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Knitting project

Bible Study @ Alethea

If you are participating in the project, please remember to bring your finished knitted baby hats before 15 September 2013! It can be placed on the long table in the church foyer. Contact Phia van Helden for more information (082 541 6388)

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 and pen and your enthusiasm!

It's hard to be a shepherd (Sam Douglass) Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. ~ 1 Peter 5:2-4

READING: John 21:15-17 Sheep are dumb. They are totally dependent on the shepherd. They don’t have claws, speed, flight or fangs to ward off their predators. The role of the shepherd is not easy. Sheep are messy and shovelling sheep manure in the sheep pen is not a fun job. However, those who pastor need to understand they are “pasturers”. They feed the sheep, tend the sheep, shear the sheep (not skin the sheep) and provide for the sheep. Those of us who have been bitten by a sheep, butted by a ram, stepped on or kicked by a mad ewe (female sheep), or pooped on by a lamb, need to meditate on the words of Peter in 1 Peter 5. Even with a bold, type A personality, Peter had a shepherd’s heart as the lead pastor on the launch day of the first church on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2. During the hard times when the sheep are hard to manage, persevere. Hang in there! Remember there is a special crown of glory for the shepherd. Lord Jesus, I pray that today I will bring honour to you as I tend to the sheep you have entrusted to my care, in the name of the One who laid down his life for me – a stubborn sheep. Amen. 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


18 August 2013

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: Zephaniah 2:13-15; 3:1– 5 Verse: Zephaniah 2:15 Songs: Great is your faithfulness I will sing the wondrous story As the deer Christ shall have dominion To God be the glory Amen Music: Christine v Helden Projector: Marcel Wilson


Pride Nineveh was the centre of one of the mightiest world powers in history. The city itself was large and impressive. She roamed about herself with the words of our passage: “…there is no one besides me!” Where would you find that city today? Can or may anyone or anything apply these words of glory to themselves? ~ Rev Maarten Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day. Psalm 68:19 - In the walk of life we are not alone. - God is with us and He wants to bear our burdens. - On a daily basis God wants to carry us. - Let Him carry you today.

We would like you to share your joy and sadness in order to practice true KOINONIA - to be closely involved in each other’s lives; to love, care and PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your carrying support each other. Please send your power in my life. I pray that You will carry me prayer requests and news to today and each day that lies ahead. Amen. before 09:00 on a Thursday morning for inclusion in the newsletter. You can also sms or call Magda on Happy birthday to Keegan Brand on 18 August 2013. 072 246 1815.

Please join us for refreshments after the service

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