Keppel Anglican Newsletter
In our Prayers
The Diocese of Adelaide,
Archbishop – Geoff Smith and Lynn, Assistant Bishop – Timothy Harris and Fiona, Assistant Bishop – Chris McLeod and Susan
The Diocese of CQ
The Registrar – John Barnes and Louise, The Registry Staff – Louise Bulman and Paul, Tara Cowen, Lochlan Fanning and Barb Smith. Mission to Seafarers, Gladstone – Board Members – Kevin Remond, Maria Cabral Fernades, Janell Gilmour, Peter Grace, Alan Larsen, Deon Martin, Kerry Myers, Kelly Rajah, Marie Van Der List. Manager Jess Mullhall, Staff Members and Volunteers.
For those known to us
Bill Carmichael, John Quaife, Mary Peacock, Rene West, Graham McCamley, Barry Tennent, Del Winkelmann, John Provan, Anita Suthers, June Waymouth, Danny Daffey, Marcus Belot, Rebecca van Diem, John, Fay & Arthur Weston, Coralyn Johansen, Max, Marzley Baldwin, Jan Robinson.
Hello and welcome to Keppel Anglican Church. It is wonderful to have you as a part of our community this week.
This week I have been reading through the book of Jeremiah. God’s people are in a terrible position having been taken as captives by the evil King Nebuchadnezzar. But God assures his people that although there are 70 years of hard times ahead, he is with them and he is in control and they can trust him.
For many years our church has been teaching in the local schools each week. Religious Instruction (RI) was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. This wasn’t unique to churches. Schools were closed to all visitors including parents for reading etc. Ideally RI teachers would be returning to classrooms from term 3, however this has not happened as we had hoped. Due to various issues, including some elderly teachers who want to love others by staying home.
RI has been delayed at:
Yeppoon State School, Taranganba State School and Farnborough State Schools.
RI has resumed at:
Monday: Cawarral, Keppel Sands & Byfield.
Wed: Emu Park
Regardless of how hard this can seem, we know that God is in complete control. He is using all things for the good of those who love him and working to bring all things together under the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please take a moment to thank God that we have RI in our schools in the Capricorn Coast. Pray for the RI teachers in their vital work of instructing children. Ask God to strengthen them for this important work. Pray for the RI teachers who have had to step down from teaching. That they would trust that God is in control of RI, especially when they can’t teach RI. Please also pray for the children that don’t have RI at the moment, pray that their parents and others would be sharing with them the great news of the Bible, that through Jesus we can know God.
Philip van’t Spyker
Sermon. Waiting for Jesus where we are
What do we do while waiting for Jesus?
1. The master entrusts his slaves with different assets.
2. The slaves are judged on how they improved their master’s assets while waiting for him to Return.
What do we do while waiting for Jesus?
While waiting for the master, our job is to improve our master’s assets.
Kids & Youth
The Parable of the Talents (by ShareFaith Kids)
All that happens in our parish is funded entirely by the generosity of our community. During this time it is helpful to give via
electronic means. Giving can be done in 3 ways:
- ANFIN Parish Direct form mailed to ANFIN to set up electronic transfers
- Direct transfer can occur via your bank
- Traditional offertory envelope at church
Anglican Parish of Keppel
BOQ BSB: 124180
Note; we can no longer pass the offering plate in the middle of the service, but you will be able to leave your envelope or cash gift in the bowl as you enter the church.
Desk with return
Roller blind (150cm wide)
for the Parish office.
Food Relief Capricorn Coast
In recent news (Spectator 19/7/2020) it appears that Food Relief Cap Coast is not getting a lot of customers during the COVID pandemic. If you know anyone who needs help with food or financial support, please direct them to this wonderful local service. We commend this service and its amazing team.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Worshiping in Anglican Churches throughout the Rockhampton Diocese CQ
Are you willing to help...
- establish a contact list of attending Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Anglicans
- participate in the Bishop’s advisory group, the ‘Aboriginal & Islander Council’
- promote Reconciliation activities throughout the diocese
- fellowship as Anglican First Nation people through zoom catch-ups or through sharing ideas about; worship and liturgy, music, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander spirituality, and welcoming community into the local congregation.
For further information contact Rev’d William Oates.
e: firstname.lastname@example.org m: 0402 022 976
Rockhampton Diocese’s Aboriginal representative on the National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Anglican Committee (NATSIAC)
Join the Team.
