Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An encouraging Sunday

This past Sunday at our church we celebrated together some very exciting and encouraging events.

This year our church is launching another 2 church plants, one to the North Eastern suburbs and one to Mt Barker. This Sunday we 'sent' the teams off to begin those ministries.

James, the minister who is leading the North East plant, talked about their plans to share the gospel in the local area.

We commissioned all who were going (about 60 people from our service), they all stood around the church (cinema) and then we laid hands on them & prayed for them all.

It was extremely encouraging and quite moving. We are sad to see so many friends leave us, but it's for a great reason and so we also rejoice that they are going.

Then, we moved on to the Lunar New Year lunch, an event put on by our international ministry team. This was another way to care for internationals who are away from family and friends at this important time in the Asian calendar.

There was even a lion dance!

What a great Sunday!

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