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This Week

Sabbath program and more…

Order of Service

9:00 - 10:00 - Prayer Group - Seminar Room

10:00 - 11:00 Sabbath School - adults start in main Church with preliminaries before breaking into smaller groups; and children in Kinder/Primary or Junior/Teen Rooms

11:10 - 11:20 Song Service

11:20 - 11:30 Preliminaries - welcome, prayer, announcements, offering

11:30 - 12:15 Sermon

Sabbath: 9.12.23

Adult Sabbath School Facilitator: Darren Jacobs 

New Believers’ Class Facilitator: Pastor Rian van Deventer 

Childrens’ Sabbath School Facilitator: Carol Hanna (Beginners) and Paula Rykers (Primary)

Junior/Teen Sabbath School Facilitator: Altina van Deventer 

Speaker: Pastor Rian van Deventer 

Worship Host: Carissa van Deventer 

Song Service: Christmas Program 

Offering: Mission to the Cities

Catering: Catered Church Lunch 


Friendly reminder that donations are greatly appreciated for catered lunch to assist in covering costs. Thank you. 



A special thank you to all who have been contributing to the Food Shed. We have raised $75k so far with another $45k to go to reach our budget of $120k!

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you may do so by depositing funds into the below bank account. If you require a tax deductible receipt, please speak to Lorraine Ryan first. BSB 033-203, Account Number 43-8679, ADRA Bairnsdale Gift Account.



Community projects across the country have seen a 30% increase 

in demand for services like food support. ADRA has over 100 

Australian community projects, run in collaboration with local 

Seventh-day Adventist Churches. To donate go to  or call 1800 242 372


Mums at the Table 

Mums! Do you enjoy making friends? We are looking for mums (of any age or stage) who would be interested in getting involved in our existing groups or creating a new meet-up group.

It's a really great friendship outreach/ministry opportunity to connect church and community mums together using Facebook as a springboard to in person meet-ups.

Please email Elise at if you're interested, or would like to ask any questions. 


Youth group and ensemble.

Youth group TBA 

Ensemble TBA

For more information see Rachel Turnley. 


Evening Worship (Vespers) on Zoom Every Friday at 7.00pm - NEW TIME

Click on the link to join the meeting then click ‘open zoom’ and click join with computer audio. If this link doesn’t work, please go to zoom on your computer and click join a meeting and type in the Meeting ID:93796725421 then follow the prompts.


Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Weekly on Zoom at new time of 8pm 

We will be having a weekly prayer meeting online via Zoom. Join Church groups from East Gippsland as we seek the Lord through the mighty power of prayer. The details are as follows:

Meeting ID: 933 9974 0987 Passcode: 220147


Bible Study Group Thursday Mornings at 11:30am 

If you would like to share with others, grow in your understanding of Christianity and encourage new believers please come along to the study each Thursday in the church foyer. Pastor Rian will be leading out the study this week. All Welcome! Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch.


Cafe Connections at Booth's Cafe (Salvo's) on Wednesday 6th December at 10am. 

For more information please contact organiser Paul Breheny  on 0423 319 285


This week’s Intravicon (SDA Victorian Conference Email newsletter): If you would like to read it click on the link or copy and paste into your browser please-enjoy-this-latest-edition-of-intravicon-4213977


You may find this link enjoyable - some inspirational stories to keep your hope up during difficult times.



Have you heard of the SHAPE for Ministry program? It is a program which will help you discover your God given potential and help you find a way to serve using your gifts.

Through a series of videos, self-reflections and a spiritual gift inventory, you will develop a better understanding of how God has uniquely wired you for service.

SHAPE: Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experience.

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Thought for the week