Coming up this weekend 25th February 2024

This Sunday we continue our series by Jodie called The Spirit of Christ from John chapters 13 to 16 as we experience the extraordinary night before his death as he gathers with his disciples. We’re looking this weekend at John 14:15-31 as we see the ‘Spirit of Help’.

Here is the one question that Jodie plans to answer during our church services:

1 How can we tell people that their beliefs are wrong in a loving way?

If you’d like to add a question to the list, there’s still time… send and email or message and we’ll get Jodie to answer it this weekend.

Every day (except Sundays) we meet at 7am online for an online half-hour morning prayer time at zoom.jamberooanglican.com and you’re very welcome to join us!

After church we’ll have brunch in the morning and dinner in the evening, so there’s plenty of time to chat and chew, together!

See you on Sunday, God willing!

‘The Spirit of Christ’ 3: The Spirit of Certainty – John 14:1-14 – Jodie McNeill – 18th February 2024

Death and taxes

Jesus is ________

Jesus says not to be ________

_____ God and Jesus

Overcome fears by trusting in a _____

They can have ________ in heaven

When we trust in Jesus, heaven is _______

Jesus needed to _____

Faith is hearing a promise and _________ it

The only ___ is Jesus

Every other religion _____

When they ____ Jesus, they know the Father

When they ___ the Father, they saw the Son

Jesus and the Father are ___

We ____ off the Father and the Son

Remember the ________

We’ll do _______ works than Jesus did!

Following Christ is the greatest ______

Jesus is focused on God’s _____

Certainty for eternity

Church news for the week beginning 18th February 2024

‘The Spirit of Christ’

This term, Jodie is preaching a series called ‘The Spirit of Christ’ as we look at what Jesus said on the night before he died from John 13 to 16. This weekend he’s preaching on ‘The Spirit of Certainty’ from John 14:1-14.

Book of the Month

Our book of the month for February is ‘Caring for One Another’ by Ed Welch. Physical copies are available at our bookstall or buy online at: wanderingbookseller.com.au

Annual General Meeting

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm in the hall. All adult members are very welcome to be a part of this night to hear our vision for the future.

Women’s Day

Join our women to connect and spend time with other women. Afternoon tea 3pm to 5pm Saturday 23rd March. More details to come soon… so save the date!

Youth and Children’s Groups 

Our normal midweek weekly groups for children and youth run each Friday with Spark (years 3 to 6) at 4:30pm and Youth (years 7 to 12) at 7pm in the hall.

Join the Sign Team!  

Would you like to write up our weekly blackboard sign messages once a month as part of our Sign Team? Or would you like to clean the board on a Wednesday?

Easter Events  

On Good Friday it will be a combined service at 9am with Hot Cross Buns. On Easter Sunday we’re having a special, open-air combined service on the lawn, with a free, tasty bacon and egg roll breakfast. Don’t miss out! Details to come.

Midweek Small Groups 

By being a member of a Small Group, you are helping us all to care for each other as we grow in our knowledge and love of God. Join a group by filling in the Connect Card or contacting a staff member.

Catch up on Sermons and Questions

Listen to sermons and our Question Time on Apple Podcasts or Spotify by searching ‘Jamberoo Anglican’. You can also watch previous services at watch.jamberooanglican.com 

Giving update

Each week we need to receive $6300.00 in order to meet our commitments. For last month, our average weekly giving was $5614.00, leaving a gap of $686.00. 

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of last month, we needed to have received $27,300. Compared to that total we received $24,327, leaving a gap of $2,973.

Olimometer 2.52

Electronic giving is a great way to give! It helps us prayerfully plan our giving, and then the bank will help us keep that commitment, even when we may be unable to attend.

To give by direct transfer then these are the details: Account name: Jamberoo Anglican Church. Account number: 356831. BSB: 032605.

Power in Weakness

It’s amazing how many gyms have opened up in our region, each trying to attract new customers with discount fees and the latest equipment.

For some people, it’s the lure of ‘me time’ on the cardio machines, running fast on a treadmill to nowhere.

For others, it’s the promise of building strength, knowing that resistance training grows muscle, which overcomes one of our greatest enemies: weakness.

