Bulletin

29 November 2018

 

Welcome

 

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

 

9:30am Family Service

 

Please refer to the Duty Roster to see who will be leading the service.

 

Birthdays

 

2 December – Sharon Volschenk

4 December – Aliandra Erasmus

5 December – Sunel van Renen

6 December – Aziz Staines

7 December – Ria de Beer

9 December – Carmen Muller

11 December – John Koekemoer

12 December – Lindie Erasmus

12 December – Hannah Koekemoer

12 December – Elna Olivier

14 December – Gerhard Labuschagne

19 December – Trevor Staines

20 December – Barend la Grange

23 December – René de Beer

25 December – Shandre Coetzee

25 December – John Davel

 

2 January – Claire Thompson

3 January – Johan Steyn

4 January – Ockert Olivier

7 January – Andrea Rossouw

7 January – Leilah Smal

17 January – Karla du Plessis

18 January – Elsabe Joubert

19 January – Hannelie Coetzee

23 January – Cara du Plessis

23 January – Fia Venter

24 January – Hanco de Jager

26 January – Henko Olivier

29 January – Maureen Moerman

29 January – Teddy Moodley

 

1 February – Brendon Moodley

2 February – Grethe Gloy

3 February – Brendan van Buren-Schele

 

Upcoming Events!

 

2018 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 2018 MCRC Calendar

 

29 November – Church Admin Office closes (12:30pm)

8 December – ROC Youth Movie Night (5-10pm)

25 December – Christmas Service (Lord’s Supper)

29 January – Church Admin Office opens (9am)

 

Thank you!

 

Thank you to every person that helped Juanita van Wyk with organising, or participated in, the Christmas Carols Service or the “Afrikaanse Kerssangdiens”. Your involvement was greatly appreciated, and contributed to the success of these events which are held for the glory of God.

 

Nomination of Deacon

 

At the recent Session Meeting, JJ Pretorius was nominated for the position of Deacon. Please keep him in your prayers as he considers this opportunity to serve the Lord within our congregation.

 

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.

 

Kingdom Kids Leaders Needed for 2019

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Please pray about serving in our Kingdom Kids ministry in 2019. We need 1 Teacher and 3 Parents to help supervise our Kingdom Kids once a month. Please contact Rev. Obee (0430 496 292) if you want to serve or need more information about the ministry.

 

ROC Youth Movie Night (Saturday, 8 December @ 5-10pm)

ROC movie night

All Grade 7-12s are invited to a movie night at church on Saturday 8 Dec from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. You can look forward to Uno, table tennis, pizza for dinner followed by a movie! Please bring a friend (or two!) and join us for a fun night together – our break-up party for the year.

 

What to bring: $5 for pizzas; pillows/blankets to get comfy for the movie

RSVP: to Marike on 0424 740 819 by Thursday 6 December, and ask for a parent permission form to fill out.

 

Trivity Night (Friday, 15 February 2019 @ 7pm)

Trivity 2019

 

CRCA News

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1) Employment Opportunity (Bay Christian Church, Southern Tasmania)

 

Please see attached regarding an EOI for a Pastor at Bay Christian Church in southern Tasmania, commencing in 2019.

 

Please contact Nigel Swartz on 0422 538 554 or nigel.swarts@gmail.com by mid-December.

 

2) Cross Roads Prison Ministries

Crossroads Prison Ministries

To read the latest update, please click on the following click on the following link.

https://mailchi.mp/747ed480d9b4/ministry-update-29th-october-2018?e=[UNIQID]

 

3) Compassionate Catalogue 2018

 

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Please make sure you get to see the latest gift catalogue (a copy has been placed in your pigeon hole in the back of the church). All these “gifts” represent great ways that we are able to partner with Christ centred international ministries which make a difference to so many in Jesus’ name. Be sure to look on line. https://worldtransform.org.au/pages/compassionate-catalogue-2018, and on FB you’ll find us at “Compassionate Catalogue 2018”

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4) NextGen Training Conference (January 2019)

 

Dear CRC Churches,

 

The Reformed Churches Youth Committee (RCYC) is writing to share with you a training opportunity for your current and/or future leaders. NextGen and is a week-long training event in January run by Katoomba Christian Conferences to grow congregation members in their personal walk with God and equip the current and future church leaders with deeply biblical and practical training to lead effectively in their own local ministry setting. The RCYC believe that conferences like NextGen are a great training platform to encourage and train our next leaders particularly in the areas of children’s and youth ministry.

 

The conference runs over two separate weeks in January with graduated stages from first timers (Rising Leaders & Stage 1) to returning conference participants (Stages 2 & 3). Each stage builds on the previous stage with increasing depth and complexity (See poster).

