“See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:15-18)
At St Bart’s, we’re focused together in the making and maturing of disciples of Jesus for God’s glory. That means that we love to see people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, along with continuing to mature in that relationship for their entire lives. Baptism and Confirmation are important public expressions of our trust in Jesus. Whilst we can of course baptise at any time, we will be celebrating with special services on December 2, followed by an opportunity for Confirmation on December 16.
Congratulations to Fraser and Anne (formerly of 6PM before moving away) who were married on Saturday at St Andrew’s South Brisbane. Please give thanks to the Lord for their trust in the Lord, the gift of marriage, and their desire to glorify God in their life together.
Praise God for: a powerful City Free From Porn Rally that received a lot of favourable media; for another wonderful girls getaway camp last weekend with 44 girls; for the Zonta club that recently raised $15,000 for Bella Rae magazine. Please pray for: new Volunteers in 2019 as City Women can’t keep up with the demand from schools.
Happy Birthday to: Elizabeth Dutton, Chris Gordon, Rae Capon, Daniel Rouhead, Rohan Loxton, Marilyn Johnstone, David Harrigan, and Michael Booth.
Happy Anniversary to: Valentyna & Dale Scott, Meghan & Desmond Ryan, Ruth Berry
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-19)
We are so excited and thankful that these evenings have gathered so much interest on Facebook, and we can’t wait for them! In the coming weeks we will be asking for people to sign up to serve on these two evenings.
For now, please be thinking and praying about how you might be able to help out on one or both evenings. These are bound to be a lot of fun but more importantly, great opportunities to warmly welcome people to St Bart’s and tell them about the Gospel!
Massive congratulation to Toby and Steph who were married yesterday at St Bart’s (members of our 6PM congregation). Please be praying for Toby and Steph as they begin married life together, particularly that Jesus will at the heart of their relationship and that God will be greatly glorified through them. Please also pray that they will have a wonderful time away.
At 11.30AM on November 25 we will be holding our election of office bearers for Parish Council. Nomination forms are currently available. Please be praying that God will raise up those whom he desires to serve in this way (and for the various roles).
“As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2)
Happy Birthday to: Joshua Goodall, Karla Dutton, Richard James, Emma Blanch, Narelle McLennan, Felicity Barnes, Carolyn Armstrong, Geoff Shirtcliff, Wayne Logan, and Tara-Lee Page.
Give thanks for: Sven Henry (born 11/10). Pray for Steffan and Eliane as new parents; for Steffan as he adjusts to serving his parish and looking after his family; blessing on the western parishes as they struggle with church numbers in decline, and with the effects of drought; that God will give areas out west, rain and mid temperatures to allow land recovery and bring hope to those without hope.
On Monday night we had a wonderful time (with every generation and congregation represented) sharing dinner and praying for our church, city, and world. We gave thanks for 2018, prayed for 2019, committed our Christmas preparations to the Lord, and said sorry. If you missed it, you can download a copy of the prayer booklet and also check out some of the prayer stations on Sunday.