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Weekly Roundup

Weekly roundup for the coming week, including Lord’s Day ministries, important announcements, and information for the coming Sunday.

19–25 May 2024

Remember that our QMM follows this Sunday morning’s service. We will break between the service and QMM for a bring-your-own-lunch picnic, after which we will move back into the main hall for the members’ meeting.

Doug has been in Scotland this week for the Pillar Network Conference and will be preaching at Charlotte Chapel on Sunday morning. We are privileged to host Pedro Samuel on Sunday morning, who is an elder with Gareth at New Life Church in Abu Dhabi, and who will be preaching from Acts 28:17–31.

You will find the Sunday morning live-stream here:

For those who follow the Bible reading plan, here are the readings for the coming week:

Sunday: Acts 28:17–31
Monday: 2 Samuel 13–14; Acts 28
Tuesday: 2 Samuel 15–17; Psalms 3; 63; Romans 1
Wednesday: 2 Samuel 18–20; Psalm 34; Romans 2
Thursday: 2 Samuel 21–23; Psalm18; Romans 3
Friday: 2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21; Romans 4
Saturday: Catch up

Here is the roundup for the coming week.

Lord’s Day Duties

 

Duty Contact:
Lashner Ciorovich
Security Duty:
Ryan Sun; Shawn van Loggerenberg
Transport Duty:
Basil Hing; Patson Ngidi
Welcome Duty:
Abongile Ngxakeni; Gary Davis
Offering Duty:
Rob Cousins; Duane Mol; Chase Moore; Andrew Parkin; Aubrey Scorgie; Sheldon Scorgie
Refreshment Duty:
John Grainger; Ashleigh Grainger; George Kanjuchi; Michelle Moyle; Selwyn Smith
Communion Prep:
Vaughan de Stoppelaar; Venita de Stoppelaar; Jadyn van den Heuvel
Crèche Duty FBH:
Nadia Butterworth; Bronwyn Hutchinson
Crèche Duty AM:
Amy Brits; Karin Joy Hutchinson; Sunila Savage-Reid; Volita William
Crèche Duty PM:
Alésa Adams; Leeza Mol; Debbie Payne

 

Lord’s Day Announcements

Childcare: Childcare is provided in the crèche for children 3 and under during the morning and evening services. A parent or responsible adult is required to sign children in and out.

Sunday School: Sunday school begins at 8:30 AM. Parents are asked to take their children directly to their classrooms. Teachers will be prepared to receive children at 8:15 AM. A parent or responsible adult is required to sign children in and out.

Evening Service: There is no evening service today, in light of this afternoon’s QMM.

Coming Week Announcements

Grace Groups: Visit the church website to sign up for the emailed discussion guide every Monday. The Grace Group homework will also drop on the Church Center app each week.

Basic: Basic, our Friday night primary school ministry, meets next on Friday, 31 May. Speak to Joshua Swanepoel for more information.

YQ: YQ, our Friday night youth ministry, meets next on Friday, 31 May. Speak to Joel Oommen for more information.

Notices

Women’s Bible Study Workshop: There is another Bible study workshop on 01 June at 9:00 AM. Women, please sign up in the fellowship hall if you will attend.

Church Directory: Get your church directory updates to the church office via WhatsApp (063 492 8869) or email (church@bbcmail.co.za). If you need to see your current directory entry, speak to Stuart.

Holiday Bible Clubs: Diarise 1–5 July for our holiday Bible club week: for Grades 0–7 in the morning and for Grades 8–12 in the evenings.

Ministry of Mercy: Remember to drop any clothing or unused household items into the box in the foyer for Lorraine Papazoglou to distribute to people in need.

Prayer Items

Prayer Psalm: Psalm 79
Praise: The safe birth of Amelia Oommen (13 May)
Expectant Couples: Thami & Tshepiso Gampu; Joshua & Emma Swanepoel
Special Needs: Leticia Correia; Derick Botha; Zola Ramokoka
Ministry: Childcare Ministries
Supported Worker: Kaushal Kale (India)
Nation Focus: Sao Tome and Principe (Africa)—Eighty-seven percent of the population professes faith in Christ, though this is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic. Syncretism, especially ancestor worship, is very prevalent among professing Christians. The nation is ranked thirteenth among nations with the fastest evangelical growth. The Principe islanders, the Angolares (rural fisherfolk), and the Servicais (contract workers) are among the less-reached peoples within the nation and there is a great need for evangelicals Christians and churches to reach out to these groups with the love of Christ. Pray for increasing gospel advance in this smallest of African states.
Persecution Focus: Mauritania (No. 20 on the Persecution World Watch List)
Sister Churches: Glorious Gospel Christian Fellowship (Jan Niemand Park)—Tshepo Laka
Our Country: President Cyril Ramaphosa

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Monday, 20 May: Chloë Brits; William Brits
Tuesday, 21 May: Talitha Moore; Tammy van den Heuvel
Wednesday, 22 May: Alésa Adams; Shelton Chibuda; Clarke O’Donovan
Thursday, 23 May: Greg Brits; Raymond Green; Gareth Payne; Maureen Payne
Friday, 24 May: Gary Davis

This Week’s Sermons

To the Ends of the Earth (Acts 28:17–31)

The work that Jesus began was to be completed by his disciples, who were to be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the very remotest part of the earth. Luke’s account of the early apostolic church concludes with Paul, under house arrest, preaching the gospel in Rome “with all boldness and without hindrance” (Acts 28:31). He was bound but the gospel was not. And for two thousand years, this gospel has continued to go forth with all boldness and, despite many attempts to stop it, without any true hindrance.

No evening service

No evening service in light of the Sunday afternoon QMM.

To the Ends of the Earth

The sovereignty of God does not make the pursuit of sinner pointless—it makes it hopeful. Nothing in man can stop this sovereign God from saving the worst of sinners.
John Piper

Church Bank Accounts

General Account (Tithing)
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Bracken City
Branch Code: 252 242
Account Number: 5941 0006 596
Account Type: Cheque

Missions Account (Faith Promise)
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Bracken City
Branch Code: 252 242
Account Number: 6206 1874 824
Account Type: Cheque

Building Account (Building Fund)
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Bracken City
Branch Code: 252 242
Account Number: 6208 8237 542
Account Type: Cheque