Sunday 12th March 2023 – Third Sunday in Lent
One of the most famous verses in the whole Bible says that “God so loved
the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him
may not perish but may have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Did you notice who
could have this eternal life? “... everyone who believes”. In other words,
anyone, whether they’re a respected religious leader like Nicodemus, whom
Jesus meets at night in John 3, or a rejected foreign woman, whom Jesus
meets at a well in broad daylight in John 4. In this passage,
Jesus is going to reveal himself to this woman as the only source of eternal
satisfaction by doing two things – offering supernatural water and
HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY
TIS 217 Love Divine all loves excelling
Fill my cup Lord
TIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say
TIS 129 Amazing Grace
Graeme is leading some Lenten Bible Studies in the Parish Centre on
Wednesdays at 7:30pm looking at the Sunday gospel readings.
OUR NEW CURATE
We warmly welcome Rev. Jonathan Chaintrier as our new Assistant Curate
half-time. Jonathan was born in France, studied Journalism, English and
Theology. He has 8 years in ministry serving firstly as a licenced lay leader
of a French Congregation in Camberwell, and for the last few years as
curate at St Augustine’s Mentone. Jonathan will be ordained priest by
Bishop Paul Barker at a special ordination service here at St James on
Saturday March 25th at 2pm and we are all invited.
Due to other Special Activities, there will be no Fellowship lunch this
month, March 15th.
BCA ANNUAL MEETING & DINNER
The up-coming Bush Church Aid (VIC) Annual Meeting and Dinner will be
held Saturday 22 April commencing at 5:30pm, nibbles then dinner at 6pm.
It will be held at Glen Waverley Anglican Church (GWAC)
recently re-furbished facilities. Guest speaker on the night is Greg
Anderson, Bishop of Northern Territory.
Reminder that the annual contribution for 2023 is now due. The amount is
unchanged at $50. All wishing to renew, and any who may want to
recommence contributions again, please see Jenny Drake before the end of
April. Pat Varga, Secretary.
SAFE MINISTRY TRAINING
Level 1 training for Safe Ministry will be conducted in the Parish Centre on
Saturday 18 March 2023. at 9.30am till 11.30am. If you are a volunteer and
have not done Level 1 please put you name on the list on the table at the
back of the church.
St. James' Garden Party is on Sunday 19th March 12 noon. We will be
sharing a 3 course Lunch in our Beautiful Garden. Be sure to come for
a great lunch and a chance to get to know each other better. Entry by
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY
19th Mar – Fourth Sunday in Lent
1Samuel 16.1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5.8-14; John 9.1-41
THIS WEEK WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR
Mike; Mark; Clovis; Rose; Rhonda; Eva; Cecil; Stanley; Nigel; Russell; Josie, Kevin; Joanne, Eve, Margaret, Lynette, Danny, Esme, Henry, Michael, Milton, Sylvia, Charles, Edward,
Tyrone, Jean & Sylvia.