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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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Dig In At Home

Accessing Dig in at Home Resources

Access to these resources is restricted for copyright purposes. If you would like to access them, please log in to your account using the Log in icon at the top right of the screen.

Please contact Jess Pinkerton via jess@emmanueluca.org.au or 0438168706 for assistance.

These Sunday School and Dig in at Home materials provide great discussion starters and talking points for you to be able to start and continue faith and life conversations at home, linked with and based on the bible reading and material we use in worship each week.

All of the material is designed so that it can be used by anyone at home or at church, to easily lead children of all ages, engage them in bible discovery, and further their faith and discipleship journey.

The material on the page is designed to be used as a snapshot for engaging in Faith practices at Home. It uses the [FAITH5](https://faithink.com/about-faith5) practices of SHARE, READ, TALK, PRAY and BLESS as simple ways to connect and discuss faith and life. An additional PDF document is linked to each weekly page and provides more information and activities.

The first page of the document is what we use at Sunday School and helps us get to know each other through:

- Welcoming and setting boundaries for the session,

- Sharing highs, lows, and buffalos,

- Talking about the video that we saw in worship,

- Exploring the theme through a game or activity using our senses and bodies,

- Engaging in some Bible Discovery,

- And we always end in praying for and with each other and blessing the children as they leave.

The second and subsequent pages contain additional material and activities that can be used in Sunday School and at Home:

- The Leaders/Helpers/Parents Dig in section gives background and contextual information for leaders and parents to help them think about the material themselves before leading it.

- The Core Bible Discovery is the main lesson and is written to be lead in a large or small group at Sunday School or at Home.

- There is often a Pray activity that further extends on the core Bible lesson, and

- Family Together Time gives an idea that can be done at home together as a family to link the Sunday learning with activity and follow up during the week.

- The Deeper Bible extends on the core material and is particularly helpful for leading a discussion to further discuss the theme. It is designed specifically for older children (grade 5+) but can be used for any age.

- All printed materials that might be required are included and can be easily printed at home. Any additional materials for the activities are fairly standard things that most families will have access to at home, and are clearly listed in the relevant sections.

We often use parts of the material in our All-age worship services. I highly recommend you have a look and make time to Dig in at Home with your family whether you worship with us on Sunday or not.

If you have any questions about the material or engaging in Faith at Home with your family, I’d love to connect with you.

Jess

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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

1 August - Honour Property

1 August, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

READ

Exodus 20:15; You shall not steal.

Romans 7:13-20

Did what is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, working death in

me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the

commandment might become sinful beyond measure. For we know that the law is

spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my

own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do

what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact, it is no longer I that do it,

but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is,

in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I

want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no

longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.

1 Timothy 6 9-10

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless

and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of

money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have

wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

DISCUSS

1. How has your week been?

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

3. Read the passages again.

4. Do you have a bucket list? What is on it.

5. Are you content with what you have?

6. What gives you your greatest joy?

7. What do the passages tell us about God?

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

9. What is challenging in these passages?

10.Is there anything else the passages are saying to me?

11.What am I going to do about it?

12. Who am I going to share it with?

13. Be prepared to share back next week.

PRAY

Oh Lord, You are my shepherd and I should not be in want, but so often I struggle to be content and do want; forgetting that you have graciously provided me with every spiritual blessing in Christ and everything I need for life and godliness. Thank you for often not giving me what I want because my desires would draw my heart from being satisfied in You. Help me to be content in You with what You have given me and to not be focused on what my flesh wants or the world tells me I should have. Protect me from coveting possessions or people, talent or influence, relationships or prestige. Keep my heart from being anxious for what I don’t have and make me thankful for the numerous gifts that You have already given. According to Your Word and steadfast love, fill me with the joy and satisfaction of contentment in Christ. Help me learn to be content in any situation like Paul and to quickly reject the idolatry that dwells beneath the surface of my coveting. I ask you to continually bring to mind your faithful provision for all of my needs, that Christ died for the sin of coveting, that in Christ I am free to be content and live righteously, and that godliness with contentment is greater gain than pleasing my flesh. And may I be humbled and changed by the ultimate example of contentment; of Christ becoming poor in order that I could become rich, and being content to go to the cross to fulfill the Father’s will to rescue a people for Himself who can be free from discontent and zealous for good works. a prayer for finding contentment written by Kevin Halloran:

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25 July - Honour Life

25 July, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

READ

Exodus 20:13; You shall not murder.

Genesis 4:3-5, 8-11 In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel for his part brought of the firstlings of his flock, their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So, Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let us go out to the field.” And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” And the Lord said, “What have you done? Listen; your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground! And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

Matt 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘You fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire.

DISCUSS

- How has your week been?

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

- Read the passages again.

- Why do you think Cain killed Abel?

- When you get angry is it a long slow burn or an explosion?

- When is it OK or even good to be angry?

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

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

- What is challenging in these passages?

- Is there anything else the passages are 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

Lord, as we have reflected today, we are aware of the damage that anger and violence can do to our community, our homes and our church. We are aware of times that anger builds up inside of us and the effect that has upon us and our relationships. Lord we need your forgiveness and your spirit to conquer this evil and cast it from our lives. Forgive us and empower us anew we pray.

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31 JULY 2021 DAILY DEVOTION

Welcome to today's daily devotion for 31 July 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