Church news for the week beginning 11th June 2022

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be hearing from God’s word as Matt Bartlett preaches to us from Daniel Chapter 6.

EQUIP WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Join together with some women from our church to hear God’s Word from the book of Lamentations. Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 18th June, in the church hall. Teens are free and Adults are $20.

CONCRETE APPLICATION

The new concrete driveway and church entrance is now finished. Thanks be to God!

SAFE MINISTRY COURSE

We would love every member of our church to complete the ‘Safe Ministry Essentials’ course at www.safeministry.training. The course costs $20 and lasts 3 years. See Sandee for more details.

PARISH COUNCIL

Pray for our Parish Council as it meets on Tuesday night.

MORNING PRAYER

Join us at 7am 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.

JUNE & JULY BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘How Will the World End?’ by Jeramie Rinne. How you ever wondered what the end of the world will actually look like? Christians believe that history is moving towards a dramatic conclusion – that one day Jesus Christ will return in glory to judge the living and the dead. But there seem to be so many different views about how this will happen, and when it will take place. How can we make sense of it all? This short, readable book explains clearly and simply the liberating reality of what the Bible is actually saying about the return of Christ and the end of the world. 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 $4252.00, leaving a gap of $548.00. 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.

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 Worth of Wisdom

How would you teach the value of wisdom to a six- or seven-year-old student in a Scripture (SRE) class?

That was the challenge this week as the syllabus required us to explain and celebrate the great gift of wisdom given by God to King Solomon.

For starters, it was tricky to try and simply explain what wisdom was, and why it was of value.

I said to them that wisdom is about knowing that it’s a good idea to use an umbrella on a rainy day with no wind, but it’s a bad idea to use an umbrella on a windy day with no rain.

The same action can be wise or unwise, depending on its context and situation.

This is why wisdom is such a good thing to have, especially as we are faced with things that are new and uncertain.

To that effect, the wisest thing that Solomon ever did was to ask for wisdom in the first place, for not only did the Lord supply that in spades, he also gave great riches to this king as a blessing for all who lived in God’s land.

The Scripture lesson wisely avoided discussing the details of the most famous example of Solomon’s wisdom, in which he was able to discern who was the true mother of a baby.

You can read the story for yourself at 1 Kings 3:16-27, but here is the response to the King’s actions: 

When all Israel heard the king’s decision, the people were in awe of the king, for they saw the wisdom God had given him for rendering justice. (1Kings 3:28)

Yet the most wise thing that anyone can do is recognise the need to have peace with God.

In our Scripture class we sang together these words (as accompanied by my trusty ukulele):

 “The greatest treasure in the whole, wide world is peace with God. It’s the only treasure that can never fade, even death can’t take it away.”

JODIE McNEILL

(Photo credit: Alon via Flickr.com)

Coming up this weekend 11-12th June 2022

This weekend we are going to be hearing from God’s word as Matt Bartlett preaches to us from Daniel Chapter 6.

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

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

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

Daniel – Who Rules Really? ‘The Writing on the Wall’ – Daniel 5 – Jodie McNeill – 4-5 June 2022

Long to reign over us

Many ______ live as though they rule, really

The king of ______ is the true and living God

King Belshazzar threw a huge _____

The king used the temple cups to praise _____

King Belshazzar is _________ by the writing on the wall

The experts were _______ at interpreting the message

Daniel is again brought into the king’s _______

Daniel knocks back the offer of __________

The _____ of the king came from the power of God

The new king proudly ______ the Lord of heaven

The arrogance of the king leads to _______ being served

Judgement day is ______, and arrogance will be punished

Our _________ deserves his judgement

If we ______ to Jesus, we will not get what we deserve

Glorious things of thee are spoken

Church news for the week beginning 4th June 2022

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from Daniel Chapter 5 on ‘The Writing on the Wall’.

EQUIP WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Join together with some women from our church to hear God’s Word from the book of Lamentations. Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 18th June, in the church hall. Teens are free and Adults are $20.

CONCRETE APPLICATION

The concrete outside the church and the driveways from the street to our property is being replaced. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we expect this stage of the construction to be completed within the next week.

SAFE MINISTRY COURSE

We would love every member of our church to complete the ‘Safe Ministry Essentials’ course at www.safeministry.training. The course costs $20 and lasts 3 years. See Sandee for more details.

MORNING PRAYER

Join us at 7am 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.

