Sunday June 28, 2020
Keeping you up to date . . .
RETURNING TO THE TABERNACLE
I’m excited to say that I am going to church on Sunday!
A smallish group of people will gather together in the Tab for the first time since lockdown. The basic service will be on the HBC YouTube channel that will be seen by everyone at home. And there will a few extras such as communion.
Church doors open at 9.45 am for a 10 am service.
An invitation has been extended to those who have been unable to connect over the past three months, and others in preparation for the weeks ahead. Willing volunteers have put their hands up and if you are super keen to join us, I am sure there will be room.
It is important to add that in returning to church please be mindful of the fact that it will not be the same as it was. Out of necessity, things are changing. A new normal needs to be found – this will take time.
It is one step at a time, and with the further increase in gathering size just announced, we have confidence that we will be well placed by Christmas! (The one in July!)
Prayer Point: Please pray for wisdom and guidance in all the decisions made in regard to our church services as we return to meeting together. Pray that we will be open to God’s leading both as individuals and as a church. It is an opportunity for a fresh start, pray that we will use it well.
CHURCH MEMBERS’ MEETINGS
The outcomes from last Sunday’s meeting are listed on the Church Members page. See Church Members Page for more details >>>
Please note that a further meeting has been scheduled for Sunday 12 July 2020 at 11.30 am.
Prayer Point: Give thanks for the meeting last week and for the decisions made. Give thanks for the dedication of the members to HBC and that our system enables members to speak freely. Please pray for the ongoing work in preparation for the next meeting, for wisdom, and for clarity in all areas. Please also pray for the Building Development: for the builders, a timely completion of the units, wisdom for Antal in managing the final stages and that everything comes together without too many complications.
Covid-19 has affected us all in one way or another. Many in our community who have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet are turning to Hobart City Mission for assistance for basic needs.
This week, it is the last days to have your contribution DOUBLED. Donations to Hobart City Mission received prior to June 30 will be doubled and are tax deductible.
Donate online at hobartcitymission.org.au or call 6215 4200.
How are you coming along with your menu and guest list for Christmas dinner at your house?
Remember it is important to have a ticket for the Carol services – info about how to get a ticket will be made available soon. Tickets are free but you do need one! Let us make this the best Christmas season ever!
Christmas Day will be the high point. What better time to celebrate and be encouraged by what the birth of Jesus means to us and to the world. Let us make the most of the current situation to share the good news as widely as possible.
CHRISTMAS DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
July 12 and 19: Two weeks of Advent
July 19-26: Christmas Dinner at your house
6pm, July 23, 24 and 25: Carols at the Tab
9am and 10.30am July 26: Christmas Day
GIVING – YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
At this time more than ever it is important to continue your ongoing commitment to God’s work, in Hobart, Tasmania and beyond.
Thank you to all who have been faithfully continuing their regular giving. Your support is much appreciated.
Perhaps you are not tech savvy? Are your cash filled offering envelopes accumulating at home? Two members of the Finance Committee have been authorised to collect and deposit funds in the church bank account. Please email Heather: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.