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Welcome to Castle Hill SDA Church eBulletin!
To add news items and annoucements, please send notices to
Michelle Gibbons at mrsgibbo@yahoo.com.au by Wednesday evening.

 
If you have news, stories, celebrations, photos or would like to have a pastoral visit to video a tour of your home, please send to mrsgibbo@yahoo.com.au
 

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    Church Online

You're invited to join us for our church service from 10:45am to 12:00 pm tomorrow—Sabbath online with the Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Join us online at castlehillsda.online.church

Welcome to our worship service today. Our speaker is Jim Dhiacou, who will be presenting his thoughts and studies on the topic "Being a Peacemaker". We trust you will feel God's presence around you as you worship with us today.
Join us! Click here!

Tithes and Offerings
You’re invited to give generously to the mission and outreach of the Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church—as we strive to make a difference in our community.

     Please go to eGiving to give your tithes and offerings.

 
eGiving
If you’re not able to do this, or you'd prefer to give cash,

Richard Hurrell will be at church every Monday from 2:00-4:00pm
to receive your tithes and offerings.
 
While you're visiting Richard at the church
on Monday, you can also collect
Sabbath School pamphlets for all ages,
and Records.
Sabbath Schools
 
Sabbath Schools:
  • Youth Sabbath School via Zoom - Go to the Castle Hill Youth FB page on Sabbath morning at 9:45am for a 10:00am start, and click the link that is displayed on this Sabbath's date or text Jess - 0424 370 294 
  • Juniors and Preteens have Zoom Sabbath school and a Kahoot! each week from 9:30am for those in our church in Grades 4 to 7.
    Email rachelwegener@gmail.com for connection details. 
Bible Study Groups:
  • Men's Zoom Bible Study - all men of all ages, Wednesdays at 7:00pm sharp. Contact Chris Engel - 041 276 0401
  • Uni Life Group - Taco Tuesday - dinner and Bible study - every second Tuesday - text Jess - 0424 370 294
  • Young Adults Dinner & Bible Study - every second Wed - text Jess - 0424 370 294 
  • Year 11/12 Bible Study - every second Friday - text Jess - 0424 370 294  
 

If you are running an online Sabbath School or have links to great videos and resources that you'd like to share with our church congregation, please message or email Michelle with the details.

 
Bible study and Sabbath School groups can now meet at the church in the hall, provided that social distancing rules are adhered to.
Please contact our Church Custodian Gavin Donald 0438 644 431 to book.
 
We would like to share some exciting news...
news that we have all been waiting for!!! Here is a message from Nick Kross:

Good evening, Church Family!
It is with great joy and pleasure that Sarah and I
would like to announce that we have a new baby girl!


Her name is Sienna.
 
We want to say a huge thank you to all of you for your love and support leading up to this point! For those who have called, messaged, and reached out in other ways - we just want to say we have felt so loved and supported by you all! We are so thankful to be part of such a beautiful church family.

Little Sienna was born late in the evening on October 6th - which happened to be my 30th birthday! It is so exciting to share a birthday like that with our firstborn baby. She is 54cm long and weighed 3.95kg. She was born at 41weeks and 2 days so she is well developed and super hungry!

May you all have a great weekend and Sabbath rest, while Sarah and I embark on the next chapter of our lives, enjoying the blessing of God with this beautiful baby. We are so thankful to have our Loving God watching over us and walking through all of this with us. Just as He does with you too.

James 1:17-18 (NLT)
Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.

We both look forward to introducing you all to our daughter very soon!


Congratulations, Nick and Sarah! Exciting times ahead!
 
Prayer Requests
 
Our church family has many needs, and we ask that you keep the following members in your daily prayers for healing and help.
  • Nick & Sarah Kross as they settle in with Baby Sienna
  • Year 12 students as they study for and sit their HSC exams
    Please continue to keep our Year 12s in your prayers. Their HSC exams start on 20 October, and after such a difficult year, the support of their church family is invaluable. Let them know you're thinking of them with messages, notes or cards, not forgetting their families who have supported them through it all.
    Our Year 12 students are:
    Ryan, Ky, Damian, Olivia, Sarah, D'Artanien, Micayla and Ines
  • Eric White
  • Colleen White
  • Bob & Margaret Smith
  • Nanette Boileau
  • Bill & Heather Webster
  • Sarah Boccaletti
  • Sharon Jones
  • Baby Imogen Rea, as well as her parents, sisters and extended family - they all need support as they fight Imogen's cancer. 
  • Our medical and front-line personnel who are under such strain
  • Our volunteers and firies as they begin preparing for another fire season

If you know anyone else who needs or would like prayer,
please send a message to Pr Pablo, Marvin or Jess.

 

 LIVE STREAMED over this weekend
9-11 October

 
We would like to invite you to join us this weekend for the 
Live His Calling online summit.
It's a weekend looking at how Jesus’ modern day disciples can live His calling by sharing hope through literature. 

Our first presentation begins at 7:00pm Friday October 9 (AEST).
You can watch the presentation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/literature.evangelism or on YouTube www.youtube.com/LiteratureEvangelism.
 
See the full weekend schedule here literature.adventistchurch.com/summit/

Don't miss this weekend with inspirational speakers!
SHOEBOXES ARE DUE BACK THIS WEEK
 
Operation Christmas Child boxes need to be back by THIS MONDAY, please.
 
