Pastoral Note - 3 September

Hi Table View Methodist Family,
On 3 September we will begin our sermon series:  Antidotes for the Out of Control Life:
This series is based on a series preached by Rev Adam Hamilton at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection (
3/9 - Slowing Down in a Hurry up World - Study Guide
10/9 - Remember Rule #6
17/9 - Finding Peace in a High Anxiety World
24/9 - Why less is usually more
Every week there will be a study guide in your notices and available online  The study guide includes some homework exercises and some discussion questions for small group work. 
Why not get some friends together?  Or do the discussion guide with your family / spouse some time during the week?
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This Sunday we will also receive communion together.  Because of the new seating arrangement we will receive communion by 'intinction'.  
This means that servers will stand at the front of the church. 
- The first server will hand you a wafer with the words: "The body of Christ." (Don't eat the wafer.)
Move to the next server and dip the bottom third of the wafer into the cup as the server says "The blood of Christ".
Then eat the wafer.
(If you eat the wafer before you have dipped it don't worry the server can give you another wafer.)
I hope to have the rail up by the next communion service.  Please let me know if you're handy with tools and woodwork - we might need to organize a work party in the next few weeks.  Sometime today or next week we will receive about 20 good quality pallets that will make a solid foundation for our new platform.
Building Rearrangements
One of our members who is an architect is going to help with proper drawings and renderings that will help us to see what we can do with our building.  I've made a youtube video for you to look at too, you will find it at or (here).
The plan is:
1 - Make our 'hall' look and feel more like a church.
2 - Open doors on the left and right for access to the memorial garden and what will become a fellowship garden on the right.
3 - If we need to expand seating we can build a gallery and expand into the youth room area.
We are blessed on some occasions to be filled to capacity at our 930am service.  Expanding seating into a gallery is much cheaper than building a bigger building but all suggestions are welcome for more discernment and prayer.
Youth Group Tonight
There is junior youth tonight at 530pm.  Senior youth will be traveling through to Edgemead to meet with the youth at St Marks Methodist.  You're welcome to contact Iain for more details.

There will be no junior worship team practice tonight - I have overcommitted myself this weekend.  Sorry.  We will meet again next Friday at 430pm.
Wesley Guild Consultation

The Circuit Wesley Guild Consultation takes place this weekend at Lingelethu (Malmesbury).  We will be confirming and robing new guilders on Saturday afternoon.  Please pray our guilders will be inspired and blessed this weekend - that God would speak to each of them through the power of the Holy Spirit, that they would be set free to work for the coming of The Kingdom of God in our circuit.

Ladies Breakfast
Rev Merilyn Innes will address our ladies breakfast on 7 October, tickets are R30 available at church on Sunday.
God bless,
Rev Angus Kelly

Rev Angus Kelly
Tableview Methodist