Download the NEWS for Sunday August 19, 2018.
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.
Happy Birthday to: Connie South, Hudson Lean, Nicole Evitt, Neil Jeffery, Rhiannon Dealtry, Maretta Garner, Bill Sims, Beverly Matchett, Luke Palmer, Yvonne Thomas, Sheila Forknall, Stephen Humphrey, John Carter, Bev Cowie, Garrett Benson, Ginny Bonser, and John Obst.
Happy Anniversary to: Jeanette and Toby Loxton
The CHARGE youth camp is coming soon! This year we are heading to Lake Moogerah from October 19-21. It will be an amazing weekend of activities, fun and hanging out with friends in a spectacular setting. Cost for the weekend is $90 with everything included. Forms and payment are due by October 12. All grade 6-12's are welcome.
Happy Birthday to: Rose Butler, Corallie Buchanan, Rebecca Loxton, Frank Earley, William Lawrence, Rosemary Ryan, Shirley Teys, Vivienne Heckels, and Giovanna Lowe
Happy Anniversary to: Libby and Wally Richards
Please continue to pray for the safe return of the children (and adult) abducted from the Diocese of Duk, South Sudan. Pray for peace for the families who are experiencing significant turmoil.Pray for precious opportunities with family as Bishop Daniel spends time with family. Pray for ongoing support for the orphanage project.
Pray for peace in South Sudan and for the safe return of the millions of people displaced.
Thank you to everyone who was part of our prayer night on Monday. It was such a great joy to join together for a meal, pray, and worship together. If you weren't able to make it along, you can download a copy of the prayer booklet in PDF. The booklet contains a range of ideas of how to pray for the life of our church, city, nation, and world. You can also pick up printed copies at church and check out some of the prayer ideas (on cards) near the next steps wall. What a privilege and a joy it is to come before our God who can do immeasurably more than we dare dreamed or imagined for his glory and kingdom!
Next weekend (Friday night and Saturday) we will have the great privilege of hosting Bishop Cam's Western Lay Conference. This will be a really amazing time with keynotes on Serving, Evangelism, and Prayer. There is also a range of electives on: introductory courses to Christianity, pastoral care, music ministry, reading the Bible in church, leading intercessions, running small groups, and so much more.
Thank you to everyone who was involved with our duo of John Dickson events Friday night and Saturday. It was fantastic to welcome around 500 people to St Bart's Friday for our public lecture on 'For the Love of God: How the Church is both Better and Worse than you Ever Imagined'. It was a fantastic talk with a lively Q&A time. It was also so encouraging to see so many people stay afterwards for hot drinks and a chat. Saturday was also a fantastic day with around 250 guests for three talks on 'A Doubter's Guide to Jesus'.