Messiah Masterclass 15 – ‘False Worship’ – Matthew 15 – Jodie McNeill – 13 & 14 November 2021

The joy of traditions

Traditions can help us feel _________

Traditions have some ________

Traditions can turn into ________

The Pharisees were experts at ________

The Pharisees made up special __________

The Pharisees used traditions as a ________

Jesus calls the Pharisees __________

The Pharisees _________ rules against Jesus

The Pharisees should be _______

Holiness is about our _____

The Canaanite woman says Jesus is the _______

Jesus brings early _________ to the Gentiles

The Gentiles praise the God of ______

There are two different _________ to Jesus 

Rest Fund

Our Parish Council is promoting an ordinance to Standing Committee to modify the REST fund to enable us to access the capital of the fund, not just the earnings, in order to improve and maintain our church facilities. Read the official notice below.

Church news for the week beginning 13th November 2021

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be looking at Matthew Chapter 15 as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from God’s word on the topic ‘False Worship’.

MISSION OF THE MONTH

Our mission of the month for November is CMS.

SUNDAY BRUNCH

We’re ready to take our Sunday mornings to the next level by running a weekly, sit-down Sunday brunch.

BOOK OF THE MONTH

For November we will be reading Being the Bad Guys by Stephen McAlpine. Head over to the books page on our website to grab a copy!

SOUTHERN CROSS NOVEMBER ISSUE

Southern Cross is available online at: https://magazine.sydneyanglicans.net/

DAILY MORNING PRAYERS

Join us each morning (except Sunday) at 7:30am for 30 mins of prayer on Zoom at meet.jamberooanglican.com.

PRAY WITH PRAYERMATE

Our church is now on PrayerMate. Subscribe for daily prayer points on your device from us and our partners. Use this link to follow us on PrayerMate.

SAVE THE DATE

Christmas Eve carols on our lawn! An event for our whole community!

FAMILY NEWS

BIRTHDAYS

13 November – Hugo Bartlett
14 November – Ben King & Nina Vidilini
16 November – Jhettaya Warner
19 November – Sandee Batelic

ANNIVERSARIES

13 November – Dan & Row Clarke

GIVING UPDATE

Each week we need to receive $4200.00 in order to meet our commitments. Last month, our average weekly giving was $4109.00, leaving a gap of $91.00. Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $171,600. Compared to that total we received $171,004, leaving a gap of $596.

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 NEW details. Account name: Jamberoo Anglican Church. Account number: 356831. BSB: 032605.

To give to our tax-deductible MTS Scholars Fund to support our apprentice youth minister, head to mts.com.au/give/jamberoo-anglican-church/


The Joy of Coming Home

Returning to church after a long time away can be an emotional experience, as some of us felt at this week’s midweek service.

The concerns and restrictions from Covid-19 have meant that for many of us, the church experience has been on a screen… but now we can return, face-to-face!

At our service on Wednesday we reflected on the joy experienced by God’s people as they left their 70-year ‘lockdown’ in their forced exile in Babylon.

They ascended up the mountain to Jerusalem, and this was their experience:

When the LORD brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream! We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the LORD has done for them.” Yes, the LORD has done amazing things for us What joy! (Psalm 126:1-3)

They were full of joy because they had been graciously saved by God.

Even the people of other nations recognised that the Lord was the one who saved them from the punishment they deserved.

It’s a fresh reminder that grace is all from God… and that grace brings God the glory, as it did back then, and continues to do to this day.

And the way we experienced that grace today is through the cross of Christ, as we read in Ephesians:

Eph. 2:4    But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)

As we now come together, we praise God for the experience of joy, together, as we give him the glory for his rich mercy.

JODIE McNEILL

Coming up this weekend 13th – 14th November 2021

This weekend we continue our Matthew series as Jodie speaks to us from chapter 15 on the topic ‘False Worship’.

After our 5pm Saturday service we’ll be having dinner, and after our 9am Sunday service we’ll be enjoying brunch together.

