COMMUNITY NEWS FOR TODAY & THE COMING WEEK
Thanks to Frances Geilen for these great compilations of photographic contributions to the Crossroads group section of Facebook.
Thanks also to our minister Annetia Goldsmith, Roland Geilen, Sandra Savory and many others for their contributions to the online services of worship over Easter. Many members found the Holy Week preparation and the services to be very meaningful and helpful at this time.
Worship Plan for this week
Online worship services
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all services of public worship are being held online until further notice. See the Facebook address below.
Bible Readings –26 April 2020
Acts 2:14a, 36–41; I Peter 1:17–23; Luke 24:13–35; Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19.
Rosters for 26 April 2020
Greetings: Kur Mag
Prayers of the People: Robyn Tomkins
Reader: Fay Docherty
For your prayers this week…
Our prayers this week…
For the family of Bev Gray (widow of Norm Gray, who was a Crossroads minister some years ago) who died recently.
For Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs, who have recently processed 1,136 kg of tags and built four wheelchairs for people in need in South Africa. (More bread tags are still needed, so please save them for later when we’re through this lockdown period.)
For Relay for Life volunteers: the organisation is recognising all fund-raising efforts and registrations this year, and holding over the registrations to 2021.
For refugees and prisoners at risk.
Bev writes “I grew up in Newport and look back on my years as a Brownie, Guide and Ranger as experiences that helped me in many ways in later years. Also very important was being invited by my school friends to the Inter School Christian Fellowship Group (ISCF) at Williamstown High School. There I met young people who often met to pray together in the school lunch hour. They believed God answers prayer! Through that group I became a Christian.”
Bev became an art & craft teacher and taught in Edenhope, Beaufort , Healesville, Altona North and Pakenham High Schools.
She writes, “In 1970 a very significant event occurred when I was enjoying teaching at Pakenham and expecting to be a teacher for many years. I received a letter from Scripture Union inviting me to join their full time staff as a Bible Reading Promotion Officer. This was very unexpected, but after much thought and prayer I accepted this as a call from God. For the next ten years I visited ministers across Victoria encouraging them to promote bible reading in their churches. During that time I also became involved in coordinating and leading Scripture Union camps and CSSM Beach Missions.”
She continues: “In 1993 I accepted a position to work in Roxburgh Park and develop a new church. At that time there were just 20 houses occupied in this new suburb and our Presbytery had a vision of growing a new church there. My home was used for many groups, shared meals, and Maternal and Child Health Nurse’s office. Later a Community Centre was built next door. The groups I established were moved in there.”
After moving to Truganina and many years as a leader in the Electra Street Williamstown congregation, Bev joined Crossroads in 2017.
CHURCH OFFICE AND NEWSLETTER
The Church Office is open 9.30 am–12 noon, Monday–Friday
Telephone 03 9741 1084. Postal address is PO Box 2156 Werribee 3030.