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19 June, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Day Camp 2021

Day Camp is on again!

Tuesday 29 June – Friday 2 July 2021, 8am – 5pm.

At Cedar Creek Campsite (CCC), Cedar Creek.

Emmanuel will be a main bus stop and meeting point for leaders and camper to travel each day.

Registrations will close Wednesday 9 June.

If you have any questions, or would like to chat about how you can help or participate contact Jess Pinkerton jess@emmanueluca.org.au or 0438168706

There are many ways that you can support and participate in Day Camp…

Bus stop helpers – 4 required (adults)

Be at church Tuesday – Friday, 7:45-9:00am & 3:30-5:00pm.

Help with check in process, meet and greet parents & campers, and high touch point & toilets clean & hall vacuum each day.

Cooking, Craft, Prayer, Fire Helpers – many required (adults)

Be at CCC for whole or parts of Tuesday - Friday, 9am – 3pm.

Help with setting up, facilitating, and packing up Cooking, Craft, Prayer Tent or Fire Cooking activities during the day.

Small group Leaders & Helpers – many required (grade 9+ and adults)

Attend whole of day camp Tuesday – Friday

With another leader, lead a small group (approx. 5-8 kids) of campers (in year 1-6) to build relationships with them, God and each other.

Training and planning support is provided.

Tech team – 2 required (grade 9+ and adults)

Be at CCC for parts of Tuesday - Friday, 9am –3pm

Run and coordinate Tech (Audio & Visual) for opening and closing assembly

Fusion Directors/Leaders (adults)

Attend whole of day camp Tuesday – Friday + Monday training 9am-3pm

With other leaders, lead and support Fusion group (year 7-8) to be leaders and build relationships with them, God and each other.

All leaders and helpers must register [Leader/Helper/Director info](https://moretonriverspresbytery.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/sites/EEC/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=04e5da3e6304742efafa5d87a689a6d8b&authkey=AUkxzNH81nAp7Pi2dEQQh24&e=ndWp3s) [Leader/Helper/Director Registration](https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y-R4lO-iMUKeObmwhc-Y3ChjR5GGc1BJpG41VRyN9z5UOUtUTFRMUDQ0RkFXWktJTFVMNExSQjkxMS4u)

Fusion (leadership program) (grade 7-8)

Attend whole of day camp Tuesday – Friday + Monday training 9am-3pm

With other leaders, learn to lead and support campers, leaders and directors while building relationship with God and each other.

[Fusion info](https://moretonriverspresbytery.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/sites/EEC/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=0b1aee5ad3cf84d8c8b7b5bf5389de6ec&authkey=AS_xfzH1S7ijQG5AEMf_CCI&e=N8nZs7) [Fusion Registration](https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y-R4lO-iMUKeObmwhc-Y3ChjR5GGc1BJpG41VRyN9z5UQTZZWlRHSDNVMDJFQTZVMllBMkROMThOTi4u)

Campers (grade 1-6)

Attend whole of day camp Tuesday - Friday

With other campers of same age & gender, participate in activities while building relationship with leaders, God and each other.

[Camper info](https://moretonriverspresbytery.sharepoint.com/sites/EEC/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=0a07bf927c9c247649ed6054400abe65a&authkey=AXw7nckUuV54mIDx2Cv8oTo&rtime=QEZ51OMJ2Ug) [Camper Registration](https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y-R4lO-iMUKeObmwhc-Y3ChjR5GGc1BJpG41VRyN9z5UMTBXQUtSVkRSWVZQT0JPVTFHQkNGRkRUOC4u)

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13 June Newsletter

13 June Newsletter

News

11 June, 2021

What a great celebration it was last week. For me one of the great things was to see the diversity of ages and generations that were present at the afternoon tea, and at worship. It reminded me of the passage from Hebrews 12:1 that speaks of the great cloud of witnesses. The strength of the Girl’s Brigade are the lives that it has shaped and transformed since its beginning 40 years ago. Similarly for the Boys Brigade, and to be honest similarly for Emmanuel. Our strength and our legacy are the hundreds and even thousands who have gone before us whose lives have been changed by meeting Jesus in the people and the activities and programs that we have hosted and provided. Girl’s Brigade, Boys Brigade, and Emmanuel have all made a difference and people’s lives have been transformed and changed. And as they have been drawn closer to Jesus it is not only, they that have been transformed but the world in which they live have been enriched. They have made a difference to their world. As I served and watched over the weekend, I saw the spark in people’s eyes reflecting a joy and a hope. For not only do we have a proud history we have an exciting future. We do not exist to remember a great past but rather to live an exciting future. As much as last weekend celebrates the past 40 years it encourages me with hope for the next 40 years and what God will do and achieve through you, and me and the other members of Emmanuel. God has a plan and a purpose my hope and prayer is that we can discern and listen to God and live into that future. What does God have in store for your future?

Blessings

Brian Hoole

Minister

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Dig In At Home

6 June 2021 - Dig in at Home & Worship materials

SHARE

- Your highs, lows & buffalos (buffalos being something weird or funny or strange that has happened lately)

- How have you seen God at work in your life this week? Have you ever experienced transformation?

