21 February 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: Stephan Joubert


9:30am Family Service: Stephan Joubert




23 February – Christiaan Small

25 February – Susann Oberholzer

1 March – Leo Erasmus

1 March – Theunis Koekemoer

6 March – Franco Steyn

7 March – Sarika van Heerden


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


23 February – Leadership Training with Stephan Joubert (9am)

24 February – Afrikaans Outreach service with Stephan Joubert (8am); Family Service with Stephan Joubert (9:30am); No Kingdom Kids (10am); ROC Youth Step Out to Redlands CRC (3-7:30pm)


News from Session


Australia is quickly becoming a cashless society, and our members are not left behind. This affects our love offerings during services. Session is thinking and praying about alternatives in order to make it easier for members and visitors to contribute if they do not have cash on them when attending services. At the moment, we are considering the installation of a credit card machine in the prayer room. Congregants who find themselves without cash will then be able to give their love offerings after the service without any interruption of the service.


All members and regular visitors who receive the Bulletin are invited to think and pray about this matter, and if you have any sensible ideas about other alternatives to make it possible to give tithings and love offerings by way of credit card are invited to send their thoughts to the office via email: admin@mansfield-crc.com


Kind regards,

Barto du Plessis
Chair of Session


Leadership Training with Stephan Joubert (Saturday, 23 February @ 9am)

23 February 2019(1)

You are invited to attend Leadership Training with Stephan Joubert on Saturday 23 February.


The program will start at 9am and is as follows:

9am – 10:30am (1st session)

10:30am – 11am (morning tea)

11am – 12:30pm (2nd session)

After closing, there will be an optional lunch on the deck. Please bring a $5 donation.


Stephan will discuss a set of values as determined by the Apostle Paul for everyone who is in a servant leadership position.


Please RSVP to Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer on obee@mansfield-crc.com or 0430 496 292 on or before 17 February.


Stephan Joubert at MCRC (Sunday, 24 February @ 9:30am)


Stephan Joubert will DV preach at Mansfield CRC on 24 February at 9:30am. You are all welcome to join us for a God honouring morning in His Word! Stephan is a well-known Professor in New Testament, who taught in Europe, South Africa and Australia. He is also the founder of the e-church and an accredited writer with a heart for understanding the Word of God.

After the service, we will have the opportunity to spend time with Stephan and have fellowship in the hall with refreshments. We ask that everyone please bring a plate of sweet and a plate of savoury food to share. Please also invite your friends and family to share this wonderful opportunity with us.


ROC Youth Step Out to Redlands CRC (Sunday, 24 February, 3-7:30pm)


Twice each school term, ROC Youth (grades 7-12) will Step Out and join with the youth of Open House Reformed Church, Westside Christian Church, Bray Park Community Church and Redlands CRC for a night of food, fun and fellowship! Together we are The Assembly: gathering together in one place to get to know Jesus.


Our next Assembly is hosted by Redlands CRC. We will leave from church at 3pm and be back by around 7-7:30pm. Please RSVP by Sunday 17 February. Permission forms will be available in Sunday School classes and at church, or parents can contact Marike de Waard on 042 474 0819 to obtain an electronic copy.


Position available at Mansfield CRC: Youth Coordinator

Youth coordinator

Mansfield CRC is Lord willing seeking to fill the position of a Youth Coordinator for 2019.


The purpose of this role is to coordinate the Youth Work at MCRC and to coordinate different congregational events as per the MCRC Calendar.


The position will be 8 hours per fortnight, worked as flexible hours.


Closing date for applications: 28 February 2019


Enquiries: Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer on obee@mansfield-crc.com or 0430 496 292.


Israel/Petra Tour, September, 2019


Due to demand and our successful tours in the past, we are once again planning another amazing Israel Tour, including an optional day trip to Petra in Jordan. We now have 20 people registered to come along and have room for another 10 people (5 couples). Come with us to experience this fantastic tour and have the stories of the Bible come alive as they are explained by our very gifted Messianic guide. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and experience the history, culture and beauty of this amazing and very different country.

The dates are: September 3 – 16, 2019.

For an Itinerary and more information, contact Peter & Nelly Mechielsen on 0466 594 120 or petermick46@gmail.com.


Invitation to Prayer on Tuesday Nights (5-10pm)


“..and call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me.” Psalm 50:15 NIV


“For He has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.” Psalm 22:24 NIV


“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV


Some days we carry our problems and pain ourselves, and other times we are in need of support. If you want to pray with fellow Christians, the church hall will be open every Tuesday night from 5 to 10pm.

