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  • Understanding the Sayings of Jesus No.6

    “When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” (Matthew 6.3) This saying of Jesus really sounds like the origin of our common idea where we say “the right hand doesn’t what what the left had is doing.” When we say that, we usually are talking about poor communication. Something which should have been coordinated, has been a bit of a mess. But when Jesus said it, he made it something to aim for. It’s an exaggerated goal; we would find it very difficult to complete a task with one hand and hide it from the other hand (and exactly how would a hand ‘know’ something anyway? You can see that Jesus is using a metaphor to make his point). So what is the point? The topic of this teaching is about being generous to those in need. And the

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  • A New Community Hub

    Our church, in partnership with Anglicare, will run a Community Hub. It’s the old Gordon Child care Center, on Lewis Luxton Ave, opposite Gordon IGA. We’re in the clean-up and hand-over phase. We love our local area, and we’re keen to connect community need with community resource. Jesus always made time to be with those who were sick or troubled. Jesus had compassion on people in their need. The local church is a meeting of Jesus’ followers, and our desire is to act like Jesus (even as we trust that his dying and coming back to life has a direct impact on our lives now). Our church will continue to care for our local area, like we’ve been doing since we started eleven years ago, and now we will have a building to continue and extend Jesus-like care we offer. Anglicare are a terrific organisation, who share our values of

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  • Launching something new

    After lots of praying and planning and preparing, there was great excitement as our church was the launch pad for something new. Renew Anglican Church is on it’s way! This new project is all about helping more people meet Jesus and find the forgiveness that only he offers. Some of the people who have belonged to Lanyon Valley Church have committed themselves to kicking off this brand new church. We were able to officially acknowledge this bold beginning at our Sunday gatherings on the first weekend of February (this is also our anniversary Sunday – Lanyon Valley Church has been around for eleven years now!) and we did this by commissioning the team of people dedicated to forming a whole new church. We prayed for them, confident that God will work through all they do in calling people to meet the Lord Jesus – and be transformed by his unshakeable

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