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Our final Mens Dinner for 2015 will be this Tuesday 1st December at 6.30pm, with Bill Salier as our speaker. Bill is the Principal of Youthworks College, and was formerly Vice Principal of Moore Theological College. Tickets $31 (concession $23). Bookings essential 0439561373 or email@example.com
If you’re unavailable to serve on a roster from 19 December 2015 through 3 April 2016 please let us know via comment card, email firstname.lastname@example.org or even better go to www.oakflatsanglican.net
Our final Seniors’ Service and lunch for this year is on at 11am on Monday 7th December at the church.
On the Sunday before Christmas, the 20th December, we’re opening our doors at 5pm for a night of Christmas Carols, with a free sausage sizzle. Invite your friends for this great night of singing and sharing about the saviour of the world!
Applications close this Tuesday for the expanded role of PA to the Senior Minister, a role for up to 30 hours per week. For a copy of the position description, please email email@example.com.
Each week we need to receive $5,200 in order to meet our commitments. In the last calendar month, our average weekly giving was $6,079, leaving a gap of $-879.
Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $223,600. Compared to that total we received $216,191, leaving a gap of $7,409.
Electronic giving is a great way to give! It helps us prayerfully plan our giving, and then the bank will help us keep that commitment, even when we may be unable to attend. To use your MasterCard or Visa to make a one-off donation or to set up regular giving, then securely provide your details by clicking on this link. Or, to give by direct transfer then these are the details. Account name: St Andrew’s Anglican Church. Account number: 00900445. BSB: 062 638.
It is a remarkable development in our progressive, Western culture that an advertisement encouraging people to pray the Lord’s Prayer was considered inappropriate for viewing in UK cinemas.
The main concern seems to be that people might find the message to be offensive, especially those of an other religion or of no religion at all.
Yet as Michael Jensen noted in his ABC blog post, it is ironic that the cinema is comfortable advertising other objects of worship, from cars through to soft drinks, yet is not prepared to invite people to pray the same prayer that’s still said in Parliament.
Most disturbing is the idea that speaking about religion is in itself offensive. This is the next stage of the slippery slope we’ve been dreading.
This is bad for our society, not only because it silences the message of Jesus, but because it censors discussion about spirituality and God.
Yet, as censorship grows for religious discussion, censorship also shrinks for the increasing amount of pornography in the public sphere. Recent changes to television regulations mean that M-rated programs containing graphic content can now be shown in prime family viewing time from 7.30pm.
Now more than ever, let’s keep praying the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come!