This Monday night, we will gather together as a church to express our dependence on God in prayer. Prayer is absolutely fundamental to who we are and what we do as a church; without prayer, we’re simply seeking to go ahead - or stray beyond - God’s own will and ways (we’ve been reminded already in our 1 Samuel series how perilous that is!). So Monday night, we will gather from 5.30-7.30PM (first to share in a meal from 5.30PM, and then to pray from 6.30PM) at St Bart’s. If you haven’t yet registered, please do so that we can ensure sufficient catering. If you are unavailable, you can download the pray booklet that will help give focus to our prayer on the night and this term.
On the 2nd Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of every month, St Bart’s Care is looking for a musician to accompany songs at various local aged care home services. These short services are amazing opportunities to encourage older people in their relationship with God and to share the good news of Jesus with them. If you are interested, please contact Suzie Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We of course pray in many ways, but one of the special ways that we do so is together each term at our prayer nights. This year, we’ve been running these prayer nights a little differently, starting with a meal. After the meal, we have a focused one hour of worship and prayer, with interactive stations with various focus areas. These nights have been designed to be intergenerational and flexible. You can pray by yourself, in a small group, with no pressure at all to pray out loud. The evening meal will be at 5:30PM at a small cost of $5, with prayer starting at 6.30PM and finishing by 7.30PM sharp. We would love to see you there!
From Friday May 31 to Sunday June 2, we’ll be heading to Coolum Beach for our first ever FOCUS Weekend Away. Join us for what will be an amazing weekend away to focus on God, grow as disciple makers (of all ages), and have fun at the beach. We’ve got lots of great things planned including worship, helpful talks, lots of free time, and special meals. Some of the optional activities also include an incredible flying fox, a water park, cycling, walking, and plenty of other quieter things too.
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.
I’m really excited that 2018 will be a year of ‘Next Steps’ for St Bart’s. With 2017 having been a really significant year (with the building being completed and so much more), we’re hoping and praying that we will all – as individuals and as a church – press further into our mission to make and mature disciples by seeking to take a next step in prayer, growth, evangelism, and serving
St Bart's Pastoral Care Coordinator Suzie Ross is starting a new social group called the St Bart's Walkers. Starting Tuesday November 28 at 7:30AM the walking group will meet weekly at St Bart's and take a social walk around the area, returning to St Bart's for coffee. All are welcome and there is no need to register.
Our Carols by Glow Stick - on Wednesday, December 6 - is now just a little over 4 weeks away! Whilst in previous years we have held this event over two nights, this year with the completion of STAGE TWO it means that we can have one large event!We’re hoping that we can completely fill the church and welcome many visitors from outside of St Bart’s.
Our Carols by Glow Stick - on Wednesday, December 6 - is now just a little over 5 weeks away! Whilst in previous years we have held this event over two nights, this year with the completion of STAGE TWO it means that we can have one large event!We’re hoping that we can completely fill the church and welcome many visitors from outside of St Bart’s.
With the appointment of Suzie Ross as our part-time Pastoral Care Coordinator, this morning we interviewed her to hear more of her love for God. We also heard a little of what drew her to the role and the heart that God has given her.
Our next Friendship Morning Tea is coming up on Wednesday, September 13. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome people from all over Toowoomba for a beautiful morning tea and to hear a guest speaker. We are currently looking for people to help with setup (the day before), making sandwiches, serving food, and cleaning up. If you are able to assist, please contact the church office on (07) 4636 2922 or email@example.com
You're invited to join us this Christmas as we celebrate the incredible news that Jesus is God with us. We have a variety of service styles on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, all at St Bart's Anglican Church (103 Stenner Street, Rangeville).
SATURDAY DECEMBER 24
6.00PM Family Carols. This will be a child-friendly service with carols, children's talk, and a brief Christmas message. Children are welcome to come along dressed up as we together celebrate the great news of Jesus' birth.
11.00PM Traditional Communion. This will be a traditional service filled with joy. We will sing carols and participate in Holy Communion, remembering and giving thanks for all that Jesus' has done for us.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 25
7.30AM Traditional Communion. This will be a traditional service filled with joy. We will sing carols and participate in Holy Communion, remembering and giving thanks for all that Jesus' has done for us.
9.30AM Family Carols. This will be a child-friendly service with carols, children's talk, and a brief Christmas message. We will share in Holy Communion and celebrate the great news of Jesus and God's love for us all.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact the church office by phone (07) 4636 2922 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are located at 103 Stenner Street, Rangeville (up towards Rowbotham Street).
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On Sunday October 23, we will be helping to kick off family week with a focus on what it means to be part of God’s family. This year’s theme is the same as last year’s (“Come to the Table”), so after the services, we’ll meet at Picnic Point (around 11.45AM) for lunch. Please bring along your own picnic rug and food. We’ll also have the BBQ’s fired up in case you would like to bring your own meat. We hope that many people, of all ages, will be able to come along and share this time together. This will be a fantastic day to invite a friend to church and lunch. If you’ve never invited someone before, then this is your perfect opportunity! Pick up a flyer and please join us for this great celebration.
If you've booked tickets on the social bus trip this Friday, please make sure you wear your name badge. Please be at St Bart's no later than 7.15AM so as to check in with Carolyn Smith and sign-in as the bus is leaving at 7.30am. Have a great time!
Thank you to everyone who was part of our celebration afternoon last week – especially our incredible helpers under the leadership of John Obst. Almost 200 people came along and had a great time together despite it being a little chilly. It was a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and welcome some visitors who were invited along. Thanks to all the team who made it possible.
As part of our 'running the race' series, this morning we showed the second video (of two) with some of the faithful heroes of our Church - Dot, Vi, and Bob (all aged between 93 and 100 years) - as they offer up some great advice on continuing to grow in relationship with God. If you missed the first video, you can also view it below.
Video 1 (in case you missed it)
As part of our 'running the race' series, this morning we showed the first video (of two) with some of the faithful heroes of our Church - Dot, Vi, and Bob (all aged between 93 and 100 years) - as they offer up some great advice on continuing to grow in relationship with God.