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January 31st 2010

Real Happiness
If you want God's best, don't just think about how to invest your money, think about how to invest your life. Jesus said, "If you know these things...happy...are you if you... [do them]" (John 13:17 AMP). Living this way means: (1) Making time for friends and loved ones. "Let no one seek his own, but each...the other's well-being" (1 Cor 10:24 NKJV). George Eliot wrote: "Oh, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away." (2) Giving thanks. If you can't be grateful for what God has given you, look around you and be grateful for what He's protected you from. The enemy doesn't have to steal anything from you, just make you take it for granted. "From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another" (John 1:16 NIV). The excitement of a new car or a salary increase soon passes, but anytime you stop to count your blessings you start feeling better. (3) Practising contentment. A gardener who'd tried everything to get rid of dandelions wrote to the Department of Agriculture for help. "What can I try next?" he asked. "Try getting used to them!" came the reply. In life, you get what you focus on! That's why Paul writes, "Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise" (Philip 4:8 NLT).

Pastor Shane & Glenda Whitbourn Dwayne & Cynthia Alexander
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS CO-ORDINATOR & WORSHIP DIRECTOR:

OVERSIGHT TEAM:

“Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them “
John 13:17

Julian Gollasch Ph: 0413 771 390

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Services @ 10am Fawthrop Community Centre Hood St, Portland Pr. Shane Whitbourn Ph: 0417509516

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communion, and then a message from Reid Stiles.

Coming soon….

9.30am Prayer meeting ….please join us! 10am Service: Enjoy a time of Praise & Worship,

Please stay after the service for a cuppa and morning tea.

during the message..
@ The Soccer Club @ the Fawthrop Centre:

Kindling Kids
Primary School students — Holiday Program
Over the Christmas/School holidays, the regular Kids-U-Nite will be replaced by a special holiday program, Children will leave the service after worship and return at 11.30am

(Pre-school)
Your little ones will love our exciting new program! Don’t forget to bring a piece of fruit to share each week.

Study groups begin again this week, and will be studying :

EXTRAORDINARY
by John Bevere. This is a great study and will really encourage you as you seek to live the life Christ died for you to have! Groups run for Youth, Young adults, Ladies (day-time), and evening adult groups. If you are were not part of a group last year and you would like to join a group, speak to Pastor Shane after the service or phone him on 0417509516 YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

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Family Camp ‘09
Lake Bridgewater
February 19—21
Camp is one of the highlights of the year for our church. It’s a chance to spend lots of time talking, eating and playing together! Waterskiing and kayaking, surfing, swimming, walks, and cricket all included! Please put this date in your diaries— you won’t want to miss it.

Camp forms available today.

Please RSVP by Next Sunday