Nobody wants to be weak, because this means you’re subject to the strength of others, unable to independently manage your life.

But what if the way to strength was through weakness?

The Apostle Paul had many spiritual things to boast about, but he chose to boast only about his weaknesses.

He knew that something had happened that stopped him from boasting, and so he pleaded with Jesus three times to remove this painful thing, yet:

Each time [Jesus] said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

What was true for the Apostle Paul is also true for us today: the power of Jesus works best in weakness.

When we go through painful moments of weakness, we can trust that the Lord is working through them for our good and for his glory.

Power in weakness is the opposite to what we’d expect in life, but it’s exactly what happened at the cross of Christ, as the greatest battle was fought when our Lord was at his weakest.

Jesus showed his power in weakness… and so we should expect that of our life, too.

JODIE McNEILL

Coming up this weekend 18th February 2024

This Sunday we continue our series by Jodie called The Spirit of Christ from John chapters 13 to 16 as we experience the extraordinary night before his death as he gathers with his disciples. We’re looking this weekend at John 14:1-14 as we see the ‘Spirit of Certainty’.

Here are the questions that Jodie plans to answer during our church services:

1 Why is it dreadful day when the Day of the Lord comes (Malachi 4:5)?
2 Why does Jesus quote Genesis in John 1:15, and what does it mean?
3 What did it look like when Satan entered Judas?
4 Was Judas guilty because of his actions or because he didn’t have the Spirit?
5 Were any of the disciples convicted of their sins before they received the Spirit?
6 How much can a person know God from ‘general revelation?’

If you’d like to add a question to the list, there’s still time… send and email or message and we’ll get Jodie to answer it this weekend.

Every day (except Sundays) we meet at 7am online for an online half-hour morning prayer time at zoom.jamberooanglican.com and you’re very welcome to join us!

After church we’ll have brunch in the morning and dinner in the evening, so there’s plenty of time to chat and chew, together!

See you on Sunday, God willing!

‘The Spirit of Christ’ 2: The Spirit of Abandonment – John 13:18-38 – Jodie McNeill – 11th February 2024

Mateship

Jesus and his twelve _____

Something will _______ their mateship

Not all the disciples would be _______

A person at the meal will turn ______ Jesus

Jesus ________ his disciples for the betrayal

The disciples will serve as Jesus’ __________

Jesus is deeply ________

One of his mates will ______ Jesus

The disciples are all _________

Judas eats, and _____ enters him

The Son of Man will enter into his _____

Glory goes to the ______ and to the Son

____ each other

The spirit of Christ is ____

Hospitality is a powerful ____________ tool

Peter says he’ll ___ for Jesus

Peter will ______ Jesus

It’s a ______ moment in the life of Jesus

An abandonment ________

In the midst of evil and frailty, there’s ____

School’s In For Scripture

One of the great things about School Scripture is that it gives the best of both worlds to parents and carers who wish their children to have a public education, along with instruction about the faith of their family.

Now more than ever, there is some discomfort in having ‘God’ in our government schools, but the long-standing arrangement of ‘SRE’ (Special Religious Education) means that we can maintain the ‘firewall’ between church and state, whilst ensuring that students still learn about religion.

In our school at Jamberoo Public, we’ve got a team from our church of six, qualified and accredited teachers, who help the students learn more about the faith that’s been nominated at their enrolment, and using fun-filled, educationally-designed programs, we help kids know more about Christ, whether or not the household is currently active in practicing religion.

Alternatively, students can choose to be taught by the Roman Catholic church, or by a group that provides Special Ethics in Education (‘SEE’), for parents who wish their children to learn a worldview that is separate from a belief in God.

This arrangement means that students can attend a state school, whilst also receiving teaching about religion that is consistent with their household’s heritage and worldview.

Our teachers follow an authorised curriculum which has been developed over decades to utilise current research on how students learn and think, so that they might better-understand biblical principles, and then build upon them to develop values that underpin everyday life.

Our curriculum is publicly available at cepconnect.com.au/curriculum and provides a great overview of what we hope to teach our kindy, infants and primary students… and there’s an accompanying curriculum for High School students called thinkfaith.com.au 

Please pray for our teachers as we start again this Thursday—and ask that God would use SRE to help our students know more about how to follow Jesus and why it matters.

