NEWSLETTER - BETTER TOGETHER, Aug 3rd, 2020


Set Free

“Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.” (Acts 16:26)


Sometimes we need God to shake up our lives so we can experience new freedom. This is particularly true when we find ourselves locked up in prisons of our own making. We might be trapped by a habit we can’t break, a fear we can’t overcome, particularly during this Covid pandemic, or a dead-end relationship. These prisons keep us from fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives. God did this for the apostle Paul. In Acts 16, Paul was in a real, physical prison. He needed a miracle to get out of it, so that’s what God gave him. The chains came loose, the doors flew open, and Paul walked out of the prison.

Sometimes God must shake our foundations to set us free. We may lose our job, face a health crisis, or experience the end of a treasured relationship. In the earthquake, we might be tempted to think God has forgotten us or that He is angry with us. Neither is true because God’s love for us is perfect. There is a unique opportunity when our foundations are being challenged: It’s in the shake-up that we start re-examining what we believe about God, ourselves and others. The earthquake opens us up to learning something new and changing the way we think.

Don’t let an earthquake in our lives create distance between us and God. Instead, use it to draw closer to Him. How do we do this? Ask God what prison He is trying to free us from. Then watch the chains fall off and the doors fly open.

If you watched the service from Seaton yesterday, do you remember what Paul and Silas were doing just before this miracle took place? “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” (Acts 16:25) SERMON START https://youtu.be/N9fV7x-gHDs?t=1320


Life Group

Our first Life (Small) Group started last Wednesday at Max and Jill’s. In light of the recent restrictions, it will become a zoom group to continue the great insights that are transforming our thinking.


Prayer Meeting: Note the change

On Sundays we are unable to meet together for prayer meeting at 5.00pm in the church building due to current restrictions.

Remember Jesus said, “And behold, l am with you to the end of the age" Matt 28:20 So let’s pray with confidence: • For Covid-19 to be eradicated • Protection over our families • For those in the front line • For those having to enforce law • For wisdom for our churches • For Scott Morrison leading our Nation • For Victoria and Daniel Andrews

Remember Psalm 91:10 "No evil will befall you, neither shall any plague come near you"


Please, continue to keep in contact with one another and Pray for each other.


Tithes, Offerings and Mission Donations.

Can be contributed via direct debit: Commonwealth Bank BSB 063 522 Account No. 10070479


Birthdays

No birthdays that we’re aware of this week.


Thought for the week.

What miracle might God pour out on Morwell Family Church if we prayed and “sang” for one another?


Missionary Offering

This month goes to CRC Missions.

CRC Churches International is a heavily missions-focused movement and we are established in various nations around the globe. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, international travel has been tremendously affected. This ultimately prohibits the ability of many of our pastors and people traveling between our various fields for ministry and relationship-building purposes.

This current situation has encouraged a new move toward online communication between our CRC family. Online mediums enable our pastors, particularly Pr Barry Silverback, to teach, train, disciple, preach and minister from afar. They have played an important role in helping everyone stay connected during this time.

Prepare to give and take the opportunity to invest in this ministry through an offering received in each local church (online or in person).

Funds raised will go towards the purchasing of the essential equipment needed to maximise the use of Zoom calls, and other online forms of communication, across our CRC fields, such as the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Ghana and India among others.

In addition to equipment, funds will also go towards efforts to improve internet connections across the nations. Many of our fields have insufficient internet connection which impacts the effectiveness of online communication.

Please add a note with online mission’s deposits that your giving is for CRC Missions International.


From the Leadership Team

Sunday Gatherings

Join us this Sunday morning

Sunday Gatherings

Our primary gathering as a Christian community is on a Sunday morning at 10am. It is made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life who have come together to celebrate God.

We experience a combination of modern music, prayers, communion, interaction and testimony plus a positive, inspiring, biblically based message that inspire us to be more like Christ.

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Young People

Events for the youth of Morwell

Morwell Youth

YOUTH

Youth Group is the place to be for youth each Friday night. currently fortnightly. They get together and do fun activities, worship and learn more about God. Youth is for years 7-12 and runs during school terms. If you are interested in attending, then come along and check it out.

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MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

On a Monday morning, every fortnight, mums with pre-school children get the opportunity to meet together and share with each other on how to become "great mums".

If you’re a mum with children under school age, this is the group for you.

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