AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER

National Day of Thanksgiving – Saturday 31st May 2014

OFFICIAL STATEMENTS NOW ON WEBSITE

The official statements from the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition have been received and can be viewed at www.thanksgiving.org.au/statements/   Receipt of the statement from the Governor General has been delayed by the recent change of personnel in that role. It will be displayed as soon as it comes to hand

In his statement Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that the National Day of Thanksgiving recognises the hard work of Australians who serve their communities and make a difference to the lives of others.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says the National Day of Thanksgiving provides a wonderful opportunity to pause, focus and give thanks to those who make a valuable contribution to our community and to our nation.

The purpose of the statements are for them to be made available to be read at all official NDOT functions across the country where folk are being thanked for their service to the community. They may be downloaded and distributed if necessary however there is a strict embargo that they must not be changed or amended in any way. We encourage you to use them for the purpose for which they are provided.

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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JUST 3 WEEKS TO GO – DONT LEAVE YOUR PRODUCT ORDERING TOO LATE

With just three weeks to go before the National Day of Thanksgiving on Saturday 31st May it is important that you do not leave product ordering until the last minute. It can take up to a week for items to reach some parts of Australia so to ensure you do not miss out please submit your order to reach us by the 23rd May.  You can of course purchase items over the counter at Koorong Stores across Australia right up until the day itself.  

The simple “Thank You” stick on badges are a great hit with children. They are a simple and cheap fun way for children (and adults) to say thank you to a friend, a school mate, or someone who serves them at the local shops.

There are 20 badges to a sheet costing only $3.00 for single sheets reducing to $2.00 per sheet when 10 or more are ordered.  Great too for Religious Instruction and Children’s Church teachers to use to reward their students with a “thank you” sticker at any time during the year.

Want to see one before you buy?  Go to www.thanksgiving.org.au/resources/products/ and you will see an image of the badges, plus other items displayed.

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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DECLARATIONS AND BIBLE READINGS FOR AUSTRALIA WORSHIPS AND SUNDAY SERVICES NOW ON WEBSITE

If your church or community is holding an Australia Worships event on the Saturday night of NDOT or a Thanksgiving service on the Sunday we encourage you to join with the rest of Australia in using the same declaration and Bible readings that will be used Australia wide. Using the same material is one way we can unite as a nation and be part of something bigger than just isolated single events. Go to our website at www.thanksgiving.org.au/information/readings.php to access the material provided. 

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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