Sunday 20 December:
Access our streamed services here.
This week is the fourth Sunday of Advent – the season in the lead up to Christmas, when we prepare for the coming of Jesus. In our services, we have been lighting a candle each week to remind us that Jesus brings light into the world. Today we light the fourth candle, LOVE.
We worship a God of love. He shows his love through his plans for our lives and all that he provides for us. At Christmas we celebrate his ultimate outpouring of love – sending his son into the world as a human baby, to be the perfect example of love, and to die to save us.
This week we finish our current series of talks – Hebrews: Faith in the Dark
Activities, if needed to keep hands busy during Kirk’s talk:
- Advent: Love – Colouring 1, 2, 3, 4, Decode & Colour
- Hebrews 12 – Crossword, Decoder, Wordsearch
Don’t forget … the St John’s Kids Family Picnic is TODAY!
Sunday 20 December, 11:30am – 3:30pm
Anthony Beale Reserve Playground, 277 St Helena Road.
Some of the St John’s Kids team will be there with Christmas activity packs for the kids. So, come for lunch (BYO picnic – there are also BBQ facilities available) or an afternoon play, or just drop by for a quick hello and collect your pack if you have other commitments. We look forward to seeing you in-person!
Upcoming Services & Events:
Thursday 24 December – Christmas Eve Family Service
5:00pm premiere on YouTube.
This fun, short service is ideal for young families and features carols and a drama performed by St John’s Kids.
Thursday 24 December – Christmas Eve Traditional Service
7pm & 11pm premieres on YouTube.
A candlelight Christmas service featuring carols and an inspiring message.
** Note: both the Family Service and the Traditional Service will be available from Mon 21 Dec. If the premiere times don’t suit, gather family and/or friends together and watch at your convenience at another time.
Friday 25 December – Christmas Day Communion
8:30am, short Communion service hosted on Zoom. (Meeting details to be advised.)
Thursday 31 December – New Year’s Eve Picnic Dinner
An open invitation is extended, particularly to families with young children for whom midnight celebrations may be improbably, to celebrate together.
5:00pm, Anthony Beale Reserve Playground. BYO Picnic Dinner – BBQ facilities are available.
Have a great week!
Kylie – Children & Families’ Minister