27 June 2019




A warm welcome, to all those who are worshiping in our church this Sunday. Please note that after the Family Service, every Sunday morning, you are invited for refreshments in the hall. If you would like some information about the church and our activities, please see one of our staff.


Worship Services


8:00am Afrikaans Outreach Service:

30 June: No Afrikaans Outreach Service (Lord’s Supper at 9:30am with Family Service)

7 July: Rev. Gawie Cloete

14, 21 and 28 July: Rev. Danie Venter


9:30am Family Service:

30 June: Rev. Danie Venter

7 July: Rev. Gawie Cloete

14 July 2019: Rev. Ettiene de Wilzem

21 July 2019: Jesse Gollan

28 July 2019: TBA


Rev. Gawie Cloete

Rev. Cloete was born in Namibia. He started his ministry in 1988 in Leonardville, and also served as minister at Windhoek-Wes. From 1997 to 2005, he lived in New Zealand and served as the first minister of the “Afrikaanse Christen Kerk van Nieu-Seeland”. This church today has more than 10 congregations spread across New Zealand. He returned to Namibia and was the minister at the “Nederduitse Gereformeerde (NG)” congregation in Mariental when he received the calling to Bunbury in Western Australia. On 15 May 2011, Rev. Gawie Cloete was confirmed as the first minister of the “Bunbury Gereformeerde Evangeliese Kerk”. He and his wife, Alba, currently live in Dalyellup, Bunbury and have one daughter, Karlien.

(Adapted from https://www.gekabunbury.com.au/leraar)




27 June – Braam Stander

28 June – Marlise Labuschagne

1 July – Alita Jordaan

4 July – Retha Olivier

5 July – Joy Maybery

6 July – Rev. Johann Eloff

13 July – Lynette de Jager

14 July – Murelle Botha

14 July – Gerda Gloy

16 July – Madeleine La Grange

16 July – Natasha Oosthuizen

22 July – Vic Tromp

23 July – Liandie Rudman

24 July – Minandi Rudman


Upcoming Events!


2019 promises to be an exciting year at MCRC! Diarise the following dates in order to be part of the congregation and share in our fellowship. More information regarding each event will be published in the weeks leading up to the event.

Click here for the 2019 MCRC Calendar

27 June – Church Admin Office Closes (12:30pm)

29 June – State Youth Council Meeting @ Redlands CRC

30 June – Lord’s Supper (9:30am); Congregational Lunch (11am)

22 July – Church Admin Office Re-opens (9am)




1) MCRC Office Closed for the School Holidays (27 June 2019, 12:30pm)


The Church Office will close on Thursday, 27 June at 12:30pm and will reopen on Monday, 22 July at 9am. If there are any urgent matters during this time, please contact the Leader of Session, Barto du Plessis, on 0434 474 846 or barto@bartolaw.com.au


2) Congregational Lunch (30 June 2019, 11am)


There will be a shared Congregational Lunch on Sunday, 30th of June 2019 after the Lord’s Supper and we ask members to cook a soup, or curry and rice, to share. Please bring food in a slow cooker or similar so we can keep it hot until served and drop off in the kitchen before the service. For planning purposes, please contact Elize on 0456 210 989 if you are able to bring a dish to share. Thank you for your support.


3) 90th Birthday!


After the Family Service on Sunday, 7 July, we will have a special Morning Tea to celebrate Aunty Joy’s 90th birthday. If you would like to join in the celebration, please bring a plate to share.


4) State Youth Camp (9 – 11 August 2019)


Mansfield is looking forward to once again attend the State Youth Camp at Mt Tamborine in August. This year’s camp is called The Summit – after the Sermon on the Mount – and is open to all grade 7-12 students, and their friends! We will be joining with our sister Reformed churches from all over SEQ for a weekend of fun, friendship and learning more about Jesus’ message to us.

Registrations are now open through the Bray Park Christian Church website: https://bpcc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/260207. Early bird registration closes on Sunday 30 June 2019 – register by then to catch the $50 saving.

More details and permission forms will be provided in Sunday school classes after the school holidays. For more information, please contact either Marike de Waard on 042 474 0819 or marike.dewaard@gmail.com, or contact Ethan O’Donnell on ejodonnell14@gmail.com.


5) Save the Date: MCRC Camp Oven 2019 (7 September 2019)


The Camp Oven / “Potjiekos” Get together will be held on Saturday, 7 September 2019.


