Pastoral Note - 6 Aug 2015

Hi Table View Methodist Family,
I'm looking forward to talking to you this week about the Widow's offering in Luke 21:1-4.  This passage might not be about giving generously.  This Sunday we will look at some of Jesus teaching around money and our relationship to it - we will look at a few examples from the Early Church as we try to work out what it means to be obedient to God in our giving and our use of money as a church.
I've been talking about money for the last two weeks - during the first week the feeding of the 5,000 reminded us that we serve a God who is concerned that everyone should have enough.  In the second week we learnt about Deuteronomy 14 - the tithe was to be enjoyed by the people who brought it - and every third year the tithe was to be stored for those in need.
Alpha Course
The Alpha Course will begin on the evening of Thursday 3 September at 7pm - the topic:  Is there more to life than this?  Please sign up through our website: or at church on Sunday.  If you can't make it for the supper time Alpha I'm thinking about running a teatime Alpha on Thursday mornings - let me know if you're interested.
Communion Stewards & Pastoral Care Team
We need two communion stewards to help at each of our Sunday Services.  Communion Stewards help to set out communion but that is not all they do - they also fulfill a pastoral role in helping to offer pastoral care to the community; one of the ways this is done is through administration of our church's poor fund.  So far I have received the following nominations:
8am: Maria Kabrinowski, Anne Stolk, Alf Fuller and Michelle Buyskes
930am: Hilton and Cheryl Madden
11am: None yet.
We would like to finalize these appointments by the end of August so please nominate if you haven't yet - and if you have nominated someone and their name does not appear above, please let the office know.

Brad Smith and Pat asked me to say thank you to all of you for all your prayers and support.  As you know their workshop burnt down on the 25th of July.  Some of you helped them get back to work almost immediately; thank you for being a loving and caring community!

God bless,
Rev Angus Kelly

PS - the WA asked me to remind you that they will meet on Saturday 15 August at 930am.