News

Rev David Chang joins our staff team
In consultation with the Wardens and with the approval of Parish Council, I have appointed Rev David (Jung-Chi) Chang as Assistant Minister. David will join our staff team in late January and his ministry roles will include pastoral oversight of our Mandarin Speaking Congregation. David is an ordained Anglican Minister and is married to Annie. They have one daughter, who is 4 years old. Please pray for David and his family as they prepare to move to Ryde, and for their ongoing ministry with our Mandarin Congregation.

Practical help through Anglican Aid
A special appeal by the Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid to raise tax-deductible funds for those affected by bushfires has been launched.
Funds raised from this appeal will help those who miss out on NSW government emergency assistance. To donate go to https://www.anglicanaid.org.au/nsw-bushfire-appeal or telephone (02) 9284 1406.  More importantly, funds from this appeal will come with prayer and human connection. Our donations are a tangible symbol of God’s grace to us all.  Donations for this appeal are tax deductible.
Sadly, there are fires burning right now in the Anglican Dioceses of Grafton, Armidale, Newcastle, Bathurst, Brisbane and Sydney, but we can rejoice that there are established churches on the ground in the places most seriously affected, providing an existing network of prayer and the delivery of financial assistance.
All funds donated to the Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid appeal will go to Anglican churches in the affected areas, so that specific distributions can be made to those most affected within their communities.
Archbishop Rev Glenn Davies

SMBC Women’s Conference

TOPIC: Run for your life: Bible Talks from the Book of Hebrews
WHEN: Saturday 7 March 2020
WHERE: SMBC Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon and Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Ave, Croydon Park
WHO: Women of all ages
COST: Early Bird: $69 (before 5pm 31 January) | Standard: $79 (before 5pm 28 February) | Late Comer: $89 (before 12pm 6 March)
SPEAKERS: Rachel Ciano, Clare Deeves and Janet Riley
Click here for more information and to register.
 
 

Prayer

Heavenly Father,
As our country is ravaged by extensive drought and fire, we cry out to you for relief. Our hearts are broken for life, property and wildlife lost. We pray that in your mercy, you will restrain the forces of nature from further catastrophic damage. Protect those who are fighting fires and guide authorities who are assisting with evacuations and offering shelter for the displaced. Help the local church to be a place that offers comfort, healing and peace to those in need. We pray for the miracle of rain to end drought and quench fires. We ask all of this with faith and hope in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayers for those in need
Please pray for Charlotte and her family, and Jini.
Ask God to comfort, strengthen and deepen the trust of those who are sick, grieving, or in special need at this time.

Freddo Quiz

Freddo is enjoying a well earned break.  

 

 

 

 

 SOAP Bible Readings

Scripture
Observation
Application
Prayer

Read Scripture daily, write a few thoughts, an application and then pray.

Week beginning 20th January
Genesis 29:1-30
Genesis 29:31 – 30:43
Genesis 31
Genesis 32
Genesis 33
*Psalm 24
Genesis 34

Week beginning 27th January
Genesis 35
Nehemiah 1
Nehemiah 2
Nehemiah 3
Nehemiah 4
Nehemiah 5
Nehemiah 6:1 – 7:3

* Sermon Reading

You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed, those who stray from your commands. (Psalm 119:21)