Seeking a new Assistant Minister

Our partner church at Oak Flats Anglican is looking for a new Assistant Minister to join our churches to help equip us for ministry.

For as we see from Ephesians chapter 4, we know that Jesus has given speakers of God’s word to the church, so that every Christian will be equipped for ministry to everyone, so that the church will be built, and that we all reach true unity in our knowledge and life, in mutual maturity.

So, we’re looking for a man who is passionate about using God’s word to train everyday Christians to love, lead and learn together.

He’s going to be joining us at Jamberoo to preach occasionally, and he will also be helping the church at Oak Flats by providing a special focus on growing small groups, on helping newcomers feel at home, and on seeking to help reach the parents and carers who send their kids and youth to the midweek groups.

Plus, as he works with Jodie and Graham in the ministry he will generally assist our two churches in training and supporting us all as together we seek to grow.

Please pray that we get the best person possible, and that God continues to provide the necessary resources to support this ministry.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the ministry of our churches, and I look forward to seeing what God has in store for the years ahead of ministry, together.

Jodie.

Coming up this weekend 30th – 31st July 2016

This weekend Jodie begins a new series ‘Two Ways to Live’ with the first talk “God as loving ruler and creator” from Genesis chapter 1 verses 26 to 28, and Revelation chapter 4 verses 6 to 11.

We will also hear from Liana McNeill, our Year 13 student who recently spent a month in Fiji on mission as part of her Year 13 course.

Our 8am Sunday service will be the Lord’s Supper Sunday Service.

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 prayerbook 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.

Church news for the week beginning 23rd July 2016

This weekend’s Bible Talk

This weekend Mark Howard will be speaking to us on the topic, “Where is God’s justice?” from Habakkuk chapter 1 to 3.

New Bible Series

Next week Jodie begins a six week series on “Two ways to Live”, with the first talk ‘God as loving ruler and creator’, from Genesis chapter 1 verses 26 to 31, and Revelation chapter 4 verses 6 to 11.

Mission of the month: Anglicare

Anglicare is our mission of the month. Support this ministry by purchasing gifts from the ‘Mission Table’ in the Hall.

150th Anniversary preparations

Our church building is turning 150 next year, and we’d love to have a celebration! If you are interested in helping organise this special event, please let us know so we can plan a time to meet up together for planning.

Parish Council

Our Parish Council meets this Monday, 25th July at 2.30 pm at the church. Please remember them in your prayers.

Men’s Dinner

You’re invited to join the men of Oak Flats and beyond on Tuesday night 2nd August for the next Men’s Dinner. Our speaker is Dr Noel Weeks. 6.30pm at the Central Hotel Function Room. Bookings essential. Phone 0439 561 373 or email mensdinner@oakflatsanglican.com

 

Giving update

Each week we need to receive $4800.00 in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was $4252.00, leaving a gap of $548.00.

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $124,800. Compared to that total we received $110,775, leaving a gap of $14,025.

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: Church of England Jamberoo. Account number: 10081274. BSB: 062562 .

Reviewing ‘Failure’

failure-success

It would be easy for many to view my time at Oak Flats and Jamberoo Anglican Churches ultimately as a failure. As an energetic and enthusiastic College grad hopes were high that God would do great things. In less than two years those hopes came crashing down due to anxiety and depression that led to hospitalisation and 9 months of ‘stress leave’.

However in the midst of these incredibly hard 9 months, I can’t help but reflect on God’s goodness and my own ability to reassess ‘success’. In my time at Oak Flats and Jamberoo I have seen the way in which God has worked, in spite of my weakness, to make himself known. There is a reason Paul says, ‘“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.’ (2 Cor 12:9) 

It has been exciting to see people grow in relationship with Jesus through the teaching I have been a part of. It has been particularly amazing to see people come to know and put their trust in Christ for the very first time! It has also been great to see the development of ministry to youth in our churches and I am really thankful for the role I have been able to have in that regard.

It is sad for us as we say goodbye. We will miss the fellowship we have had with you all. My hope and prayer is that you continue to fix your eyes upon Jesus, trusting in him, through your own ‘failures’.

Adam

Coming up this weekend 23rd – 24th July 2016

This weekend we welcome Mark Howard, who is speaking on the topic “Where is God’s justice?” from Habakkuk chapter 1 to 3

Our 8am Sunday service will be Holy Communion Second Order AAPB.

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 prayerbook 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.

Church news for the week beginning 16th July 2016

This weekend’s Bible Talk

This weekend Graham Errington will be speaking to us on the topic, “The Real Christian” from Luke chapter 9 verses 18 to 27.

Mission of the month: Anglicare

Anglicare is our mission of the month. Support this ministry by purchasing gifts from the ‘Mission Table’ in the Hall.

150th Anniversary preparations

Our church building is turning 150 next year, and we’d love to have a celebration! If you are interested in helping organise this special event, please let us know so we can plan a time to meet up together for planning.

