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Ephesians 4:16 "Under His direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love."
To become a congregation building a family for the community
A home of Methodist ministry in the Swartkop Valley and surrounds Together a Transforming Discipleship Movement
COMMUNION SERVICE SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER, 2020
REV. NARDUS NEL’S SERMON
FOR A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SERMON CLICK ON ‘NEWS’ ABOVE
NOTICES : SUNDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2020
9.00am Sun 25 Oct Navigators meet with Rike
Nardus will be on leave from Friday 23 October to Friday 30 October.
SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY - 1 NOVEMBER 2020
9.00am Morning Worship and Holy Communion Service - Rev Nardus Nel
You are requested to bring your own bread, wine/grape juice and glass to the service.
10.00am Society Meeting for ALL members and leaders, straight after the morning service. Please stay in your seats for this meeting One of the items up for discussion on the Agenda is replacing/retaining the church pew seating system.
Rebelution will meet on Friday 30 October at 5.30pm instead of Sunday 1 November.
In keeping with the decision to have church services every second Sunday, Navigators will meet at 9.00am on the alternate Sundays. Rebelution (Youth) will meet on the same Sundays as worship services, but at 11.00am in the hall.
* The office hours will remain at Monday and Thursday mornings from 9 till 12 for the rest of the year.
UPCOMING MEETINGS and EVENTS
Tue 3 Nov 6.30pm Circuit Quarterly Meeting at Metro
Sat 14 Nov 2-5pm Planning Day for ALL leaders in the hall.
Sun 15 Nov 9.00am- This will be a service dedicated to the memory of our members who have died during lockdown. We acknowledge that there are those who have lost loved ones who were not members of PMC and if you would like to light a candle in memory of them, please let Gaelene know at least a week in advance as we need to provide enough candles for the day. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you book your place for this service. If no booking has been made, you won’t be able to attend.
Tue 17 Nov 6.30pm Local Preachers Meeting in the hall.
PRAYERS FOR THOSE FOLK WHO ARE SICK AND IN NEED:
(Please message Gaelene or one of our Care Team if you know of anyone needing prayer)
BoakeFamily - please pray for the whole Boake family as they come to terms with the loss of Colin. Frank and Maureen Moore - Maureen is in frail care and Frank is staying with his family. Please hold them up in prayer. Gloria Brown - Gloria needs your prayers. She is currently staying at St. Mary’s care home. Neville Westwood- has been having a lot of pain again and your prayers will be appreciated. Maria (Marai) Bekker - please uplift Maria with your prayers. She has a close family member who has cancer. Jacqui - daughter of Val and Matthew Clark, has pericarditis. and is still very weak and needing lots of rest. Vanessa Pitchers - Vanessa is still battling with swelling on and off in her leg, but is improving. She appreciates your continued prayers for healing. Violet Ngcobo - still has pain after breaking her leg earlier in the year. Please pray for healing.
PRAY FOR THOSE RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR CANCER:
Darryl Moss; Neville Westwood; Maureen Moore; Violet Ngcobo; Quinton (friend of Jacqui van Wyk); Daniel Singery (friend of the van Eeden family); Anne (Lynn Gilbert’s sister) and Leonie (Joan Els’ sister), Michelle Bosch (friend of Rae Todd).
OUR PRAYERS FOR THE ELDERLY:
Betty Parkin; Soekie Peel ; Frank & Maureen Moore; Louise Bremmer; Pam Boreham; Peter Wakefield; Barry Dugmore; Elsie Marshall; Yvonne Suttie; Norma Webster; Barbara Kerry; Alison Peckham; Joey Hauslmaier; Lettie Roberts;.
Thanks to all who supported the WA with their monetary donations. We collected R520 for Breast Cancer (Cancer Association). A special Thank You to Nola Teichmann for her delicious pink cupcakes.
PRAYER CHAIN Please Whatsapp Jenny Pereira on 082 937 9309 for urgent prayer requests.
GENERAL PRAYERS FOR :-
Our local Police at the Prestbury Police Station.
The health, medical and emergency workers in the front line of this pandemic.
Pray for South Africa, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Pray for the safety of all farmers in South Africa. Pray that tensions between farmers and communities will settle down.
Belated congratulations to John and Sheila Bryden on the recent arrival of their first grandchild.
WOMEN’S AUXILLIARY NOTICES
1. A WA Prayer Group meets on a Tuesday morning to pray in the church. Please come along at 9.00 and join the group to pray. Open to everyone.
2. The WA is still collecting toiletries for our Sunnyside folk and would really appreciate your donations.
Should your Fellowship group wish to meet during lockdown, you are welcome to use the hall. Please contact Gaelene or Nardus to book the hall for your group. A register needs to be kept of anyone coming in to the church, so please call ahead.
FETE AND JUMBLE SALE
At a recent meeting of Society Stewards it was felt that it is not feasible to hold a fete or jumble sale this year, but that alternate means be considered of selling our donated items, eg Facebook, and selling off bags of clothing. We have plenty of space to store any jumble or white elephant items you might like to donate.
FOOD CUPBOARD :
We are considering alternate ways of feeding the hungry, one of the options being a veggie garden on the church property, but this needs much discussion before implementation. We are still handing out groceries - mealie meal, sugar, rice, dry soup powder, soap, tea, oil etc.
SHOE BOXES NEEDED : Metro Church would like any empty shoeboxes you can spare. They will be making up Christmas gift boxes for children in the area. Please drop them off with Gaelene this coming week on Monday or Thursday.