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"Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame."
Psalm 34:5

❗ CHURCH CLOSED ❗

Face-to-face services cancelled this week - Join Chatswood Church virtually via Zoom Web Meeting on Saturdays from 9:15am for Adult Bible Study followed by a 10am Church Service


Based on the restrictions introduced in the Sydney Metropolitan Area and the NSW Government Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert,  the Church Board has decided meeting face-to-face at Chatswood Church is not advisable.

We will be gathering together via a web meeting platform called Zoom.

Virtual Church Schedule
9:15am Adult Bible Study
10am Church Service

Join Chatswood Church via Zoom @ 9:15am

Direct Zoom meeting linkhttps://zoom.us/j/988572250 | URLzoom.us/join | Meeting ID: 988-572-250 | Password: 7777777 | Dial-In Details: Join by phone; call 02 8015 6011, Meeting ID: 988 572 250 | How to use Zoom

Weekly Prayer Focus

Psalm 69:13

““But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.””

This coming week, please lift up the Lorentz Family - Shaun, Adele, Logan and Levi before the throne of grace. As well as general prayers, ask the Lord if there are any particular requests we could be making on her behalf.
This Sabbath
Adult Bible Study: 9:15am
Virtual Service: 10:00am
Program Coordinator: Steve Race
Preacher: Pr Boriss Soldat
Offering: Local Budget via eGiving
 
Next Week
Adult Bible Study: 9:15am
Virtual Service: 10:00am
Program Coordinator: TBC
Preacher: Pr Alban Matohiti
Offering: ADRA Project in Australia via eGiving
After humanity’s failure as the royal priests of Eden, God promises that one of their descendants will intervene on their behalf to restore the blessings of Eden. Throughout Israel’s story, God raises up leaders to be this royal priest, but they all fall short. But their stories point forward to the ultimate royal priest, Jesus. In this video, we’ll explore how Jesus is the ultimate king and priest who invites humans back into Eden so that we can once again take up our calling as God’s royal priests.


Did you know that The Bible Project has a podcast?

The Bible Project podcast consists of deeper theological conversations between co-founders, Tim and Jon, inviting you to explore the biblical theology behind each animated video and series they create. Listen on Spotify, Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts.
 

🔥 Adventurers & Pathfinders

 


Chatswood Pathfinders

October 23 - Club meeting via Zoom
 

 



Chatswood Adventurers

October 9 - e-Camporee (Click here for more information) 

Need something to do during lockdown?


Pathfinders - Check out these cool online honours that Pastor Phil put together last year. You can find the videos on Facebook or Youtube and the worksheets here.
The British Union has also put together a number of online honours you can do, and you can order the patches directly from them - visit their website and Facebook page (scroll down the page to find more).
Adventurers - you can also find some award videos here and the worksheets here. The British Union has also put together a number of online awards you can do, and you can order the patches directly from them - visit their website and Facebook page (scroll down the page to find more).

Stay Connected

Stay connected with your church community! Ask for prayer, spread joy, give thanks to God, ask questions about the bible. Make sure to join these Telegram groups if you haven't already...
Chats Chaps
Chics Chat
All of Chatswood
 

This Week's Lessons

Keep up with each week's lessons by following these links. Each week you'll learn a bit more about God and humanity. Just choose the sabbath school that you are in...


✨Announcements

 

Message about COVID-19 and Vaccinations

Pr Terry Johnson - Greater Sydney Conference President
"You may be having conversations about vaccinations, the pandemic, the right to protest and other items that are current and related topically within your sphere of influence, with family, colleagues, and friends. Here is some information that may be of benefit."
COVID-19 info

COVID-19 Support: We're all in this together!

As we enter the new stage of lockdown restrictions, we would like to reach out and check on our church family. How is everyone doing?

Under the latest restrictions, there may be some families with no one working/getting a paycheck at the moment. If one of our families or someone you know runs out of food or necessities or times are just tough, please PM me or anyone in church leadership and we will offer support. If you need someone to talk to and pray with, we’re here.

