St John’s Weekly Bulletin – Sunday 1 July 2018

Many thanks to everyone who was able to join us last Sunday for my farewell. So many people put a lot of work into making the day a success and my family and I are so grateful for everyone’s generosity and hard work.

It has been a privilege working with such faithful and dedicated people in so many areas of ministry during my time here. Of course I’m referring to Fr Ken, Rob and Mark, and Fr John Brooker who passed into God’s hands last year – but I’m also referring to people whose ministry has been in other areas, serving as wardens and parish councillors, leading worship in word or in music, those who serve as home group and Bible study leaders, people who serve in kids and youth ministry and in our Playgroup, people who fundraise and give generously, people who volunteer at our services… to all of you who serve the mission of Jesus in the work of St John’s, I offer my deepest gratitude. It has been an honour to lead St John’s as your rector. I pray for the love and the power of the Holy Spirit to be with you through the interregnum, and as your next rector comes to minister among you.

Blessings, Murray

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Prayer School – Learn how to pray for others!

The Australian Prayer Network (APN) is one of the largest prayer networks in Australia. It is linked internationally to prayer networks across the world and has a reach to tens of thousands of

praying people representing Churches of all Christian denominations. The APN will be running a Foundation Level course on prayer at St John’s on the 24th and 25th of August, presented by Pastor Mathew Bolte ( The school commences at 7:00pm on Friday night and continues from 9.00am till 4.00pm on Saturday. The School will run as follows:

Fri 24th August 2018 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Session 1 How prayer works

Session 2 Intercession: A lifestyle

Sat 25th August 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm

Session 3 Understanding the DNA of your


Session 4 Spiritual authority the key to breakthrough

Lunch: BYO Lunch, tea & coffee provided

Session 5 How to lead a Spirit lead prayer meeting

Session 6 How to hear God’s voice

Should you have any questions or wish to register please contact Fr. Ken on 281 379 or Mark on


1 Jul. 2018 8 Jul. 2018
9:00 am
Welcomer Amanda H & Penny P Jennifer B & Howard B
Leader Thomas P Matthew B
Preacher Ken Y
Communion Ken Y
Server Isobel P Amy D
Candles Xander G & Matthew B Josephine T & Sebastian T
Bible reading 1 Howard B
Bible reading 2 June W
Prayers TBA David B
Chalice Paul Y & Cathy B
Kids Church Leader Rob W
Kids Church Helper Kenna J
Refreshments Elizabeth E & Jenny Y Amanda H & Jenny K
Counters Nona B & Penelope Y June W & Penelope Y
Flower Arranger June W Jennifer B
Brass Cleaner Jenny W & Helen C
10:45 am
Welcomer David H *Volunteer needed*
Leader Mark T Ken Y
Preacher Ken Y Mark T
Communion Ken Y Ken Y
Music Leader Mark T Mark T
Music 2
Prayers Rob W *Volunteer needed*
Refreshments Ray C *Volunteer needed*
5:00 pm
Welcomer Messy Church *Volunteer needed*
Leader Rob W
Preacher Mark T
Communion X X
Prayers Messy Church *Volunteer needed*
Music Leader
Music 2
Kids Church Leader
Kids Church Helper
Creche Leader Bec D
Creche Helper Lauren P
Refreshments Messy Church *Volunteer needed*
Tidy after service
Activity 1
Activity 2
Activity 3
Activity 4
Activity 5
Activity 6
Activity 7

Upcoming at St John’s:

Saturday, 30 June 2018
9:30am Hall booking: Bourke Family Event
Sunday, 1 July 2018
9:00am Traditional Communion service
10:45am Baptism of Isabelle Lea
10:45am Informal Communion
12:30pm Baptism of Ava Dove
5:00pm Evening service
Monday, 2 July 2018
9:30am St John’s Women’s Guild monthly meeting
6:00pm Healing Eucharist
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
9:30am Morning Prayer
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
10:00am St John’s Playgroup
7:00pm Wednesday Night Bible Study Group
Thursday, 5 July 2018
9:30am Hall booking: Mini Sports 2018 sessions
Friday, 6 July 2018
4:30pm The Hub – KoG
4:30pm K.O.G youth group for School Years 2-6
6:00pm The Hub – Dinner
7:00pm High School Youth Group
7:00pm The Hub – WORSHIP: Your Way!
7:30pm The Hub – Youth
Sunday, 8 July 2018
9:00am Sunday School: Christian Maturity: Power in Weakness
9:00am Traditional Communion service
10:45am Informal Communion
5:00pm Kids Church: Christian Maturity: Power in Weakness
5:00pm Evening service