PRAYER AND PRAISE

 Please pray for Judy Miller as she prepares for open-heart surgery any day now. It is believed that she will need a triple-bypass surgery, which is no small matter! Pray for peace and comfort for Judy and her family, and a successful surgery! Please pray for God's hand of blessing in the establishment of two upcoming ministries: 'The Playroom' Cafe and the 'Mainly Music' program. Both of these ministries are slated to begin shortly after the Kindy opens, and their leadership needs God's wisdom, guidance, and favour. Praise the Lord for continued good interaction with Go Global Mali students after the English Experience week with the Daybreak team. Students continue to ask questions and request prayer.

West Harbour Alliance Church 145 Moire Road, West Harbour, Waitakere 0618 (09) 416-8991 www.whac.net.nz

Pastoral Team
Pastor Matthew and Sharilyn Mordaunt 832 3922

Elders Board
Jacob Lauaki – Joh Remiens – Barry Thomas

Executive Committee
Tom McKean (Treasurer), Naren Nanjan, Pauline Thomas, Matthew Mordaunt, and a representative from the Elders Board.

WEST HARBOUR ALLIANCE CHURCH
28 October 2012 www.whac.net.nz

Church Office

416 8991 Pastor Matt’s office hours are 9am – 11.30am Tuesday-Friday. If you would like to drop by outside these hours, please ring the church before you come.

ROSTERS for October/November 2012 Are you new to this facility?
We know that it can take a lot of energy to attend a new church, so please note that:  The Children’s Ministry begins part way through the service. This is for children between the ages of 3 – 13 years.  Information on who we are, as well as on all of our ministries are available online at www.whac.net.nz  Each week, we share a cuppa together after the service, and would love for you to stay for a chat.
Date 28 04 11 18 Preacher Worship Leader Pianist Media m/tea Sharilyn Lawns Tom Tom Tom Naren

Phil Skellie
Matt Kevin Matt

Barry Matt Barry Tom

Aeran Sharilyn Sharilyn Aeran

Paul Natalie Pauline Sophie

Valasi Esther Mele

Communion 04 November 2012 – Matt Mordaunt 18 November 2012 – Joh Remiens
If you would like to include any bits and pieces for the weekly Newsletter, please email Pastor Matt at: mordaunt6@gmail.com, or phone the church office.

Helping people move from brokenness to wholeness in Christ “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed” Psalm 34:18

TODAY
10.30am – Morning Worship
Led by: Barry Thomas Speaker: Phil Skellie Theme: Missions
Thank you for joining us today and you are warmly invited to stay and enjoy some morning tea.

NEWS
Stars Party at Westgate Baptist For years now, the combined Massey area churches have come together to bless the community with a community carnival called "Stars Party", and with over 2,000 people expected to come, we'll need some help! Volunteer sign up sheets will be made available in early October, but in the mean time, please be collecting good-quality used children's clothing for the clothing give-away. A box will be provided in the foyer.

Matthew 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." There are some who approach prayer with a list of imperative sentences. “God, I want you to do this. And when you get that done, here’s another thing. And sorry for the reminder, but you forgot to get done the thing I asked for two days ago. I needed it…yesterday. In Jesus’ name. Amen.” Some even teach that “praying with faith” is telling God what you want, when you want it, and that you will not take “no” for an answer. Is praying “your will be done” a copout? Not according to Jesus. In the most intense prayer of his life (Luke tells us that his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground), Jesus emotionally expressed his desire, but concluded, “Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Prayer is a personal conversation with God. It is not a laundry list of imperatives. In the conversation with my Heavenly Father, I can and should express my personal desires just like Jesus did. And, just like Jesus did, I hand over my desires to the perfect will of God. By the way, that’s not a copout…it’s called—obedience. Father, thank you for the privilege of bringing our desires before You. Thank You for allowing us to share our heart openly and honestly. But Father, we always want Your will done in our lives—Your good, pleasing, and perfect will. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you would like to talk to or pray with an Elder, we encourage you to make yourself known to one of the I failed my marketing class Worship Team and they will assist you.

MINISTRIES FOR CHILDREN at WHAC
Ages 3–7 Ages 8 – 13 Our Kid’s Club is divided into two groups, for age appropriate lessons. These take place in the hall during the sermon. A notice will appear on the screen when it is time to dismiss your children.

When advertising a prayer ministry, you're supposed to use words like "power" or "warfare" or "a sweet and bless-ed time" to try to get people to come by emphasizing various (and legitimate) aspects of prayer. But, I'm horrible at marketing, instead friends: if you want to join the growing prayer movement at WHAC as we seek to move into the community to pray for them in intelligent ways, drawing them out of brokenness into wholeness in Christ, while submitting our church and ministry before the Lord for His empowerment and leading, please talk to Phil Ruston or Pastor Matt, and we'll get you connected. Picnic in the Paddock! On Saturday, 3rd November, plan to join the WHAC family at Tom and Esther McKean's farm from 5:30 for a Picnic in the Paddock! There will be activities for the kids and a big bon fire to finish the night - plus a designated area for you to bring and light up the night sky with your own fireworks! BIRTHDAYS COMING UP

Reorient: Prayer
Join us in the church 8 November, 7:30pm Focus: Leadership at WHAC
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Jaclyn Lauaki - 28 October Daniella Lim-Yip - 28 October Luke Skellon - 28 October Jackson Heeringa - 04 November MEETINGS COMING UP....... Executive Meeting – 21 November 2012

Home Groups
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