Church news for the week beginning 29th March 2020

Kid’s Ministry resources Head to https://bit.ly/2WQex6G for a place to catch up on all the great learning from the Bible that we miss out on when we can’t go to church together. Archbishop’s term extended Archbishop Glenn Davies will continue until March 2021. Standing Committee met on Monday night and voted unanimously to ask him … Read more…

Dependence, worry and practical help

COVID-19 has pierced the notion many of us have of independence and self-sufficiency. As our patterns have changed over the last fortnight many of us have begun to worry. For we have been cut off from others, and gaps have formed in food and other supply chains. Suddenly what Jesus tells his disciples about worrying … Read more…

Jesus Is 6. The Son of Man at Coming

JESUS IS6. Jesus Is the Son of Man at ComingLuke 17:20-37Sam Pursell • 29th March 2020 The Kingdom of God has begun (20-21) The King’s day is yet to come (22-37) Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: Jesus Is 6. The Son of Man at Coming – Luke 17:20-37 – Sam … Read more…

Church news for the week beginning 22nd March 2020

Livestream We will continue to livestream a service on Sunday morning at 9:30am. Go to livestream.oakflatsanglican.com to view the service. It will be recorded, so you can watch it later if need be. A good idea would be to invite everyone in your house to watch it at the same time. Pastoral Connections If you are … Read more…

Reflection and Prayer

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High  will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you  from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He … Read more…

Jesus Is 5. The Troubler of Jerusalem

JESUS IS5. THE TROUBLER OF JERUSALEMLuke 9:51-62Sam Pursell • 22nd March 2020 Jesus gives everyone opportunity to follow him But consider the cost:a. Life will be uncomfortableb. Proclamation will be a priorityc. Christ will be a constant commitment  Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: Jesus Is 5. The Troubler of Jerusalem … Read more…

Suspension Of Public Church Gatherings

Dear friends, I’m sure that you have heard about restrictions on public gatherings for the time being. Archbishop Glenn Davies has sent a letter today to every church in the Sydney Anglican Diocese to suspend all public church gatherings. This follows on from the Prime Minister and NSW Health Minister’s order to cancel all public … Read more…

Church news for the week beginning 15th March 2020

AGM Appointments We give thanks to God for our new office holders in 2020. Our Wardens are Dave Crook, Geoff Kyngdon and Phil Pratt. Our Parish Councillors are Peter Firley, Jamie Hoffer, Harley Mills, Andy Peters, Peter Taylor and Robyn Thomas. Our Nominators are Pete Firley, Harley Mills, Valerie O’Regan, Phil Pratt and Dianne Young. Our Synod Reps are Harley Mills and Andy Peters. Ladies’ Dinner This … Read more…

Confidence and Care

Constantly occupying some part of everyone’s brain at the moment is concern regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Should I be afraid, should I stay calm, and more importantly can I get a refund on any of the 4-years’ worth of toilet paper I stocked up on? As Christians who believe in the sovereignty of God, it can … Read more…

Jesus Is 4. The Christ of God

JESUS IS4. THE CHRIST OF GODLuke 9:10-27Sam Pursell • 15th March 2020 Revelation – recognition – response stories Revelation – Bread from heaven (10-17) Recognition – Jesus is the Christ (18-20) Response – Lose your life and gain God (21-27) Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: Jesus Is 4. The Christ … Read more…