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The Salvation Army Floreat 1st We plant the seed. Our reward is according to our labour

August 2010

We water with our tears of prayer and the teaching & living out of the Word. O u r r e w a r d is according to our labour

God makes it grow according to His purposes. He alone can do this

God protects and makes it prosper.. We rejoice as we do our part with God and for God.

I N V E S T M E N T

Significance

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

R E W A R D

swimming laps in the pool of regret. We look back at our dumb, what was I thinking decisions, shake our heads and say, "If only... if only... if only."

where God wants to take you. Get in line with God and you will be able to see the right answers to life's multiple choice test.

The best way to avoid diving Ed Young into the pool of regret; the best There is a line that separates every- way to make the right decisions thing we do. It separates the moral is to ask ourselves the right from the immoral; the ethical from questions. As you go through the unethical; the wise from the the decision making process, unwise. Too many of us walk the look at each option with "in Bible Reading Plan edge and the ledge of that line try- tense" eyes. When you are in ing to see how close we can get tense about your decision makbefore we have to face the conseing process, you will gain the quences. insight that allows you to see Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. what is obscure to the rest of the Gen Josh Ps Job God tells us, in order to reach our world. 1-3 1-5 1-2 1-2 potential, in order to gain the full and rich life that he has in store for This week, ask yourself if your Fri. Sat. Sun. us, we can't walk that line. Instead, decisions are going to reflect we need to be in line with him. what you have learned from Isa Matt Rom And to be in line with God we your past; if your decisions are 1-6 1-2 1-2 must make wise, insightful deciwise considering your present sions. When we fail to do that, we conditions; and if your decisions spend an insane amount of time are the best options to get you


Dear Friends, With the election now announced we need to make our voices heard and ensure that the funding of chaplaincy continues. We presently receive funding from the Federal Government of $20,000 per chaplain for a basic salary. In November 2009, the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd gave a commitment to continue the funding until the 31st December, 2011. The review of the program is presently taking place. Whether the School Chaplaincy program remains after the election and beyond is uncertain. Kevin Rudd was a great advocate of chaplaincy however his view was not shared by all his colleagues. It is important that we encourage both parties to support the continuation of chaplaincy and its expansion whilst retaining the present Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) guidelines. Our concern is that the program could be modified going forward. • The current government has indicated that the program may be given over exclusively to a secular service.

• The Greens Party has indicated that it prefers a secular service model. In other words, the unique holistic and spiritual dimension of chaplaincy will be lost. • The Liberal Opposition has stated that the program will continue under their leadership, however it will not expand the number of school chaplains. All parties need to hear the voices of those who value the unique role of chaplains and to hear of the magnificent impact on the lives of our children and young people and the school communities they represent. Please – for our children and our communities – contact your local MP, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition and tell them why chaplaincy should continue and be extended to all schools.

concerned about chaplaincy to do the same (your church, your committees, your friends, your school)? PLEASE - VOTE FOR CHAPLAINCY Go to http://support.schoolchaplaincy.o rg.au/ to inform your local MP of why they should support our chaplains. Entering your postcode at this site will deliver the contact details for your local MP. From there you just need to add a short, simple story about why school chaplaincy must be continued. Finally, please pray that God in His grace will overrule and this vital ministry to children will be preserved and will flourish. Yours sincerely, Canon Dr Evonne Paddison CEO ACCESS ministries

Can you share with them stories of how chaplains are supporting children? Will you encourage others PRAYER CHANGES THINGS Come and join us on Sunday Mornings 9:45am, Songster Room Armstrongs MacCallister’s Arthur Jackson - Health, Loss of Aunt & Brother Isabella McGuire in Osborne Park Hospital. Alan Bateman and Family Cathy Marion - Give praise as Cathy was able to return to work Ellie Norwood Joanne Heard - Loss of Grandmother For our dear folk at Hollywood facing relocation while the premises are being repaired after the hail storm. Give thanks to God for: For His mighty provision in our lives

GRANDMA’S HANDS

Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. She didn’t move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands. When I sat down beside her she didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. “Yes,


