Brian does it again!

sundayjournal128BrianHaigBrian Haig has published yet another Sunday Journal. Be sure to get yours. These journals are for prayer and reflection and follow the revised common lectionary.

Brian notes “A major purpose of this publication is to encourage you to reflect upon the devotional pathway you may, or may not be currently following.”

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Maureen turns 80 years young!

It is Maureen’s 80th birthday today. Maureen continues to be a member of our congregation and has been so for over 40 years.  George is at her side. The day is full of family celebrations for her.

 

Shoe Boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Shoe Boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Every year, many of us at St John’s get involved to make up Christmas presents for children who are so poor they are never likely to receive a present. The difficulty for us is that each present must fit inside a standard size shoe-box. There are many presents inside each box including clothes, drawing equipment and toiletries. I am not sure how they fit it all in. These boxes are being unstacked after being blessed near the alter.

The picture is of Keith (left) and Wally helping to move some of the 101 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

St Francis service-on 30th September

St Francis service-on 30th September.

Bring along your pets so they can be blessed and we can give thanks for the way they enhance our lives. There will only be one service at 9 AM and then we’re going to sample some of the new food that will be at the fete/fair (gold coin donations to help cover costs would be appreciated). There will also be fun activities for the children. Invite your family, friends and neighbours to come along.

Christmas hamper raffles

Christmas hamper items for fete raffles

Please start bringing in items such as wine and savoury biscuits; Christmas food-mince pies, cake, chocolates; pamper stuff-soap, lotions, perfume, etc; children’s toys, games.

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes

Please in bring in your Christmas Child shoeboxes by 23rd September, so that they can be blessed and sent off to where they need to go.

Merle’s 90th birthday

Merle (seated) is surrounded by some of her
Church family singing “Happy birthday”

 

Merle celebrated her 90th  birthday with us at St John’s Anglican Church in Greenwood. Merle is a long time member of our community and has inspired and encouraged many over the years. Merle may look like the archetype of a  harmless little old lady but she has a long interest in politics as seen through the lens of her faith in Jesus.

 

 

BUSH CHURCH AID

19 August 2018

Today we’re blessed to have Rev Rob Healy join is for worship so we can hear about BCA’s work around Australia. Please pray for people living, working ministering and witnessing in remote areas, for seasonable rain and for refreshment of the land and the peoples.

Rob shared a photo of farmers feeding the stock in a drought stricken land.

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