As long as you are feeling well and are not awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test, you can attend in person, regardless of your vaccination status, making sure you wear a face mask (unless under 12 or exempted).

We can seat 68 people (plus workers) in the church and 90 people in the hall (to watch the livestream in-person,) and both services will offer a special children’s program (with plenty of time outdoors) which will commence approximately half-an-hour into the service.

Or, for the time being you might like to continue to participate through our livestream by going to watch.jamberooanglican.com.

A popular part of our weekly service is our question time, and here’s the list of your questions that Jodie plans to answer this weekend:

1 Did Saul really speak to Samuel’s spirit?
2 When were the Gospels published and did Paul have access to them all?
3 Did Jesus know everything that would happen to him while he was on earth?
4 Why did Jesus feel he needed to run away from Herod if he knew God’s will?
5 What is the point of Jesus’ miracles?
6 When Jacob wrestled with God, did he see God’s face, and if so, how did he not die?
7 Why did Ananias and Sapphira get killed for sinning when the Corinthians were only rebuked?
8 What is the difference between Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian and Uniting Churches?
9 What’s your favourite story in the Bible?

If you have any questions, head to our quick links page to fill out a response slip, email us at office@jamberooanglican.com or send an SMS to 0439 890 086.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

PS – today (Wednesday) at 11am we’re meeting for our Midweek Service, followed by lunch in the hall. All welcome! No need to RSVP. We’d love you to join us!

Messiah Masterclass 14 – ‘Who ya gonna call?’ – Matthew 14 – Jodie McNeill – 6 & 7 November 2021

Who ya gonna call?

___ do you think Jesus is?

Jesus was famous, powerful, and ___________

The _________ world is normal and natural

Herod thought Jesus was powered by John’s _____

John spoke against Herod’s _______ marriage

Herod ________ John by imprisoning him

John was ________ for annoying the king’s wife

Jesus ___ away from Herod

Jesus had __________ on the crowd

The disciples wanted the hungry crowd to go ____

The miracle shows Jesus’ _____ over the natural world

Jesus is the Lord, the ________

Jesus went away to ____

Jesus shows his _______ over creation

Jesus is I __

Jesus saved Peter when his faith was _____

The disciples __________ Jesus

Lunatic, liar… or ____

Church news for the week beginning 6th November 2021

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be looking at Matthew Chapter 14 as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from God’s word on the topic ‘Who ya gonna call?’.

MISSION OF THE MONTH

Our mission of the month for November is CMS

SUNDAY BRUNCH

We’re ready to take our Sunday mornings to the next level by running a weekly, sit-down Sunday brunch.

NO KIDS CHURCH THIS WEEKEND

This weekend is a special service celebrating our church being allowed to all gather together for the first time, because of this we have decided not to run our usual children’s programs for just this week. The current restrictions unfortunately won’t allow us to have the space to run our programs as usual. However, our children’s program will be returning the follow week as restrictions will lift.

NIGHTLIFE

To celebrate our return we are having an outside sing along with fire and marshmallows after dinner on Saturday Night!

BOOK OF THE MONTH

For November we will be reading Being the Bad Guys by Stephen McAlpine. Head over to the books page on our website to grab a copy!

MIDWEEK SERVICE AND LUNCH

We’re having a special reunion service and lunch on Wednesday 10th November at 11am, followed by lunch. All welcome!

FIT FOR PURPOSE

Fit for Purpose is on Wed 10th November from 8 am for a spot of mowing and weeding. Get a free turn on the church’s ride on mower (you know you want to) and enjoy mateship and a cuppa. Graham 0430 043 765

SOUTHERN CROSS NOVEMBER ISSUE

Southern Cross is available online at: https://magazine.sydneyanglicans.net/

DAILY MORNING PRAYERS

Join us each morning (except Sunday) at 7:30am for 30 mins of prayer on Zoom at meet.jamberooanglican.com.

PRAY WITH PRAYERMATE

Our church is now on PrayerMate. Subscribe for daily prayer points on your device from us and our partners. Use this link to follow us on PrayerMate.

