This week at St Johns
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 21st August 2016
Next week we begin Growing together.
Bishop Allan says: “We are the Body of Christ” we affirm, proclaiming our Christian identity in the heart of every Communion Service. This is our common identity, whatever else we may be, our shared identity is as members of the Body of Christ. This common identity does not overwhelm and minimise other aspects of who we are, instead it serves to illuminate and deepen our understanding of who we are.The apostle Paul’s words are not to be understood as suggesting an inclusivity without diversity. As we are included in Christ we continue to retain our unique identity.
In this season of Growing together the focus for our reflection is the Body of Christ and the unique place that each one of us has in the Body.
The five sessions begin with a general reflection on the Body of Christ; this is followed by a reflection on the importance of every member to the Body; the next two reflections explore the particular roles of priest and deacon; and the final reflection considers the saints of Christ in their work of ministry. ‘Growing Together 2016’ includes Study Guides, video material, liturgical resources, written sermons, recorded sermons, and children’s material. The small team that has put this package together offers these resources as a gift to the people of God in this Diocese and I am most grateful for their talents and commitment to the project.
Prayer of the Week:
Almighty God, whose beloved Son for our sake willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross: give us courage and patience to take up our cross daily and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Notices on the Work of God through St John’s
Mission for the Month: St. Boniface Care/Anglicare
Communion and healing service: Every Thursday at 9:00am.
Today Ovarian Cancer Awareness & Fundraiser: – D/W Hall - @ 2:00pm. More information Amanda York 0437190155.
Mothers’ Union Meeting: Wednesday 17th August at 1:30pm.
Friends on Friday: 19th August in the Lady Chapel at 10:00am.
Film Night – All Welcome: Parish Film night 6:30pm Friday 19th August. The monthly Parish film night will this month be at John and Robyn Blake’s place, Rainbows End, Little Grove. All welcome. Please ring John or Robyn on 9844 4587 to confirm.
Come enjoy a concert of classical favourites and Raise the Roof! on
Saturday 20th @ 7pm & Sunday 21st. @ 2pm. Tickets on sale in the
Opportunity Shop $25 Adults & $20 Pensioners.
Question and Answer will be on Sunday 21st August. Write your questions down on paper provided and place in question box on Sunday 14th and they will be answered on Sunday 21st .
Next Craft Markets will be held in the Parish Hall on Friday 26th August 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Growing Together – Begins on Sunday 28th August.
Spring Fest: You are invited by Living Waters to a Spring Fest on 23rd – 24th September. Excellent teaching, music, food and optional workshops. For Registration Forms contact Peter, Marion 9842 8226.
First Communion & Confirmation Food Roster: If you can assist in anyway by provision of food, please indicate on Roster at back of
Church or phone Cathryne Brooks 0428 536 937. Many thanks.