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ORANGE CHURCH CALENDAR 2017
20 MAY (SABBATH) - CHURCH (9.30AM AND 11AM)
ALL welcome. Come and join us to worship God together. FREE LUNCH AFTER THE 11AM SERVICE - ALL WELCOME!
Sabbath School 9.30am: Enjoy studying and talking about Bible topics
Today's 11am Message: "Liar Liar, Pants on Fire" by Renee Sinclair
Key Text: Proverbs 12:22
WEDNESDAYS 7.15PM - OPEN BIBLE STUDY GROUP
You have been missing out on some great study and fellowship lately. Join us to discuss important topics in light of Bible teaching each Wednesday evening 7.15pm. Confirmation with David is essential each week, to make sure it will be on. You can call/text on 0466 971 766, or simply email anytime and before 3pm on a Wednesday.
26 - 28 MAY - WOMEN'S RETREAT - JINDABYNE
Girls from Year 9 and upwards are welcome to attend. Special guest speaker Sherryn Kieltyka.
9 - 12 JUNE - SINGLES SNOW CAMP - JINDABYNE
Main speaker Hayden Peterson with the theme being "Forgiveness".
PATHFINDERS 2017 - WHY NOT JOIN US!
This year we have some great ongoing activities. If you - or someone you know - will be in Years 5-10 in 2017, live in the Orange/Bathurst area, and would be interested in meeting with a great group of young people a couple of times each term, as well going camping, learning new things, and getting to know more about God, then please contact our church Pastor, and he will be happy to give you some more information.
GLOW TESTIMONIES - THE TWO MINISTERS
Liz was busy working in the house, when suddenly something told her to be still for a moment. Just then, she heard a knock at the door!
When she opened the door, however, she didn’t see anyone. David Pano had already left her porch and was swiftly walking to the next house. Seeing his retreating figure, Liz called out to let him know she was there. Hearing her call, David turned around and headed back to her home. He smiled and handed her a GLOW tract. “Is this from Jehovah’s Witnesses?” she asked. David assured her that it was not, but was just a Christian tract.
Suddenly she said, “I have chills right now! Not too long ago I had a dream. In the dream I saw two ministers of the Gospel coming to my house sharing literature. And I knew that they were not Jehovah’s Witnesses.”
David was thrilled to hear about her dream, the only problem with its fulfillment, he quietly pondered, was that he was there by himself. Just then, Taylor Hinkle, his ministry partner on that street, arrived! Taylor had run out of GLOW tracts on his side of the street, so he had sought out David to get some more tracts from him. There were now two ministers of the gospel at her door!
Liz looked at David and Taylor. “I believe that this is from God. In my dream I saw two ministers at my door bringing hope to me. And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘This is your last chance. I’m coming back soon!’ ”
“Please pray for me; I need Jesus in my life,” she implored.
The two young ministers gladly prayed for her, and Liz signed up for Bible studies, for which she was later connected with the local church.
God sends His people as ministers of hope into this dark and gloomy world to introduce souls to the Source of Hope. Ellen White wrote, “We are to minister to the despairing, and inspire hope in the hopeless” (Desire of Ages, 350). Why not choose today to be a minister of hope for Jesus?
You too, can be part of this... check out this video about GLOW.
CURRENT SUNSET TIMES
The Personal Ministries Department has Glow Tracts available for you to share with friends, neighbours, acquiantances, anyone you bump into in the grocery store or petrol station, and so on. See David to get some of these tracts to share with people you love, know, and don't know. New edition to the range is now available: "Why I go to Church on Saturday".
CHIP (COMPLETE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM)
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SABBATH SCHOOL AND MID-WEEK MEETING ATTENDENCE
It is not the same without you! Sabbath School is one of the gauges which can be used to determine the "life" of a church, as are mid week meetings. How is it looking for our church? Make a difference this Wednesday evening and Sabbath! And just as important, bring a friend!
A LOVE LETTER FROM JESUS
How are you? I just had to send you this letter to tell you how much I love you and care about you.
I saw you yesterday as you were walking with your friends. I waited all day, hoping you would walk and talk with me also. As evening drew near, I gave you a sunset to close your day and a cool breeze to rest you. Then I waited, but you never came. O yes, it hurt me, but I still love you because I am your friend.
I saw you fall asleep last night, and I longed to touch your brow so I spilled moonlight upon your pillow and your face ... Again I waited, wanting to rush down so we could talk. I have so many gifts for you.
You awakened late this morning and rushed off for the day. My tears were in the rain. Today you looked so sad, so alone. It makes my heart ache because I understand. My friends let me down and hurt me many times but I love you. I try to tell you in the quiet green grass. I whisper it in the leaves and trees and breathe it in the colours of the flowers. I whisper it to you in the mountain streams and give the birds love songs to sing. I clothe you with warm sunshine and perfume the air. My love for you is deeper than the oceans and bigger than the biggest want or need you could ever have.
We will spend eternity together in heaven. I know how hard it is on earth. I really know because I was there and I want to help you. My Father wants to help you, too. He's that way, you know. Just call me, ask me, talk to me. It is your decision ... I have chosen you and because of this I will wait ...
Because I love you.
Your Friend, JESUS
Orange Seventh-day Adventist Church
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