Thanks to everyone who came along and made our dinner and prayer night such a wonderful time as we shared a meal and prayed for our church, city, and world. Thank you also to the BST team who made the night possible If you weren't there, check out the prayer chain at church and download the prayer notes.
This week we have three fantastic events that I'd love to encourage you to register for: First, our Dinner and Prayer (Monday, April 23 5.30-7.30PM) night will be a fantastic opportunity to share a meal and pray for our church, city, and world. Second, our Women's Coffee and Dessert Night (this Thursday, 7.30PM, Cost is $10) will be an encouraging time to share dessert and invite friends to hear some encouraging stories. And then finally, on Saturday, join us for the Men's Breakfast and bring a friend (7.30AM, Cost is $10).
"And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals. And they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the LORD to anger." (Judges 2:11-12)
Purposeful Parenting is a new initiative of St Bart’s, aiming to encourage, equip, and resource parents in their role as key influencers in discipling their children. Our first session will be held on 29th April in the auditorium and will focus on the topic of Prayer. Come along to get some fresh ideas, listen to tips from other parents, and look at a variety of tools that you could resource you to better model prayerful practices with your family. The session will run from 11:30-12:30 with a BBQ lunch following. Free childminding being provided by our BST students for the duration of the session.
It was with great thanks to God that Jesse Paroz and Emily Argent were baptised at our 9.30AM and 6PM services (respectively). Both Jesse and Emily took the amazing step to publicly declare their trust in Jesus as their Saviour and commit to living lives for God. Both of their interviews are available on our website. It was also wonderful at 11AM to join together for a great time of fun, food, and live music (thank you to everyone who was involved in making it happen!). Please continue to be praying for Jesse and Emily as they keep on following Jesus.
It was with great thanks to God that Andrew Lee and Catherine Philippa were married at St Bart's on Saturday. Please pray for them as they begin married life together and seek to put God at the centre of their marriage. A wonderful way to be praying for them would be as per one of the prayers used in the service.
Happy Birthday to: Indie McDonald, George Lawrence, Sandra Morrish, Evelyn Arthy, Braxton Fenn, Judith Clarke, Deirdree Henderson.
Happy Anniversary to: Rachael & Scott Adamson, Joan Nimmo, Ame & Reuben Lawrence, Janette & Roy Wyvill, Colleen & Greg Priest.
All Sunday School Small Group leaders are invited to attend a training session on Sunday 22nd April from 11:30-12:30am in the hall. This training will provide a great opportunity for team members to gather, for new team to meet others, provide opportunities for feedback, and get some practical training and tips on how to work with each of your groups. Free childminding will be provided by our BST students.
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. (John 21:17)