Posts by Good Tidings Editor (Page 2)

Posts by Good Tidings Editor (Page 2)

QLD Baptism

Markus and Camille Dammasch, and Michael Godwin. On the 27th of October it was a beautiful warm day in Queensland for the baptism of Markus and Camille Dammasch and Michael Godwin. Starting out with a timely message for Divine Service from Brother Paul Chapman on Reconciliation with God, we then conducted the Profession of Faith service.  Each candidate gave a hearty confession of faith followed by a testimony of thanksgiving to God and their church family.  It was a blessing…

NZ Youth & Children’s Camp

October 10-13, 2018 The highlight for the last quarter was our NZ Field youth conference where we focused on the theme “To Know Jesus.” We looked at John 17:3 and used the theme song “Everybody Ought To Know.” The youth and children enjoyed character building stories, singing choruses and hymns, and composing a welcome song in different languages. We were privileged to take part in the opening sabbath program, singing a few medley choruses and reciting the quote from Education…

PIE Youth Camp

On Friday, 14th of September 2018, a group of NSW youth headed down to Lake Wallace Campground near Lithgow for the annual NSW Field Camping Trip. Leading up to the weekend, we had been praying for good weather as it had been raining. God answered our prayers with a sunny Friday and  a foreast of sun for the entire weekend! The campsite was a beautiful place close to the lake which some took advantage of by waking up early to…

He Was the Promised One

He was the promised one, The son of an old man. The delight of a grey-haired Mother, He was God’s well-thought-out plan.   The old man was Abraham, He and God were friends. But t’was heard Take now thine only son And of his life, You will make an end.   But this was the son of promise, The boy that had taken away their pain, If his line should be destroyed, There would be no hope again.   But…

Elim Health & Book Store

We at the AUC Headquarters in Sydney are delighted to announce that a very exciting development is taking place in the Schofields Union Centre.  A decision to open an RLPA Book Store in conjunction with the Elim Health Store was passed and renovation work immediately commenced on the 8th of October. With many thanks to Branko Ilic, Robin Gordon, Joe Voncina, Larry Ah-ching, & Jeremy Gordon, the work is steadily progressing.  A dream has come true for Sister Elaine Weymark,…

Elizabeth Fisher’s Baptism

A large group of people gathered around the Swan River nearby our church to witness the beautiful baptism of Sr Elizabeth Fisher. Sr Elizabeth had envisioned her baptism being a living testimony of what Christ can do in the life and she invited as many people as she could to witness the event, including some new acquaintances she had only met weeks before. Family, neighbours, friends and church family were all present to hear her testimony and to see her be…

Condolences to the Zulic Family

Giulio Zulic 15thAugust 1935 – 21 September 2018 We are sad for the passing of our dear Brother Giulio Zulic and would like to send our deepest sympathies to the Zulic Family on the loss of their loved one.  Brother Giulio fell asleep in Jesus on the 21stSeptember 2018.  May God comfort each family member as they mourn the loss of their father, grandfather and great-grandfather. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven…

WA Children’s Camp

A children’s camp was held for the WA field over September 28-30. It was a very simple camp with tenting and simple morning and evening worships, interspersed with children’s activities throughout Sabbath and some practical kite making on Sunday morning. We had a little bit of adventure with Friday night blowing a gale and pushing around our tents and canopies. The morning dawned with intermittent rain. We huddled together with the fire barely keeping us warm. The Children had children’s…

Schofields Church Visitor’s Sabbath and Family BBQ

27th & 28th October 2018 What does your ideal church community look like? This question was asked in the Youth Focus night a few weeks prior to a special weekend planned for the 27th and 28th of October.  Some spoke of having the same purpose, of being there for each other; being a safe haven for all. Others spoke that church community means having a place where we can draw closer to God and help each other in the process. We continued…

