Church news for the week beginning 30th October 2021

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be looking at Matthew Chapter 13 as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from God’s word on the topic ‘Parables of the Kingdom’.

MISSION OF THE MONTH

Our mission of the month for October is Anglicare’s Toys and Tucker Appeal. You can donate some toys online or make a cash donation here. If you would like to drop off physical gifts to the church, that can be done after 2 pm every Saturday.

BOOK OF THE MONTH

For October we will be reading Guidance and the Voice of God by Philip Jensen. 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!

SOUTHERN CROSS OCTOBER 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

31st October – Shani Smith
3rd November – Harmony
6th November – 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/


Messiah Masterclass 13 – ‘Parables of the Kingdom’ – Matthew 13 – Jodie McNeill – 30 & 31 October 2021

Inside joke

Parables were like ‘in _____’

Jesus didn’t tell this parable _____

Parables are stories that teach a special _____

Parables are not for _________

Jesus’ parables are told to Old Testament ______

Isaiah’s job was to ______ the hearts of God’s people

Jesus is finishing the job of _________ Israel’s hearts

The disciples get to know the _____ of the Kingdom

We need to _______ God’s word properly

Don’t let the highs and lows of life ____ you from Jesus

God’s kingdom will start small, but grow ____

Jesus brings the Messiah’s care to _____

Jesus is making _________ Day clear to his disciples

Do everything to be in the Kingdom of ______

We must value the Old and the New __________

Salvation is a ____ that none of us deserves

His Mercy is More

You can see why some churches hesitate to talk a lot about sin.

After all, sin seems negative, and when we focus upon it, we might end up looking at our faults and weaknesses, which could lead us to hopelessness.

Yet, the opposite is actually true.

When we take sin seriously, we actually make sense of our own lives and the world in which we live.

Every human knows, by nature, that there is a creator (Romans 1:18-20), and everyone knows that this means we must be reconciled with him.

Sadly, many people in the world never hear about Jesus, and so they miss out on hearing about the glorious grace that is provided in Christ alone.

But likewise, there are some people who hear about Jesus, but never actually hear anything about the wonderful forgiveness and reconciliation that comes from repenting and believing in him.

That’s why I love the song with the lyrics “our sins, they are many, his mercy is more,” which shows the great mercy of God to forgive the sins we all, deeply know about.

As we live this out, we need to keep dealing with sin in our own, church community.

In 1 Corinthians 5, the Apostle Paul speaks about a very, serious sin that is being accepted and tolerated amongst their church, and in response, he tells them to “throw this man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns.” (1 Corinthians 5:5)

It sounds really full-on, but the motivation is so that the person who is committing the big sin will see how serious it is, and then will confess it to Jesus and then know his forgiveness as he awaits Christ’s return.

Our sins are many, but God’s mercy is more!

JODIE McNEILL

(Photo credit: Bloody Marty via Flickr)

Coming up this weekend 30th – 31st October 2021

This weekend we continue our Matthew series as Jodie speaks to us from chapter 13 on the topic ‘Parables of the Kingdom’.

If you are feeling well, are not awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test, and do not live in Greater Sydney (including Shellharbour and Wollongong LGAs) then you can attend in person, regardless of your vaccination status.

You must wear a face mask (unless under 12 or exempted) and refrain from congregational singing, and we can seat 34 people (plus workers) in the church and 45 people in the hall to watch the livestream in-person.

Both services will offer a separate children’s program (with plenty of time outside) which will commence approximately half-an-hour into the service.

So, whether you’re online or in-person, we are so thankful that we continue to be together as we travel the roadmap to returning to ‘normal’ church.

To join us via our livestream head to watch.jamberooanglican.com.

Here are the questions Jodie plans to answer this weekend:

1 Do Jews still think the Messiah is coming?
2 Whose grain did the disciples eat?
3 How many Pharisees were there, and why do they show up everywhere?
4 Why did Sheba have a queen not a king?
5 How did Jesus make money to buy food?
6 Did Jesus make up the parables on the spot?
7 Would Jesus have taken the Covid-19 vaccine?
8 What do Jesus’ hand shapes on the stained glass windows represent?

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.