Please bring your filled boxes to 
Castle Hill Church
by MONDAY.

 
There will be someone at the church on Monday afternoon between 2:00-4:00pm.
If you are unable to arrange to drop them there,
please contact Michelle Gibbons to have them picked up from you.  


The amazing journey of a simple shoebox starts with you!
 
Journey of a Shoebox
Castle Hill SDA Youth - Get Connected!
Go to Instagram to keep informed of socials, Sabbath Schools, Feature Friday testimonies, and inspiration from the Bible. Click the button below to go to the Insta page.
CHY Instagram
MINISTRIES & GROUPS
 
Castle Hill Men's Ministry is an inclusive open group that is looking to always inspire, lift up the name of Jesus, and better still, be in alignment with our church values and mission of being that light into the world.

We hold a Zoom Bible study each Wednesday night - men of all ages are most welcome to join any time!

For more information, please contact Chris - 041 276 0401
 
To keep informed of all Women's Ministries events and inspiration, please go to
Sydney Adventist Women Facebook page.
Senior's Ministries - Retirees Enjoying Life (REL)
If you would like to be added to the REL Group's emailing list to keep informed about events and news, please contact Shirley Hinze on relgroup2018@gmail.com
Ways to Serve
Gardening at Church
Although the church building is taking a rest, it is still needing constant care. If you'd like to some weeding or trimming over the holidays or during the week, we'd love you to volunteer! 
Community Response
There is also a huge opportunity to reach out and invest time in our community and friends through local service projects. Like on Sunday 13 September, a small group met up at the home of a local resident who had expressed  a need for help around his
home and yard. Armed with lawnmowers, edge trimmers, rakes, spades and garbage bags, we cleaned up around his home and garden. If this is something you'd like to get involved with, please contact Chris Engel to find out what is lined up in the future. Refreshments are always provided and we truly look forward to demonstrating God's love through service. It is a lot of fun working as a team to glorify His name, and help someone out.

To volunteer to do gardening at church, or if you'd like to be involved in other community service projects, please contact our Maintenance Coordinator and Men's Ministries Leader, Chris Engel - 0412 760 401

 

Food Parcels - During this current crisis, we have the opportunity to be the Church like never before! We’re being the hands and feet of Jesus in very practical ways, and you can help!

We have so many people to feed, so many people in need. Our mission statement is to be the most loving church—so let's take this golden opportunity to give back and help struggling people in our community.
     A big thank you to the many families dropping off food to Castle Hill. We’re still in great need of food, as there is much pain in the community.  If you are able to provide food for ADRA Blacktown or Mt Druitt food pantries, please drop the food off on Monday from 2:00pm-7:00pm - Richard Hurrell will be at church until 4:00pm, and Pr Pablo will be around till 7:00pm to can take your donations too. Alternatively, please contact Pr Pablo and he can arrange for someone to collect your donation from you.

You can also make monetary donations to ADRA at www.adra.org.au/donate

Donate to ADRA's Many Projects Now!
Adventurers

Adventurer e-Camporee on 6-8 November:

     Join us for our first ever e-Camporee! This Camporee will take place as an online event, screened to Youtube and Facebook over the weekend of November 6-8. We encourage you to re-create the full Camporee experience for your Adventurers by setting up tents and camping out in your backyards or lounge rooms.   
     The theme for this year's Camporee is "Show and Tell about Jesus". Our guest speaker, Pr Raul Moran, will present a series of engaging talks on the topic. We also have 3 BRAND NEW Awards prepared for you.
     Thank you. God bless.  - Alex Rolfo

Register Here!
On Sabbath 31 October, our speaker will be Dr Darius Jankiewicz, who will be talking to us about the Protestant Church Reformation. Our worship service will be coordinated by our own very talented John Duncan, who has planned a rich program of hymns and scripture to give us an outline of this important event in history. Be sure to join us at 11:00am for our online church service!

Upcoming Speakers at Castle Hill Church

October
10.  Jim Dhiacou: "Being a Peacekeeper" 
       Offering: Castle Hill SDA Church

17. Pr Richie Reid
      Offering: Education - Mt View Adventist College

24. Marvin Malcolm: Growing Together Summit II
      Offering: Castle Hill SDA Church

31. Dr Darius Jankiewicz: Protestant Reformation Day
      Offering: Castle Hill SDA Church
 




Our Church Vision:
The vision of Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist church is to be the most loving church.
 
Our mission is for us to take the good of Jesus Christ to every place we can, in every way possible. Whatever the means, we want to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our School, friends, family, neighbours, and the wider community.
 
We exist:
1. To honour God through worship.
2. To share the Gospel message of Jesus with others.
3. To connect with others in meaningful relationships.
4. To prepare disciples to fulfil their purpose.
5. To encourage leaders in their God-given destiny.
 
 
Senior Pastor – Pablo Lillo
E: pastor.pablo@icloud.com
M: 0412 588 827
 
Associate Pastor – Nick Kross
E: nicholaskross@adventist.edu.au
M: 0423 107 766
 
Youth Pastor – Jessica Laws
E: jessicalaws@adventist.org.au
M: 0424 370 294

Senior Elder - Marvin Malcolm
E: marvin_malcolm@yahoo.co.uk
M: 0414 430 688

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