Download the NEWS for Sunday December 16, 2018.
Congratulations to The Rev’d Dr Daniel Rouhead who graduated last week with a Master of Ministry (with Distinction)! Congratulations also to Brooke, who supported Daniel all the way. Daniel serves as (honorary) Assistant Minister at St Bart's, along with being a GP, husband, and dad (amongst many other roles!). An absolute stellar achievement, with an especially interesting research project (be sure to ask him).
Happy Birthday to: Ruth Adams, Theodore Lowe, Philip Kelly, Judy Finlay, Graeme Thomas, Gil Robertson, James Luwong, Jan Statham, Pamela Bligh, and Skye Henning.
Happy Anniversary to: Bev & David Cowie, Margaret & Jim Macarthur-Onslow, Von Turner, Berly & Dennis Gamble, and Joyce & Bill Sims
With only two sleeps until our first night of carols, time is running out to invite a friend. Christmas is all about Good News of Great JOY and it's fast approaching! There’s no better way to get ready than some time of fun, laughing, carols, dressing up (children are welcome to dress up as angels/shepherds) waving glow sticks, and sharing in some delicious refreshments. So please be praying, and come along on Tuesday and Wednesday nights (7-8PM).
Happy Birthday to: Catharine Brider, Brooke Rouhead, Zane Ryan, Matt Bonaventura, Tim Passmore, Eloise Adamson, Isabella Garcha, Emma Arthy, Reg Arthy.
Happy Anniversary to: Christine & Wayne Logan; Mary & David Lean; Julie & John Rogers; Trish & Lachlan Rathie.
It was such a joy to celebrate the ordination of Zoë as Priest yesterday at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. It was also wonderful to congratulate Zoë today as she participated in leading our services for the first time as Priest! Please give great thanks to God and pray for her as she starts a new chapter of ministry (continuing at TACAPS as chaplain and at St Bart’s as Honorary Assistant Minister).
Give thanks for the warm embrace of Jason from the whole school community, and for the completion of three programs with the kids. Please pray for bulling to be minimised in and out of the classroom, that God would give Jason strength to grow in his capacity to serve Him through serving these students.
Happy Birthday to: Libby Gardner, Kay Windus, David Deng, Ewan Statham, Layla Webb, Reuben Lawrence, Lucy Norman, David Cowie, and Matthew Goodall.
Happy Anniversary to: Penny & Trevor Fuelling, Lyndell & John Cuff, Wendy & Robert Brodribb, Nicole & Clinton Evitt, and Rachel Jimma (Deng) & Daniel Deng
As a church we're passionate about making and maturing disciples of Jesus. As part of that, we love digging deeper into the Bible and applying it to our lives for God's glory. In 2019, we have some exciting preaching series planned that will cover parts of both the Old and New Testaments (see below). If you would like to get a look ahead for what’s in store, check out the summary below.
Recently, we received news from our mission partners from Lighting Ridge (with BCA), that they will be finishing at the end of the year. We will continue to support BCA in 2019 (link missionary is yet to be confirmed), but in the meantime, please see the correspondence from the Piper family. Please continue to pray for them as they begin a new chapter in ministry, whilst also praying for the community at Lightning Ridge.
Congratulations to those elected today to various roles within the life of our Parish Council (the governing body of St Bart’s). Please pray for John Strachan and Jeremy Freyburg elected to Churchwardens. Please also pray for those elected as nominators (i.e., Trish Rathie, Warren Dutton, and Dennis Gamble) and parish councillors (i.e., Wendy Brodribb, David Cowie, Warren Dutton, Sheila Forknall, Dennis Gamble, Geoff Handley, Hannah Mason, Amy Norman, Jesse Paroz, Trish Rathie, Graeme Thomas, Kate Venables, Rebecca Vonhoff).