I’m fine, thank you for asking,” she and embrace life. They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I said in a clear strong voice. crashed to the floor. They put food “I didn’t mean to disturb you, in my mouth and clothes on my grandma, but you were just sitting back… As a child, my mother here staring at your hands and I taught me to fold them in prayer. wanted to make sure you were OK,” I They tied my shoe laces and pulled explained to her. “Have you ever on my boots. They held my looked at your hands,” she husband and wiped my tears when asked…..”I mean really looked at he went off to war. They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and your hands?” bent. They were uneasy and I slowly opened my hands and stared clumsy when I tried to hold my down at them. I turned them over, newborn son. Decorated with my palms up and then palms down. No, wedding ring they showed the I guess I had never really looked at world that I was married and loved my hands as I tried to figure out the someone special. They wrote my letters to him and point she was making. trembled and shook when I buried Grandma smiled and related this story: my parents. They have held my and grandchildren, “Stop and think for a moment about children the hands you have, how they have consoled neighbours and shook in served you well throughout your fists of anger when I didn’t years. These hands, though wrinkled understand something that had and weak have been the tools I have happened. They have covered my used all my life to reach out and grab face, combed my hair, and washed 17th-19th Divisional Home League Retret - Renew

UPCOMING EVENTS AUGUST

19th 6PM SERVICE, Lower Hall, Youth Meeting

1st 6pm service 5-8th Future Service W’end

24th GHC Cluster

8th PM Metro Meeting

25th AFL Grand Final

13th 2Love church

26th NO 6PM SERVICE

Welcome to TC & CS

WELCOME TO OUR NEW TERRITORIAL LEADERS

15th 6PM Service 17th McPherson Lectures with General Paul radar 22nd 6PM Service, Lower Hal, Youth Meeting 23-26th 24/7 Prayer 29th 6PM Fellowship Dinner, Hall

Lower

26-2nd GHC ConferenceBrisbane/Geelong SEPTEMBER 5th Father’s Day NO PM SERVICE 12th Corps Council Meeting, Songster Rooms, 12:15noon. 6PM SERVICE, Lower Hall

Commissioner Raymond Finger Territorial Commander Commissioner Aylene Finger Territorial President of Women’s Ministries Colonel Peter Walker Chief Secretary Colonel Jennifer Walker Territorial Secretary of Women’s Ministries Sunday, 8th August Perth Fortress @ 6pm Metro Meeting

and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent & broken, dried and raw. And to this day when not much of anything else of me works well, these hands hold me up, lay me down and again continue to fold in prayer. These hands are the mark of where I’ve been and the ruggedness of life. But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ.” I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and took my Grandma’s hands and led her home. When my hands are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of Grandma. I know she has been What are you doing Saturday August 21st 7pm. Perhaps you would like to have a night off cooking and cleaning those dishes if so why not support Malayias Kuching children. We as a church are supporting their efforts in raising finances so that they can come over to Western Australia to share with us their awesome talents and stories. So see Cathy Sedgeman and book your seat. Cost $25 per head.


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Mark this date in your diary - September 25th 2010 - The AFL grand final on the big screen. We will be screening the grand final in the lower hall. There will be couches, cushions, comfy chairs, a barbeque cook up, drinks and a lot of loud cheering as we watch the combatants for the 2010 AFL premiership. Now What team will be challenging the mighty Hawks for the premiership this year?

Equipping Children’s Workers Saturday 28th August 2010 DHQ Level 4 333 William St Northbridge

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Don’t forget to have your say on Saturday August the 21st. Please pray for this election. Edmund Burke a great Irish political philosopher once said; "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." If we do nothing then how can we expect God to bless us. Perth Locals Reinforce Professor Patrick McGorry’s message about Mental Health Reform in Lead-Up to Election A candlelit vigil and walk will take place in the Perth CBD on Tuesday 10 August commencing at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. Concerned members of the public are invited to gather at Stirling Gardens, on the corner of Barrack St and St Georges Terrace, Perth. The walk will then proceed to Forrest Place in silence. The Vigil is being planned by a coalition of individuals and community groups. It supports the call by Professor Patrick McGorry for national mental health reform. The walk will be conducted to remember those who’ve been lost, and those who still suffer needlessly because of the inadequate mental health care system. Simultaneous vigils will occur in public places across Australia, including a similar event at ‘The Gap’ which will be led by Professor McGorry. People who attend are being asked to bring warm clothes, candles, banners and pictures of loved ones affected by our failing mental health system. This is a non-partisan event, calling on all political candidates to make mental health reform a priority. For further information, please contact: Mary McCarthy 0417 182 644, Chris Bedding 0405 525 476, JOHN CLAPTON 19 Whitewood Street GREENWOOD WA 6024 ph 08-9246 5898


1st August 2010 Newsletter