When I was nine years old I was invited to a Christian holiday camp by a friend from school.
It turned out that my friend, Julian, was a regular, churchgoing Christian, and he reached out to me to invite me to join him for a week of horse riding, canoeing and even air guns (back in the day!)
I still remember the campfire, the awesome leaders, and even the potatoes we peeled in the kitchen.
But what I’ll never forget was the message of the speaker about how to become friends with Jesus.
And at that camp I remember asking Jesus to forgive me and to let me follow him all my life.
Camps are a very special place to know Jesus and experience his love in a special community of believers.
Next weekend, our church is going away for a whole weekend together, to live, learn, love and laugh.
And we are set to be greatly blessed by the teaching of Peter Jensen, as he opens up God’s word to us in a practical and powerful way.
Peter’s four talks are, ‘The Birth of Culture,’ ‘The Gift of Community,’ ‘The Promise of Justice,’ and ‘The Power of Words.’
If you’ve never been on a church camp or weekendaway before, then there’s still time to join us.
And if you’ve been before, you’ll know that it’s an occasion not to be missed.
If you’re short of time, money, or transport, then there are ways to get you along.
But whatever you do, don’t pass up this opportunity to be with people of all ages and stages, from both Oak Flats and Jamberoo Anglican Churches, as together we meet Jesus, clothed in his word, present by his Holy Spirit, bringing glory to God.
See you there, God willing!
This weekend we will conclude our five-week series looking at the five Solas of the Reformation called ‘Five Foundations’. This week, Jodie will be speaking on the topic ‘For the glory of God alone’.
Our 8am Sunday service will be a Holy Communion Second Order AAPB service.
During our service, we’ll have our weekly question and answer time, and Jodie will be answering these questions:
If you’re wanting to check out our church we’d really love you to visit us on Saturday at 5pm for a contemporary service with kids’ program and dinner afterwards, or come along on Sunday at 8am for a Prayer Book service.
If you can’t make it in person, you’re welcome to jump online to watch the service (with the same sermon and many other items) at www.oakflats.tv.