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  • Understanding the Sayings of Jesus No.7

    “If you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you?” Jesus is famous for the saying, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But the less well known saying above seems to suggest that being nice to others who are nice to you is not enough. And that is exactly what Jesus is saying. It may be hard to accept, but Jesus taught that his followers (we would call them Christians) should love their enemies and do good to those who hate them. This is the opposite of our normal reaction when others hurt us. We typically try to hurt the people who hurt us, and only do good to those who do good to us. But Jesus teaches that something more is needed, loving your enemies. Jesus is suggesting that when we think we are earning credit for

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  • Gordon Community Centre – it’s almost ready!

    In our partnership with Anglicare, we have spent the past month getting the old Gordon Childcare building transformed into a Community Centre. There has been some cleaning and reorganising, and we are pleased to be almost ready. The Community Centre will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10:00am to 1:00pm (closed for lunch) and open again at 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Anglicare and our church will provide community resources for our local area. Here’s a few things that we are starting off with: Lanyon Pantry – is being relocated to the Gordon Community Centre and will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (3pm-5pm) for anyone in need of emergency food. DivorceCare – is a video-based support group for those experiencing relationship breakdown. It round for 13 weeks and costs just $20 for the DivorceCare book and program. Friday Walking Group – will meet at the Community Centre from 12:30pm,

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  • DivorceCare starting soon

    We are pleased to offer the video-based support group, DivorceCare, for people who are separated or divorced and need some help. DivorceCare is a thirteen week course, which walks through the pain and rebuilding after relationship breakdown, with others who know what it is like. DivorceCare will run on Wednesday nights, starting at 7:15pm and finishing at 9:00pm. We will meet at the newly established Gordon Community Centre (110 Lewis Luxton Ave, opp. the IGA). The whole course, including a DivorceCare workbook will cost $20. Please let us know you are coming by email office@lvac.org.au or by phone 6294 9756.

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