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.
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.
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'.
Our rosters for August and September (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.
We are so thankful to God for the abundance of God glorifying and Gospel centred music that we are able to sing week by week. If you have Spotify, now you can listen to these songs throughout the week! See below for our playlist which will be updated with the current songs that we sing at the 9:30AM service.
We have much to thank our great God for: our holiday program that ran last break; rejoice in connecting with people who we can practice our language skills with and; a new semester with opportunities to proclaim Christ. Please pray for ongoing joy and perseverance in Jesus and for wisdom and energy for family life!
The marriage course is a fantastic 6-week course for married couples who want to be growing in their marriage. Each night consists of a two-course meal, a video, and time for discussion in couples (there is no group work!). Topics are practical and the course comes from Holy Trinity Brompton (in London) - the same church as Alpha. If you are interested, please email Adam (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cost is $250 (includes all of the dinners for six weeks).
On Saturday July 28 from 8.00AM-12.00PM, there will be a working bee to make our grounds as welcoming as possible. Any help will be gladly appreciated but if you could help with a light morning tea and lunch, that would be a fantastic blessing. If you can help out in any way please contact the office.