READ

Romans 12:1-2

I appeal to you, therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

The Girls Brigade Vision

GIRLS’ LIVES TRANSFORMED; GOD’S WORLD ENRICHED

The Girls' Brigade Crest

The Girls' Brigade crest is a registered trademark of Girls' Brigade England & Wales. However, all Girls' Brigade companies around the world have the right to use it.

In the centre is a Cross, the symbol of Christ and his Church. Below the cross is a Lamp, which represents the light of the Girls' Brigade shining upon the World. Above it is a Crown, of Christ as King. Behind it all, is a Torch, the flame of Christ's living spirit.

The badge incorporates symbols from the three original organizations and is, therefore, in itself a symbol of union, as well as faith and allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Girls Brigade which formed in Ireland in 1893, brought in the Cross. The Girls' Guildry which formed in 1900 in Scotland, brought in the Lamp. Lastly, the Girls' Life Brigade, which formed in 1902 in England, brought in the Crown. They amalgamated in 1965. A competition was held to design the crest for the amalgamated organisation, it was won by Constance Fasham.

TALK

- What stands out for you in this bible passage?

- What does this passage tell us about God?

- What does this passage tell us about people?

- What is challenging in this passage?

Read the passage and the Girls Brigade vision again.

- How do you relate the Bible reading and the Girls' Brigade vision?

The GB crest helps us understand what it is that transforms lives.

- What are the parts of the crest? (see images and puzzle attached)

- How do these parts relate to transformed lives?

- What do you think God is saying to you? What can you do about it?

PRAY

- Pray for and with each other.

- Pray about your highs, lows, and buffalos.

Oh God, who prepared the disciples for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Make our hearts and minds ready, we beseech you, for the indwelling presence of your son Christ our Lord. Grant that the Officers and members of the Girls Brigade may be True and just in all their dealings, modest and Gentle in all their Word's and always loving and kind. Bless all others who Work for the extension of Christ's kingdom in the lives of young people, so that finally we may all come to the blessed home through Christ our Lord. Amen

A prayer from the Girl’s Brigade in Zambia

BLESS

- Bless each other saying, “May God Bless you this week”.

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23 May 2021 - Dig in at Home and Worship Creative Pack

[Additional resources attached](https://emmanueluca.org.au/d/CuriXXtXIAXcbjwtkEEHe4d7h).

If you would like a 'creative pack' with these materials already prepared, please contact Helen (via 3355 2162 or office@emmanueluca.org.au) or Jess (via 0438 168 706 or jess@emmanueluca.org.au) to arrange a convenient time for collection.

SHARE

- Your highs, lows & buffalos (buffalos being something weird or funny or strange that has happened lately)

- What do you notice is different in the worship space today?

READ

- Acts 2:1-4

At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit spread and moved among and within the people. But Pentecost is more than just an ancient story, it is about the ongoing life of the followers of Jesus. It is about us, here and now, and how through the Holy Spirit, we are filled, transformed, guided, and empowered to be the people of God, to share the joy and new life that it brings.

- What stands out for you in this passage?

- What do you think this passage teach us about God/People/Obedience/Discipleship?

- What do you think God is saying to you?

- What will you do about it? Who will you share it with?

TALK

- When have you experienced God’s Spirit or Power?

- Or, when was a time when you felt joy, had fun with friends or family, been excited by what’s going on, or felt brave about sharing?

- What would a party look like with God present?

- Who would you invite to the party? What would you do at the party?

DO

Pentecost is a day when we see the church being inspired by the Holy Spirit and we want to encourage and facilitate you to respond creatively. You can use the ideas below or engage your creative self and use these items and other items that you have in other ways.

Playdough

- Shape playdough flames above the heads of the disciples on the coloured mat.

- Use the playdough to make something.

- Imagine God is shaping and transforming as you shape the playdough into new creations.

Paper and colours

- Colour the flame, and as you fill the page with colour, imagine being filled with the Spirit.

- Sit with the blank paper and colours and listen to God and draw what he puts in your mind. What do you see/feel/imagine?

- Use the blank paper and word prompts to create a word cloud.

Candle or Sparkler (under adult supervision only)

- Light one candle or sparkler, use that one to light others and those to light others again. As the light increases imagine God spirit increasing and being spread throughout the world.

PRAY & BLESS

- Pray for and with each other. Pray about your highs, lows, and buffalos.

- Ask God to help you be filled with His spirit, transformed by its power, led by its boldness, and empowered to share the joy and new life that it brings.

- Bless each other saying, “May God Bless you this week”.

[Additional resources attached](https://emmanueluca.org.au/d/CuriXXtXIAXcbjwtkEEHe4d7h).

If you would like a 'creative pack' with these materials already prepared, please contact Helen (via 3355 2162 or office@emmanueluca.org.au) or Jess (via 0438 168 706 or jess@emmanueluca.org.au) to arrange a convenient time for collection.

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Sermons

13th June - God's Commandments.

13 June, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

READ  

Exodus 20:2-3;

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.

