Next Saturday, eleven students and one lecturer from the Brisbane School of Theology will be arriving to partner with St Bart’s for a week. They will be involved in a whole variety of ministries. Throughout the week, there will be three great events that I want to highlight.
Pray: For Greg Harris, new National Director of BCA, settling in to the role. For the churches at Lightning Ridge and Cloncurry, both without ministers at present. For wisdom for BCA in filling requests from Dioceses for field staff. For ordained ministers, and other Christians, to offer to serve for a time in remote places. For a new family to be appointed to Llightning Ridge, later in the year.
"In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy." (Luke 12:1)
Happy Birthday to: Giovanna Lowe, Neil Jeffrey, Connie Southam, Nicole Evitt, Rhiannon Dealtry, Bill Sims, Maretta Garner, Luke Palmer, Yvonne Thomas, Beverley Matchett, Sheila Forknall, Jan Turner, Leiza McKinnon, Steven Humphrey, John Carter, Bev Cowie, Garrett Benson, Ginny Bonser, John Obst
Happy Anniversary to: Jeanette & Toby Loxton
Follow the Clues takes the children on a fact-finding mission through the Bile, learning about the promises that God gave to his people through the generations. With the help of some 1920’s detectives and private investigators, the children will discover evidence in the Bible proving that God promised to restore our relationship with him, and that all of his promises across the ages were fulfilled in Jesus.
Pray for: Dave as he leads staff devotions in; teacher visa approvals to be processed; for Mary & 2 other mums as they begin to teach at the school; continued health for Dave as he recovers from recent illness. Praise for: Mary’s parents are arriving on Wednesday to visit; Dave being able to work without the help of a translator and progressing with obstetric skills.
“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1)
Happy Birthday to:Olivia McLevie, Dani Habil, Lyn Lane, Ray Moorel, Rebecca Loxton, Frank Earley, Rose Butler, William Lawrence, Shirley Teys, Vivienne Heckels, Rosemary Ryan
Happy Anniversary to: Libby & Wally Richards
At our teaching day, we heard from three disciple makers about mission on their frontlines. Watch Rob’s story below.
Over the weekend, we had the privilege of hearing from the Rev’d Dr Rory Shiner on the topics of, “Losing My Religion: Has Australia Lost God and Would it Matter if we Did?” and “Mission and Ministry in our Secular Age: How to Win and Ground Disciples of Jesus in this Cultural Moment”. Follow the links below to listen to the talks and watch three video testimonies from Saturday.
Ramsays (Adam and Helane, Leo (11), Ellie (10) and Albert (4): Pray for: Leo, Ellie and Albert for school/kindy; Helane supporting Japanese women in ministry; Adam’s friends becoming more curious about Jesus; Adam regarding team issues. Thanks for: summer holidays; the children’s schools; Helane’s relationships with kindy mums; Adam balancing studies with outreach
Happy Birthday to: Libby Richards, Sandra McIntyre, Charlie Haase, Joy Vohland, Robyn Foley, Tegan Evitt, Charlie Horton, Geoff Handley, David Bolin, Pete Dutton, Sara Suma, Gloria Bradford, Evelyn Lawrence.
Happy Anniversary to: Shirley and Ian Walker
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)
Our rosters for August and September (for 7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM) are now available. You can download them from our website (also below) located under 'services', or if you would prefer, pick up a printed copy from Church. Thankful to God for the phenomenal servant hearts of so many people and their desire to serve God in the making and maturing of disciples.
I am delighted that we will be welcoming the Rev’d Dr Rory Shiner for our public lecture and teaching day at St Bart’s. Last year, we welcomed around 500 people to our public lecture (with around 50% from outside of our church). Please be praying that this year’s public lecture will also be a great opportunity to engage people to explore Christianity. It’s never too early to invite some friends along. Registrations are now open.