Coming up this Sunday 20th November 2022

This Sunday we are going to be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from 1 Corinthians Chapter 3:1-9 on ‘Warning Against Wordliness’.

After our 9am service we’ll be enjoying brunch together, and after our 4pm service we’ll be having dinner.

This Sunday at 4pm is the infant baptism of Jeremy Beasley. We’re looking forward to many guests and the opportunity to celebrate this occasion with the Beasley family.

We’d love you to join us in-person if you’re able, or watch our livestream at watch.jamberooanglican.com.

If you’d like to submit your own question to be answered in church in the future, then simply hit ‘reply’ to this email.

Here are the questions that Jodie plans to answer for us on Sunday:

1 Since God is everywhere, does that mean heaven is everywhere?
2 Where was Jesus after he died, before he was raised?
3 What does 1 Corinthians 2:14b mean?
4 If people need the Holy Spirit to understand God, how does evangelism work?
5 Does the Holy Spirit always live in God’s chosen people, even before they follow him?
6 Does God rule those who don’t believe in him?
7 Are angels specially chosen by God?
8 How did God get two of every animal to where Noah was?
9 Since the Bible ends with the word ‘Amen’ does that mean it’s a prayer for the future?
10 Should our earthly family or our church family take priority?

We’re really looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

1 Corinthians: A Loving Church – 5: Spiritual Wisdom – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 – Jodie McNeill – 13 November 2022

Through their eyes

There are so many _________ worldviews

It’s loving to see the _____ through others’ eyes

There are two different kinds of ______

God wants us to become more ______

God has revealed ____ things to everyone

The leadership of ______ will soon be forgotten

One world of ______ will win and the other lose

God’s mystery is his special ____

The rulers of the _____ rejected and executed Jesus

God’s grace is truly _______

We know what God is ________ because he tells us

God gives us his ______ so we can know grace

The Holy Spirit gives us the _____ about God

We are all naturally born as _______ of God

We trust in Jesus because the Spirit _______ him

Unspiritual people can’t truly _____ spiritual people

We have the ____ of Christ

Come behold the wondrous mystery

Church news for the week beginning 13th November 2022  

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 on ‘Spiritual Wisdom’.

CHURCHILL CAROLS

This Christmas Eve 24th December we’d love you to bring your friends and family to carols! Come along at 5pm for a free sausage sizzle with all-age outdoor games, then at 6pm we’re gathering for an hour-long, all-age carols service on the lawn, followed by gingerbread cookies and supper, plus more outdoor games.

ONE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Come along to a family friendly Christian music festival from 3pm – 9pm on Saturday November 26th at the Kiama Pavilion. You can find the link to purchase tickets here.

WOMENS’ TEACHING DAY

Join the women of our church today for a special day of teaching and fellowship from 10 am to 2 pm at St Luke Anglican, Berry. It’s not late to come along! Please call Gemma on 0414425639 if you would like to join them today.

MORNING PRAYER

Join us at 7 am every day (except Sunday) at zoom.jamberooanglican.com as we gather to read the Bible, pray, and encourage each other as the new day dawns.

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible’ By Vaughan Roberts.

Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book.

How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole?

This book gives you the big picture of the Bible! It provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And it points you to the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him. We have physical copies available for purchase over in the church hall. However, if you wish to order your own copy online or read via Kindle, you can do that here.

GIVING UPDATE

Each week we need to receive $4800.00 in order to meet our commitments. Last month, our average weekly giving was $5164.00, leaving a gap of $-364.00. Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $228,000. Compared to that total we received $215,467, leaving a gap of $12,533.

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/

Reconciliation Action

At the recent gathering of leaders at our Sydney Anglican Synod, we affirmed our commitment to seek reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We want to support and encourage every person, parish and Diocesan organisation to partner in Indigenous Ministry through the development of an Action Plan.

As we develop this plan, we pray that it will encourage the development of personal relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a view to walk alongside them, as well as partnering in prayer and partnering financially and in other practical ways with one or more Indigenous ministries.

To make this happen, I’m looking to gather a group of people to help us develop such an Action Plan, and if you’re willing and able, please let me know.

After we establish that group, I’m hoping we’ll have a fresh look at ways to appropriately include acknowledgements of country in our ministries.

In the meantime, the Bush Church Aid Society has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan that can help us prepare our own plan at Jamberoo Anglican.

Within that document is this Acknowledgment of Country statement, which I have adapted for our own context.

As we gather here, we acknowledge the triune God, the Creator of heaven and earth and His ownership of all things. We recognise that He gave stewardship of these lands upon which we meet to the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal Nation. In his sovereignty, He has allowed other people groups to migrate to these shores. We acknowledge the cultures of our First Nations Peoples and are thankful for the communities that we share together now. We pay our respects to their elders and leaders, both past and present, and those who are rising up to become leaders. 

JODIE McNEILL

(This artwork is featured on the cover of the Bush Church Aid Reconciliation Action Plan, and is created by Artist Melissa Lilley, a Yankunytjatjara woman from South Australia)

Coming up this Sunday 13th November 2022       

This Sunday we are going to be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from 1 Corinthians Chapter 2:6-16 on ‘Spiritual Wisdom’.

After our 9am service we’ll be enjoying brunch together, and after our 4pm service we’ll be having dinner.

We’d love you to join us in-person if you’re able, or watch our livestream at watch.jamberooanglican.com.

If you’d like to submit your own question to be answered in church in the future, then simply hit ‘reply’ to this email.

