THE PARISH BULLETIN…

PARISH NEWS:

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.

(Mark 1.15.)

COVID-19

Worship at our Church is offered under the current Government Restrictions.

We have returned to regular Sunday and Wednesday Services at 9 am

There is no need to pre-book to attend

Please follow directions of the Wardens on duty.

Government regulations are being updated regularly, therefore please appraise yourself of the current guidelines via this website:

https://anglicanchurchsq.org.au/covid/

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OUR NEWS

You will see this beautiful Aboriginal Art Piece as you enter our church. This piece is called  “Being together: Our Christian call to reconciliation.” The work was created by KabiKabi, Koa and Yuin women and Stevie O’Chin, who were commissioned by the Diocesan Reconciliation Action Plan Committee. Each piece represents a geographical faith region of our Diocesan community. They are a focus and reminder of our Christian call to reconciliation. The seven symbols painted in the landscape are the seven marks of mission used by the Anglican Church of Southern Queensland.

Is change possible in your life? Watch Steve Barlow speak about this subject in this video which was recorded in our church during Advent late last year. Please share and like on your Facebook Page!

Little Basil, the young Kaboodle dog, received a very special blessing at our church today.. No cake but lots of pats

Happy Birthday Ian Head – 90 years young!

Our Christmas Party last year, was a great success!

 

 

 

Robert Paterson, is the new volunteer Associate Chaplain for the Gold Coast South.

He was installed by Derek Whitehouse on November 1st at our church and received this certificate.

 

 

Our church hall has been completed! Most importantly the beautiful St Peter window which was originally in Coolangatta has been installed!

Most regular meetings have resumed in our new hall.

 

These two beautiful paintings by Christine and Kevin of St Peter and St Paul have now been installed.

We truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of our two resident artists:

We will be holding our Annual AGM 28th February. Currently the elected officers are:

Priest’s Warden and Treasurer – Sue Coppack; *** Peoples’ Wardens : Mostafa Shehab and Claire Dean;

Synod Reps: Claire Dean and Lesleigh Jackson;

Nominators : Claire Dean, Sue Coppack and Mostafa Shehab; Newly elected : Barry Kennedy and Chris Alderson.

Fr Phillip also appointed Rob Paterson.

Our Special IT supporters are Lesleigh Jackson and Scott Turner.

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We welcomed Bp John Roundhill to our church, January 17th. Because of the Covid19 restrictions in Brisbane, he and his wife Frances both wore masks to our church.  – what a happy throng of people greeted him for this “selfie”! 

 

THE CROSS has now been placed on our CHURCH ROOF

OUR CHURCH HALL: 

The once shabby old hall (photo on the right) is gone and now we have a very modern building – (photographed to the left) 

Please look through the photos of the build!

 

 

  

 

MEDITATION – Please join us every Thursday morning for a beautiful meditation. We start at 9:00 am, for about 40 minutes. Everyone welcome!

PLAYGROUP – suspended until further notice 

We are always happy to offer baptisms and just this week received this lovely thank you note:

Thank you for holding our little loved ones Baptism. We truly loved our experience and felt so welcomed and accepted from the moment we walked into your beautiful church. We hope you enjoy the beautiful book that we donated to your congregation, it was hand delivered by the authors mother. Thanks be to God.

 

The Ordination of the The Rev. Dr Debra Tedman Took place on December 3rd, 2017. Debra will be the assistant Curate at our Church part-time and Assistant at TSS (The Southport School)  

 

 

 

The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, Abp of Brisbane, has accepted a recommendation for the Ordination of our Dr Debra Tedman as a Deacon. This has been a long journey for Debra and the parish but it is great knowing that in God’s time the process will have come to an exciting completion. Debra will be part time assistant chaplain at The Southport School and part time assistant curate at St Peter & St Paul Palm Beach.

Life’s many challenges!

Life can be challenging. Whether it’s with difficulties in your relationships, obstacles in your job or career, or problems related to physical and mental health, we can all struggle. Yet research shows that one thing makes the difference between getting worn down or stressed out, and that is: resilience.

Resilience is simply the ability to adapt well when faced with adversity, trauma, or stress. No matter what life throws at you, people who exhibit higher levels of resilience have the ability to find a way to embrace life and thrive in the face of strong, painful, and often distressing emotions or events.

Luckily resilience is a skill you can build and nurture in your life. It takes some self discipline, but you can nurture and enhance a new way of embracing life, and all its challenges, by working on these skills:

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Hope in the Darkness by Richard Rohr

Patience comes from our attempts to hold together an always-mixed reality. Perfectionism only makes us resentful and judgmental. (Sunday)
It is only by a foundational trust in the midst of suffering, some ability to bear darkness and uncertainty, and learning to be comfortable with paradox and mystery, that you move from the first half of life to the second half. (Monday)
Regardless of the cause, the dark night is an opportunity to look for and find God—in different forms and ways than we’ve become accustomed. (Tuesday)
Through darkness and doubt often come the greatest creativity and faith. Our faith is strengthened every time we go through a period of questioning. (Wednesday)
God has to work in the soul in secret and in darkness, because if we fully knew what was happening, and what it will eventually ask of us, we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process. —Gerald May (Thursday)

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Journey of Faith

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

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Anglican Church of Australia

 

Anglican Church of Australia

The Anglican Church consists of 23 Dioceses across Australia, led by a Diocesan Bishop supported by a team of clergy and lay people. Prayer and worship happens in parishes – and these range from large metropolitan congregations to small remote communities who come together to live the faith. To find out about life in your local diocesan community or to seek out a parish community near you, please contact the dioceses directly.

Please follow this link to the Anglican Church website:

https://www.anglican.org.au/anglican-church-in-australia

What we believe

What we believe – Fundamental Declarations

The Anglican Church of Australia makes, through its constitution, the following Fundamental Declarations:

The Anglican Church of Australia being a part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ, holds the Christian Faith as professed by the Church of Christ from primitive times and in particular as set forth in the creeds known as the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.

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