weekly update: 11th APRIL 2021
For those attending church services, it is still important to follow all the ‘COVID’ regulations of signing in, please use the QR code if you can, safe-distancing and using the hand-sanitiser. Thank you.
This Sunday, Sally will be worship leading and Teash will be preaching.
Lectionary reading for this week is John 20:19-31 & Acts 4:32-35
Here is the Zoom link if you can’t join us in person for Sunday
St Kilda Baptist Musician's Meeting 11th April 2021
After church there will be a meeting of all musicians and lovers of music to talk about how we do music at SKEBC
Deacons are meeting this Thursday at 7.30pm at the church. If there are any issues you would like the deacons to discuss please feel free to contact any of the deacons and it will be passed on to the team.
MOTH is on this Wednesday 14th April 6pm - 7.30pm. This safe reflective space will include the opportunity to share our stories, listen to music and light candles.
We are starting a new series on disturbing texts... not the weird texts you've received on your phone but the Biblical kind! What texts disturb or scare you? What texts do you wish could be deleted from the Bible? Please send us texts that you would like to hear discussed with a line or two about why you find it disturbing. Once a month we will wrestle with a difficult text or two as a community. Maybe it will be a passage on forgiveness, honouring parents, homosexuality, women, violence, or something else. No text is too taboo to be considered.
EPIC Youth Camp 2021
Teash will be away this week with Vienna and Leonie at Baptist Camping Victoria joint youth camp at Camp Wilkin in Anglesea. There will be lots of activities and fun and we hope you all have a wonderful time!
Thursday evening contemplative services will resume on a monthly basis on the fourth Thursday of the month starting 27th May 7.30pm on Zoom.
Change of date: our AGM will now be held on Sunday 12th September after the morning service
For those who experience significant financial stress during this time due to loss of income we assure you that while “most of us enjoy considerable comfort and security, we believe that no-one in our Christian community should have to live below the poverty line”. (FairShare Scheme) Please talk to one of our Pastors, Andrew, Ross or Teash if you are struggling financially or emotionally during this difficult time.
We understand that some people may be under financial stress or uncertainty during this time but if you usually donate through our offering bowl on a Sunday morning you may wish to donate through online banking instead. Our bank details are A/C Name: St Kilda Baptist Church BSB: 633 000 Account: 150 286 532
Available workdays and contact details of the leadership team
Teash – Mon, Wed & Thursday 0402 428 774 or email email@example.com
Andrew – Mon, Thurs & Friday 0409 789 984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross – Mon & Tuesday 0412 383 162 or email email@example.com
Sally – Thurs & Friday 0402 402 348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
David chair of deacons 0439 146 033 or email David.email@example.com
Iris – deacon 0425 711 706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou – deacon 0401 447 176 or email email@example.com
Bill – deacon 0403 857 063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonie – deacon 0437 018 560 or email email@example.com
People to remember in our thoughts and prayers during the week
We pray for speedy healing for Judith Cook who had surgery this week
We pray for Felicity’s mum as she undergoes some medical tests this week
We hold all our children and youth in our prayers as they begin school holidays, may it be a restorative and creative time for them all
We pray for Vienna, Trash and Leonie away on camp this week
We raise our ongoing prayers for recognition and justice for all indigenous people and asylum seekers
We hold Dawn and Quentin in our prayers
We remember our friends at Galiamble and Winja Yulupna and are grateful for the connections we have with them
We pray for justice and peace in Myanmar and for all who struggle through this uncertain and fearful time
For our Houses of Hope project and the tenants as they settle into life in St Kilda
For Tony & Francine Riches and the folk at Melbourne Indigenous church
We are a community of people drawn together by the love and grace of God
exemplified for us in the life of Jesus.
We welcome everyone.
This includes people of all cultures, races, religions,
mental and physical capabilities, sexual orientation and gender identity.
We are committed to peace with justice, and the integrity of all creation.