PRAYER AND PRAISE

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Praise the Lord for the ministry start up at West Harbour Gardens. Please pray that the Lord would powerfully work both in and through those who serve in this ministry. Praise the Lord for the many people who are stepping forward to minister to our kids in the Children’s ministry. Again, please pray that the Lord would minister in them and through them, and that Dianne McGowan would lead well. Please pray that the Lord would show the Elders how we can effectively pursue transformational discipleship at WHAC. Please pray that our people would respond to the Lord’s call to take up various leadership positions in the church’s upcoming AGM. Please pray for the Nanjans as Naren is away for another several months. Pray for safety and support as Valasi manages the home alone. Praise God for a successful five-day outreach in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Pray that God will raise up more workers in this area, where there is deep spiritual hunger. Also, pray for the training of leaders in the Samarinda youth ministry

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, John Skellon, Matthew Mordaunt, and a representative from the Elders Board.

WEST HARBOUR ALLIANCE CHURCH
September 2013
www.whac.net.nz

Church Office

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

ROSTERS for August & September 2013
Date 01 08 15 22 29 06 13 20 27 Preacher Matt Matt Matt Matt Matt Matt Matt Alliance Guest Leader Bethany Matt Tom Nicolette Barry Bethany Matt Council Barry Pianist Sharilyn Sharilyn Aeran Aeran Sharilyn Sharilyn Weekend Aeran Media Fraser Paul Bruce Alyssandra Fraser John Bruce Service
McGowans

m/tea Fay Sally
Sharilyn

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 toilets are located down the passage to the right as you exit the sanctuary. The Preschool ministry begins at the start of the service in the foyer, and 3-13 year olds are dismissed part way through the service for Sunday School. 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.

Valasi Esther Mele Pauline Phyllis

Lawns Matt Matt Matt Jacob Jacob Jacob Ofa Ofa Ofa
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

Communion: 01 Sept – Joh; 15 Sept – Barry 06 Oct – Jacob;
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.

TODAY

NEWS

FROM MAX LUCADO

Thank you for joining us today! We warmly invite to Reorient: Prayer “These followers had believed in Jesus because of you to stay and enjoy some morning tea with our In addition to our Wednesday evening prayer times, a Sunday God’s grace.” Acts 18:27 church family following the service. morning group has formed to pray for our worship service from 9:30. Paul writes in 1 Cor. 2 that the power of his message If you would like to talk to or pray with an Elder, we was in the ministry and power of the Holy Spirit; and at WHAC, So often, we mistakenly take our free gift of salvation and try to earn it or diagnose it or pay for encourage you to make yourself known to one of the we desire that same reality. Please join us. it, instead of simply saying “thank you” and Worship Team and they will assist you. Are you eager to be part of the “News Room” accepting it.
MINISTRIES FOR CHILDREN AT WHAC
Ages 0-2 We have a supervised creche fortnightly in the north side of the foyer. Parents are welcome to either drop their kids off, or stay with them. On un-staffed weeks, facilities will be provided, but parents will need to supervise their own children. 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. If you have a flair for presentation and a talent with the computer, we are looking for someone to take over producing our newsletter. If you are interested please see Pastor Matt. Alliance Women’s Conference From the 15 – 17 of September, Alliance women from across Asia and the Pacific will be meeting at the Willow Park Christian Camp in Eastern Beach, Auckland, for a powerful time of ministry and prayer. Visit alliancechurches.org.nz to register, and see Annette Bennett for details AGM 2013
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Ironic as it may appear, one of the hardest things to do is to be saved by grace. There’s something in us that reacts to God’s free gift. We have some weird compulsion to create laws, systems, and regulations that will make us “worthy” of our gift.

Why do we do that? The only reason I can figure Ages is pride. To accept grace means to accept its Our annual meeting of the membership will take place on 29 8 - 13 September, at the church from 7:00 pm. Please note that all necessity and most folks don’t like to do that. To are welcome to attend, and that our Annual Reports will be accept grace also means that one realizes his th GRACE home group available from 14 September. despair, and most people aren’t too keen on doing Bible Studies A new ministry for WHAC that either. Home group Bible studies are a great way to join Jesus in
the work that He is doing in our church as they provide a context for people to love each other and to interact with God’s word. Through our series on Grace, the following Home Bible Studies are open for you to attend: Tuesday nights (7:30) @ the Nanjans–74 Clarke Rd. Wednesday nights (7:30) @ the Carters–313 Royal Rd. Thursday nights (7:30) @ the McGowans–107 Oreil Ave. The Kindy Korner The kindergarten is always looking for: Yogurt pots, empty margarine containers, and plastic bags. If you have any to donate, please place them on the sink in the back corner of the hall (by the Kindy office). A new ministry opportunity has opened up for WHAC, and you th may want to be a part of it. Every 4 Sunday, we will be providing a worship service for the seniors at West Harbour Gardens from 10:30 am involving worship and the word, Bible reading and care for the residents – some of whom have never gone to church; many of whom rarely get visited. To check it out, please see Jacob Lauaki for details. Did you know… …That a new mid-week, mid-day women’s Bible study has begun? Well, it has, and it meets every Tuesday from 9:30 in the church. For more information, please see Esther McKean. MEETINGS COMING UP ... Elders’ Board – 02 October 2013 Executive Committee – 18 September 2013

Ages 3-7

Why do you think people have a hard time accepting grace? It might be insightful to talk about that among family and friends.
BIRTHDAYS COMING UP ...
Bethany Lauaki – 03 September Mikyla Lim-Yip – 06 September James Carter – 06 September Ryan Lim-Yip – 12 September Matthew Mordaunt – 19 September Barry Thomas – 20 September Keith Bennett – 21 September Betty Olsson – 28 September

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