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ORANGE CHURCH CALENDAR 2017

29 APRIL (SABBATH) - CHURCH (9.30AM AND 11AM)
ALL welcome. Come and join us to worship God together.
Sabbath School 9.30am: Enjoy studying and talking about Bible topics
Today's 11am Message: "The Coming of Elijah" by Kevin Ford
Key Text: Malachi 4:5, 6
Hymns: 1, 632, 214

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.

30 APRIL (SUNDAY) - ART CLASS (WOMEN'S MINISTRIES)
All women welcome. Why not join us! Contact Us to find out more.

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 - GLOW ON GROUND BRINGS BAPTISM
Have you ever seen a GLOW tract on the ground and thought, "That's too bad." Think again!

Recently, a young man found a discarded GLOW tract on the ground and picked it up. The GLOW tract title was “Why I Go to Church on Saturday.” He then went home to ask his mom, “Why do we go to church on Sunday instead of Sabbath?” His mom “froze.” She was once an Adventist but had departed from the faith and was taking the kids to a Sunday church. The young man's interest interest continued to grow though. Now he attends an Adventist Academy and has become a baptized member.

You too, can be part of this... check out this video about GLOW.


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GENERAL INFORMATION


GLOW TRACTS
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)
Highly recommended and based on sound scientific research, this program focuses on making healthy lifestyle choices, and has already helped more than 60000 people. More information can be found at: techdavo.com/chip.html

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

Dear Friend

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


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