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An Advent Reflection - God is Rich in Mercy and Grace Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-9, Psalm 86:15
The glory of Advent is summed up in the first word in our passage today: but. We were dead in sin, but God intervened. We followed the ways of this world, but God stepped in. We were disobedient and deserved wrath, but God sent His Son.
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50 people enjoyed a special celebration service to mark Advent, followed by a time of fellowship together over lunch.
The service was also a fundraiser for Anglicare, with a $17 donation requested.
The service was begun by Rev Brian Westaway, who gave a welcome and then a short homily on the time of Advent, where we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Ladies from the leadership group gave short prayers and readings from scripture, interspersed with carol singing.... read more
We enjoyed a wonderful of worship and fellowship on Sunday Dec 2 - the first Sunday of Advent 2018 when Bishop Paul Barker, our Regional Bishop preached, and spend fellowship time with us.
Advent is the lead up period before Christmas, and we start a sermon series called Surprise! I'm Coming - Bishop Paul preached on the theme from Matthew 3:1-12.... read more
Sunday, November 25, Brian Westaway - Psalm 8
Brian helped us reflect on Psalm 8 this morning. Psalm 8 is a hymn of praise addressed directly to God. The God we praise is the majestic and glorious creator of the universe. It’s astounding that this majestic creator should also create humans and put them in charge of his creation. It reminds us of Genesis 1 & 2 that God looks at all he has created, including humans, and see it as “very good.” We are very special to God. As we praise God, however, “we do so in penitence and hope, remembering that ‘the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God’ (Rom 8:19).” (James L. Mays Psalms p.70)... read more
Despite the inclement weather our Vermont Diamonds group had a terrific day of fun and fellowship together.
We went to beautiful Dromana and the summit of Arthur’s Seat via the new all-weather Eagle chair lift – fully accessible for all people.
Time for lunch together after.
Please join us in 2019 when our day trips resume!
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We had a wonderful breakfast together Saturday November 24 at St Alfred's Anglican church - our partner church.
We then listened and a time of question and answer with our special guest speaker, John Steward.
Over his life as a missionary and community builder, John has learnt a lot about forgiving, peace-building and reconciliation. He has much to say that can help Aussie men.... read more
From Peter MacPherson, our Senior Minister
This Sunday marks the centenary of the end of World War 1. The Armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 thus bringing hostilities to an end. Historians estimate that 15-20 million people had died because of the war. The scale of death is beyond comprehension.
We rightly pause to mark this centenary in 2018. It’s a moment to give thanks but also a moment to reflect. Sadly the last 100 years suggest that humans continue to find it impossible to live at peace with one another.
You might find it helpful to pray the following prayer:... read more
Operation Christmas Child involves us as a Church in filling “shoe-boxes” with gifts that can be forwarded to Samaritan’s Purse to children in need in the developing world - Sunday 28 October was the date to return the filled boxes.... read more
On Sunday October 28 our guest preacher was David Spitteler from The Asylum Seekers Centre. This issue has been in the news again recently so with great interest we enjoyed hearing from David - and inspired by him.
David preached on the topic -Sight for the Blind -taken from Mark 10:46-52... read more
We as the current church community at St Luke's Vermont, together with about 12 past members celebrated together St Luke's Day - the 111th at Vermont, from our beginning in 1907 to the present... read more
Andrew Livingstone -Special Guest Preacher Sunday October 7 2018
We enjoyed having our special guest Preacher, Rev Andrew Livingstone, from CMS preaching on the topic: "Walking In God's Way: our response to a pain/pleasure culture" from the Bible passage Genesis 18:17-20... read more
Our Associate Minister, Rev Brian Westaway drew together the threads as we conclude our series in the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. We looked at the apparent meaninglessness of life in the absence of an appreciation of God as Creator and sustainer.... read more
Oscar's is a new group at St Luke's and St Alfred's and it stands for "Over Sixties Chat and Refreshments". It is a relaxed gathering and you are most welcome and indeed encouraged to join us!
We met for the first time on FRI OCTOBER 5, 10:30am - 12 noon in the foyer of St Alfred's church, 107 Springfield Rd Blackburn North.
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We enjoyed having the Little family on Sunday September 23. Andrew Little preached, and Andrew and his wife Myfanwy were interviewed about their work with MAF by Brian Westaway.
Andrew, Myfanwy and family are serving with MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) as the Chief Flight Instructor in Mareeba, Far North Queensland.
The Little family are members of St Alfred's Anglican church.... read more
Fri Sept 21 – ScienceWorks - It was a day of fellowship, friendship, fun and learning at Scienceworks – with a special exhibit “Above and Beyond” about air travel from the beginning to the future. Sponsored by Boeing, it has been put together with NASA and the Smithsonian.... read more
Thursday 13 September - about 35 people enjoyed morning tea/coffee and yummy treats followed by a delicious basket lunch - whilst being amazed, informed, and most of all inspired by our special guests from Anglicare - Social Worker, Jane and the therapy dog, Zues.... read more
Our ladies of St Alfred's and St Luke's churches enjoyed dinner together. 6.30pm, Tues 18 September at Ganesh's Indian Restaurant in Blackburn
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Saturday the 1st of September at 7:30am at St Alfred's Anglican Church - our Partner Church
About 40 men enjoyed a wonderful breakfast over great fellowship and then was challenged, entertained and most of all inspired by listening to our speaker, Revd Dr Wei-Han Kuan - the State Director of the Church Missionary Society – Victoria.... read more
From Peter MacPherson
Greetings from Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.
I am travelling as a guest of Compassion under the leadership of Tim Hanna, the National Director of Compassion Australia. Our group is quite small –comprising two ministry couples from Perth, one pastor from Brisbane, and me.... read more
Forty people enjoyed great conversation, a wonderful 2 course meal and were royally entertained by the poetry and story-telling of special guest artist, Annie Wisham.... read more
Thanks to everyone who came along! Despite the wet and cold weather we had an enthusiastic group of people come and share the load.... read more
I Spy Photo Gallery
These photos are from our I Spy holiday program run during April 15 - 18