Keppel Anglican News
As we continue in this time of pandemic, we see improvement in Australia’s outlook and therefore, we receive some hope. At the same time, we see improvement in other nations, while some are not.
Peter (1 Peter 1:3-9) turns our attention away from the present problems (v6,7) and concerns and instead to our future. This is not all there is. We are promised a future, eternal life with God (v4,9). And we are given a commitment from God that he has secured our future.
Nothing can interrupt this promise. It cannot be taken away (v4). God will not change his mind. Satan cannot steal it away from us. This all comes with God’s personal promise and commitment to us, that he himself keeps our future secure. So, our future is secure in the loving arms of our Almighty God.
And so, Peter says, we should rejoice! We rejoice in God’s commitment to us! We rejoice in God’s love for us! And we rejoice in the guarantee of our eternal future by God himself!
God is committed to us. We are loved. When we feel alone, God promises our future is secure. When we are unwell and our health fails, fear not! Our future will be without illness and without sickness because God is committed to having us in heaven with him. Praise be to God for his faithfulness to us. While these times are hard, we have a precious future before us, the salvation of our souls.
Let’s rejoice and give glory and honour to our King!
Grace and peace.
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‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation,’ says the Lord. (Mark 16.15)
Acts 2:14a, 36-41 ● Psalm 116:1-4, 11-18 ● 1 Peter 1:13-25
● Matthew 28:8-15a
Acts 2:42-47 ● Psalm 23 ● 1 Peter 2:1-10 ● John 10:1-10
Prayer of the Day
O God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Prayer of the Week
Gracious Father, who in your great mercy made glad the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such awareness of his presence with us that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life, and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Confident Christians: Heaven is Our Home
Matthew 28.8-15 (ESV)
1 Peter 1.3-9 (ESV)
The Church in Australia: The Diocese of the Northern Territory
Bishop – Greg Anderson and Annette
The CQ Diocese: Longreach Parish – St Andrew’s Longreach with Church of the Incarnation Jundah, All Saints’ Muttaburra - Graeme and Susan Liersch
People in the Parish and beyond:
Those who serve; now, in the past and in the future
Those who grieve
Universities and Colleges
Travellers tourism and its impact on other people
The South Sea Island people in Australia
For those known to us
Bill Carmichael, John Quaife, Mary Peacock, Rene West, Graham McCamley, Barry Tennent, Del Winkelmann, John Provan, Nancy Busteed, Anita Suthers, Tom Dewar, June Waymouth, Danny Daffey, Marcus Belot, Dorothy Williamson, Rebecca van Diem, John, Fay & Arthur Weston, Steve Peoples (and Lyn), Coralyn Johansen, Max, Marzley Baldwin.
Thank-you for your generosity. Every time you sow a seed into your Church you are helping to advance God’s kingdom through the equipping of God’s sons and daughters.
Account name: Anglican Parish of Keppel
BOQ BSB: 124180
While you're doing your shopping, either you or an entrusted friend can drop into a Bank of Queensland branch and deposit your cash gift into the account above. This is the best way of handling cash given in person. Or you can transfer funds through online banking.
Our policy of ensuring two counters are present whilst handling cash given on church sites is currently unable to be fulfilled due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and closure of the church premises.
There is also a Direct Debit form available from the Parish office for those wishing to set up weekly or fortnightly transfers to the Parish through ANFIN.
To support the Parish via Containers for Change, please use account C10091161. A 10 cent refund is available for all containers returned to the sheds at 1/4-6 McBean St, Yeppoon (Mon-Fri) and 38 Pattison St, Emu Park (Tues/Wed).
BCA boxes are once again available from the Parish office for those collecting for Bush Church Aid. Please come in to collect your box.
If you would like to be supported during this time of pandemic, join one of our CONNECT groups! If you would like to be involved in one of these types of groups, contact our Church Office: Monday-Friday 9.30am-12.00pm.We have two types:
- You receive a phone call each week to see how you are doing, and if you want, someone can pray with you.
- These groups meet through ZOOM video calls once a week; they look at the bible together and pray together. The below CONNECT Groups meet using ZOOM:
- Monday 7pm with Di and Danny.
- Tuesday 8:30am with Phil and the Daily Office.
- Wednesday 7:30pm with Rob.
- Thursday 7:30pm with Rob.
- Sunday 11am with Rob after Church; this is a new group.
Have you got a story to tell? A photo perhaps? What are you doing during this time of self isolation and COVID-19? Please write to us and share with us your stories!
e: office @keppelanglican.org
Using your skills and gifts
Your gifting is needed now more than ever! Please talk to your CONNECT Group leader about how you or your Group may be able to serve your community, bless others and build the Kingdom!
Join us 8.30am every day Monday to Friday for prayer.
Join Zoom Meeting
By phone: +61 2 8015 6011 Australia
By video/computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4394635816?pwd=dUwvd0s5SFhqSXNtV0F2ZW1UbENyQT09
Meeting ID: 439 463 5816
Rhylla Webb m: 0419 682 031
Lorraine Veach m: 0475 921 990
Allison Leech m:0407 388 373
If you need to visit our Parish office, we are on site Monday and Friday mornings between 9:30am and 12pm and by appointment but someone will be available to answer the phone any weekday morning.
p: 07 4989 2108