What’s understood never has to be explained... We're here as a church family to love and support each other in tough times. No one has to get through it alone. And we have His promise to be with us always, even to the end of the world (Matthew 28:20).

Sign up for Chatswood's Fellowship Time

Chatswood Church’s Fellowship Time is a time where one-to-one virtual connections can take place to support each other and our families, outside of our weekly eChurch gathering.

The program stopped last year when COVID restrictions eased, and now we are considering starting it again should the church family be interested.

How does it work? 
You will be paired with someone from the Chatswood SDA church family. 
All you have to do is coordinate a time to give that person a call. You can ask them about their week, talk about what’s going on in their lives and pray together.
Pairs are re-shuffled automatically each fortnight.
Chatswood Church plans to coordinate this activity while eChurch and social distancing measures are in place.

If you are interested in opting in to the program, please fill out the form on this web page to opt-in to the program. If you were part of the program last year, we ask you to opt-in again so we know you remain interested in participating. 

Please note we will assess if we have enough people before we get started, and will update the Church family once we’re ready to begin.

Weekly Prayer Meetings

We would like to invite everyone who has a heart for prayer to join our Chatswood online prayer group. We will have a quick study of the Book of Daniel followed by a time of sharing and prayer.

When: Wednesdays at 8:30pm
Where: Church Zoom (view above)


Everyone is welcome!

ADRA Knocktober

Challenge yourself to support the ADRA Appeal. Are you a runner? Perhaps a cyclist? Or, maybe you love to read. This ADRA Appeal you can use your gifts and hobbies for a good cause. Create your own fundraising challenge, set up your fundraising page and get support from your family and friends. It’s that easy!  Visit adra.org.au/shine to register for your own GoFundraise page to Let Love Shine this October.
More Info
We are grateful to God for leading us through this year and for keeping us safe. Let’s continue to pray for our world, and shine his love wherever we go.
 

🥳Birthdays for October!🥳

Amy Chimbetete - 1st
Anika Strahan - 1st
Eliza Strahan - 2nd
Hendrix Brown -2nd
Abigail Hay - 3rd
Isabel Pennington - 3rd
Chris Moule - 3rd
Chloe Swain - 5th
Kini Hickson - 8th
Natasha Klinghardt- 11th
Charlotte Strahan - 16th
Tom Pennington - 16th
Claire Lane - 20th
Boriss Soldat - 26th
Rachelle Huynh - 27th
 
Dhalasho Wacan - Somali (Translation: 'Happy Birthday')

🙏 Prayer


Isaiah 55:11 - So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

God, we know the promises of humans may fail us, but we're grateful Your Word never will. On challenging days, we ask You to constantly remind us of Your good and perfect promises. Thank You.
 

Special prayers for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guide us in the path of discipleship, so that, as you have blessed us, we may be a blessing to others, bringing the promise of the kingdom near, by our words and deeds.

  • Pray that we will be sensitive to the needs of others in our community who are suffering additional stresses because of measures that have been introduced to reduce the spread of the virus. Pray especially for younger Australians who are facing mental stress that they will find the help they need. Ask also that God will give us ways we can show His love to those around us.
  • Pray for all our Church families who are living in the main areas of concern, that they will be protected from the Virus and show us all how we can be of help to them. Pray too for those who are health workers, that they may be able to work in safety
  • Give thanks for the increased uptake in vaccinations and pray for all that is being done to share accurate information in the community.
  • Pray for great wisdom for our political and health leaders, that decisions they are making will be what are best for our nation and will also receive community support as some of the restrictions are eased in coming days. Show all of us as Australians how we can work together and support each other. Pray that there will be strong cooperation between all states and territories that they will be able to work together for the benefit of all Australians
  • Remember all the workers in the health system that are working so tirelessly that they will find rest and strength for each shift they undertake and pray for protection for their own families.
  • Pray for those who are from areas of our community that are under-represented in terms of access to vaccines, that these gaps will be filled.
  • Pray, too that wealthier countries will recognise the needs of those in poorer countries who have quite limited access to vaccines and will share from the abundance of vaccines they have
  • Pray that the logistics of the delivery of vaccines throughout Australia will run smoothly and the accompanying advertising program will be successful.


