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Register for our Pancake Party

“Shrove Tuesday” has traditionally been the day on which all of the ‘goodies’ were used up in a household in preparation for Lent beginning the next day (i.e., Ash Wednesday). With that in mind, we’re inviting everyone along to a pancake party on Tuesday March 5 from 7-8PM. This is just a great opportunity for fun and to grow closer as community. Come along and bring along your favourite pancake toppings to share with everyone.

Date Claimer: FOCUS Weekend Away (Friday May 31 - June 2)

Date Claimer: FOCUS Weekend Away (Friday May 31 - June 2)

I’m really excited that in 2019, we’re inviting everyone to an amazing weekend away at Coolum Beach to focus on God, community, and grow as disciple makers. We’ll have plenty to share in the coming weeks, but please mark these dates in your diary now (if you haven’t already).

The Browne Family and the Parish of Dalby

The Browne Family and the Parish of Dalby

It is with sadness and excitement that we shared this morning that David and Zoë will be finishing at St Bart’s in June as David takes up the Archbishop's offer to be priest-in-charge at Dalby Anglican. As David and Zoë (along with nominators from Dalby) have prayerfully discerned this move, there has been a strong sense of the Lord’s leading them to this new chapter of ministry. As many will know, David has served at St Bart’s for just over two years at St Bart’s, as part of his curacy (the initial placement and period of training after ordination as Deacon in anticipation of leading a parish in due time).

Mission Partner Prayer Points for BCA

Pray for those who live in isolated and remote parts; for those whose ministries are supported by BCA, for others to stand with those ministries in the task of making Christ known; for the ministry of the Word and Sacraments; that through care and by support, God’s love may be proclaimed and accepted in that place.

Congratulations to the Garner Family

Congratulations to Rich and Maretta as they welcomed their fourth child - Erika (“Eri”) Isobel - into the world on Friday. Please join with us in giving great thanks to God for Erika, praying that she might be growing every day in the knowledge of God’s love for her, and her love for God.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for this Week: The Lean Family

Mission Partner Prayer Points for this Week: The Lean Family

Please pray for the family as they pack up life in Toowoomba and move to Brisbane on the 15th of Feb; for the many farewells in the coming weeks; that visas would be approved soon; that the Kudjip Hospital would receive vital funding from the PNG government, necessary to keep the hospital open.

Commissioning of Staff Team

Commissioning of Staff Team

It was with great joy that we commissioned our staff team at both of our morning services (along with praying for them at the 6PM service). Please pray for all of our team (you can read about them here) as they seek to serve God with their lives at St Bart’s and on all of their front lines.

Commissioning of St Bart's Kids & CHARGE Teams

Commissioning of St Bart's Kids & CHARGE Teams

This morning it was a great joy to commission our St Bart's KIDS and CHARGE Teams (which includes St Bart's Kids Sundays, CHARGE Youth, Kids Club, mainly music, expecting families, RI, and baptisms)! We also heard from some of our kids, youth, and team about what they love and why they're involved (see video below). Thank you to everyone who serves in this way, seeking to make and mature the younger disciples in our church. Please pray for the teams, along with our staff responsible for these departments (Bettrys Lowe & Amy Norman: Children & Families; Peter Dutton: Youth and Young Adults).

Luke-Acts Miniseries by the Bible Project

Luke-Acts Miniseries by the Bible Project

In what is great timing for us, the Bible Project have just completed an superb miniseries on Luke-Acts. This series of nine videos provide an excellent overview of these two volumes, along with some terrific insights that are helpful as we take a closer look at Luke 1-8. Visit the dedicated Bible Project page for more information.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for this Week: CMS QNNSW

Mission Partner Prayer Points for this Week: CMS QNNSW

Please Pray for: Mark Fairhurst the Queensland General Secretary and his team as they consider a replacement missionary family for us; Tim and Jeanie and family who have moved on from CMS to work amongst overseas students in Brisbane; The St Andrew's Hall development, that appropriate funds may come and that all who train there may be well equipped for their mission; Pray to the Lord of the Harvest that workers will be raised up. Many more are needed.

Launch of 2019 Mission Partners (with special insert)

Launch of 2019 Mission Partners (with special insert)

At St Bart’s, we’re incredibly privileged to work together in the Gospel with various mission partners locally, nationally, and internationally. Each year, we prayerfully select mission partners to support and be linked with. In 2019, we will be supporting five mission partners (along with a special mission grant to Hearts for Africa). Our support for each partner consists of a combination of financial resources, practical help, and regular prayer.

Rosters for February and March 2019 (7.30AM and 9.30AM)

Rosters for February and March 2019 (7.30AM and 9.30AM)

Our rosters for February and March (for 7.30AM and 9.30AM) 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 this Sunday. 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.

Welcome Lunch for Newcomers

If you're new to St Bart's, we'd love to invite you to our next welcome lunch on Sunday January 27 (11.30AM-1.00PM). We'll share a delicious meal together and also have a brief opportunity about the life of St Bart's. RSVP's are essential. Please phone the office (07 4636 2922) or email office@stbarts.com.au

Last Opportunity to Order: 2019 Lenten Study Guide

Last Opportunity to Order: 2019 Lenten Study Guide

In 2019, we will be looking at Acts 1-9 to help us prepare to celebrate Easter. Acts records the incredible way in which the first followers of Jesus were so compelled by Jesus’ death and resurrection, that they were convicted to take the Gospel to the World. Through the lens of Acts, we’ll be prepared to celebrate the same Good News and how it compels us to follow Jesus as well. To help us with that, we’re preparing a 13-Week Study Guide that begins on January 14, 2019. Each Day (Monday-Saturday) includes a Bible reading from Acts, a short reflection, some questions, and a prayer. Each week also includes instructions for a family activity.

Working Bee Thanks

Working Bee Thanks

Thank you to everyone who was involved with the working bee on Saturday. The gardens look fantastic and was a tremendous effort by everyone involved. If you would like to be part of the regular gardening team, please contact the church office (office@stbarts.com.au or 4636 2922).

What's Coming Up @ St Bart's in 2019?

What's Coming Up @ St Bart's in 2019?

In addition to our theme of Disciple Makers this year (you can read all about it here) and our 2019 calendar, we’ve got some exciting things in store in 2019.