Do you enjoy making a camp oven / “potjie”, and would like to join us for a fun day?

Do you not like making a camp oven / “potjie”, but enjoy eating it, and would like to join us for a fun day?


Then you have to talk so Sunel or Derek van Renen and get involved! We need people to make some delicious “potjies”, as well as guests to make sure no food goes to waste!


You can contact Sunel on 042 420 0155 or Derek on 042 420 0151 if you would like to get involved.


6) Vacancy: Missions Ministry Leader


Hennie Venter resigned as Missions Ministry Leader. If any member of our congregation finds it in their heart to take on this important task, please contact Barto du Plessis, on 0434 474 846 or barto@bartolaw.com.au, or the Office (admin@mansfield-crc.com).


7) Kids Talk and Sunday School (Prep – Year 11)


Reminder: Kids Talk and all Sunday School Classes (Prep – Year 11) take place every Sunday after Scripture Reading except on Lord’s Supper Sundays, on long weekends and during school holidays.


8) Request from Care Ministry


The Care Ministry is aware of two Christian families seeking rental accommodation in the Mansfield High/State School catchment areas between $580 and $650 per week. If you know of a property owner who is looking for first class tenants with professional backgrounds, excellent income, good character & impeccable references, please contact Claire of the Care Ministry on 0434 930997.


Xtreme Character Challenge (17 to 20 October 2019)


The 4th Musketeers, a multi-denominational Christian organisation, is planning the next Xtreme Character Challenge (XCC) for men, held in the Scenic Rim, from 17 (Thursday evening) to 20 October 2019. We are hoping to form a team (or two!) from Mansfield CRC.


If you are interested to hear more, an information evening will be held at 18:30 on 3 July 2019 at 1541 Creek Road in Carina (Living Church).


You can also ask any person wearing a red polo shirt (with a 4 on the back) in Church on Sunday, or Theunis Koekemoer on 0439 492 517.


Missions News


1) Invitation to Fundraising Event – New Life Trust Ladies Day (10 August, 11am-2pm)

New Life Trust is an Australian based Charitable Organization that works for the direct relief of poverty and suffering of children in Myanmar (Burma).


This is one of the charities MCRC supports. Please consider attending this event and please share this event with your friends.


Tickets for the event can be bought here.


2) New Life Trust June Newsletter

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It is that time again for an update from our friends in Myanmar. Please click on the link below to view our latest newsletter.


View June 2019 Newsletter


I hope this newsletter encourages you as you see the wonderful work being done in Myanmar by Bella and her family, and also the continuing work of the Australian team who help support them all.


Thank you for your prayers and support.


Kingdom Tots


Kingdom Tots is a service provided during the Family service to support parents of children aged 1-3. Children can be accompanied by parents, or if they are independent enough, they can be left in our care. We will read a Bible story, do some singing, praying and art. Followed by outside play if the weather permits. Please send a snack and water with your child for morning tea. If you want to help, or have any questions please contact: Nadia Janse van Rensburg on 0420 982 935.



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1) Church Planting Taskforce


To read the latest Planting Update, A Hope in the Ashes, please click here.


2) Crossroads Prison Ministries

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Crossroads Update June 2019

In this update, you will find

  • Devotion – ‘Is not life more than food?’
  • Treasurer’s Update (good news)
  • President’s Update
    • Including your invitation to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) – in Sydney, 6pm on Wednesday 19 June 2019
    • A Word from the Solomon Islands
    • Jack’s Desk – “Is Grace Enough?”
    • Student Testimonies


We hope that you will be encouraged.

View the full update online


3) CRCA Youth Convention 2020


Cheapest Convention in a Decade!

Thanks to the generous support from the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia, this is the cheapest convention on a cost per day basis for over a decade! Early bird tickets are $415, and regular tickets are $465.

That means that our air-conditioned cabin accommodation is cheaper this convention than a camping option was at the last convention. And when you consider that this includes all your food, accommodation, activities and bus transfers (if you need them), this really is great value for money!

So what are you waiting for?

Go to – http://crcayouthconvention.com.au/tickets/

Early bird registration is open now, and will close on the 30th of June.


For more information about the convention, please click here. To view the promotional slideshow, please click here.


4) CRCA Women’s Convention 2020

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The 2020 Women’s Convention Planning Committee are very excited to let ladies of all ages know that we have the Registration Forms for the 2020 CRCA Women’s Convention ready. The convention will be held in Queensland from Friday, 29 May, to Monday, 1 June, in 2020. Registration information can be found on the Tivoli CRCA website (tivolicrc.org.au). Registration Forms and Medical Information Forms can be completed electronically and emailed, or printed and mailed. There is also a promotional video on the website.