General prayer points for this week

  • God, thankyou for showing us what love is by sending us Your perfect Son to earth to save us.
  • Give thanks for those who developed the program for our recent “kids’ service” and show us how to continually minister to our younger members and encourage them. Pray for the program developed for this Sabbath that the children (and adults!) will be blessed by the presentation and giver thanks for those who worked to bring it together
  • Praise God that many members of our Church family have, in the past, shared some of the things God has shown them through their life experience in our Service on the first Sabbath of the month. More recently members of our Church family have shared a brief, recent chapter in their walk with God. Ask God to show each of us if any of our recent experience(s) with Him should be shared with our Church family in this way.  
  • Rejoice with Leah and Armand and praise God that their five family members who were Covid positive are all making good progress
  • Pray for Maxine as she recovers from recent surgery and waits for a follow up procedure
  • Give thanks that Sean Pennington his making good progress as he recovers from the injury to his shoulder- give him patience as he waits for the bone to fully heal
  • Pray for continued healing for Jodi and that she will receive the right treatment at the right time- Guide us also as a Church family as we stand in support of them. Pray, too, for Jodi’s mum, Beverly, in the UK that she will receive the guidance she needs re housing
  • Pray for all others in our Church family, especially those facing stresses of various kinds that we might all know that you are the God who cares and we might be able to support each other in prayer.
  • Pray for Paul Stewart that his treatment will bring about improvement in his health. Comfort him and grant him patience as he receives this care
  • Give thanks thanks that Karen Kilner has made good progress in her rehab and has returned home. Pray that she will soon be fully recovered  from her injury
  • Pray for Willem’s mum as she continues her treatment that it will achieve all that is intended. Be with the whole family as they interact remotely with each other in supporting Brenda.
  • Pray too, for Simone’s mum and dad, giving thanks that they have been able to move into their new home and begin to settle into the changes that need to be made. Pray, too, for Willem, Simone, Amelie and Madeleine as they “minister to them at a distance”.
  • Give thanks that the repairs to the Kooke’s home after the water damage have at last been completed. Give thanks also that neighbours reached out to them with assistance while the work was being done.
  • Pray for other Church families who have recently moved as they settle into new communities and others that are looking for new accommodation that they will be guided by you as they search

Holy, holy, holy God, fill us with strength and courage, with discernment and compassion, that we may be your instruments of justice and love in this world, that it may be on earth as it is in heaven.

Reporting Abuse via AdSAFE

If you are concerned about any form of abuse or have experienced abuse yourself, we care for you and want to support you. Here are some ways you can approach the matter:
Submit a Complaint // Report an Incident // Report a Person of Interest
Note: These forms are also for general incident contact for all AdSAFE matters. The completed forms will be redirected to the appropriate department to provide the best support and advice.

Our Vision

The Church You Belong To!

 

 

Our Mission

Sharing: We live to share the gospel. Mark 16.15

Connecting: We live to connect with each other. 1 Corinthians 12.12-31

Growing: We live to grow into the likeness of Christ. John 15.1-17, Matthew 6.5-15

Serving: We live to serve others by meeting their needs. Matthew 20.26-28

Worshipping: We live to worship God because of His extravagant love. John 3.16, Revelation 4.11; 5.12-14

Contact & Feedback

Want to make an announcement in this eBulletin? Email Caleb or fill out this form

Have some feedback or an idea about this eBulletin? Email Caleb or fill out this form

Want to be part of our weekly prayer family program? Email Caleb or fill out this form

Want to join a HomeGroup? Email Pr Boriss

Want to be baptised? Email Pr Boriss

Have a membership enquiry? Email Michelle

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