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Sunday 22nd January 2023 – Third Sunday after Epiphany

REFLECTION: Matthew 4:12-25 The Kingdom of God has come near.

What is the kingdom of God and when did begin?

Jesus came calling people to repent for the Kingdom of God was near. He

also called some to be his disciples to share with him in the task of building.

the Kingdom of God.

Today we read of how it all began in Matthew’s gospel.

1. The kingdom is announced:

a. So that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be

fulfilled (14)

b. Repent for the kingdom of Heaven has come near (17)

2. Workers for the Kingdom are called:

a. He said to Simon and Andrew “Follow me, and I will make you fish for

people”

(19)

b. He saw James and John and he called them and immediately they left the

boat and their father and followed him. (22)

3. A kingdom begins:

a. Jesus went throughout Galilee teaching in their synagogues (23)

b. Proclaiming the good news of the kingdom.

c. Curing every disease and every sickness among the people.

To Think About:

What signs of the kingdom are evident in your life that would convince

people that you belong to the kingdom of God?



HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY

TIS 590 What a friend we have in Jesus

TIS 685 The power of your love

TIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say

TIS 595 O Jesus I have promised



BAPTISM

Next Sunday Jan 29th we will be baptizing Zivah Heri at the 10am service.





6pm SERVICE

Our first 6pm service for the year will be on Sunday Feb 5th.


MONDAY MEALS

The Monday Meals will be returning on Monday Feb 6th.


PLEASE PRAY FOR A SUITABLE PART-TIME CURATE

We are still trying to secure a part time curate for this year to be available

for our Parish, or for the Lord to bless our finances so that we can again

afford a full-time Curate. Rising costs, and a drop-off in rentals have put us

in this situation.  Giving has improved slightly but not enough to offset the

rising costs.


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 contact@stjamesdandenong.com or

contact clergy for prayers for anyone who is in need of them).


THIS WEEK WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR

Mike; Mark; Clovis; Rose; Rhonda; Muznah; Eva; Cecil; Graeme; Stanley; Nigel; Russell; Josie, Kevin; Joanne, Eve, Margaret, Lynette, Danny, Esme, Henry, Michael, Milton, Sylvia, Charles, Edward, Tyrone & Babu.









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