Posts from October 2020

Child Safe focus group

Hey Parents, The Anglican Diocese (our church’s regional governing body) is inviting parents, children, and youth to participate in Child Safe consultation focus groups.  The Anglican Diocese provides us with our Code of Conduct for Child Safety, ensuring consistency and transparency to keep all young people safe within our churches. These focus groups will provide you and/or your child the opportunity to share your ideas and input into an updated Code of Conduct. If you or your child are interested…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 4 – Luke 5:1-11

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. In this week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Kirk is back with Andy and Ella to chat through Luke chapter 5, verses 1-11. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up…

St John’s Kids – 25 October 2020

 SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER   Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. Jesus is like a lighthouse, providing light to guide us through our lives. So, we have a new kids’ song for you this week, My Lighthouse. And we start a new 3-week talk series today, looking at generosity. Families, what does being generous mean to you? Do you like to share, give things away, do things for other people? Make a list of ways you could be generous – think…

ONLINE YOUTH EVENT: YOUTUBE WATCH PARTY!

Hey Parents, Our YouTube watch party is THIS FRIDAY! Details: Friday, 23rd October 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 6-12 (Year 6’s are welcome to all Term 4 youth events!) RSVP is essential, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the ZOOM meeting. Therefore, we suggest your youth uses their own email to register. If you’re new to St John’s Youth OR haven’t yet given us permission for ‘Online Group Communication’ you must do…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 3 – Luke 4:31-44

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. In this week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Ella is back with Andy to chat through Luke chapter 4, verses 31-44. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up with one.

Parents’ Blog Split!

Hi parents of St John’s Kids and Youth! This year, understandably, we have been using the Parents’ Blog far more than pre-COVID. Based on feedback we have received, some of you are loving being kept in the loop with both kids and youth activities. However, some of you would prefer not to receive posts that are not directly relevant to the age of your child(ren). We hear you! So, as of this week, we are splitting the Blog into two…

St John’s Kids – 18 October 2020

SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER   Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. Our kids’ song today is Jesus Number 1. Kids, in this song we honour Jesus by placing him first in our lives and sing about him ruling for eternity. When you think about rulers and leaders, do you expect them to have people do things for them, or for them to serve others? Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is not about recognition and rewards, but about service to…

ONLINE YOUTH EVENT – Invite a Grade 6

Hey Parents, It’s Term 4, that means all grade 6’s are invited to our Friday night youth events for the remainder of the year! Anyone is welcome, whether they have been part of St John’s activities before or not. Do you know a Grade 6 you could invite along to St John’s Youth? Forward this invite to your Grade 6 friends! For our first Term 4 event, we’ll be having a YouTube Watch Party – via ZOOM! Details: Friday, 23rd…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 2 – Luke 4:14-30

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. This week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Robyn joins Kirk and Ella to chat through Luke chapter 4, verses 14-30. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up with one.

St John’s Kids – 11 October 2020

SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER   Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. We will be sharing Communion in the service today, so have some bread and wine/juice ready if you would like to partake. Would you ever turn up to a dinner party you had not been invited to? The woman in Luke 7:36-50 did! Jesus used her actions to show that the faith of people who know they have made bad choices and done wrong things, but seek forgiveness, is greater…

ONLINE YOUTH EVENT – YOUTUBE WATCH PARTY!

Hey Parents, Our next youth event is coming up in just three weeks! We’ll be getting together for a fun night of YouTube watching and hanging out – all via ZOOM! Details: Friday, 23rd October 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 6-12 (Year 6’s are welcome to all Term 4 youth events!) RSVP is essential, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the ZOOM meeting. Therefore, we suggest your youth uses their own email…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 1 – Luke 4:1-13

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. In the first episode of our Breakfast Bible discussion, Kirk, Ella and Andy chat through Luke chapter 4, verses 1-13. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up with…

St John’s Kids – 04 October 2020

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER   Upcoming event: Next week, Sunday 11 October, in the Zoom get-together after the 9:30am service, we will be running an all-ages Trivia Quiz! Gather the whole family together for this fun session. The Zoom link will be provided in next week’s blog and will also be in the 9:30am service description on YouTube on the day. Note: You will also need a second device, a phone or tablet different from your Zoom device.   Today’s service:…

We're thrilled to be returning to in-person worship gatherings at 8am, 10am, and 5pm.
These services will be restricted to fully vaccinated people only, per government restrictions.
Those who are not fully vaccinated are able to join in digitally at our YouTube channel or join in with watch parties in homes.
For more info, head here. Find all our services here.