Messiah Masterclass 12 – ‘The Sign of the Servant’ – Matthew 12 – Jodie McNeill – 23 & 24 October 2021

We’re getting good at legalism

God’s _____ is at his heart

Serving the king mattered more than keeping the ___

The Pharisees didn’t know the _____ of God

The Pharisees wanted to charge Jesus with a _____

The law-lovers want to kill the author of ____

God has put his ______ in his Servant

Without Jesus there is no ____

Jesus rebukes their claim that he’s _______

Only the Spirit of ___ can win over the spirit of Satan

People reject the ______ when they reject Jesus

The unforgivable sin is permanently _________ Jesus

The window of opportunity is _______

The only sign will be the empty ____

This is the generation that ________ their Messiah

To join Jesus’ family, just do the ____ of God

Legalism kills, but grace _____

Church news for the week beginning 23rd October 2021

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be looking at Matthew Chapter 12 as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from God’s word on the topic ‘Sign of the Servant’.

MIDDLE EASTERN MEALS

This weekend for Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch we’ll be gathering for a special Middle Eastern meal, followed at 7pm/11am by a special all-age event, featuring trivia, sharing and prayer from our overseas friend.

MISSION OF THE MONTH

Our mission of the month for October is Anglicare’s Toys and Tucker Appeal. You can donate some toys online or make a cash donation here. If you would like to drop off physical gifts to the church, that can be done after 2 pm every Saturday.

BOOK OF THE MONTH

For October we will be reading Guidance and the Voice of God by Philip Jensen. Head over to the books page on our website to grab a copy!

SOUTHERN CROSS OCTOBER ISSUE

Due to lockdown the Southern Cross is only 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.

FAMILY NEWS

ANNIVERSARIES

26 October – Ray & Pauline Swan

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/


True Fellowship

We often use the word ‘fellowship’ to describe the experience of being with other Christians.

So, we’ll talk about enjoying “a time of fellowship” after church, when we gather to have a meal or a cuppa together.

But did you know that the word in the original language is actually based on the idea of commonness?

So, you have ‘fellowship’ with a person when you are involved with others in a common interest or pursuit.

That’s why the ‘fellowship’ that the Apostle Paul refers to in Philippians 1:5 is often translated “partnership”, and it describes what is happening when one church works with another church in a common mission.

It’s also the word that is translated “contribution” or “offering”, as we read in Romans 15:25 and 2 Corinthians 9:13, where it refers to the financial gifts that people have made towards the common mission they share.

Over this week we’ve been blessed to hear reports of our ‘fellowship’ with our friend from overseas who has shared with us about her opportunities to bring the message of Jesus to people who don’t know him.

As she’s shared the highs and lows of this special ministry, it has given us inspiration to pray and give, as she’s helped us understand how we are working in common with her.

This is true fellowship: when we pray, give, and even go ourselves to places local and global with the gospel of Jesus.

Our church is passionate about being missional, and that’s why it’s so good to invest our time, money, prayers and passion to see others know the great salvation that comes in Jesus Christ alone.

As we partner with those in mission, we experience the richest friendship of all… as we are united with Christ!

JODIE McNEILL

(Photo credit: Keith Parker via Flickr.com)

Coming up this weekend 23th – 24th October 2021

This weekend we continue our Matthew series as Jodie speaks to us from chapter 12 on the topic ‘The Sign of the Servant’.

After church we’ll be having a meal (Saturday night and Sunday morning), where we’ll welcome our friend from the Middle East who will run some trivia and share a bit about her culture and her ministry.

If you are feeling well, are not awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test, and do not live in Greater Sydney (including Shellharbour and Wollongong LGAs) then you can attend in person, regardless of your vaccination status.

You must wear a face mask (unless under 12 or exempted) and refrain from congregational singing, and we can seat 34 people (plus workers) in the church and 45 people in the hall to watch the livestream in-person.

Both services will offer a separate children’s program (with plenty of time outside) which will commence approximately half-an-hour into the service.

So, whether you’re online or in-person, we are so thankful that we continue to be together as we travel the roadmap to returning to ‘normal’ church.

To join us via our livestream head to watch.jamberooanglican.com.

Here are the questions Jodie plans to answer this weekend:

1 How is Jesus the Son of Man when he’s the spiritual son of God and the physical son of a woman?
2 Why does Isaiah 35:5 says that God will destroy our enemies but elsewhere it says to love them?
3 What is the unforgivable sin?
4 How much should you share Jesus with a person before you just leave it to God’s hand?
5 Doesn’t the word ‘Hell’ just mean the rubbish tip near Jerusalem?
6 Did the Old Testament people believe that Hell is eternal suffering?
7 Why do people live more than 120 years but Genesis 6:3 says 120 is the limit?

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.