Here are the questions that Jodie plans to answer for us on Sunday:

1 How should we react to Acknowledgement of Country statements that embrace non-Christian spirituality?
2 If God personally loves all of us then how is his love personal?
3 Did God get hurt when Jesus died on the cross because they are both part of the Trinity?
4 Since God is everywhere, where is heaven?
5 If Jesus is Lord of all, does he rule over hell, too?
6 What’s your advice for someone who struggles to listen to sermons?
7 Why don’t we read the passage before the sermon?

We’re really looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

1 Corinthians: A Loving Church – 4: The Weak and the Strong – 1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5 – Jodie McNeill – 6 November 2022

Masters of the understatement

The ____ Poppy Syndrome

The Corinthians loved to ____

Christianity is all about ______

God turns our world ______ down

Most of them were ________

If God didn’t ____ us, we’d never come 

God specifically _____ his children

You are personally ________ to God

God chooses the _________ to disgrace the powerful

God did the ___

Union with Christ means union with true ______

Christ is our _____________

Christ is our ________

Christ is our __________

It’s all about the ____

Paul spoke nothing but Christ and him _________

The ___________ was his hobby horse

The most important thing Jesus did was ___

Paul had a ________

Paul relied on the Holy Spirit’s _____

The word of God brought great _____

The Holy Spirit’s power was seen in their _________

I will boast in knowing Christ at the cross

Church news for the week beginning 6th November 2022 

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from 1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5 on ‘The Weak and the Strong’.

HELLO SUNDAY NIGHT!

This week we’ll be gathering at 4 pm for our first Sunday Night Church! Only the day and time has changed… but everything else stays the same.

ONE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Come along to a family friendly Christian music festival from 3pm – 9pm on Saturday November 26th at the Kiama Pavilion. You can find the link to purchase tickets here.

MOORE COLLEGE ‘PTC COURSE’

Would you like to grow a deeper understanding of God’s word? Grahame Scarratt will be lecturing the Moore College ‘PTC Course’ here at our church. If you’re interested, let Jacob or Brad know.

WOMENS’ TEACHING DAY

Join the women of our church for a special day of teaching and fellowship – 10 am to 2 pm Saturday 12th November at Berry. You can register for the upcoming event here.

MORNING PRAYER

Join us at 7 am every day (except Sunday) at zoom.jamberooanglican.com as we gather to read the Bible, pray, and encourage each other as the new day dawns.

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible’ By Vaughan Roberts.

Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book.

How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole?

This book gives you the big picture of the Bible! It provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And it points you to the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him. We have physical copies available for purchase over in the church hall. However, if you wish to order your own copy online or read via Kindle, you can do that here.

GIVING UPDATE

Each week we need to receive $4800.00 in order to meet our commitments. Last month, our average weekly giving was $5164.00, leaving a gap of $-364.00. Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $228,000. Compared to that total we received $215,467, leaving a gap of $12,533.

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/

Hello Sunday Night!

This weekend we’re moving our Saturday night service to the all-new time of 4pm Sunday.

As we’ve been saying for months, the only thing we’re changing is the day and the time… but everything else stays the same.

We’ll start church at 4pm, then around half an hour into the service, the children will head out to their special kids’ programs in the hall.

Then after 5:30pm it’s dinner time in the hall and on our lawn, which will be followed by lots of informal games and hanging out with people of all ages and stages, together.

Saturday night is often when celebrations, events and social occasions occur, so our members have often needed to choose between church or meeting with family, friends and community contacts.

As we seek to connect with the people in our village, valley and region, it makes sense to free up Saturday nights to enjoy hospitality with others not yet in our church, as Christ’s ambassadors.

I’m really looking forward to spending extra time with friends, family and people in my neighbourhood as we all now have an extra spot in our diaries to enjoy meals with special guests in our home… and I’m sure you’ll be able to take up the same opportunity, too.

There are many other good reasons for moving from Saturday night to Sunday, such as helping those who attend two services on a weekend, creating a day’s gap between youth group and church, and enabling people to attend church when they’re away for a weekend.

We’re praying that this change will be a great step forward as we pray that each person in our village, valley and region will know how to follow Jesus and why it matters.

See you at 9am or 4pm this Sunday… or why not both!

JODIE McNEILL

Coming up this Sunday 6th November 2022      

This Sunday we are going to be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from 1 Corinthians Chapter 1:26-2:5 on ‘The Weak and the Strong’.

After our 9am service we’ll be enjoying brunch together, and after our 4pm service we’ll be having dinner.

We’d love you to join us in-person if you’re able, or watch our livestream at watch.jamberooanglican.com.

If you’d like to submit your own question to be answered in church in the future, then simply hit ‘reply’ to this email.

Here are the questions that Jodie plans to answer for us on Sunday:

1 How do we know if we have the Holy Spirit?
2 Does the order of the creation account matter?
3 Why should or shouldn’t a person choose to go into full-time ministry?
4 How much of the supernatural world really exists?
5 Where does the power come from in witchcraft?
6 Should Christians participate in an acknowledgment of country?
7 What will happen to the people who were never able to hear the gospel?

We’re really looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

PS – Don’t forget that from this weekend, our Saturday night service has moved to Sunday at 4pm!

1 Corinthians: A Loving Church – 3: The Power of the Cross – 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 – Jodie McNeill – 29-30 October 2022

Taking grace for granted

The glorious light of the ___________

Not by _____, but by faith

The _____ of the cross

Paul’s main purpose was to ______

Paul chose to avoid ______ speech

Clever speech robs the cross of its _____

The cross was ________

The cross of Christ seemed so ______

The cross is the only way to be ________

Do you _______ it?

We long for the day when Jesus will ______

It’s ______ to reject the cross of Christ

Human wisdom preaches a message that _____

Our preaching of the cross is _____________

Christ is the power and the wisdom of ___

The cross will seem stupid and _________

Grace is _____________

The power of the cross