This week is our final week in Mark! We’ll be looking at the first fourteen verses of the chapter, and Jesus’ claim to be the King of the coming Kingdom. Please have a read in advance to make the most of Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Winston Hills Public School Fete – this Sunday
After church this Sunday, why not head down to the Winston Hills Public School fete? Our church will be handing out the drinks, plus a church goodie bag with a helium balloon. We’d love to see you down there!
Can you act? If so, could you to join a team of actors for some Winstonites dramas during Term 4? Depending on your character, you’d need to commit for a number of weeks, or not many. Either way, it won’t require you to learn too many lines. Please talk to Steph on Sunday if you are interested.
Confirmation and Baptism Night
Last night was our annual Baptism and Confirmation night – it was a great night hearing about how God has been at work amongst us! Please continue to pray for our confirmees!
Women’s Supper – Tonight!
Join the women for a night of sweet food and a sweet talk on being sisters in Christ.
Mission Prayer Breakfast
This Saturday at our Missionary Prayer Breakfast (7:30-9:00 am) SIM missionary David Jeyachandran will be speaking to us about his work in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ amongst university students in Peru.
It will be fascinating to hear the challenges of David’s work in this third world country. We will of course be praying for all our outreach and mission efforts.
A scrumptious breakfast is provided. Everyone is welcome. I look forward to seeing you there.
Have you ever seen an actor recite a large section of Scripture while role-playing the parts? Seeing a Gospel or hearing a narrative performed in such a manner can be very powerful.
In preparation for our series in Hebrews (following our Mark 1-9 series), Adrian will be reading through this book, preaching to us as if we were the original audience. So set aside Tuesday 20th September for what will be an encouraging evening of hearing Hebrews. More details coming soon.
Stretch Night – The Reformation
When Martin Luther nailed his 95 points of debate to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church, he probably did not expect to start a movement which would see an amazing rediscovery of the gospel of Jesus Christ. His primary concern was the financial gains the Roman Catholic church was making through selling indulgences which could absolve sins.
Is the Reformation over? This is what the Pope offered last year as part of their Jubilee celebrations:
My thought first of all goes to all the faithful who, whether in individual Dioceses or as pilgrims to Rome, will experience the grace of the Jubilee. I wish that the Jubilee Indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed. To experience and obtain the Indulgence, the faithful are called to make a brief pilgrimage to the Holy Door, open in every Cathedral or in the churches designated by the Diocesan Bishop, and in the four Papal Basilicas in Rome, as a sign of the deep desire for true conversion. (Letter of his Holiness Pope Francis According to which an Indulgence is granted to the Faithful on the Occasion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, The Vatican, 1st September 2015)
How can you be saved from sin? According to the Pope, it seems it is not just through the death of Jesus Christ. Come along and hear why that’s not right.
On Wednesday 28th September, Mike and Joshua Russell will be s t r e t c h i n g our thinking about the Reformation, it’s importance, and it’s on-going significance, especially as we engage with people who do not know the salvation that only comes through Jesus. All welcome.