THIS SUNDAY: Caz James is leading the service and we will be celebrating the baptism of Cail Rayment, with Nicholas Tuohy as our speaker. Tom Holley is organising the music team, Chris Pickering will lead in prayer, Laura Holley is convening, and Alice Foote and Marny Croot are bringing supper. Thanks everyone.
HOLY SPIRIT SERIES: Over Term 3 we are going to drill down into the Holy Spirit and seek a deeper understanding and experience of the work of the Spirit. Some people have been posing questions which is great. If you have a question, thought or issue you would like addressed in the series, send it to Nicholas via SMS or email. We will then seek to raise and discuss and hopefully answer your questions and issues. The topics for the series are as follows:
- Aug 5 Holy Spirit in the Hebrew Bible (Nicholas Tuohy)
- Aug 12 Holy Spirit in the Ministry of Jesus (Nicholas Tuohy)
- Aug 19 Holy Spirit in the Early Church (Andy Mitchell)
- Aug 26 Holy Spirit in the Life and Ministry of the Apostle Paul (Nicholas Tuohy)
- Sept 2 Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Amanda Tuohy)
- Sept 9 Holy Spirit in the Church Historically (Nicholas Tuohy)
- Sept 16 Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Jono Newmarch)
- Sept 23 Holy Spirit and Spiritual Warfare (Paul Pallot)
PREACHING CLASS: Nicholas is running a workshop to give some tools in how to prepare and deliver talks and messages. Some of the topics covered include:
- Anatomy of speech (how to talk!)
- Exegeting the text (Biblical analysis and interpretation)
- Styles of preaching
- Biblical and theological introduction to preaching
Sessions will be held on Sundays at 4.30-6pm in the Velvet Lounge, running from August 5-26. Book your place with Nicholas ASAP.
FURNITURE WANTED: A member of the Vietnamese congregation is setting up a new home and is in need of basic furniture. If you have any spare furniture you can offer (e.g. bed, sofa etc.), please contact Khoi Doan (Vietnamese pastor).
CARRICAL BBQ: The monthly BBQ at Carrical Boarding House is on this Saturday 28 July at 18 Mason St, Hawthorn. If you would like to help out, please contact Grace Loh or Steve Taylor.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Dropbox available from http://db.tt/xtshuaqt makes it easy to share files with other people. The free Dropbox plan gives you 2GB of disk space. there are ways to get more space to store files for free or paid plans with a lot more space. The above link is designed to refer people to Dropbox from my Dropbox account. If you want to go to the actual home page go to www.dropbox.com.
ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS: Steve Pattison.