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A holiday programme for our Youth with Art, Music and Drama with a Biblical theme will be organised and facilitated by Juanita Benade on 25,26,27 September from 8:00-12:00 and then on Saturday the 28th the parents will be entertained with the results of this programme. All the youth are invited to please put their names on Mollinda’s list as soon as possible! (082 371 4366)


15 September 2013

An “eye-opening” experience “It’s so bright and beautiful!”. That was my first reaction when my daughter removed the dressing of my left eye that was operated the previous day. She had to clean the eye and put in a few drops and then put the dressing back on my eye. What a wonderful experience! The operation was successful and I could see better again – and I thanked the Lord for His blessings! For a few years I know that there were cataracts growing in my eyes. Since a month or two ago, I realized that my left eye was restricting my eyesight. I had to do something about it. An appointment was made, I saw the doctor and the operation was done. I always pray to the Lord for His help and guidance, but during this time I had another request. Please help me to stay calm and trust You. Bless the doctor who has to do the operation and all the people who help him. Let Your will be done. When the doctor was examining my eyes he suggested an operation on the right eye a week after the left one was done because I would experience the same problem with my right eye afterwards. I hadn’t planned for this! I had to get extra sick leave from the school where I am teaching. Luckily my work was up to date and the learners wrote their tests before I went on sick leave. Once again I thanked the Lord that He guided me in the work I have done. Now, while I give my eyes a rest to recover, I have lots of time to pray and to think about the Light of God, also in my life. One of my Dad’s favourite Psalms was Ps 27 and I read it again and many of the verses are so familiar to me because he taught it to me: Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” Please read this Psalm and have peace when it ends in verse 13 and 14: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” May the Lord bless you!

~ Liesje Kuperus

The newsletter is available online at Services are streamed live and then available as recordings afterwards at GENERAL INFO Service time: 11:00-12:00 every Sunday Sunday school: 10:00 every school term Sunday Bible study: Wednesdays, 19:00, Youth House Address: 226 Basden Avenue, Lyttelton (Corner of Basden and Alethea) Church office: 012 664 2614 / 012 664 0004

Office hours: Mon-Thu 08:00-13:00 Fax: 088 012 664 2614 Email: Webpage: Rev Maarten van Helden : 012 664 1384/ 072 143 1855 Newsletter: Magda Jv Vuuren 072 246 1815

Eph 4:15: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

Today’s service Sermon by Rev Maarten van Helden Scripture reading: John 14 Verse: John 14:1 Songs: We have come into His place Christ shall have the power God, to us show mercy Bless the Lord oh my soul Awesome God Amen Music: Christine v Helden Projector: Marcel Wilson

Don’t worry... believe! The words in our verse today are Jesus’ final words of farewell! In order to encourage people at such a stage and time, one cannot rely on sweet words or pretty cards from a Cardies Shop. Only the truth! Aletheia! And this is exactly what Jesus does. Whilst He is in heaven we should find our comfort in the words He gave His loved ones at His farewell-party at the table of the Holy Communion. It was a serious truth. And then He said… believe in God, and believe in Me! Do you? ~Rev Maarten

Knitting project

All knitted baby bonnets will be handed over to Rev Mosiua on Sunday 29 September, so please bring We would like you to share your joy and them no later than that day! Contact Phia for more sadness in order to practice true information (082 541 6388). KOINONIA

KOINONIA - to be closely involved in each other’s lives; to love, care and support each other. Please send your prayer requests and news to before 09:00 on a Thursday morning for inclusion in the newsletter. You can also sms or call Magda on 072 246 1815.

Bible Study @ Alethea Every Wednesday evening in the Youth House at 19:00. We are doing Never on your own by Gordon J Spykman, ThD. Bring your Bible, a notebook, pen and your enthusiasm!

Please join us for refreshments after the service

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