Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 22 May 2022

Hello everyone,

Here is the mighty Friendly Word for this week!

This week we give thanks to all our volunteers across our church and community who come on a daily, weekly, monthly basis - to give of time, skills and energy. We value and appreciate you for all you do. We give thanks to God for showing you to our doors, for serving with a heart like Jesus. God Bless you for your generosity and thank you for being a blessing to others.

We have lots coming up ...

Saturday Marion Church of Chris is a polling station for the Federal Election and from 9am-1pm we have Side Gate Cafe open and a Sausage Sizzle.

Come and be part of the fun - not only working with each other but meeting and chatting with our local community. Remember we would love for you to cover this occasion with prayer. Pray for open hearts to be inquisitive and receptive. Pray for help for us to be creative and showcase the great church family environment. Pray for good health and protection for helpers who offer that warm smile and a friendly welcome.

THEN ...

State Youth Games - registrations are open!

QUIZ Night Fri 27 May is for everyone. You don't need to be a quiz whiz to have fun, participate and support our young people. You can come on your own or with a group. invite a friend - this is a great opportunity to have a fun community night at church.

Don't forget to say thanks to one another for volunteering :)


Blessings, Church Office Team


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Friendly Word Mother's Day Newsletter Sun 8 May 2022

Mother's Day Sunday

Are you prepared? Sonya reminded us last Sunday of being prepared - remove the distractions, refuse to depart from your confidence in the Lord, your commitment to the Lord, and from being steadfast in trusting God.

So as Sunday comes closer we encourage you to pray over the time you can spend with your mums, grandmothers, women who have and do walk along side you,

It might be that you can catch up, or make a phone call, or take time to remember those no longer here,

If you missed last Sunday's sermon, connect in with the Marion Church of Christ Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rMFklU2UlM

We welcome you to join with us on Sunday for the next in our sermon series - Believing for your breakthrough - applying the PLIABLE Principle. There will be something for all of us as we hear Stephen bring us the Word.

Sunday brings back the Morning Tea after the 10am service and the Pre-Service Barista Coffee at 5.30pm for the 6pm service. Everyone is welcome and invited to bring family and friends to celebrate and honour the women God has placed around us.

Don't forget that Good Gear have some lovely jumpers and jackets for winter - a lovely mother's day gift - why not come shopping together soon then, stay at Side Gate Cafe for coffee, cake and lunch - a lovely mother's day gift outing.

Blessings,

Church Office



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Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 1 May 2022

We are moving into May - nearly half way through our Year of Breakthrough.

The Word reminds us in Isaiah 41:13 NIV

13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear;  I will help you.

Riley reminded us last Sunday about Joseph and Paul and how they might have perceived that Breakthrough had passed them by, but through believing that "when we are weak, then I am strong" breakthrough hasn't passed them by, they were made stronger and God prepared them for the way forward.

If you missed last Sunday's sermon, connect in with the Marion Church of Christ Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoclOQZCcZI&t=1s

We welcome you to join with us on Sunday for the next in our sermon series - Believing for your breakthrough - applying the PREPARATION Principle. There will be something for all of us as we hear Sonya bring us the Word.

Plus there are some dates for your diaries, news and updates.

Blessings,

Church Office



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Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 24 April 2022

Welcome to the last FW for April.

We thank you for connecting in with our Easter Services. If you missed any, we encourage you to check out the links in the Friendly Word, or go straight to the Marion Church of Christ Youtube channel for all 3 services.

Thank you to all who served over the Easter Weekend. Your faithful contribution and service in Worship, Communion, Preaching, Marshall, Welcoming, Setting Up, Pack Down, Sound, AV and more was appreciated.

This weekend we only have the 10am service as it is a long weekend for ANZAC day on Monday.

Blessings,

Church Office

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Easter Friendly Word Newsletter 2022

Welcome to our Easter Services Newsletter

As we lead into Easter Max Lucado writes, something is awry—we feel disconnected. What we hope will bring life brings only limited amounts. We connect with a career and find meaning in family, yet long for something more. First job. Then promotion. Wedding day. Nursery. Kids. Grandkids. Around and around—is there anything else?