If you would like to pray with Pastor Obee during this time, please text or call to make an appointment. His mobile number is 0430 496 292.



CRCA emblem

1) Job Opportunity: Pastor at Bay Christian Church in Southern Tasmania


Please find attached an EOI for a pastor at Bay Christian Church in Southern Tasmania.

For more information, please contact Nigel Swarts on 0422 538 554 or at nigel.swarts@gmail.com.


2) Pastoral letter to the churches – Public Statement on Marriage


Please click here to read the letter.


3) 2020 CRCA Women’s Convention


Friday, 29 May 2020 00:00 – Monday, 01 Jun 2020 23:59

Mari Street 13, Alexandra Headland, Queensland, Australia

We’ve booked Alexandra Park on the Sunshine Coast from Friday, 29 May, to Monday, 1 June, 2020. Our speaker will be Robyn Bain who is a lecturer at the Queensland Theological College in Brisbane. Our theme is 2020 Vision and we’ll be looking at the book of Ruth.

For more information please click on the links below:

2020 CRCA Women’s Convention

Promo Slides

Convention News FEB 19


4) Fundraising Cookbook for 2020 CRCWA Queensland Women’s Convention


Work on the fundraising cookbook has been completed and it is now available for purchase at $20 per book. It will make a lovely gift!


If you are interested in purchasing a cookbook, please contact the Church Office on admin@mansfield-crc.com. Books can collected from the Church Office (Mon to Thurs, 9am-12:30pm).


RTC News


1) RTC Monthly


Please click here to read the latest newsletter.


2) Workshop for Parents


CAPTIVATED: Understanding the World Our Kids Live In.


CAPTIVATED is an RTC and Christian Education National (CEN) event.


For more information, please click here.


Eternity News


Please click here to read Eternity’s February edition!


G.O.S.P.E.L. Prayer points for February


G.O.S.P.E.L. Prayer points for February


  1. Praise God that last year he protected all our 100+ church planters. God guided their paths, provided for their needs and most of all used them to harvest hundreds of souls for himself. Surely the harvest is “an offering acceptable to God,” R15:16.


  1. We give thanks to God that 90 new believers were added to the Kingdom different fields in January 2019. We praise God that 37 believers were baptized in January in Rajasthan and Gujarat Mission fields.


  1. Next week there is to be a Community Health Program nurse training program. While this is a “World Transform” program, it is a great frontier ministry that God is using to advance his Kingdom by preparing the way for “fully proclaiming the gospel of Christ”, R15:19.


  1. The staff in India continues to survey new fields “where Christ is not known (named)” R.15:20. The areas being considered are Jhadol, Girwar and Gogunda in Rajasthan and in Shirpur and Chopda in Maharashtra. Please do pray that our Lord will provide the needed finances so that “those who were not told about him will see”, Is 52:15.


Supporting Work In Missions (SWIM) News


1) SWIM Newsletter for February 2018


Please click here to read the most recent SWIM Newsletter.

The newsletter can also be found on our website at http://swim.crca.org.au.

Thank you so much for your prayers and continued support!


2) Volunteer Position available


Secretary Needed For Solomon Islands Workgroup (Qld Based)

The Solomon Islands Workgroup (SIW) is a small Queensland-based synodical committee which oversees the work of SWIM in Solomon Islands.  (SWIM is a mission and ministry of the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia).  SIW is seeking a new member to the committee in the role of Secretary.  The main duties of the Secretary will be to attend meetings, manage correspondence and prepare meeting agendas and minutes.  SIW meet approximately every 6 weeks, usually at the Tivoli CRC (though sometimes via Zoom).  Please prayerfully consider if this is an area of service that you might be interested in.  Contact Jenny at solomonislandsworkgroup@gmail.com to express your interest or to find out more information.


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


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.


24 February Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Stephan Joubert Stephan Joubert
Elder Barto du Plessis Henning Boshoff
Deacon Gerrie Labuschagne Johan Steyn
Reader Gerrie Labuschagne  
Door Greeter P&J van der Kley  
Coffee Duty B&R Stander / E&F Strydom Almal
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 4 H&J van Wyk


  3 March Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Jesse Gollan TBA
Elder Eugene Strydom Derek van Renen
Deacon Rhona Muller JJ Pretorius
Reader Vacant  
Door Greeter H&F Venter  
Coffee Duty P&S van Buren-Schele /

P&J van der Kley

 Lana van den Berg
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 1 K Folscher, S van Renen, D van Renen


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