Sunday, August 4, 2019
Worship & Evangelism!!
“All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.” Psalm 145:10-12
Worship has an OUT Direction. As we praise God, as we react to His goodness, our visible, observable expressions of praise and worship endure and reach into onlookers hearts in a way that often mere words of propositional truth can not. We can all recall times when our curiosity has been roused by seeing someone elses gladness or our attention drawn to their exclamations of enjoyment. When we see the response, the reaction to the goodness and presence of God in others worshipping, it makes an impact, and it is attractive to onlookers in the same way! Knowing this can revolutionise our attitude to evangelism. We don’t have to struggle with the image of being like a used car salesman or a telemarketer pushing something people don’t want. Instead be like a “satisfied customer”, and let others see your experience of God’s goodness, and like the infamous movie line say in their hearts “I’ll have what she’s having”!!
God Bless, Pastor Chris
Check out our events calendar for more great upcoming events!
Aug 9th – Youth Social (7pm)
Aug 10th – Men’s Breakfast (note date change)
Aug 17th – Small Group Conference (9am-2pm)
Aug 18th – Cultural Sunday & lunch (10am-12.45pm)
Oct 19th – Fundraising Shopping Tour
North Church Camp
Set aside Sept 13th-15th for an all-age North Church Camp, being held at Adanac, Yarra Junction. It is going to be a great time of fellowship, fun and learning. Cost: Adults $150, Youth $130, Families $500 (payment plans available). Please fill in the expression of interest form in today’s bulletin and return it to box in the foyer. See Georgia for further details.
Small Group Conference
Please consider attending the North region Small Group Conference on Saturday August 17th, 9am to 2pm, at Diamond Valley Baptist. Speaker: Tim Piesse and other key leaders. Cost: $15 including Morning Tea and Lunch. Open to anyone interested in small groups. RSVP by August 4th. See Rob Tanner or grab a flyer on the Info Table.
Love in Action Craigieburn
Our Love In Action Craigieburn Facebook page is up and running again. If you love helping people then feel free to join our group. With our current support of the huge Love In Action Wallan ministry, we are just helping a couple of very needy families in Craigieburn at the moment. If you are interested in helping, please see Michelle or msg on the Facebook page.
Connect Mitchell Shire
There are some exciting things happening in the Mitchell Shire with Pastor Rob and Sue Tanner and the Connect Community. Starting in February 2019 there will be a discovering spirituality group and community meal each Sunday. This will take place at the Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall from 4 pm till 6:30 pm. The Connect Community will continue to start Connect Groups around the Mitchell Shire. If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org Please be praying for this new group.
North Finance Update for July
We are now publishing the monthly figures for the Church Building Fund & Giving. We are also falling well short of our 2019 Giving Budget, with May continuing to be well under budget. We need to alert our church to this. Please pray and ask God what your response is to this urgent need.
Building Fund Total (July 10th): $106,700
General Giving 2019 (Jan – June): $94,130
Giving Budget 2019 (Jan – June): $108,110
Giving Budget 2019 Shortfall: ($13,980)
**IMPORTANT: Service Times Notice**
Please note that we will be having one Combined Church Service at 10am. A Community Morning Tea will be held at the end of the 10am Service each week. It is important for us to be a unified community at this time!! See Pastor Rob if you have any questions.
Sunday Connect Group Invitation
The Sunday Evening Connect Group would like to invite anyone from North Church to join us for a meal at our meetings. You may wish to come once and share a time of fellowship and food, or you may wish to join us indefinitely. Each family brings a plate/meal to share. Children are very welcome. Our next meeting date is 2nd June (5pm-6.30pm), See Emma if you would like to come along to any of these.
Come along to Grand Boulevard Cafe in Craigieburn at 10.30am on Mondays during the school term for some great coffee and some wonderful fellowship time together. Please contact the office for more details.
Food Allergy Aware Church
We have children in our church with severe nut allergies. We kindly ask that you to be mindful of this by refraining from bringing any food containing nuts into the church building. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
North Church Facebook Page
Check out the North Church Facebook page here. It is a great way to keep up to date or to share upcoming events with friends and family. Contact the office for more details. The page continues to grow, with each post reaching over 100 people.
Giggles Playgroups for pre-schoolers is run on Thursdays during the school term from 10am till 11.30am at the church building. If you are interested in coming along or helping out, please Contact the office.
Little Rockets is our program for preschoolers. Our program continues this week with lots of fun activities, songs, and another fantastic Bible story in the Creche. Contact the office for more details!
North Kids is our program for school age children from Preps to Year 7s during the school term. During the service, the kids meet for a time of fun and teaching. Contact the office for more details!
North Youth is our program for Years 7 to 12s running on a fortnightly basis on a rotating program. Week 1 is a discipleship group meeting run on a Sunday from 10am at the church building; Week 2 is a fun social time run on a Friday from 7.30pm at the church building. See Advance Notice Dates above for this week’s program. Contact the office for details.
Arabic Speaking Service (North Arabic Baptist Church)
The North Arabic Baptist Church is an Arabic speaking service that runs each Sunday from 1pm. Please contact the office for more details.
Pokits – Autism Parent Support Group Parents of Kids in the Spectrum is a group to provide mutual support for parents of kids in the Autism Spectrum in Craigieburn. For more information email Susie Ball.
Women’s Ministry – North Church’s Women’s Ministry meets for breakfasts, teaching and social events. Contact the office for more details!
Men’s Ministry – North Church’s Men’s Ministry meets regularly for breakfasts, teaching, and social events. Contact Pastor Brett or the office for more details!
Discover North Church – Are you new to North Church? Come to Discover North Church! We run this program quarterly each year. Please contact the office if you are interested in attending.
Discover Membership – We run Discover Membership quarterly each year for those who would like to know more about membership at North Church. If you are interested in Membership, please email Brett for more information.
We would love to see as many of our church family as possible choosing one or more prayer meetings to regularly attend. For more details on any of the prayer groups mentioned below, please contact the office. If you want to start your own prayer group, please speak to Pastor Brett or email us.
Sunday Mornings 9.30am –
Meeting in the Little Rockets room
Monday Mornings 9am –
Praying for people in their workplaces
Monday Evenings 7.30pm –
Praying for our church and our community.
We see God leading a caring community, thriving through discipleship; locally engaged, regionally focused, globally aware and constantly giving birth to new mission.
A Caring Community
Please do not feel alone in any life problems that you may be experiencing. We have a team who would love to pray with you, no matter what challenge you are facing.
You can either write your prayer request on a communication card from the Info Desk or meet with a prayer team member who will be waiting at the front after each service. You can also make a prayer request at the website or by email because we care.
Inclusions for our Bulletin
If you have any announcements that you would like to be included in our weekly bulletin, either in print or online, please email us and let us know! Submissions are accepted up to each Tuesday night for the next Sunday’s bulletin.
For more information on North Church in Craigieburn, check out: www.northchurch.org.au