It’s great to share with you at church today. Please make yourself known to our staff & ushers if you are visiting so we can warmly welcome you.
Death of Bishop Ken Short
Bishop Short went to be with his Lord on Sunday 19 Oct. Bishop Short was a CMS missionary with his wife Gloria in Tanganyika 1955-64, CMS NSW General Secretary 1964-71, Bishop of our Region 1975-82, of Parramatta 1982-89 and of the Defence Forces 1979-89 and an eloquent and fearless proclaimer of the gospel. We thank God for his life and pray for his wife, Gloria, and all their family. A funeral service with military honours will be held at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney Mon 27th Oct at 2pm.
is over for another year. We should be grateful to God for answer prayer – it was a terrific synod and Alan Watson and Barbara Archer represented us faithfully and tirelessly over the 5 days and nights. Alan has summarised the highlights for us in today’s handout.
“We would like to invite you to our commissioning service on Saturday 15th Nov at 10am at St Andrew’s Cathedral (Chapter House). It’s easy to find by train and parking available for $6 at the Wilson Car Park, St Andrew’s House enter from 474 Kent St. You will need to validate your parking ticket in the Cathedral on the day. Morning tea to follow. Please come and pray with us and for us, as we head to France with CMS. We hope some of you might be able to join us. In fellowship, Susannah & Josh Apieczonek
Paul Brigden’s Farewell
Today is Paul’s last day with us after 3 years of very faithful and fruitful ministry. I am deeply appreciative of Paul and Vicki’s time with us. Paul has worked amazingly hard. I, like all of us, have appreciated his loyalty, his devotion to both his family and his church family, his love for all ages, his commitment to the Biblical ministry and his support of the teams that he has led. The Brigdens will be farewelled today at each service with a gift and prayers, before Paul commences work as Junior School Chaplain at Trinity School. They will continue to live at 129 Gymea Bay Road while arranging other accommodation closer to their work. Please continue to pray for Paul, Vicki and Hugh & Natasha.
Life of Jesus Investigations starts today
Arvo Church is hosting 4 Sundays of the LIFE of JESUS course commencing Sunday 26th October from 4pm to 5pm. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family to investigate Jesus and faith. Child care is provided, so this suits families and all ages.
Your brother in Christ, Graham Crew