Church Family News, 1 August 2021
The Story of Ruth continues
All welcome this Sunday as Michael Henderson continues our series on The Story of Ruth.
Michael will speak on how Hope Helps Our Imagination from Ruth 3:10-13.
Ruth’s story contains some clues for Hobart Baptist Church as it seeks to prophetically serve the city of Hobart.
To be a prophetic servant in her time, Naomi came back in grief to her hometown and brought Ruth, a foreign woman, with her, who would then bring a descendent to Naomi.
This week our church family will share communion.
SERMON TITLE Hope Helps Our Imagination
BIBLE READING Ruth 3:10-13
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The Baxters are away until Sunday 8th of August. Please pray that their holiday will be a time of refreshment and that they will not have to quarantine when they return.
During this time please direct any queries to the secretary, Heather Galloway (email@example.com).
Changes to Kid’s Church
Kids’ Church has resumed for term 3 and are looking at the Armour of God.
We love our cosy new meeting space but it is designed for younger children so is limited to primary aged children and leaders. Children leave during the service each week, and meet together in their new location upstairs.
The high schoolers have not been forgotten! Our Youth also meet, in their own space, during the service every week, except the 2nd Sunday of the month.
The church key system is having an overhaul – incorporating the old and the new parts of the building into one. The new keys are now available for distribution for those who need one and haven’t already collected one. To help offset costs we are asking all to pay a $20 deposit for their key.
We anticipate the locks will be changed in the coming week.
Please see David Needham at church on Sunday to receive your new key, or let the secretary know if you need one.
If you attended services pre-Covid times you may remember the name tags we used to wear. Such a helpful aid to the memory for many of us, and extremely helpful for those who are new to the Church.
Thank you to those who have already collected their name tags from the board in the Foyer. Others are encouraged to do likewise over the next few weeks. They are yours to keep, but please wear them each week. If there isn’t one with your name on it, and you would like one, please talk to the secretary.
Wanted: Old Typewriter
Michael Henderson is hunting for a working old typewriter (1960-80s model) to use for a writing piece he is working on. If you are able to help please contact Michael by email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mob. 0408 468 223.
PS It doesn’t need to be this model!
GIVING – Your tithes and offerings
Offerings – why do we give?
Baptist churches operate independently – they do not receive financial support from a parent body or government agency. We therefore have to generate our own income to support our budget: to pay our Pastoral staff, cover administrative costs and general running costs as well as supporting local and overseas missions.
Offerings from the congregation are the major source of our income, and as such are very important. We thank all who continue to give faithfully on a regular basis. We could not operate without this support.
Currently our offerings income falls short of meeting our budget, hence we are looking forward to the whole building being available for use by the community, and the revenue from hiring the spaces increasing our potential to reach out and minister to the community.
EFT is a great way to ensure regular giving and as well there are offering boxes available for use as you leave the Sanctuary.
Tasmania is a very popular place for tourists so it is important not to be complacent and to remember the simple guidelines to keeping everyone safe, including:
- Stay at home if you are unwell – always cover coughs and sneezes.
- Please use hand sanitiser when you arrive and before you leave
- Everyone over 16 years of age is now required check in whenever they enter the building – Please scan the Check in TAS QR code or sign the attendance sheet.
Thank you for your assistance.
Duty of Care Officer