COMING UP:

The church is open for everyone to attend

 7th April

 10am International     Rev Johannes Suwantika

12 noon Indonesian    Rev Johannes Suwantika 

14th April
10am International     Rev Johannes Suwantika
12 noon Indonesian   Rev Johannes Suwantika 

19th April Good Friday
Inner city combined churches worship - communion service
11am All are welcome
 
21st April Easter Sunday
10am International     Rev Graham Whaley
12 noon Indonesian      Rev Dr Yuso Adhinarta

28th April 
10am International      Rev Tani Haunga
ANZAC day observed
12 noon Indonesian     Rev Jusak Susabda

MAY 2019
5th May
10am International         Rev Johannes Suwantika
12 noon Indonesian        Rev Johannes Suwantika 
  
12th May
 
10am International         Rev Johannes Suwantika
12 noon Indonesian        Rev Johannes Suwantika 
 
19th May
10am International         Rev Johannes Suwantika
12 noon Indonesian        Rev Johannes Suwantika 
  
26th May
10am International         Rev Johannes Suwantika
12 noon Indonesian        Rev Johannes Suwantika 

Sunday Service Times:

International Service in English:
* 10 AM

Indonesian Service:
* 12 Noon

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Weekly Activities:

Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.00 pm                       Prayer meeting, join us and bring your friends along

Thursdays 5.30pm to 7.00 pm
English Conversational Class & Bible Study

Saturday breakfast fellowship 9:00 am to 12:00 noon                     includes discussions on Christianity, table tennis etc

Saturday Youth Group Fellowship 6:00 to 7:00 pm                                  strictly for youth between the ages 14 to 24 years old only

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Are we willing to do the work?

We live in a world where we're expected to specialise in the type of work that we do so that there will be efficiency in our workplace.  Because this is something that is so prevalent, we simply bring this approach into our spiritual and church lives as well.  Whenever we are asked if we would like to be involved in a particular ministry, for many of us, our first response tend to be, "Oh, I don't have the skillset to be able to do this particular ministry."

I was reading the book of Nehemiah, when I came across this verse in Nehemiah 3:8, "Uzziel son of Harhaiah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired the next section; and Hananiah, one of the perfume-makers, made repairs next to that. They restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall."  You see Nehemiah felt called to rebuild Jerusalem and its city wall. So he got everyone who came back to Israel, and those who were already living there  to help him with the task of rebuilding the wall.  Here we see that Uzziel, who is a goldsmith pitched in with the building of the wall.  So did Hananiah, a perfume maker.  We don't see Uzziel saying, "Hang on, my skillset is to make things out of gold.  Ask me to do anything with gold and I will gladly do it.  But building a wall?  Well, what if the wall I build is crooked?"  We don't have any record of him saying that.  What we do have, is a record of his willingness to help with the building of the wall, even though this was not his area of expertise!

So the next time someone taps you on the shoulder and asks you to do a particular ministry, remember Uzziel the goldsmith and Hananiah the perfume maker who were willing to help with the ministry of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, which clearly was not their area of expertise.

 

Johannes Suwantika

 

 

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