SAVE THE DATE

Christmas Eve carols on our lawn! An event for our whole community!

FAMILY NEWS

BIRTHDAYS

6 November – Row Clarke
7 November – Malika Clarke
11 November – Paula Vidilini
13 November – Hugo Bartlett

ANNIVERSARIES

13 November – Dan & Row Clarke

GIVING UPDATE

Each week we need to receive $4200.00 in order to meet our commitments. Last month, our average weekly giving was $4109.00, leaving a gap of $91.00. Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $171,600. Compared to that total we received $171,004, leaving a gap of $596.

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 NEW details. Account name: Jamberoo Anglican Church. Account number: 356831. BSB: 032605.

To give to our tax-deductible MTS Scholars Fund to support our apprentice youth minister, head to mts.com.au/give/jamberoo-anglican-church/


Introducing Sunday Brunch

Meals have always had an important place in the ministry of our church, because food has featured strongly in the life of God’s people throughout the ages.

God’s people remembered the amazing Exodus from Egypt with a special meal, the Passover, and then Jesus fulfilled and transformed that meal into the Lord’s Supper.

In fact, the Bible often records Jesus’ meals with people, many of which led to his reputation as someone who, “eats with sinners”.

Food slows us down and brings us together, as we share in a moment of both sustenance and reflection for people of all ages.

Our Saturday night dinners have played an important part in the life and growth of our church, as they have been a powerful way to welcome newcomers and visitors into the life of our intergenerational church.

Indeed, our after-church meals are probably the most strategic and effective way of attracting, welcoming and integrating new people into the life of our church.

Whilst we’ve done something similar for morning tea, we’re ready to take our Sunday mornings to the next level by running a weekly, sit-down Sunday brunch.

So, for every Sunday morning we’re going to invite a household to purchase, prepare and share a meal for everyone present, just like we’ve been doing on Saturday nights.

If each household is happy to cater once or twice a quarter, then that should be enough for us to have a weekly brunch for all ages, every Sunday morning of the year!

We expect that it is likely to take a little while to get the systems in place, so please be patient and generous as we upgrade our hospitality each Sunday morning.

Our prayer is that every week we enjoy this opportunity to sit and enjoy a meal with others, especially when we ‘chew on’ the word of God that has dwelt richly among us during the church service we’ve just experienced, together.

JODIE McNEILL

(Photo credit: jeffreyw via Flickr.com)

Coming up this weekend 6th – 7th November 2021

This weekend we continue our Matthew series as Jodie speaks to us from chapter 14 on the topic ‘Who ya gonna call?’, as we explore why two, different people wrongly thought that Jesus was a ghost, and what this means for who Jesus is.

After our 5pm Saturday service we’ll be having dinner, and after our 9am Sunday service we’ll be enjoying brunch together.

As long as you are feeling well and are not awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test, you can attend in person, regardless of your vaccination status, making sure you wear a face mask (unless under 12 or exempted) and refrain from congregational singing.

We can seat 34 people (plus workers) in the church and 45 people in the hall to watch the livestream in-person, and both services will offer a special children’s program (with plenty of time outdoors) which will commence approximately half-an-hour into the service.

Or, for the time being you might like to continue to participate through our livestream by going to watch.jamberooanglican.com.

A popular part of our weekly service is our question time, and here’s the list of your questions that Jodie plans to answer this weekend:

1 How do we deal with sin without being legalistic?
2 How can parents reflect God’s gracious and gentle parenting to their children?
3 How do we not become legalistic about daily Bible reading?
4 Is it a sin to not get the Covid-19 vaccine?
5 What language did Adam speak?
6 Why does Saul ask who God is, but also calls him ‘lord’ in Acts 9:5?
7 Is Acts 9:15 evidence of predestination?
8 Did Jesus write any verses of the Bible himself?

If you have any questions, head to our quick links page to fill out a response slip, email us at office@jamberooanglican.com or send an SMS to 0439 890 086.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you this weekend!