Please contact Wendy Vowles on 07 3294 6889 or 0408 073 680, or email: wendyjoyvowles@gmail.com.


RTC News


1) RTC Monthly – June 2019


Please click here to read the latest newsletter.


G.O.S.P.E.L. News


1) Prayer points for June

  1. College comes to students. Our second batch of 24 missionaries are now being trained. This month they studied: God and his Word, mankind and sin, Biblical theology and the Doctrine of salvation. May God use the Diploma course to train the GOSPEL workers for effective ministry in India.
  2. 60 people were added to the Kingdom in May and some 23 new Christians received the sign of baptism.
  3. Please do pray for Indian Christians. In the recent election, BJP, the Hindu Nationalist party was returned to power with an increased majority. We strongly believe that our God is sovereign and has power over everything. At the same time we know that the preaching of the Gospel may be hindered and opposed. Please pray that there will not be any hindrance to gospel work in India.
  4. Please pray for WATER. Most of the villages adopted for the GOSPEL work have been severely affected by the water shortage. Many people in the field are facing a severe drinking water crisis. Kindly pray for believers and other communities to access drinking water until the monsoon rains come. (We do thank God for the many bore wells that have been drilled because of kind donations made through Compassionate Catalogue.)


Supporting Work In Missions (SWIM) News


Progress on the Katova High School in the Solomon Islands is moving forward and we are working towards the objective of the school commencing in 2020. Two more trips are planned in the next 12 months. Please consider if you are able to participate in these trips. Some brief details about the upcoming trips are below:


Trip 1: Building and ministry (if a minister would like to join us)


Advance Team – Tuesday 29th October, 2019

Main Team – Thursday 31st October, 2019


Main Team – Thursday 14th November, 2019

Remaining Team – Thursday 21st November, 2019

This team will have a small number of people fly in a few days in advance to take care of logistical and planning tasks. There is also an option for people to stay on for another week or even longer if they wish. The primary focus of this team is to complete the first classroom block that was commenced in November, 2019. There will also be earthmoving work conducted, timber milling and assistance provided to local villages who will be building staff houses. We are primarily focussed on people with building, trade and labouring skills for this project.


Trip 2: Building, ministry, medical, education and children’s ministry


Advance Team – Tuesday 30th June, 2020

Main Team – Thursday 2nd of July, 2020


Main Team – Thursday 16th of July, 2020

Remaining Team – Thursday 23rd of July, 2020

This will be a large and dynamic team that will complete the second classroom, run medical programs, run children’s programs and run a ministry training program. Team members will consist of young and older members who are able to assist in any of the project areas.

Some of the things you should consider if you are thinking about joining one of these teams are:

  • You will travel to a third world country and an extremely remote location. There is no internet or phone contact whilst you are in the village. The team leader will have a Satphone and provide regular updates to people in Australia
  • You will be staying in basic accommodation and sleeping in shared areas on a mattress on the floor. Food is provided but is basic and limited as there is no refrigeration or shops available
  • You will be in an area that has a high malaria risk and will need to take preventative medication.
  • Cost for the trip is around $1850 which includes meals, airfares, travel insurance, transport and accommodation.
  • 325 people have now participated in these trips over the last 15 years. The trips are difficult but extremely rewarding.

For further information or to confirm you participation in one of the upcoming trips please contact the Katova High School Project Coordinator (Australia), Rod Peet, via email: repeet777@hotmail.com or phone: 0412058848.


World Transform

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King Project

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Video clip: https://worldtransform.org.au/collections/the-king-project


World Transform has named its new community development project “The King Project” because it is situated in Rajasthan ‘The Kingdom State’. We know that the King of kings is Lord of Rajasthan so we want to be agents of God promoting the Lordship of Christ the King.


The Jhadol region is where the 22 poor target villages are situated in a hilly and rocky terrain. There the literacy rate is 42% (53% of men and 31% of women can read.)

Our partners conducted a detailed survey of 22 needy villages. Lots of community consultation was done.


These factors stood out:

  1. Serious Health issues especially for women and children.
  2. Agricultural development – better yields to overcome malnutrition; soil improvement; erosion control.
  3. Access to clean water.
  4. Income generation projects to avoid going into debt.
  5. Education and training to avoid abuse.
  6. Advocacy and justice.


