CONNECTION – 5 NOVEMBER 2017 : ALL SAINTS


Crossroads Connection

OUR COMMUNITY NEWS FOR TODAY AND THE COMING WEEK

All Saints Day and All Souls Day

All Saints Day is celebrated in the Catholic and Orthodox churches, and many Protestant churches, on November 1 each year.  It is intended as a time of giving thanks for the saints and martyrs of the Church, known and unknown, and All Souls Day is celebrated on the following day, November 2, and then all the faithful departed souls are remembered and thanks are given to God for their lives.

In some churches, this is a time for remembering and celebrating our own people whom we have loved and who have inspired us.

World Vision sponsorships

Just to let you know that the World Vision Lesoto Project has been completed and handed back to the community.  This is good news, as the two children we have been sponsoring no longer need our support.

World Vision has provided two new children who are part of the World Vision Bolamba Project in Zimbabwe.  This is a dry, remote rural area of southwest Zimbabwe, about 250 km from the nearest city.  About 22,000 people live there.

This is Keitumetsi Dube (12) who lives with her grandparents.  Mother is unemployed and she has no brothers or sister.  Keitumetsi enjoys playing hide and seek and helping at home.  She’s in Grade 7 and her favourite subject is Maths.

This is Nokuthaba Diamini (12) who lives with her grandparents.  Nokuthaba also likes playing hide and seek, and her favourite subject is Maths.  She’s in Grade 6.

We have another sponsored child, who is in the Rukh Kiri Area Development Program in Cambodia.  This is a rural area 72 km from the provincial capital.  The climate is tropical and about 43,000 people live here.

His name is Koemyoun Soeurn (13).  He lives with his brother, sister and mother.  He’s in Grade 4 and likes number counting.

Thank you for your ongoing support of these children in need.  Save all your loose change and place it in the collection box (which is shaped like a house) in the foyer.  (Rose Geilen).

EVENTS AND NOTICES

Fair Trade Craft Stall 12th November

Jennifer Evans of Horizons of Hope will again bring her Fair Trade Craft Stall to Crossroads, this year on 12th November. An exciting range of handcrafts will be on sale in the foyer after worship.

Murder on the Orient Express

Hobsons Bay Refugee Network invites you to the legendary passenger train that ran in the 1930s between Istanbul and Paris.   This new version of the classic Agatha Christie mystery has a stellar cast - Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp.
* At the Sun Theatre, Yarraville on Friday 10 November, 6.15 pm arrival for 6.45 pm screening.  Tickets $25 via www.trybooking.com/323738 with drinks at bar prices and great raffle prizes to be won; dress up in period costume!  All profits go to supporting asylum seekers in Australia/ West Welcome Wagon.

O(ccasional) S(unday) L(unch) O(ut) Christmas!

We will celebrating Christmas on 26th Nov. At the Hoppers Club corner of Mossfield  and Pannam Drive. It will be a Carvery Roast with soup and sweet for $18.95. Everyone is welcome but please contact Lorna or Elaine by 23rd Nov for bookings.  If, after you have booked, you can’t attend, do let them know before the 26th.

Today's Worship

9.30 am Holy Communion, led by Rev. Robert Renton.

Following worship today

Please join us for morning tea in the foyer.

Activities this week

Monday, Playgroup, 9.30 am in the Foyer.

Wednesday: Bible Study (KYB) 9.30 am (Joy Clancy’s)

Thursday: Bible Study 8 pm (Savorys’)

(Note: Church Council will now meet on Tuesday 14 November at 7.30 pm.)

Next Sunday — 12 November 2017

9.30 am Family Worship, led by Rev. Robert Renton.

5.30 pm Soul Food

Please remember the Fair Trade Craft Stall will be open next week for Christmas purchases!

The Beach Patrol will also be in action next Sunday (See Rob Bradley for details).

Rosters for Next Week

Duty Elder: Robyn Tomkins

Morning Tea: Jan Sillitoe & Julieann Kim-Woern

Flowers: Val Martin

Reader: Val Tardrew

Greeting: Kevin Edgar

AV Desk:

Prayers: Blair Dixon

Piano: Gina Lee

Bible Readings next week: Joshua 24:1–3a, 14–25; Psalm 78:1–7; I Thessalonians 4:13–18; Matthew 25:1–13.

Prayer Calendar this week : Pilgrim Yarraville (Rev. Rachel Kronberger)

Housekeeping & Help

Card Making & Scrapbooking Sale

Saturday 18 November, 9–11.30 am, at the church.  Bargains galore including;

* Card stock / scrapbooking paper 10 cents.
* Embellishments for $2.00 to $5.00.
* Plus lots of other bargains.

Tea/coffee & homemade biscuit or slice $2.00

For the fete we received a huge donation of craft materials. At the end we had a dozen boxes left over plus five plastic crates all half full of card stock and 12” x12” scrapbooking paper. To raise even more money for our fete we have decided to hold a sale on Saturday 18th Nov.

We will need help from the congregation.

Can you …bring some homemade biscuits or slice? serve customers? assist with clean up at 11.30am?  We also need plastic bags large enough to take flat sheets of 12” x 12” paper.

Please advertise this Sale to anyone you know who makes cards or scrapbooks.

If you can help in any way please speak to Nola Edgar, Margaret Bull or Bev Lambie.

The Seniors Afternoon Tea group went to the races!  They enjoyed an afternoon (at the church) dressed for the Geelong Cup!

CHURCH OFFICE AND NEWSLETTER

Office hours are Monday–Friday 9.30 am–12 noon. 

Telephone 9741 1084.  Postal address is PO Box 2156 Werribee 3030.

Email office@www.catts-it.com.au.

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