Acts 17:16-34 Paul in Athens

While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that the city was full of idols. So, he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and also in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. Also, some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Some said, “What does this babbler want to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign divinities.” (This was because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.) So, they took him and brought him to the Areopagus and asked him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? It sounds rather strange to us, so we would like to know what it means.” Now all the Athenians and the foreigners living there would spend their time in nothing but telling or hearing something new.

Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live-in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortal's life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’

Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

When they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some scoffed; but others said, “We will hear you again about this.” At that point Paul left them. But some of them joined him and became believers, including Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

DISCUSS

- How has your week been?

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

- Read the passages again.

- What do the passages tell us about God?

- What do the passages tell us about people?

- What do the passages tell us about our relationship with God?

- What is challenging in this passage?

- 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 

God the Father, God beyond us, we adore you.You are the depth of all that is.You are the ground of our being.We can never grasp you, yet you grasp us.The universe speaks of you,and your love comes to us through Jesus.God the Son, God beside us, we adore you.You are the perfection of humanity.You have shown us what human life should be like.In you we see divine love and human greatness combined.God the Spirit, God around us, we adore you.You draw us to Jesus and the Father.You are the power within us.You give us abundant lifeand can make us the people we are meant to be.Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:God, beyond, besides, and around us;we adore you. Amen.

from Uniting in Worship 2 (UCA Publications)

Connect with the Sermon and our Worship Service on our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3FKu0AdcO-Y4nR_BgxZC4A/

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6 June - Girls' lives transformed, God's world enriched.

6 June, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

READ

Romans 12:1-2

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Girls Brigade Vision

GIRLS’ LIVES TRANSFORMED; GOD’S WORLD ENRICHED

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The crest is a registered trademark of Girls' Brigade England & Wales. However, all Girls' Brigade companies around the world have the right to use it.

In the centre is a Cross, the symbol of Christ and his Church. Below the cross is a Lamp, which represents the light of the Girls' Brigade shining upon the World. Above it is a Crown, of Christ as King. Behind it all, is a Torch, the flame of Christ's living spirit.

The badge incorporates symbols from the three original organizations and is, therefore, in itself a symbol of union, as well as faith and allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Girls Brigade which formed in Ireland in 1893, brought in the Cross. The Girls' Guildry which formed in 1900 in Scotland, brought in the Lamp. Lastly, the Girls' Life Brigade, which formed in 1902 in England, brought in the Crown. They amalgamated in 1965. A competition was held to design the crest for the amalgamated organisation, it was won by Constance Fasham.

DISCUSS

- How has your week been?

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

- Read the passage again.

- How do you relate the reading and the Girls brigade vision?

- The crest helps us understand what it is that transforms lives. What are the parts of crest?

- How do they relate to transformed lives?

- What does this passage tell us about God?

- What does this passage tell us about people?

- What is challenging in this passage?

- 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

Oh God who prepared the disciples for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Make our hearts and minds ready, we beseech you, for the indwelling presence of your son Christ our Lord. Grant that the Officers and members of the Girls Brigade may be True and just in all their dealings, modest and Gentle in all their Word's and always loving and kind. Bless all others who Work for the extension of Christ kingdom in the lives of young people, so that finally we may all come to the blessed home through Christ our Lord. Amen

A prayer from the Girl’s Brigade in Zambia

Connect with the Sermon and our Worship Service on our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3FKu0AdcO-Y4nR_BgxZC4A/

Did you know that if we get a few more subscribers to our YouTube channel we could rename it? What does that mean?

It means that it would be easier to find us. Why not subscribe today?

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30th May - We Need Each Other

30 May, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

READ  

1 Corinthians 12:12-27

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit, we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many members, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those members of the body that we think less honourable we clothe with greater honour, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect; whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honour to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it.

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

DISCUSS

- How has your week been?

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

- Read the passage again.

- What do you understand by the phrase ‘Christ is like a single body’?

- If you were a body part, what part would it be?

- What does this passage tell us about God?

- What does this passage tell us about the body of Christ?

- What does this passage tell us about people?

- What is challenging in this passage?

- 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 

Dear Father, great, good and generous giver,

Thank you for making me part of the body of Christ, his church.

Thank you that there are no unimportant parts to the body.

Thank you that all of us are interconnected and interdependent.

We have a variety of gifts from you, but all have the same spirit.

We have varieties of service, but all have the same Lord, Jesus Christ.

We have various ways of working, but it is you, O God, who inspires all of it. Your spirit apportions your gifts as he wishes.

Thank you for every sign of your power and goodness.

And thank you for every graciousness shown to me personally.

In the name of Jesus, the head of the body, I pray.

Amen.

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15

JUN

15 JUNE 2021 DAILY DEVOTION

Welcome to today's daily devotion for 15 June 2021 as we

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Ministries

Emmanuel Girls' Brigade

Emmanuel Girls' Brigade

Emmanuel Girls' Brigade is meeting again face to face 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 is again meeting face to face 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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92 Laurel St, Enoggera QLD 4051, Australia

Best parking is via Laurel Street where there is some off street parking. Also the sight is wheelchair friendly (ramp access and suitable toilets etc.) If you are looking to hire our facilities for your next event please contact the church office via office@emmanueluca.org.au and Helen will be able to assist you with this.

Sunday, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Sunday, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM