Our Teaching Day this year focussed on Apologetics and was lead by Rian Roux. All up over 60 people came together for a day of learning and growth.
Happy Birthday to: Maretta Garner, Bill Sims, Yvonne Thomas, Beverley Matchett, Luke Palmer, Sheila Forknall, Steven Humphrey, John Carter, Bev Cowie, Ginny Bonser, John Obst, Janette Merrin, Tim Biddle and Heidi Kuchel.
With great thanks to God, we welcomed Giovanna Claire Lowe into the world on Friday, August 18 at 4.31PM (3.65KG and 56CM long). 'Giovanna' means 'gift from God' and that she is! Thank you to everyone for your prayers and words of welcome. We're so thankful for this precious girl and that she is already loved by such an amazing community of Jesus followers at St Bart's.
For many years many people in our congregation and the wider community have been involved in supporting the Mission to Seafarers, by way of knitting beanies. The crews of the many ships that dock at the Port of Brisbane get to know that this is the place to come for a beanie for those cold nights on board ship in all kinds of weather at all latitudes.
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:8-9)
Thank you to everyone who was part of Bishop Cam's lay conference on Friday night and Saturday. It was an encouraging time as LA's and Church Wardens from all over the Western Region gathered at St Bart's to be encouraged and equipped for ministry. It was also an immense blessing to welcome some of the delegates to worship on Sunday morning.
Happy Birthday to: Rebecca Loxton, Frank Early, Rose Butler, Shirley Teys, Rosemary Ryan, Vivienne Heckels, Neil Jeffrey and Connie Southam.
Happy Anniversary to: Libby & Wally Richards.
At camp, both kids and adults, will spend time learning about the apostle Peter, whose life was radically changed by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Friday night we’ll have great fun together as we settle into the campsite. Saturday will include two talks with a concurrent children’s program. Saturday afternoon will be free time followed by a celebration dinner together that night. Sunday will finish with a service, our final talk, and then packing up to return to Toowoomba. Cost is $90/adult and $250/family.
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behaviour of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. (1 Peter 3:1-2)
Trevor and Penny Fuelling recently visited Tanzania to serve with Hearts for Africa. In this interview, they share what was involved in the trip and how we can continue to be praying.
It was wonderful to read of our own David Johnstone in the current edition of Focus. The article details one of the many compassionate examples of how the pastoral care team at the Base Hospital seek to so lovingly care for people. Pick up a copy of focus from church.
Over the last few years, the prayer and healing service has been an important opportunity for people to be prayed for and bring real needs before God with others. As we’ve launched an evening service and had more opportunities for after- service-prayer (which has been very well used), it seems that fewer people have been coming along to the monthly 4PM service.
Happy Birthday to: Robyn Foley, Geoff Handley, Charlie Horton, Sara Suma, Peter Dutton, Gloria Bradford, Evelyn Lawrence and Lyn Lane.
Happy Anniversary to: Shirley & Ian Walker, Janine & Stewart McNaughton and Jackie & Geoff Bishop.