as well, particularly those who are 18 years this year and it will have been your last time competing with us.

However, in order to complete the receipt of entries, then arranging programme, prizes, adjudicators, accompanists etc in time, we need to start work now, and we can have no confidence at this time that we will be able to proceed.

We will keep our mailing list for next year so that we can be in touch then. If you know of any others who may be interested in the Eisteddfod next year, please ask them to contact us and we will add them onto the mailing list.

In the meantime, we wish you all the best through this difficult time and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in 2021.

Kind regards,

Laurel

What is the Enoggera Eisteddfod

The Enoggera and District Eisteddfod has been an annual activity since its inception in 1960. It runs in August every year.

It provides an opportunity for young people up to 18 years of age to perform in front of an audience and to get feedback on their performance from highly qualified adjudicators in a friendly and safe environment.

Categories are

- PIANO

- VOCAL

- INSTRUMENTAL

- SPEECH AND DRAMA

The eisteddfod relies on volunteers and sponsors to remain viable and to keep entry fees as low as possible. If you can help in either way, please contact the secretary Laurel Muirhead.

Please email the secretary at eisteddfod@emmanueluca.org.au with any questions.

Stay tuned for Eisteddfod 2021 information.

Laurel Muirhead (Secretary)

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