Brian writes another Sunday Journal

Brian and Kay Haig of the early congregation have written and edited the next Sunday Journal 129. It is hoped that this will be used in the various small groups that run during Lent leading up to Easter.

The studies are usually once per week for a few weeks commencing about 6th March and running up to Easter Sunday on the 21st of April .

Some groups may continue longer than Easter Sunday

If you want to be part of these studies contact Rev’d Josie for a study group near you.

Brian writes…
“This publication has been written and designed by a brief given to me from the Rev Josie Stytler the parish priest at St John’s the  Evangelist Church. Josie asked for a series of Lenten studies that enabled discussion group members to clarify what they believe and then be encouraged to be confident when talking to others about Jesus.”

Know God Personally,
Love and Respect One Another Deeply,
Disciple and Serve those around us.

Greenwood Street Pantry

St John’s is hosting the Greenwood Street Pantry on our church building. It is firmly fixed to our outside wall. We made available our building for this Greenwood community venture.

The idea is to take what you need or leave what you can. Everything in the pantry is freely available to everyone in Greenwood and surrounding areas, not just St John’s people. There is no charge. If you think you need something then take it. When you can, put something back.

Please remember that only items in good condition should be shared with others – whole packets and tins, no dents or tears thanks.

Only tins and jars remain on the shelves and packets or items that vermin or birds can get to, go in the cupboard below.

The street pantry has over 200 people in the Greenwood area and beyond interested.

For more details follow the conversation on Facebook at

Christmas Carols at the Greenwood shops

A few of us sang Christmas Carols at the Greenwood shops last night. Some of the singers were out doing shopping and wanted to join in. We sang Carols that added to the ambience of many others doing Christmas shopping and several of the shop holders appreciated the singing and the songs we brought.

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.”


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.

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