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ORANGE CHURCH CALENDAR 2017

24 JUNE (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: "Religion" by Dean Fairall
Key Text: Exodus 20:3
Hymns: 310, 301, 306

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.


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 - TRUCK STOP SURPRISE

The following story comes to us from the GLOW secretary:

I just got off the phone with a young man that found a stack of GLOW tracts in a truck stop restroom. He was calling to request Bible studies and also to see if we send Bibles. He lives in Vancouver, WA and is a part of a door-to-door international ministry that leaves tracts behind. He grew up Baptist, then later his parents became Pentecostals. His life took a totally different turn in his teens to serious drugs, seeing many of his friends end up dead, or worse, deranged for life. He came to a point that he was crying out to God. That's when his life changed full circle to realize God had a plan for his life.

I asked him if there was a particular tract that caught his attention, he stated, "Myths About Hell. As I read it and checked the texts, I realized it was truth, that's when I saw there was the offer for free Bible studies."

We had an amazing discussion on Bible truth. We prayed together and I will be connecting him with someone locally to have personal Bible studies. He was truly open for God's will in His life. That has been his prayer. Please keep him in prayer.

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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