Coming up this weekend 9th – 10th July 2016

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

Our 8am Sunday service will be Holy Communion First 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 2nd July 2016

This weekend’s Bible Talk

This weekend concludes a three-week Bible talk series called ‘Leviticus: Life in God’s presence’, with Jodie speaking on the topic, ‘Atonement: drawing near to God’, from Leviticus chapter 16.

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.

Men’s Dinner

You’re invited to join the men of Oak Flats and beyond this Tuesday night 5th July for the next Men’s Dinner. Our speaker is Ben Pakula. 6.30pm at the Central Hotel Function Room. Bookings essential. Phone 0439 561 373 or email mensdinner@oakflatsanglican.com

Dinner at the Bowlo

Join us this Thursday at 6pm at the Jamberoo Bowling Club for a relaxed Chinese meal together.

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

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 $4626.00 in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was $5018.00, leaving a gap of $-392.00.

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $187,200. Compared to that total we received $171,752, leaving a gap of $15,448.

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 .

Welcome to the new-look Anglicare!

new-anglicarelogoTwo months ago it was announced that Anglicare Sydney and Anglican Retirement Villages would become one, new, combined organisation.

This officially began this week, and the new organisation has decided to use the name ‘Anglicare’.

After lots of research, the organisation realised that the name ‘Anglicare’ has such widespread and positive recognition that this new name would be the best vehicle for promoting the ministry of the new, merged organisation.

The new logo was also unveiled this week, and it shows heritage, stability and growth as it combines the three aspects of Anglicare’s ministry: Retirement Living and Residential Aged Care; Home Care; and Community Services.

The new organisation will continue to provide for all of the current clients and residents, and the combined resources of the two, merged ministries will help grow its scale and capacity so that more, great ministry can roll out to the people in the Diocese of Sydney and beyond.

Let’s keep praying for Anglicare, especially for the 3,800 full and part-time staff as well as 2,900 volunteers who serve regularly.

Keep praying also for the 2,500 people in Anglicare Retirement Living Villages, the 2,180 people in Residential Aged Care Facilities, the 1,500 people who receive Home Care services, the 6,000 people who benefit from Commonwealth Home Support Programs, as well as the 20 day and respite centres.

Let’s pray also for this time of significant change as the two organisations combine, especially as this will inevitably affect many of the staff within the organisation.

Pray that Anglicare grows in its impact so that the gospel message of ‘Jesus is Lord’ will spread widely to all who receive the care from this organisation.

Coming up this weekend 2nd – 3rd July 2016

This weekend we conclude a three-week Bible talk series called ‘Leviticus: Life in God’s presence’, with Jodie speaking on the topic, ‘Atonement: drawing near to God’, from Leviticus chapter 16.

We will also share the Lord’s Supper at 5pm Saturday, so be sure to join us for this important reminder of the death of Jesus.

Our 8am Sunday service will be Morning Prayer 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 25th June 2016

This weekend’s Bible Talk

This weekend continues a three-week Bible talk series called ‘Leviticus: Life in God’s presence’, with the next talk ‘Holiness – the need to be different’, from Leviticus chapter 11 through to chapter 15.

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.

Parish Council

Our Parish Council meets this Monday, 27th June 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 5th July for the next Men’s Dinner. Our speaker is Ben Pakula. 6.30pm at the Central Hotel Function Room. Bookings essential. Phone 0439 561 373 or email mensdinner@oakflatsanglican.com

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.

New Rosters

New rosters are out now. If you need a paper version, grab one from the information table, or otherwise log onto www.jamberooanglican.net to see what dates and roles you are scheduled for.

Giving update

Each week we need to receive $4626.00 in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was $5018.00, leaving a gap of $-392.00.

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $187,200. Compared to that total we received $171,752, leaving a gap of $15,448.

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 .

Be informed when you vote

Vote1On Saturday week, Australia goes to the polls.

Christians will come to different conclusions about how they should vote.

We attach different levels of importance to various issues.

One may feel that economic management is extremely important.

Another may prioritise the plight of refugees or climate change policy.

However there is one issue, unique to this election, which is very important from a biblical point of view.

This election may decide whether or not the definition of marriage will be changed to include same sex marriage.

