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Missions Blog || Praying for the Northern Territory

It was good to host a missions night recently with Kate and Tavis Beer, our CMS mission partners returning from work with Indigenous Leaders in the Northern Territory. At this event they shared some detailed prayer points, which we thought it would be good to share with all of you. Please use these to focus your prayers on ministry in the Northern Territory. Giving thanks for Gospel relationships Things to thank God for We asked you to pray that we…

Reshaping our Digital Service

Since first going into lockdowns in early 2020, our digital service has remained consistent as an opportunity for connection with each other and with God. Our focus has been to enable community, worship, and discipleship online. As we bounced in and out of lockdowns in 2021, the digital service remained adaptable, sometimes taking the role of the sole service of the week, serving our whole church family. Services took different styles, replicating those of the in-person congregations the service was…

Missions Blog || Diocese of Morogoro Update

St John’s has had a long-term partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Morogoro in Tanzania. Tony and Pam Bramley have been key in this partnership and have made numerous visits over the years. Tony is a lay Canon of the Cathedral in Morogoro and provides the following report on what is happening in the diocese. A few notes on the Diocese seems appropriate to provide background information to you all. Bishop Godfrey Sehaba who visited St Johns in 2017, has…

St John’s and COVID-19

Dear Friends, With the increasing impact in Australia of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) our church has implemented a number of hygiene measures at our gatherings. These have been done to try and ensure the safety and health of the majority of our people and undertaken based on advice from the Diocese of Melbourne. For now, services are still running.  We have hand sanitiser at the entrances to each of our three church buildings which we encourage people to use as…

Join a Local Mission Team

If you were a bird, looking down on Nillumbik Shire, how would you picture our church?  Do you automatically think of a red brick building? When I think of our church, I think of you.  I think of the places you are during the week, not in a weird stalker way ?  but in a way which represents that we are God’s people on mission 24/7 and only a few hours of that a week are spent together in a…

Mission Partner: Anglican Overseas Aid

Jesus said that he came that all people may have life and have it abundantly, but for millions of people around the world, this is still far from reality. That’s why at St John’s we partner with Anglican Overseas Aid (AOA), which is an overseas relief and development agency. Their work is inspired by the gospel of Jesus, with a vision for a peaceful, just, and sustainable world for all. AOA works with in partnership with local organisations. The people…
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