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Ecclesiastes

Welcome to Nambucca Baptist Church for our worship and communion service. Today the skies were grey and it was a little damp, but inside it was warm and friendly. It really is a joy when our church family gets to worship together, of course you are invited to join with us as we worship and celebrate Holy Communion.

During the course of our series on the psalms we had come across references to Ecclesiastes and so I thought that we could have a brief overview today just to get an understanding of what the book is all about. The material is pretty challenging, about six different times, at some of the bleakest moments in his monologue, the teacher talks about the gift of God which is the enjoyment of simple good things in life like friendship or family, a good meal, or a sunny day. You can’t control these things. You’re  certainly not guaranteed them, but that’s their beauty. When I come to adopt a posture of total  trust in God it frees me to simply enjoy my life as I actually experience it, not as I think it  ought to be.

So join with us as we worship, whether you go to church or not, for this moment you are a part of our church family, no matter where you live or when you join us. I am sure you will be richly blessed.

This is where we would normally take up a collection but as you can see we can’t pass an offering bag around online. We have, however, provided a secure online giving facility for you. You can either use the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone or just click on the green button on the screen. We have been blessed by the way so many of you have managed to continue to give in various ways so that we can continue with the work of the Lord here in our church and beyond our walls.

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