Ladies Dinner

You’re invited to join the ladies of Oak Flats and our region this Tuesday 19th July to hear Bronwyn Kyngdon. Dinner is $7 payable on the night at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, and there is no need to RSVP.

Combined Leadership Meeting

Saturday, 23rd July is our next Combined Leadership meeting at Jamberoo Anglican Church, starting at 8.30am.

 

Giving update

Each week we need to receive $4800.00 in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was $4252.00, leaving a gap of $548.00.

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $124,800. Compared to that total we received $110,775, leaving a gap of $14,025.

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: Church of England Jamberoo. Account number: 10081274. BSB: 062562 .

Living with Gratitude

Gratitude

Do you ever notice how much negativity is in the world today? These attitudes can seem warranted as looking on the bright side is difficult when we live in a world full of war, racism, persecution, and godlessness of all kinds.

Looking around it is clear that the world is unhappy and dissatisfied.  People are searching for happiness and satisfaction and so many are looking in the wrong places. This will always happen as unspiritual people cannot understand the spiritual (1 Cor 2:12-16) and much of our world does not understand the offer of salvation through Christ.

As Christians, living a life of gratitude and satisfaction in Jesus Christ will make us different. Scripture tells us that God is in control and we, as his people, need to be content in all situations as we rest in his strength and sovereignty (Phil 4:10-13). This means that as a body we have to “let the peace of Christ rule in [our] hearts…and be thankful” (Col 3:15).

Are you living with gratitude? 

It is easy to be tempted to live with negativity and dissatisfaction but Christians are called to be different from the world and be grateful. So practice gratitude. Thank God for the abundant blessings he gives to you and the church. Be grateful when the world is in chaos. Be grateful for the things in life that challenge you.

And most of all, be grateful that God is in control. 

Rayne Loehndorf – Youth Intern

Coming up this weekend 16th – 17th July 2016

This weekend we welcome Graham Errington, who is speaking on the topic “The Real Christian” from Luke chapter 9 verses 18 to 27.

At both our Saturday 5pm service, and Sunday 8am service we will have a special time of farewell and prayer for Adam Hotson, our Assistant Minister as he departs from our Parish.

Our 8am Sunday service will be Morning Prayer Sunday service.

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 prayerbook 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.

Promises and Lies

Promise

As of this day of writing, the undetermined/undecided election took many by surprise. It is now clear that very many Australians do not trust their political leaders. Many suspect hidden agendas. We don’t appear believe in either the promises or the denials.

How much different is Christian Faith! God is the God who never lies. Titus 1:2 makes the point that God promised eternal life before the beginning of time, and has brought the promise to reality through the gospel of Christ’s death and resurrection. God never lies.

None of God’s promises fail. In the Old Testament, Joshua reminded Israel that as they now stood within the promised land, that not one of God’s promises (which must have seemed outlandish at first sight) had failed, all had in fact been accomplished

In Christ we have the fulfilment of the ages. In 1 Corinthians 10, Paul contrasts the poor examples of many Old Testament believers with the privileged position of New Testament believers.

We live in the “culmination of the ages” (1 Corinthians 10:11), because Jesus has lived, died, risen and ascended. And he has promised to return.

Do you live the promises of God?

Graham Errington

Church news for the week beginning 9th July 2016

This weekend’s Bible Talk

This weekend we welcome Trevor Lucas, who is speaking on the topic “Prayer for Spiritual Growth – Power and Love” from Ephesians chapter 3 verses 14 to 20.

Mission of the month: Church Missionary Society (CMS)

CMS is our mission of the month. Support this ministry by purchasing gifts from the ‘Mission Table’ in the Hall.

Soup and Sandwich lunch

Join our Ladies’ Guild ofor a Soup and Sandwich lunch on Wednesday 13th July. Guest speaker is Alison Blake speaking on the topic “Who do you think you are?” from Matthew chapter 1. Cost is $10 at Jamberoo Anglican church hall at 11.30am. Please RSVP to Helen on 4236 0158 for catering purposes.

Children’s and youth programs in holidays

During school holidays our normal midweek children’s and youth programs take a break until the week of 18th July.

McNeills away

Jodie and his family are on leave from the 4th to the 17th July. Graham Errington will be leading our parish during this time. You can contact him on 0430 043 765 or 4232 4914 or graham.errington@jamberooanglican.com

Ladies Dinner

You’re invited to join the ladies of Oak Flats and our region on Tuesday 19th July to hear Bronwyn Kyngdon. Dinner is $7 payable on the night at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, and there is no need to RSVP.

150th Anniversary preparations

Our church building is turning 150 next year, and we’d love to have a celebration! If you are interested in helping organise this special event, please let us know so we can plan a time to meet together for planning.

 

Giving update

Each week we need to receive $4800.00 in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was $4252.00, leaving a gap of $548.00.

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $124,800. Compared to that total we received $110,775, leaving a gap of $14,025.

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: Church of England Jamberoo. Account number: 10081274. BSB: 062562 .