This community development program will directly help up to 12,500 image bearers and address issues of the poorest in these 22 villages in Jesus’ name. Please pray much about the work that will be done in the King project. Please give generously so that we can make a huge difference to people’s life on behalf of CRCA. Thank you for your support.


Eternity News


Eternity News is published by Bible Society Australia. Eternity is a national news service for Australian Christians, uniting them, sharing in their witness and encouraging them by revealing what God is doing in our nation. Please read the June edition here.


Good News Counselling


Good News Counselling is:

  • An evangelism-oriented outreach ministry, aimed at families and family members suffering from extreme distress.
  • An extension of the Care Ministry of MCRC.
  • Provides a professional counselling service for both couples and individuals.


Contact us for an appointment:

Website – www.goodnewscounselling.com

Email – goodnewscounselling@gmail.com

Phone – 0405 364 361


Please note: The Care Ministry of MCRC sponsors the counselling fees of church and community members who cannot afford the fees.


Booking of the Manse for Functions


MCRC members are kindly reminded that the Manse must be booked before use for private or church functions. This is to avoid inconvenience caused by double booking of the facilities. Members are also reminded to clean up after themselves and to return all items that were used. During the week, the Manse is used as an office and a professional environment must therefore be maintained at all times. To make a booking and/or collect keys to use the facilities, please email admin@mansfield-crc.com or phone 3733 1579 (Mon to Thurs 9am-12:30pm).


Survival Kit for New Families


Our church has a container with glasses, cups, cutlery, plates, etc. to be used by anyone or any family in need (waiting on their own, or in between homes or who has moved interstate/immigrated) to use these items for as long as necessary. Please email admin@mansfield-crc.com or phone 3733 1579 (Mon to Thurs 9am-12:30pm) for more information.


Conference Room @ 421 Wishart Rd FOR RENT!


From training sessions, meetings, seminars, board meetings and workshops, our conference room, which can seat up to 19 people, is available for you to rent at a low hourly rate of $25! Key and cleaning deposit of $75 payable when making your booking.
To book please email admin@mansfield-crc.com or phone 3733 1579 (Mon to Thurs, 9am-12:30pm).


Tithing & Donations


Members and visitors are welcome to make their regular or special tithings via Direct Bank Deposit into the following bank account:
• Mansfield Christian Reformed Church
• Community Sector Banking (Division of Bendigo Bank)
• BSB: 633-000
• Account Number: 136614401


Privileged to Serve


Thank you for being willing to serve our congregation, by fulfilling one of the tasks mentioned on our Duty Roster! May our Lord bless you in this process with His gracious presence.


30 June                     (Lord’s Supper) Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Danie Venter No Afrikaans Service
Elder Gerhard Tromp  
Deacon Corneels de Waard  
Reader Keith Moerman  
Door Greeter G&M Labuschagne  
Coffee Duty S Peters / R&S Pethybridge  
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 4  
7 July Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Gawie Cloete Rev. Gawie Cloete
Elder Eugene Strydom Louis Nel
Deacon Rhona Muller Johan Steyn
Reader Joy Moolman  
Door Greeter K&M Moerman  
Coffee Duty JJ&M Pretorius / L&M Rudman Sunel van Renen
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 1 K Folscher, S van Renen, D van Renen
14 July Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Ettiene de Wilzem Rev. Danie Venter
Elder Phil van der Kley Kerneels Olivier
Deacon Coen Folscher JJ Pretorius
Reader Keith Moerman  
Door Greeter P&J van der Kley  
Coffee Duty M Schroeter / T Small, L Small Tanya Ferns
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 2 H&J van Wyk


21 July Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Jesse Gollan Rev. Danie Venter
Elder Louis Nel Barto du Plessis
Deacon Braam Stander Francois Oosthuizen
Reader Phil van der Kley  
Door Greeter H&F Venter  
Coffee Duty B&R Stander / E&F Strydom Ella du Plessis
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 3 K Folscher, E du Plessis, M du Plessis
28 July Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service TBA Rev. Danie Venter
Elder Barto du Plessis Kerneels Olivier
Deacon Gerrie Labuschagne Johan Steyn
Reader Gerrie Labuschagne  
Door Greeter J&R de Beer  
Coffee Duty P&S van Buren-Schele /

P&J van der Kley

Yolande Steyn
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 4 H&J van Wyk


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