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Purposeful Parenting: October 27 [REGISTER ONLINE]

Purposeful Parenting: October 27 [REGISTER ONLINE]

On October 27 (11.30AM-12.30PM), St Bart’s Kids will be hosting their next Purposeful Parenting workshop. The topic this term will be, “Bible Reading Tips for Growing Kids”.  The team will talk about some practical tips for how to put in place a regular rhythm of Bible reading that, God-willing, will last a lifetime. These workshops are relevant for those with children, grandchildren, or any role in discipling kids. Each workshop goes for one hour and includes quiet activities for children and a pizza lunch afterwards ($3/person, $10/family). 

Michael Calder: Ordination and Placement

It was with great joy this morning that I shared that not only will Michael, God-willing, be ordained as Deacon on December 7, but that that Archbishop has placed him at St Bart’s as Assistant Curate. This means that Michael will be continuing to train at St Bart’s over the next two years, but now in an ordained role. Please join with me in giving great thanks to God for this news, and please be praying for Michael as he prepares for ordination. We’ll have further details of the ordination (that will take place on Saturday, December 7 at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane) available soon.

Baptisms and Confirmations

Baptisms and Confirmations

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 inthatrelationshipfortheirentire 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 1, followed by an opportunity for Confirmation on December 15.

Statement from Bishop Daniel re Flooding in South Sudan (Due Counties)

Statement from Bishop Daniel re Flooding in South Sudan (Due Counties)

One of our mission partners, Bishop Daniel (of Duk Diocese, South Sudan), was in contact this week to share of the devastating effects of flooding in Duk Counties. He shared: “As of today, at least more than 500 households in Duk Counties have been affected by creeping waters as a result of heavy torrential rains. Heavy rainfall continue to threaten the lives and livelihoods of many as floodwaters are not expected to recede anytime soon until late November which may highly result to the outbreak…”

Mission Partner Prayer Points for SU Centenary Heights State School

Mission Partner Prayer Points for SU Centenary Heights State School

Pray for Jason in running the Strength and Drumbeat programmes; for students that they will develop resilience and courage; for pastoral care needs; that students and families reach out to Jason; that he will have wisdom in discussions with them. Give thanks for those who help with breakfast.

Rosters for October and November 2019 (7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM)

Rosters for October and November 2019 (7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM)

Our rosters for October and November (for 7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM) 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. So 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.

Watoto - Thank You!

Watoto - Thank You!

Last Thursday evening, we were able to welcome over 400 people through the doors of St Bart’s for the Watoto Children’s Choir concert. It was truly an amazing evening. It was great to hear stories from the children and other choir members of how Jesus was at work in their life through the work of Watoto.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for The Ramsay Family

Mission Partner Prayer Points for The Ramsay Family

Give thanks for: summer holidays; encouraging mission conference; encouraging team building meetings, the first team service lead by Adam. Pray for: Japanese school children returning after the holidays; Helane's support of Japanese women in ministry; wisdom in approving a new team member; more Gospel opportunities.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for The Lean Family

Mission Partner Prayer Points for The Lean Family

Give thanks for Dave’s improving health & that his devotions went well. Please pray for patients that are unable to receive help due to a closure. For safety and peace. For Mary as she teaches in the school and the boys as they adjust to new schooling routines; that the teacher’s visas would be processed.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for BCA

Mission Partner Prayer Points for BCA

Pray for: David Rogers-Smith in the QLD Regional office as they manage and support teams in towns across QLD and North NSW; for missionaries to be to be found for Lightning Ridge and Cloncurry; for the faithful congregations in these places who are managing without a minister; for financial support to keep teams in areas where they are needed. Give thanks for: for the BCA box holders and the valuable contributions they make to funding the work of BCA.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for Bev Cowie - SU Chaplain

Mission Partner Prayer Points for Bev Cowie - SU Chaplain

Give thanks for the Support of the Middle Ridge School staff and parents; City Women who run Year 5 Girls programs; Donors and the Chaplaincy committee supporters. Pray for wisdom as Bev meets with children with challenging family and friendship issues; Comfort for a recently bereaved family; healing for children, parents and staff who are ill.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for BCA

Mission Partner Prayer Points for BCA

Pray: For Greg Harris, new National Director of BCA, settling in to the role. For the churches at Lightning Ridge and Cloncurry, both without ministers at present. For wisdom for BCA in filling requests from Dioceses for field staff. For ordained ministers, and other Christians, to offer to serve for a time in remote places. For a new family to be appointed to Llightning Ridge, later in the year.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for The Lean Family

Mission Partner Prayer Points for The Lean Family

Pray for: Dave as he leads staff devotions in; teacher visa approvals to be processed; for Mary & 2 other mums as they begin to teach at the school; continued health for Dave as he recovers from recent illness. Praise for: Mary’s parents are arriving on Wednesday to visit; Dave being able to work without the help of a translator and progressing with obstetric skills.

Mission Partner Prayer Points for Adam and Helane Ramsay

Mission Partner Prayer Points for Adam and Helane Ramsay

Ramsays (Adam and Helane, Leo (11), Ellie (10) and Albert (4): Pray for: Leo, Ellie and Albert for school/kindy; Helane supporting Japanese women in ministry; Adam’s friends becoming more curious about Jesus; Adam regarding team issues. Thanks for: summer holidays; the children’s schools; Helane’s relationships with kindy mums; Adam balancing studies with outreach

Rosters for August and September 2019 (7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM)

Rosters for August and September 2019 (7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM)

Our rosters for August and September (for 7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM) 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. 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.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER For the Public Lecture + Teaching Day (REGISTER ONLINE)

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER For the Public Lecture + Teaching Day (REGISTER ONLINE)

I am delighted that we will be welcoming the Rev’d Dr Rory Shiner for our public lecture and teaching day at St Bart’s. Last year, we welcomed around 500 people to our public lecture (with around 50% from outside of our church). Please be praying that this year’s public lecture will also be a great opportunity to engage people to explore Christianity. It’s never too early to invite some friends along. Registrations are now open.

Purposeful Parenting Workshop Materials

Purposeful Parenting Workshop Materials

This morning Bettrys and Amy facilitated the next instalment in our ‘Purposeful Parenting’ workshops on “Actively Discipling our Kids“. The session focused on how to develop daily habits that match the rhythms of busy family life; the importance of regular discipleship within a community; and the role a parent/guardian plays in modelling strong discipleship practices in their own life.