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This Sunday we conclude our series on ‘Romans: The Heart of Truth’, with Simon speaking on the topic ‘Gospel motivation’ from Romans chapter 16 verses 1 to 27.
We will be sharing in the Lord’s Supper this Sunday, so be sure to join us for this important reminder of the death of Jesus.
Once again we will have our popular weekly question and answer time, and Simon will be answering these questions:
Kids’ Club and Andy’s Club meets at our 5pm evening service for their program, followed by a great dinner together for the whole family.
As always, come along and visit us at 10am or 5pm at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, or if you can’t make it in person, jump online at www.oakflats.tv to watch a livestream of our services.
See you at 10am or 5pm this Sunday, God willing!
This is my last Sunday as Senior Minister at Oak Flats Anglican Church.
After more than six years in this role, I am leaving to serve full-time at Jamberoo Anglican, ending the partnership between our two churches that began back in 2015.
The decision to leave was difficult, and the road ahead for both churches is challenging.
And yet, the hardest thing about leaving is saying goodbye.
Being the pastor of a flock is a deeply-relational role. My family and I have been privileged to be invited to share your highs and lows, and this has brought us great joy and sorrow as we have walked the Christian journey, together.
When the Apostle Paul finished his ministry in Ephesus, emotions ran high for him, too. As he prepared to leave, he told them:
“You know how I lived the whole time I was with you… I served the Lord with great humility and with tears… I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.” (Acts 20:18-21)
And then Paul “knelt down with all of them and prayed. They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.” (verses 37-38)
Whilst the Apostle Paul’s time in Ephesus was unique, it still reminds us of the deep, emotions that often accompany the farewell as a church leader leaves.
We are deeply thankful for the privilege of serving the flock at Oak Flats Anglican since 2012, and we trust that God will continue to strengthen you all in the good works he has prepared in advance for you to walk in, to his great glory.
Grace and peace, Jodie and Mandy.