23 October 2020
We welcome you to our Family Service this Sunday at 9:30am.
Text: Revelation 3:14-22 ESV
You can now attend church without registering, however, in order to comply with the government requirements, you will still be required to sign in at the door.
For the online broadcasting, head to https://mansfieldcrc.online.church/
Church gathering – Tuesday 10 November
Dear church family,
As you know this has been a difficult year for Mansfield. Perhaps you are, like a number of our members, feeling emotionally wearied by the events of this year – whether that be due to the effects of Covid-19 or the impact of the church split. Due to restrictions, we were for a long time unable to all gather together in person to acknowledge and grieve the losses we have experienced as a church.
God tells us through His word that “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). He also tells us to “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15).
As has been shared in previous bulletins, we are moving toward a season of rebuilding the church. But before we do, we’d like to allow for a time and space to acknowledge and grieve the past. We’d like to invite you to an evening of prayer and reflection at church, where we will have the opportunity to bring our sorrows to God and share with one another as a church family.
We have asked Reverend KJ Tromp from Open House Christian Reformed Church to facilitate the evening. KJ is our Classis-appointed counsellor while we are without a minister, but more importantly, many of you know KJ and know that he loves Mansfield.
We invite you to join us on Tuesday 10 November at the church. Please arrive in time to allow the evening to start promptly at 7pm.
If you’re intending to come, please RSVP via this link. This will allow us to plan for numbers ahead of time. However, if you forget, please don’t let that stop you. We’d love to see as many members attend as possible.
-Marike de Waard
Have you voted for the 2021 Budget?
Now here is a place where your vote actually does count! We need all our members to have their say. You can do this in 2 steps:
- Read the Bulletin: 3 October Bulletin
- Click on firstname.lastname@example.org Vote “Yes” to approve, “No” if you do not approve or “Abstain” if you wish to do so.
10th Month Love Offering
A reminder that you are still able to make your 10th Month Love Offering. Please return your love offering by placing the envelope in the collection bag during any Sunday service or by making a direct deposit into the church bank account:
Account Holder: Mansfield Christian Reformed Church
Account number: 136614401
Reference: Please put “10th month” in the payment reference field!
At the moment our Sunday School is facilitated by the parents. Daniella is in contact with all the parents and assist them with content. If you would like to participate, contact Daniella or Francois at 0419 623 397.
Reformation Day is celebrated on 31 October and commemorates the day in 1517 when German monk, Martin Luther strode up to the church in Wittenburg and nailed his 95 ‘theses’ (or propositions) to the church door.
If you’d like to learn more there is an online series leading up to Reformation day, covering the fundamentals of our Christian faith. Click on the brochure below to see what will be covered and how to register.
Missions and Outreach
As a church we support Dongersingh through G.O.S.P.E.L India. Here is a link to a talk by Ianthe about our congregation’s support: G.O.S.P.E.L. India and Dongersingh.
Election Day 31 October 2020
Please note that the Church hall will be used for public polling for the Queensland Elections on 31 October 2020.
Sermons Available Online
Tithing and donations can be given 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
When you gift your tithing and offerings after the service, please type SS (Sunday Service) in the description in order for us to track givings related to the Worship Service.