JODIE McNEILL

Church news for the week beginning 11th February 2024

‘The Spirit of Christ’

This term, Jodie is preaching a series called ‘The Spirit of Christ’ as we look at what Jesus said on the night before he died from John 13 to 16. 

Book of the Month

Our book of the month for February is ‘Caring for One Another’ by Ed Welch. Physical copies are available at our bookstall or buy online at: wanderingbookseller.com.au

Annual General Meeting

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm in the hall. All adult members are very welcome to be a part of this night to hear our vision for the future.

Scripture Starts This Week

Our Scripture teaching at Jamberoo Public School begins this week. Our coordinator is Matt Bartlett, and he’s teaching with Jodie, Rachel, Deb, Paula, and Elise. Please pray for a great start to the year!

Youth and Children’s Groups 

Our normal midweek weekly groups for children and youth run each Friday with Spark (years 3 to 6) at 4:30pm and Youth (years 7 to 12) at 7pm in the hall.

Join the Sign Team!  

Would you like to write up our weekly blackboard sign messages once a month as part of our Sign Team? Or would you like to clean the board on a Wednesday?

Face-to-Face Safe Ministry  

Prefer face-to-face learning? Attend the ‘Safe Ministry Refresher Course’ at Oak Flats on 17th February 9am to 12:30pm or the full ’Essentials’ course at Gerringong on 23rd March 9am to 3pm. safeministry.training/face-to-face-training 

Midweek Small Groups 

By being a member of a Small Group, you are helping us all to care for each other as we grow in our knowledge and love of God. Join a group by filling in the Connect Card or contacting a staff member.

Catch up on Sermons and Questions

Listen to sermons and our Question Time on Apple Podcasts or Spotify by searching ‘Jamberoo Anglican’. You can also watch previous services at watch.jamberooanglican.com 

Giving update

Each week we need to receive $6300.00 in order to meet our commitments. For last month, our average weekly giving was $5614.00, leaving a gap of $686.00. 

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of last month, we needed to have received $27,300. Compared to that total we received $24,327, leaving a gap of $2,973.

Olimometer 2.52

Electronic giving is a great way to give! It helps us prayerfully plan our giving, and then the bank will help us keep that commitment, even when we may be unable to attend.

To give by direct transfer then these are the details: Account name: Jamberoo Anglican Church. Account number: 356831. BSB: 032605.

Coming up this weekend 11th February 2024

This Sunday we continue our series by Jodie called The Spirit of Christ from John chapters 13 to 16 as we experience the extraordinary night before his death as he gathers with his disciples. We’re looking this weekend at John 13:18-28 as we see the Spirit of Abandonment.

Here are the questions that Jodie plans to answer during our church services:

1 Why did John spoil the surprise that Judas would betray Jesus?
2 How should we choose a good Bible commentary?
3 When Malachi 4:5 says Elijah is coming, is that John the Baptist or the Transfiguration?
4 Is climate change real?

If you’d like to add a question to the list, there’s still time… send and email or message and we’ll get Jodie to answer it this weekend.

Every day (except Sundays) we meet at 7am online for an online half-hour morning prayer time at zoom.jamberooanglican.com and you’re very welcome to join us!

After church we’ll have brunch in the morning and dinner in the evening, so there’s plenty of time to chat and chew, together!

See you on Sunday, God willing!

‘The Spirit of Christ’ 1: The Spirit of Humility John 13:1-17 – Jodie McNeill – 4 Feb 24

Hours to live

We see the ______ of Christ

The ________ really mattered to Jews

Jesus was about to become the Passover ____

Jesus _____ his disciples

A disciple of Christ would ______ him

The devil ________ Judas

Jesus is the ____ of everything

Jesus knew that things were going according to ____

The king becomes a _____

The disciples were _______

Peter _______ to be washed

Only Jesus can make us _____

Jesus has already ______ their bodies

Jesus washed the feet of _____

We need Jesus to ____ washing our feet

Jesus is ____ and slave

Jesus commands us to _____ each other

We have given up our ______

How will being a _____ change your life?

As we serve, we’l be _______