JUNE & JULY BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘How Will the World End?’ by Jeramie Rinne. How you ever wondered what the end of the world will actually look like? Christians believe that history is moving towards a dramatic conclusion – that one day Jesus Christ will return in glory to judge the living and the dead. But there seem to be so many different views about how this will happen, and when it will take place. How can we make sense of it all? This short, readable book explains clearly and simply the liberating reality of what the Bible is actually saying about the return of Christ and the end of the world. 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 $4252.00, leaving a gap of $548.00. 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.

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/


God Doesn’t Grow Weary

Over the past week, our staff team were blessed to attend the Wollongong Regional Ministry Conference, along with many others who serve in Anglican churches nearby.

A highlight was hearing Archbishop Kanishka offer a word of great comfort and encouragement to us, as we reflected on the challenges of serving during the past two years of the pandemic.

He preached to us from Isaiah chapter 40, where the Lord instructed Isaiah to, “Comfort, comfort my people… speak tenderly… tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned.” (verse 1 and 2)

This, alone, would be enough for us to have relief in the heart-filled word of our Lord.

Yet, this delightful chapter concludes with these wonderful words about the stamina of our God:

The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. […] He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (verses 28 to 31).

Our endurance comes from the Lord, who gives us power and strength as we simply trust in him and his goodness.

As Kanishka noted, “the way of comfort for us is to look outward to the God of grace and glory.”

As you reflect on your spiritual journey in the past two years, it’s normal to feel some degree of fatigue and even exhaustion.

But what a delightful comfort to know that the limitations of our creatureliness are a blessing, not a curse.

For, in our weakness and fatigue we are drawn to the rest and comfort of our maker who never grows weak or weary, and who gives us strength, in him.

JODIE McNEILL

(Photo credit: Joseph Choi via Flickr.com)

Coming up this weekend 4-5th June 2022

This weekend we are going to be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from Daniel Chapter 5 on ‘The Writing on the Wall’.

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

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

These are the questions that Jodie plans to answer this weekend during church:

1 Why does Daniel call the king, “my lord?”
2 What language did Jesus speak?
3 Does Jethro know that Moses killed someone?
4 How can God keep letting school shootings happen?
5 If God is loving, why does he let people die without hearing the gospel?
6 Is goodness good just because God decided to make some things good?
7 Why do we pray before we read the Bible, but we don’t read the Bible before we pray?
8 Does the Holy Spirit speak to our spirit or our soul?
9 In hardship, will God give us a sign that things will be OK?
10 How should I respond to being blessed in knowing God by growing up in a Christian family?

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

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

Daniel – Who Rules Really? – ‘The Roots of Humility’ – Daniel 4 – Jodie McNeill – 28-29 May 2022

What would God say to Albo?

The speaks to every ______ on the planet

The king shares his personal _________

Life was very ____ for the king

The king dreams of an awesome ____

The tree is ___ down and the animals scatter

The dream shows who _____ really

Daniel knows that the news is ___ for the king

The great king will become sub-_____

Daniel urges the king to ______

Kings are at risk of feeling _____

When you’re praised, then ________ it to God

The king was forced to become like an ______

When he hit rock bottom, the king recognised God’s ____

What would God say to Albo?

Church news for the week beginning 28th May 2022

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from Daniel Chapter 4 on ‘The Roots of Humility’.

EQUIP WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Join together with some women from our church to hear God’s Word from the book of Lamentations. Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 18th June, in the church hall. Teens are free and Adults are $20.

SAFE MINISTRY COURSE

We would love every member of our church to complete the ‘Safe Ministry Essentials’ course at www.safeministry.training. The course costs $20 and lasts 3 years. See Sandee for more details.

CHURCH CALENDAR IN ELVANTO

Stay informed about church events with our new church calendar feature in Elvanto. If you need help logging in then see Jacob.

CORE

Our semi-monthly ‘Core’ leaders meeting will be held this Tuesday night at 7pm in the church hall.

MORNING PRAYER

Join us at 7am 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.

APRIL & MAY BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘The Storm Tossed Family’ by Russell Moore. Whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. This is not just another book about some practical steps to having a perfect family. Instead, it is a book that is painfully real about the struggles that we all have with our families while living in a broken world. Moore argues that we often actually damage our families by attempting to make them central in our lives when the gospel should be central instead. Moore’s book is challenging and helpful, whether you are a parent, a child, a spouse, or a single person. If you would like to order a physical copy 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 $4252.00, leaving a gap of $548.00. 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.

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/