Sunday 23 October 2022 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

REFLECTION: 2 TIMOTHY 4:6-18

2 Timothy 4:6-18 “Where does my help come from?”

Where do you go for help when the going gets tough? Do you find inner strength that will see

you through the toughest of trials? Is your strength in your family, your friends, or your

community?

The apostle Paul reminds us that while we do strive to do our best and our friends and family

are a great help, it is the Lord alone who can save us. Let us turn to him at all times for the

strength we need for each challenge we face. Here is an outline of today’s message.

1. We do our best to finish well the race

a. I have finished the race (6-7)

b. I have kept the faith (7)

c. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness (8)

2. Friends are a great support (mostly)

a. (Timothy) Do your best to come to me soon (9)

b. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful in my ministry (11)

c. Only Luke is with me

d. Bring my cloak, my books and above all the parchments (13)

3. But The Lord is faithful till the end (14-18)

a. At my first defence no one came to my support (16)

b. But the Lord stood by me and gave me the strength (17)

c. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack (18)

d. The Lord will save me for his heavenly Kingdom



HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY

TIS 28 God is our strength and refuge

MP 799 All I once held dear

TIS 129 Amazing Grace

TIS 717 Give thanks (choir)MP 1214

TIS 147 To God be the glory


NAMES OF THOSE WHO WILL BE CONFIRMED ON OCTOBER 23RD OCTOBER

Diana Teodora Tomoiaga

Meredith Jane Allen Kicevski

Kaedan Khup Sian Thupha Nallathamby

Keeran Mung Sian Huam Nallathamby

Kelsie Niang Sian Len Nallathamby

Egan Ashan Nallathamby

Maya Christy Nallathamby

Luca George Harry Brown Jones

Ariana Annette Joan Brown

Tara Buultjens

Jeremy Alan Jones

Cassandra Louise Jones

Emily Roseanna Fry


CELEBRATE WITH US

On Sunday 23rd October after the 10am Service, our refurbished Hall will be blessed by Graeme followed by a Special Morning Tea. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to welcome Graeme back and to view the improvements to the Hall. Hope to see you there on this Special Occasion.



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; Hazel; Clovis; Rose; Margaret; Rhonda; Tim. If you have placed a name in the Book for Prayers, please remove anyone who no longer needs them. Alternatively, email the office. We also pray for: The Church of Bangladesh; The Diocese of Melbourne; Stewardship Agencies; St James’ Pakenham; Anglican Parish of Banyule, 170 year Anniversary of St John’s Heidelberg; All Saints’ Ascot; St James’ Ivanhoe; Christ Church Newport; St Stephen’s Mt Waverley; Archbishop Philip and all our Bishops in their ministry this week. Also - St Edmunds Church, Barmera, South Australia as it celebrates its centenary this weekend (former Parish of parishioner Rev Allan Jones).


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, Pam, Milton & Henry.


LAWN MOWING ROSTER 2022

21 Oct Heinz & Vic

28 Oct Oyem & Rob


READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Psalm 119:137-144

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

Luke 19:1-10







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