Keppel Anglican News
Many have speculated about the value of examples in this life.
As we continue looking at 1 Peter, we are asked about examples in life. Are you an example to anyone in your life? Is there someone you try to be like in this life?Perhaps a movie star or a famous person?
The common thought seems to be that life examples have an impact on the world. A good one will be of no benefit to us if we don’t follow it. Yet, a bad example seems to be dangerous when we don’t pay attention to it.
We are told that Jesus Christ is an example for all Christians. In fact, to follow Jesus and be like him is proof that we belong to him, and that we are in fact Christians. In 1 Peter 2:21, we are told that this is why we were called to follow Jesus; so that we might follow his example.
Do you know this Jesus you have been called to follow? If this is God’s purpose for us, then we must pursue it. Well, we must pursue him! Come, let us know this Jesus, let us learn about him, so that we might follow him, and be like him. And in God’s mercy, perhaps others will seek to be like us and follow him, too!
According to Jesus, there is only one authoritative place to find out about him, the Bible. May you enjoy your research!
Grace and peace.
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‘Go and make disciples of all nations,’ Jesus commands;
‘I am with you always, to the close of the age.’
Acts 1:6-14 ● Psalm 133 ● 1 Peter 2:13-25 ● John 17:1-11
Numbers 11:24-30 ● Psalm 104:26-36 ● Acts 2:1-21
● John 14:15-21
Sermon - Being Light in the Darkness
1 Peter 2:13-25
Prayer of the Day
by raising Jesus from the dead
you proclaimed his victory,
and by his ascension,
you declared him Lord of all:
lift up our hearts to heaven,
where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
In our Prayers
The Diocese of Murray
In CQ - Barcoo Parish, Keith Dalby & Alice,
Holy Trinity Blackall with St Michael and All Angels Tambo,
St Anne’s Yaraka, Beth O’Neill
Licensed Lay Ministers - Ruth Bethel, Gladys Hayward,
Trethella Smith, John Turner, Mary Heinemann, Jennifer Turner.
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.
Kids and Youth Ministry
Jesus Prays John 17 (by Saddleback Kids)
Where Does Hope Come From? Session 9 - 1 Peter 2:13–15, 20–21
(Phil Vischer, Founder of Jellyfish Labs and co-creator of the acclaimed VeggieTales) Publisher: RightNow Media - 2017
Family Devotional Day #2 (from Helensburgh Anglican)
For something creative:
This Little Light Of Mine (by Listener Kids)
Way Maker (by Allstars Kids Club)
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.
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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).
We are seeking donations of bookshelves for the office. Please contact the Wardens if you could contribute.
Compassion. Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.
Click (on the pic) to watch the Emotional Moment this Mum Meets Her Child’s Sponsor
If sponsoring a child is on your heart, please contact the office as the Parish of Keppel has five sponsor children that need
your love and financial support.
Act today on your passion.
If you would like to be supported, join one of our CONNECT groups! Please contact our office to join either:
- A CONNECT group where you receive a phone call each week to see how you are doing, and if you want, someone can pray with you, or
- A CONNECT group which meets through ZOOM once a week to look at the bible and pray together (see days and times below):
- 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.
Join us via Zoom at 8am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for daily prayers. Tap on the link below or type the Meeting ID and Password into the Zoom App on your device.
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
Wednesday 27th May.
This is Keppel branch's day to participate in the continuous movement of prayer which is occurring among Mothers' Union members all over the world every day of the year."
Click on the image above to go to the Mothers' Union website which contains a link to the current prayers.
Send us a photo or story of how you are using your gifts so we can share this love with others!
This week we recorded our service in Christ Church Emu Park. It is a one-off. This is mainly because the lighting in the Emu Park building makes it difficult to record video. However, it was wonderful to move all our equipment over there for the day to do something local for our Christ Church congregation.
BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY
On the 12th June rules for meeting will change in Queensland. We plan to hold services in our St James Church, Yeppoon on Sunday 15th June. We expect something in the vicinity of 6 services will be required for everyone to have an opportunity and to include the possibility of visitors. We will not hold services in our Christ Church due to the size and inability to use safe distancing.
The aim is to celebrate the end to the COVID isolation and to give thanks to God for his blessing over us. But also, to share in Communion as we finally can gather together again.
We hope to release details of that this will look like in the coming weeks.
ROB ON LEAVE
From Monday 25/6 Rob will be on leave for a week. The high level of work over the last few months has meant I have a lot of personal work that I need to do. You will see me on video we will have recorded the services in advance. The Office phone will be the place to receive assistance and Lorraine will redirect you to the support you need.
A NEW FAMILIES MINISTER
The Parish Council has been pursuing our Vision since it was released two months ago. Of great significance has been our joint venture with BCA (Bush Church Aid whom we collect money for, in our coin boxes) to organise a way to minimise the cost to our parish for a Families Minister so that we might be able to support and grow our ministry to children, youth and families. BCA have also been willing to use their broad experience and expertise in employing ministers for Australian regional churches to assist us in finding a family appropriate for our church. Please pray for this process.
One candidate and his family have come a long way through the process. They met with BCA and are awaiting sign-off from the BCA Federal Council, and our Diocesan Administrator has met with them and is supporting us as we progress. Our Parish Nomination Committee was brought together to interview them and were unanimous that they would suit our parish. Because BCA are providing financial support for this position, the Registrar met with our Treasurer and one of the Wardens to work through our financials to ensure that we can take on this extra role.
ARE YOU ENJOYING OUR VIDEO MINISTRY?
If you are, then you might like to show your appreciation. When you visit our Facebook page, click the LIKE button on the posts, such as the video links. This encourages other people to look at these posts.
If you enjoy our videos, please click the LIKE button below the video. This will encourage others to watch the video. Sadly, with many people watching a video and very few people LIKE-ing the videos, this leaves visitors thinking that the videos aren’t worth watching. It also doesn’t encourage YouTube to tell people to come and see us.
In addition, you can SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel, where we keep our videos. This will tell you whenever we release a new video, but it also tells people we like ourselves. Also, if we reach 100 subscribers, YouTube will be nice to us and let us make up a name for our YouTube Channel such as Keppel Anglican, which makes it easier to advertiser and easier for people to find us.
A big issue at the moment is our finances as people struggle to use direct debit to give to the church. If you are wanting help with giving via direct debit, please contact the church office or one of the Wardens. Contact details can be found in this Pew Sheet / Newsletter.
We appreciate your efforts in seeking to support us. Thanks!
Grace and peace.
Rob Stanley, Senior Minister
m: 0427 727 080 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Canon Phil Ward
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Rev. Delfina Trail
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Rev. William Oates
m: 0402 022 976 e: email@example.com
John Minto, Pastor
m: 0414 835 074 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhylla Webb m: 0419 682 031
Lorraine Veach m: 0475 921 990
Allison Leech m:0407 388 373