Metsku News week 49

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Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. 1 Peter 2:13-17  

Hi!


6.12. at 11 – Sunday Worship Service via Zoom and Youtube We gather for Sunday Advent Service this Sunday. Pastor Stefan Forsbäck will speak on the important theme “Jesus changes everything”. You can read an update about the situation HERE. (you need to be a member of the Åbo Metsku-group on Facebook to read the update). You will find more information about how to join the Zoom meeting in the Newsletter or in the Åbo Metsku-Group on Facebook.

The link to the Youtube-streaming is found on Facebook in the Åbo Metsku-group right before the service starts.

EVENTS COMING UP:

METSKU YOUTH

Every other Friday at 18-20 in church, for 10-14 year olds. The program consists of playing, teaching, eating, socializing, maybe a Christmas surprise and much more. Welcome to join – next time is the Metsku Youth Christmas Party on friday 11.12.2020. 

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PRAYER AT ZOOM AND IN THE CHURCHWelcome to pray together on Zoom on Mondays at 9 and in the church on Wednesdays at 16. The login codes for zoom (for Monday meetings) are:Meeting ID: 923 4977 5828
Password: 837566  

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TURKU

This year we will again arrange our Christmas help called “Merry Christmas Turku”. The goal is to help 50 less privileged families in Turku by giving them the possibility to wish for one Christmas gift per child, and they will also receive a gift card to a store so they can buy Christmas food. For the second time we are co-operating with Hope Yhdistys, they are the ones who put us in contact with the families. Here are some ways you could help:

–        Buy Christmas gift(s) (you decide if you want to pay them yourself, if not you can give us the receipt and we will pay back the amount). Note – the gifts should be unwrapped when you give them.

–        Wrap Christmas gifts – this will be arranged on Monday 7.12 at 18-19 and Thursday 10.12 at 18-19.30. Because of the corona situation you need to enrol, e-mail metsku@metsku.fi

–        Help when we give out the gifts, it will be arranged in the church on Saturday 12th December at 12-18

–        Give money to the project 

–        Pray for the families we are helping and the whole project

EXTRA INFO:

Listen to last Sunday’s message ” Does your attitude to leadership matter? (part 2) ” from Stefan Forsbäck HERE. After or during listening, think about these questions alone or with your life group:

1. When is it important not to obey or bow to authorities? Why not= What is the danger of obeying authorities in these cases? What (clear) examples are there in the Bible?


2. When is it important not to obey leaders in Christian fellowship? Why not? What is the danger of obeying the leaders in these cases? What (clear) examples are there in the Bible?


3. How do you define being heretic, what is it like being heretic and what is not? Have you heard someone expressing clear deviations from the Bible? How should one act and react to this?


4. “In God’s kingdom one does not take the authority to lead… In God’s kingdom that right is given to you”. In what way are you given the right to lead? Why is this so important? When do we see examples of this in the Bible?


5. What is the risk of being “self-made” and where is the strength that you miss out on – the strength in fellowship and being under leadership? Why is the “self-made” way of thinking not working in the church?


6. How should one react to the faults and shortcomings of leaders? What can we learn from Aron’s and Miriam’s reactions in Numbers 12?


7. How should one react if one is treated unfairly? What can you learn from Titus 3:1-6? In what way is Jesus also now our example?


8. Why is it so important to pray for your leaders? Do you practice that today? How can you pray more for your leaders?

James 4:6-8, 10, Rom 13:1, 1 John 4:19-20, Acts 4:18-20, Acts 23:2-5, Exodus 22:28, 1 Cor 5:11, Gal 1:8, Acts 9:26-28, Acts 13:2-3, Eph 5:21, Numbers 12, Matt 23:1-3, 1 Tim 2:1-4, Tit 3:1-6, 1 Peter 2:11-25.

Bank and Mobilepay info

In December we are arranging our Christmas help called “Merry Christmas Turku”. The goal is to help about 50 less privileged families in Turku by giving them the possibility to wish for one Christmas gift per child, and to receive a gift card to a store so they can buy Christmas food. If you want to give a gift to “Merry Christmas Turku” you should use the reference number: 2600 or give through MobilePay. 

Bank: Andelsbanken
NAMN: Åbo svenska metodistförsamling
IBAN: FI35 5716 9020 0523 25
BIC: OKOYFIHH
Reference nr: 2600 (Merry Christmas Turku)

Mobilepay:
You can also give your donation to us by using the app “Mobilepay” and following these instructions.
After you have installed the app, opened it and added a payment option, you just write the sum you want to give us press next,
write the number “11834” press next and just swipe to pay.

Thank you for your donations! Have a blessed week!

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