Updated: Aug 13, 2021
PARISH NEWS REFLECTION – Ephesians 4:17-5:2
Since the recent birth of my nephew I’ve really noticed that children really are miracles. At one point in time there was nobody there and then in a matter of months there they are! Little unique individuals and yet they physically resemble both parents, little reflections of their Father and Mother.
In today’s reading Paul is calling the Ephesians to no longer reflect the image of the old self in their old rebellious ways of life but rather to reflect the image of their Father God. He is calling them to live in light of the transformation that God has worked within their hearts, to be children of God in the world.
Do we remember who our Father is?
Do we know what he is like?
Do we reflect him in the world?
1. The Old and the New
2. Imitators of God as Children
OUR HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY
TIS 164 The great love of God
TIS 685 The Power of your love
TIS 609 May the mind of Christ my saviour
TIS 690 Beauty for brokenness
Mission Sunday is approaching, Sunday, 22 August. Could parishioners with Mission boxes please bring them to church over the next couple of weeks. Thank you very much for your contributions to the Missions we support.
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME WORK IN THE CENSUS?
The Adecco Census Recruitment Team is seeking to recruit 38,000 temporary census workers. Visit their website at https://censusjobs.adecco.com.au/applications or p: 1300 233 445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.censusjobs.adecco.com.au. There are flyers in the porch if interested.
MISSION MOMENTS CMS
Church Missionary Society, long to see a world that knows Jesus. How will this happen? By the faithful multiplication of active gospel ministry. Please pray for those who train leaders committed to the idea of multiplication, their work focuses on equipping ‘faithful people’ to teach others.
FROM THE ARCHIVES – 15th March 1998
Our warmest congratulations to Tom Hartley Today at Gilwell Park, Gembrook, Tom will be honoured with the Scouting Movement's highest honour-the Silver Kangaroo. This award is given for Tom's 40 years of outstanding service to Scouting. Sincere Thanks Alf Holden and family would like to extend their sincere thanks for all the prayers, kind wishes, flowers and sympathy cards following Florence's death. Florence achieved so much for the Leprosy foundation throughout many years.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
We pray for those who are sick or troubled in body or mind, or who have special needs: (Please email email@example.com or contact clergy for prayers for anyone who is in need of them). This week we continue to pray for: Bethuel; Russell; Melanie; Mike; Mark; Hazel; Clovis; Stephen; Shenae. Could those who have placed names in the Book for Prayers please update it by removing anyone who is no longer in need of special prayers. Alternatively you can email the office. Thank you.
We also pray for: The Church of South India; the Diocese of Bendigo; Archdeaconry of La Trobe; St Paul’s Canterbury; St James’s Anglican Church Kilsyth; Pastoral services @ Mordialloc; Confirmation service @ St Philip’s Collingwood; Archbishop Philip and all our Bishops in their ministry this week.
LAWN MOWING ROSTER:
14 August: Oyem & Rob
21 August: Rusty & Tyrone
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY:
15 August – 12th Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:11-31; John 6:51-58.
Account details for donations to the Building Fund
Account Name- St James Building Fund,
BSB– 703 122,
Account Number- 05009897