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Last Updated (Saturday, 09 August 2014 20:14) Written by Administrator Saturday, 09 August 2014 19:37

Praying for Iraq

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has joined calls for prayer and international assistance for Iraqi Christians facing severe persecution, even death, for their faith.

In Mosul, near the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh, the militant Islamic group ISIS gave Christians an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a "protection tax" or face death.

Churches have been looted, burned or occupied. Christian homes have been marked with the Arabic letter "N" (for the word 'Nasrani' which translates to 'Nazarene', a follower of Jesus). Thousands of Christian families have been driven from the city.

"In the same area where God sent the prophet Jonah to turn back the people of Nineveh from their evil ways, we pray for a turning back of the evil which has come upon the Christians of Mosul, stripped of their livelihood, property and possessions."

The Archbishop called on churches to pray for peace and justice in Iraq and also for Palestinian Christians caught in the conflict on the West Bank and the Gaza. "We have entered a period of significant suffering for Christians around the world: from Iraq to Syria and from Egypt to Sudan." the Archbishop said. "While the Cross is the symbol of suffering for all who are followers of Jesus of Nazareth, we have a responsibility to stand with our brothers and sisters in the face of such unmitigated persecution."

 

Here in Shellharbour City, let's be amongst those who pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ under persecution. Please pray specifically as often as you can. In our church building I will host a series of public 1 hour prayer meetings on the following dates and times ...

Tuesday 12 August — 12:00-1:00pm

Friday 22 August — 4:30-5:30pm

Tuesday 26 August — 6:30-7:30pm

 

At Shellharbour City Centre Anglican, we seek to show that we care for each other and for our community, glorifying Christ in all we do. Whether you're a visitor to the Illawarra or a local resident, we would love to see you at one of our services. We hope you will find the information on our website helpful and invite you to contact us for further details as required.

 

Please join us this Sunday to hear and be changed by the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

 

Church

25 Wallaroo Dr
Shellharbour City Centre
Ph: (02) 4297 7419

 

Church Reception

In the demountable building

25 Wallaroo Dr
Shellharbour City Centre
Hours:
10am-4pm Wed,Thur & Fri
Ph: (02) 4297 7419
Email: sandy@scac.asn.au


Services

Sundays at Church

9.30am

Family Service
with Kids Church

4.00pm

Traditional Service

6.00pm

Prayer and Praise Gathering


Sundays @ Shellharbour Public School

5.30pm

Beach Church
including dinner


Fridays at Church - "Crosslife"

for High Schoolers  - during school terms

6.00pm

Youth Service
including dinner

 

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