A Call to Parents

A tiny girl was making mud pies in the back yard. She was giving herself whole-heartedly to the work, pressing and patting the little pies into shape and laying them out on a board in the sun to bake. She was completely absorbed in her task. It was the most important thing in the world!  Mother came to the door and called, “Betty! Come here.”  The little maiden never paused in her work, nor lifted her eyes, nor turned her…

Music Comes From the Soul

Paganini, the great violinist, came out before his audience one day and made the discovery just as they ended their applause that there was something wrong with his violin. He looked at it a second and then saw that it was not his famous and valuable one.   He felt paralyzed for a moment, then turned to his audience and told them there had been some mistake and he did not have his own violin. He stepped back behind the curtain…

Today is my Birthday

Today is my birthday. Unlike every other birthday I have ever had, I will experience this day without my mom.  She has been gone six months now, but it hurts as much as the day it happened. Every day I think about it. It haunts my existence. It makes me sad and makes me cry like I’ve never cried before.  Still, I am lucky.  My mom gave me the greatest gift someone can give to another: life. Unlike any other…

The Divine Human Family – Part 3

CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WE will continue at this time the study of Christian experience and how it is obtained. “Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.” 2Cor.5:21. R. V. “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.” 1Cor.1:30. R. V. “Therefore…

Victoria Snow Camp 2018

From 17 August  to 20 August 2018, some of the brothers and sisters from Melbourne attended this year’s Snow Camp in Bright, Victoria. From Friday afternoon everyone arrived and settled in nicely. We opened Sabbath together with worship. The weather for Sabbath morning was wet, but our Sabbath lesson kept us warm. For the Divine Service, we had to discuss the theme of the camp, S.N.O.W-  Salvation to all the Nations Of the World. Everyone took part, and we had…

Winter Canvassing Program

Woombye, QLD—From 30 June to 4 July 2018 the Secretary of the General Conference Canvassing Department, Br. Adrian Finaru, held a Winter Canvassing Program in Woombye. About fifteen individuals participated in the five-day program. Participants spent time distributing literature and selling and delivering books door-to-door. There was also time for recreation and participating in the local church programs during the weekend, including a cooking class and a health talk.   In just three days the group had sold about 50 books,…

Baptism – Natali Fuenzalida

23 June 2018  Queensland Baptism   “Baptism is a most solemn renunciation of the world. Those who are baptized in the threefold name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit … declare publicly that they have forsaken the service of Satan and have become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King.” Lift Him Up, p. 302.  On Sabbath 23rd of June 2018, a special afternoon service was held at Clayfield Church, where relatives, church members and…

Focus Singers Dinner and Concert

Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him”.  We give thanks to God first and foremost for the bountiful blessings He has bestowed upon us that we were able to put one of Focus Singers’ long awaited plans in motion and to fulfill it with much success.  Sunday the 27th of May was the chosen night for something we had…

The Divine Human Family – Part 2

THE DIVINE HUMAN FAMILY – NO. 2 W. PRESCOTT ALL IN HIM I DO not ask this evening that you should comprehend the lesson of this hour, but I do ask that whatever the Word says may be received and believed; because it is only in that way that we can do anything with the lesson of this hour. The Jews lost one of the very best lessons, in fact the lesson of all lessons that Christ endeavored to teach…

WA: Branch Sabbath School

A Branch Sabbath School has been started in Western Australia in the suburb of High Wycombe. The group held its first meeting on May 26 and meets every Sabbath from 10 to 11 in the morning.   The group is organized by the Guildford Church, which is located only a short 15-minute drive away. Guildford Church agreed to commence its Divine Service at 11:30am to permit rostered members attending the Branch Sabbath School to return in time for the church service.…

Schofields Church Cooking Demonstration

Schofields Church – Vegetarian Cooking Classes  7, 14, 21 May 2018  We praise the Lord for being able to present the health message to the community another time through health lectures and practical food preparation and sampling.  The classes were once again well attended by the public.  It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and many new ones.  We were blest to have the Elim Missionary College students here for this event, and we thank Brother Paul Michael…