Jesus steps forth with a reconnection invitation. Though we be dead in our transgression and sins, and separated from the life of God, whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. Reborn! He breathes life into flat-lined lives. He offers life. Others offer life, but no one offers to do what Jesus does—to reconnect us to life! Peter says, “Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life…everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts right now” (1 Peter 1:3-4 MSG).

We invite you to come and share with us around our three Easter Services and reconnect with Jesus.

Service of Shadows is tonight at 7pm - a reflective service that leads up to Good Friday.

Good Friday Service is Friday at 9am - recognizes the day of Christ's crucifixion

Easter Sunday Service is Sunday 10am only- celebrating Jesus' resurrection

We will not have a 6pm service on Sunday.

Blessings,

Church Office

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Friendly Word Newsletter 10 April 2022

Hello Everyone and Welcome to the Friendly Word for this weeki.

It is Palm Sunday this week Prepare ye the way ...Prepare ye the way of the Lord: celebrating at both the 10am and 6pm services.

We look forward to having the Kids@Marion children join with us with Palm Branches at the end of the service as we journey towards Easter.

We welcome everyone to share in this very special time of Easter with friends and family - follow the journey that Jesus took over these coming weeks - online or onsite. All services will be live streamed at this stage. Pick up a postcard or share online the hope that Jesus's resurrection reminds us.

Thanks be to our loving, gracious God for our 6pm service (vaccinated person's) and Live Stream on Sundays at 10am. For those of you who are unwell, or unable to come onsite, we encourage you to link in online. Praise and worship from the comfort of your home.

The Friendly Word is FULL - lots coming up - lots we can participate in and pray about. 

Plus we have exciting news in the FW of Alicia joining us as our new Cafe Manager.

MCC Prayer Night is on Wednesday 20 April 7.30-8.30pm - Everyone is invited.


Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, MarionLIFE Community Meal is cancelled tonight. Brekky4Blokes is going ahead on Friday.

Don't forget to regularly pray for your Breakthrough points - people, situations, church, community - lift these to our loving God for consideration, wisdom and guidance.


Matthew 21:9 (NIV)

9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Blessings,

Church Office.

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Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 3 April 2022

Hello everyone,

This is the first week of April - and it is the last week of Daylight Savings. If you live in South Australia, don't forget to put your clocks back one hour as you go to bed on Saturday evening.

We are so thankful to be back with our 6pm service (vaccinated person's).

We are also thankful that we can have an online - Live Stream on Sundays at 10am. For those of you who are unwell, or unable to come onsite, we encourage you to link in online. Praise and worship from the comfort of your home.

Palm Sunday on Sunday 10 April. We welcome everyone to share in this very special time of Easter with friends and family - follow the journey that Jesus took over these coming weeks - online or onsite.

The Friendly Word is FULL - lots coming up - lots we can participate in and pray about.

Don't forget to regularly pray for your Breakthrough points - people, situations, church, community - lift these to our loving God for consideration, wisdom and guidance.

Blessings,

Church Office.


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Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 27 March 2022

Hello everyone,

This is the last weekend of March. We are so thankful to be back with our 6pm service (vaccinated person's).

We are also thankful that we can have an online - Live Stream on Sundays at 10am. For those of you who are unwell, or unable to come onsite, we encourage you to link in online. Praise and worship from the comfort of your home. Share the Good News with friends and family.

The Friendly Word is FULL - lots coming up - lots we can participate in and pray about.

Don't forget to regularly pray for your Breakthrough points - people, situations, church, community - lift these to our loving God for consideration, wisdom and guidance.

Blessings,

Church Office.


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Friendly Word Newsletter 20 March 2022

Hello and welcome to the Friendly Word Newsletter,

We are excited to be back onsite this Sunday with the 6pm service.

The 10am service continues online and onsite.

Come ... Worship with your church community - praise and worship God with all your heart.

We invite you to share in God’s Word as we continue the preaching series “The importance of Prayer in Breakthrough” Bill Tyrie will be speaking about ‘the patience of prayer’.

Blessings,

Church Office

 



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