 

The RCYC believes there can be mutual encouragement in attending a conference like this together. Attending the conference at the same time, we hope, will not only foster a base level of expectation for ministry leaders across churches but also allow for strong partnerships in ministry that can serve as a future platform for accountability, critique, creative thinking and the sharing of ideas. The RCYC understands that isolation in ministry is detrimental to the longevity of ministry leaders and so see attending a conference together is a beneficial way of supporting each other in our mission to declare Christ in our churches. In 2019 RCYC will be sending RCYC members to Week One of the conference (Week 1: 14th-18th January). For maximum benefit across churches we strongly encourage your ministry leaders to register for the same week so that we can meet, share and pray for each other in our various ministries.

 

We understand that it is a costly investment to send leaders to NextGen, however, we encourage churches to consider supporting training platform as an investment into the future of our ministries. Some churches have successfully applied for Seacombe Gardens Funds to reduce the upfront costs to their individual churches and as an RCYC we would encourage this for all other churches in 2020.

 

Heather Grant (Wollongong CRC, NSW) and Hannah Burk (Riverbank Christian Church, Tasmania) will be the RCYC representatives at the conference and able to assist with questions you might have.

 

Please feel free to raise any questions with the RCYC or Heather & Hannah and you prepare to send your leaders.

 

RCYC Contact details:

Heather Grant (Wollongong CRC): Email: hemily.grant@optusnet.com.au; M: 0434 357 700

Hannah Burk (Riverbank Christian Church): Email: hannah_kapinga@live.com.au

 

5) Church Planting Taskforce Update

 

Please click here to read the most recent update.

 

6) 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 birthday or Christmas 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

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1) Public Announcement regarding RTC Principal

 

We wish to advise you that at the RTC board meeting on Monday 12th November 2018, Murray Capill indicated his desire to step down as Principal of the RTC at the end of 2019.
The board of director’s official statement detailing the matter is available here.

 

Supporting Work In Missions (SWIM) News

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1) Communication from the Synodical Interim Committee, in conjunction with the Solomon Islands Workgroup

 

To read the letter, please click here.

 

Good News Counselling

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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.
For further details, please contact Claire Delkou on 0434 930 997.

 

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.

 

December 2018

2 December Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Jesse Gollan Rev. Danie Venter
Elder Eugene Strydom Derik van Renen
Deacon Rhona Muller Francois Oosthuizen
Reader Phil van der Kley  
Door Greeter K&M Moerman  
Coffee Duty R Grobbelaar / Vacant Sunel van Renen
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 1 K Folscher, S van Renen, D van Renen
9 December Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer
Elder Henning Boshoff Derik van Renen
Deacon Coen Folscher Johan Steyn
Reader Joy Moolman  
Door Greeter P&J van der Kley  
Coffee Duty P&D Jordaan / D&E Joubert Tanya Ferns
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 2 H&J van Wyk
16 December Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer Rev. Danie Venter
Elder Derek van Renen Barto du Plessis
Deacon Braam Stander Francois Oosthuizen
Reader Keith Moerman  
Door Greeter H&F Venter  
Coffee Duty Vacant / B&M la Grange Dalene Pretorius
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 3 K Folscher, E du Plessis, M du Plessis
23 December Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer
Elder Barto du Plessis Kerneels Olivier
Deacon Gerrie Labuschagne Johan Steyn
Reader Gerrie Labuschagne  
Door Greeter J&R de Beer  
Coffee Duty G&S Oberholzer / I Oberholzer, J Oberholzer Fransie Bloem
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 4 H&J van Wyk
30 December New Year Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer
Elder Gerhard Tromp Henning Boshoff
Deacon Corneels de Waard Johan Steyn
Reader Vacant  
Door Greeter Vacant  
Coffee Duty E Laidlaw / K&M Moerman Yolande Steyn
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 5 H&J van Wyk

 

January 2019

6 Jan Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service TBA TBA
Elder Eugene Strydom Derek van Renen
Deacon Rhona Muller Francois Oosthuizen
Reader Joy Moolman  
Door Greeter G&M Labuschagne  
Coffee Duty G&M Labuschagne /

T&R Moodley

Sunel van Renen
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 1 K Folscher, S van Renen, D van Renen
13 Jan Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service TBA TBA
Elder Henning Boshoff Kerneels Olivier
Deacon Coen Folscher Johan Steyn
Reader Keith Moerman  
Door Greeter K&M Moerman  
Coffee Duty T&J Moolman / G&R Muller Ingrid Muller
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 2 H&J van Wyk
20 Jan Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer Rev. Gerhard Oberholzer
Elder Derek van Renen Barto du Plessis
Deacon Braam Stander Francois Oosthuizen
Reader Phil van der Kley  
Door Greeter P&J van der Kley  
Coffee Duty H&I Muller / H Nel Marieta Pretorius
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 3 K Folscher, E du Plessis, M du Plessis
27 Jan Family Service (9.30am) Afrikaans Outreach Service (8am)
Leader of Service Rev. Johann Eloff Rev. Johann Eloff
Elder Barto du Plessis Henning Boshoff
Deacon Gerrie Labuschagne Johan Steyn
Reader Gerrie Labuschagne  
Door Greeter H&F Venter  
Coffee Duty K&E Olivier / S Peters Hanlie Oosthuizen
Praise & Worship, Sound, Visuals Team 4 H&J van Wyk

 

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