This is a very significant departure from the Bible’s teaching, which will have profound long-term consequences for the fabric of our society as a whole, because it undermines the place of marriage and the family as the basic societal unit.

It is likely that legislation to implement same sex marriage will not contain sufficient protections for those who continue to believe and teach that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

As a result, our ability to exercise biblical, gospel ministry through our schools, caring organisations and even our local churches could be severely constrained.

It is important for Christians to know the position of the major political parties on this issue.

According to the ABC, the Coalition will “hold a plebiscite… at some point after the election”, Labor will “introduce a bill to Parliament within 100 days”, and the Greens will “legislate through Parliament immediately.”

This is not the only issue we should consider when deciding how to vote.

There are other issues that are also very significant.

But it is essential that we don’t underestimate the importance of this election for this particular issue. 

I invite you to prayerfully consider this when you come to vote on July 2.

Bishop Michael Stead, Chair of the Archbishop’s Plebiscite Task Force

Coming up this weekend 25th – 26th June 2016

This weekend we continue a three-week Bible talk series called ‘Leviticus: Life in God’s presence’, with the next talk by Jodie with the title, ‘Holiness – the need to be different’, from Leviticus chapter 11 through to chapter 15.

This weekend we will also be having a special prayer time for the upcoming election on July 2nd.

Our 8am Sunday service will be a 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 18th June 2016

This weekend’s Bible Talk

This weekend Jodie begins a three-week Bible talk series called ‘Leviticus: Life in God’s presence’, with the first talk ‘Sacrifice – the cost of pleasing God’, from Leviticus chapter 1 verses 1 to 9.

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.

Jamberoo Interchurch Service

Join with fellow churchgoers around our village and valley in our quarterly interchurch service. This Sunday 19th June at 7pm at Jamberoo Anglican Church. Please bring a plate for supper as we are the host.

Ladies Dinner

You’re invited to join the ladies of Oak Flats and our region this Tuesday 21st June to hear Stacie Pakula. Dinner is $7 payable on the night at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, and there is no need to RSVP.

Ladies Guild Meeting

The Ladies Guild are meeting this Wednesday 22nd June in the Church hall at 2pm.

Soup and Sandwich lunch

Join the Ladies Guild of Jamberoo Anglican for 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.

Japanese Students visiting Jamberoo

A group of 15 primary-aged Japanese students will be visiting Jamberoo Public School from 30th July to 3rd August. If you are able to host a Japanese student for theses four nights, please see Graham Errington for more information or email him on graham.errington@jamberooanglican.com 

 

Giving update

Each week we need to receive $4626.00 in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was $5018.00, leaving a gap of $-392.00.

Olimometer 2.52

Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $187,200. Compared to that total we received $171,752, leaving a gap of $15,448.

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 .

Hope from the horror of Orlando

orlando-pulse-massacreThe shooting at Orlando reminds us of the evil of humanity and the fragility of human life.

It is a bitter tragedy to see 49 people shot dead and 53 others seriously injured from a civilian mass shooting with military-style weapons.

It is also very sad to see the LGBTQI community targeted by a man who claimed to be influenced by Islam.

Yet in the midst of the tragedy and the sadness there is hope.

People have gathered across the planet to pray for the victims and their loved-ones, regardless of whether they agree with the values and beliefs of those who were targeted in the attack.

It shows the best side of humanity as together we demonstrate love for individuals, even as people disagree about matters close to our heart.

It is good and right for us to be engaged in debate about things like the definition of marriage, but even as we disagree, we must do so in love.

Let us keep praying for peace in our world, especially as we witness the sin and hatred that is sadly part of broken humanity.

Let us pray for the leaders of our world, as they seek to work together to deal with extremist violence and the weapons that can cause such harm.

Let us pray for those who are injured, for those who are grieving, and for the communities shaken by this senseless violence.

And let us pray in this tragedy that people might “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” and “know this love that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:18-19)

Coming up this weekend 18th – 19th June 2016

This weekend Jodie begins a three-week Bible talk series called ‘Leviticus: Life in God’s presence’, with the first talk ‘Sacrifice – the cost of pleasing God’, from Leviticus chapter 1.

Our 8am Sunday service will be a 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.