St Augustine's Church, Douglas, Isle of Man

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Welcome to St. Augustine's Church Newsletter for Sunday 3rd December
Left or Right?
Left or Right ? What have sheep and goats in common? What have Nations and individuals in common? The answer is found in Matthew 25:31-32, which talks of dividing people into two groups, the sheep to the right, the goats to the left. The King will then pass judgement on them.
However, it is not just individuals who are judged, but Nations also - and this is not some future judgement. No! Nations have been judged and condemned since Old Testament times.If we do not wish for our nation to be judged harshly then we must be fearless in our opposition to the drift away from God.
Last week's Sermon 
[ Sunday 26th November ] 

Our sermon is on what triggered the Reformation in 1517. If you have never understood the heart of the gospel -- justification by faith - listen to how Luther discovered it from the Holy Scriptures and how Luther's idea of justification, is the secret to true happiness. 

Listen again to the sermon here> 
This Sunday is the start of the sermon series on Advent

Is Gay adoption wrong? The children say yes!
Jules has an article on his website which explores the issues. 
Read it here
UPDATES

Gail Light returned home today ( Wednesday ) after being given the all clear from the various health and social workers. She thanks everyone for their 'get well' cards, but was particularly impressed by the children's hand made cards.


Our pastor Jules is working closely with Pastor Glenn Walters to support the visit of Abort67 to the Island. We would like you particularly to attend the meetings at Grace Baptist Church in Peel on Monday 11th December and 13th December. If you cannot come to Peel, please come to Ramsey on the 12th December. 
Abort67 dates and times
Monday, 11th December at 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Raising awareness presentation at Grace Baptist Church, Market Street, Peel IM5 1AD;
 
Tuesday, 12th December at 9am - 11:30am: Display outside parliament;
 
Tuesday, 12th December at 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Raising awareness presentation at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Queen’s Promenade, Ramsey IM8 1BH;
 
Wednesday, 13th December at 9:30am - 11:00am: Pro-life apologetics and display training at Grace Baptist Church, Peel;
 
Wednesday, 13th December at 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Display in Douglas Town Centre.

Tea and Coffee Rota

The fellowship time after the service is an important part of our ministry. Try and make time to stop for a cuppa and a chat with at least one person.

On duty this week Chrisse and Terence
Coffee rota


Prayer Points and Prayer Requests

Please pray for Sir Laurence following his accident in France. We give thanks that he and Anna were able to get back to the island and ask that you are with him as he recovers from his fractured pelvis

We continue to uphold Gail Light in prayer, giving thanks for the surgical team that performed a long and complex operation, and Gail's recovery from it. We pray for her continued recovery now that she has returned home. 

Keep Maree and Julian safe as they journey to Australia 

This Sunday is the start of advent and the new year in the church calendar. Pray for Jules as he starts his new sermon series and that St Augustine's church will fulfill God's purpose in the coming year.

And Finally.....

Readers of the Daily Mail Online, may have seen an article on the Bishop of Birmingham's response to the UK's recent budget. The Daily Mail asked our pastor, Jules, to comment on the Bishops statement. You can read the article and Jules response, here>
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