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Sunday 12th March 2023 – Third Sunday in Lent

REFLECTION:

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

supernatural knowledge.





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



LENTEN STUDIES

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.



FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

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.



MOTHER’S UNION

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.



GARDEN PARTY

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

donation.




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.

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