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CALL FOR SONGS Christine invites everyone to submit song suggestions for our praise and worship before and during the service. However, the requirement for consideration will be that you have to provide her with the sheet music for the songs. Please feel free to discuss this with her after the service.


16 February 2014

The God Who Sees (DCPI ) And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. ~ Mark 6:48

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.”

READING: Mark 6:30-52

It had been an exhausting but fulfilling day of ministry. Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes, fed five thousand, and stretched the faith of the Twelve. But then He dismissed the crowd, sent His disciples off across the sea and went up on the mountain to be with His Father. Did His disciples wonder why He left them? Were they experiencing confusion? Disappointment? Whatever they felt, their voyage certainly didn’t feel like a victory cruise. The wind was against them and it was tough going. But even while He was praying, even in the darkness before dawn, and even at a distance to make human sight impossible, Jesus was watching and saw their trouble. “He saw that they were making headway painfully.” And He came to them, walking on the sea. Christians in the Lord's service often experience a let-down after the exhilaration of ministry. Multiplied miracles on Sundays often lead to storm-tossed Mondays. After victory and blessing, things get harder. Sometimes it feels as if the Lord has left us. But He hasn’t. He is praying, but He is also watching. He sees all our difficulties when the wind buffets and the waves roil. He sees all these things because He is El Roi, the God who sees (cf. Genesis 16:13). And He will come to us, Master of it all, walking on the sea. Nothing can stand in His way. Prayer: Lord Jesus, There are days when I feel like I’m all alone, in the middle of a storm. Thank You that You see where I am and what I’m going through. I trust You as I wait for You. Amen. (Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) “Equips Leaders to Plant 5 Million Churches Worldwide.”)

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Today’s service Sermon: Rev Maarten van Helden Scripture: Luke 17:11-19 Verse: Luke 17:15 Songs: O God to us show mercy Father we love You Father I adore You Crown Him with many crowns Great is Your faithfulness Amen Music: Liesje Kuperus Projector: Marcel Wilson

Whom do you turn to? It’s all about whom you are really depending on. According to the rules in biblical days the lepers had to turn to the local priests. They would certify them clean. Even these Samaritans had to do that to be accepted in their communities. But this changes totally when Jesus turns up. With the Son of God on the scene the whole way of doing and living changes. It’s not about rules and laws, but all about that wonderful connection in the meeting with our Lord, Priest and Saviour, Jesus Christ! ~Rev Maarten


Share your joy and sadness in order to practice true 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. You can also sms or call Magda on 072 246 1815. February Birthdays

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Bible study @ Alethea Bible study take place on Wednesday evenings in the church consistory at 19:00. Contact Rev Maarten (012 664 1384/ 072 143 1855) for more info.

SUNDAY SCHOOL The topic for next week’s Sunday school (23 February) will be Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray and parents can prepare Matt. 6:1-15 and Luke 11:1-13 with their children.

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