Church news for the week beginning 27th September 2020

Pursell family on leave Sam and his family are now on leave but will be returning this Tuesday. Please contact Valerie in the office, the Wardens or Rhonda (our Pastoral Care Coordinator) if you have any concerns. Food donations requested The Pantry team have requested that the following items are needed to create hampers: tinned vegetables … Read more…

Reading the Bible as Pastoral Care

Last week, when I wrote about starting a pastoral care team, what activity came to mind? Some of us might think of a hot drink and a chat, perhaps some prayer for what is needed. But does your mind go to God’s word for pastoral care? Pastoral care comes from the imagery of a shepherd … Read more…

1 Thessalonians 2. Paul’s Personal Ministry

1 THESSALONIANS2. Paul’s Personal Ministry1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 John Wilson • 27th September 2020 Introduction:  An Effective Ministry (verses 1-2) Paul’s Ministry had Integrity (verses 3-4) Paul’s Ministry was Self Denying (verses 5-8) Paul’s Ministry was Diligent (verses 9-12) Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: 1 Thessalonians 2. Paul’s Personal Ministry – 1 … Read more…

Church news for the week beginning 20th September 2020

Pastoral Care Team contact If you would like to get in contact with Rhonda, or wish to request a visit from a member of the team, please contact her on 0400 679 703 or email her on rhonda.slocombe@oakflatsanglican.com Ladies craft afternoon The ladies are coming together for a fun afternoon at the church this Saturday 26th September … Read more…

1 Thessalonians 1. Praise for Persevering

1 THESSALONIANS1. Praise for Persevering1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Sam Pursell • 20th September 2020 Thank God for persevering faith (2-3) The reception of the gospel (4-5a) Thank God for modelling the message (5b-9a) Thank God for salvation in Jesus (9b-10) Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: 1 Thessalonians 1. Praise for Persevering – … Read more…

Starting a Pastoral Care Team

As a church, we learn from 1 Corinthians 12-14 that the Holy Spirit gives the members of Oak Flats Anglican gifts for the common good. These gifts are is to be used with self-giving love, so that the church is built up.  One important task in the church is that of pastoral care. In this area, … Read more…

Church news for the week beginning 13th September 2020

Southern Cross You can download a copy of the Southern Cross magazine by heading to this page: http://bit.ly/downloadSC. CMS Summer School CMS Summer School is running from Saturday 2nd to Friday 8th January, 2021. Applications open now now at nswsummerschool.org.au. BCA Boxes due If you’ve been collecting coins for Bush Church Aid (BCA) please return … Read more…

Reconciliation

RECONCILIATION2 Corinthians 5:11-16Andy Peters • 13th September 2020 A worldly point of view A New Creation Reconciliation How is this possible? Conclusion Download a copy of this as a PDF from here: Reconciliation – 2 Corinthians 5:11-16 – Andy Peters – 13th September 2020.

Common Grace

When we talk about Grace we mostly mean the special favour God shows in mercifully forgiving a person’s sin. However, the Bible speaks of a more general love and kindness that God shows to everyone. This is sometimes called Common Grace, and while it does not make everybody a Christian, everyone benefits from it. Common … Read more…

Church news for the week beginning 6th September 2020

Happy Father’s Day We’d like to wish all of our fathers an awesome and blessed day! Spring Prayer Diary The latest Wollongong Region Prayer diary is now available. You can view it online at https://bit.ly/3jJglqc or ask Val to print one off if you want a hard copy.  Photos for website In preparation for updating … Read more…