This Weeks Scripture – Luke 10: 25-37
Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Sunday School Lasagna Lunch – If you are looking for great food and fellowship look no further! Next Sunday November 15 is our annual Sunday School Lasagna Lunch! Come for worship and stay for some Fantastic home cooked Lasagna. Free will offering to support our Sunday School programme
Operation Christmas Child – Shoe boxes are due back today. November 8, 2015
White Gift Sunday Donation Drive – From now until November 29th we will be collecting items that will be donated to the Local Salvation Army in order to support those in need this holiday season.
There are white plastic bags available at the back of the Church for you to take home and fill with a donation for the White Gift Sunday drive.
In keeping with the history of White Gift Sunday we ask that all donations be placed in shopping bags or the white bags from the back of the Church. Doing this will helps us place less emphases on what we have brought and more emphases on the act of giving.
UCW Christmas Dinner. Please make sure you register ASAP so that we have proper numbers. Christmas Dinner this year will be hosted at Nika’s Nook in St. Marys. On December 1
Community Advent Service For those of you who may be interested in participating in the Ministerial Ecumenical Advent service we have opportunity to offer a musical piece on behalf of our Church. If you or someone you know may be interested in joining a Choir or offering a musical piece (solo, or instrumental) please let Pastor Katie know ASAP.
Dates To remember
November 15 – UCW Sunday School Lasagna Lunch
November 29 – First Sunday of Advent & all White Gift Sunday Donations are due this day. We will welcome special guests from the Salvation Army this day and present them with our donations.
December 1 – UCW Christmas Dinner
December 6 – Communion Sunday & Ecumenical Advent worship this Evening in St. Marys
December 13 – Sunday School Christmas Pageant
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