Please let us know where you would like join in!
Church set up / clean up
And any other!
Church Cleaning - St James
Seeking volunteers who can dedicate 1 to 2 hours on a monthly cleaning roster at St James Church, Yeppoon. Please contact Lorraine Veach weekday mornings on (07) 4989 2108.
Sat/Sun August 1/2
Readings: Genesis 32:22-31 ● Psalm 17:1-7 ● Rom.10:4-15 ● Matthew 25:14-30
Sat/Sun August 8/9
Readings: Gen. 37:1-4; 12-28 ● Ps.105:1-6, 16-22 ● 1 Peter 5:1-14 ● Matthew 14:13-21
If you would like to be supported, please contact our office to join one of our CONNECT groups!
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
- Friday 1.30pm with Colleen at the Chapel (2nd & 4th).
- Wednesday 9.00am with Lyn at Emu Park.
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.
- Wednesday 7:30pm with Rob.
- Thursday 7:30pm with Rob.
- Sunday 11am with Rob after Church; this is a new group.
8.30am Tues at St James Church and 8am Wed via Zoom.
Join via 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
The Diocesan Newsletter - CQFirst Vol1 Issue6 is available on the website at: https://anglicanchurchcq.org.au/gazette.html
HOW BIG IS YOUR HEART?
Currently across Central Queensland we have more children in need of care than we have approved foster carers available to provide this care. This is causing significant stress for children, families, carers, and professional staff.
Most foster carers are over capacity due which leads to children being moved from household to household, with no sense of home, resulting in further trauma and isolation.
Often children when are being removed from their families they have no options of care or a family to go to. In their most traumatised state, these little ones are often sitting in offices waiting until staff are able to source a bed for a night. They are scared and sad.
Across the Central Queensland Region, there are almost 2000 children currently in care and not nearly enough carers to provide a safe home for them. Foster and Kinship carers open their hearts and homes to children and young people who are unable to live at home with their own families because of abuse or neglect.
Almost anyone who wants to make a difference in a child’s life can become a foster carer. The main criteria is that you can provide a safe and caring home for a young person. Everyone can help - regardless of gender, orientation, experience with children at home, whether you are employed or retired.
If you or somebody you know could open their home for a child in need, please contact the AnglicareCQ – Gladstone Foster Care Team.
You just need to be you and have the passion to make a difference in a child's life.
07 4837 5334
Mary Sumner Day - 9th August
The Mothers Union was started by a priest’s wife, Mary Sumner, in England in 1876. She was a grandmother then, and seeing her own daughter struggling with the demands of motherhood, Mary arranged the first meeting of women to plan how they could support young struggling families. Mary Sumner saw motherhood as a profession as important as any - if not more important than any other.
Today Mothers’ Union is a Christian based mission organization of the Anglican Church with 4 million members across 83 countries. Our objectives today are the same as they were over a 140 years ago:
- To promote and support married life
- To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
- To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
- To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
- To help those whose family life has met with adversity
To this end, Members run grassroots initiatives that give hope and empowerment to disadvantaged women and families in many countries to further their education and become self-sufficient thus enabling them to provide for themselves and for their families. We run programs addressing many aspects of family life including parenting programs, literacy programs, education on HIV and Aids, and on respectful relationships. At an international level we represent the interests of women and children with a seat on the Council of the United Nations. We fight domestic violence everywhere.
Locally in Rockhampton we support the women’s shelter, homeless connect, mission to seafarers, new baptism families, children’s ministry and much more.
Most of us, like Mary Sumner are past child bearing age. God calls us to turn back to the young women and men who are striving to raise a family…to turn back and support them. We say “yes” let it be with me according to your will Lord, because we have all lived long enough to know that our sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, friends, and young neighbours will be challenged beyond what they think they can bear and will be tempted into a lesser version of themselves. Let us NOT be tempted into a spirit of criticism, but support them from a spirit of encouragement, affirmation and love. …. They need our prayer and physical and emotional support!
MU members each pay a year membership. Please consider joining Mothers Union, now open to both men and women, even if only by paying the membership fee, as it is our money that supports programs in poorer countries with real and sometimes desperate needs.
The women and men who make up MU stand up to be counted. What we do as MU makes such a difference because we as a group are created to be a blessing. A blessing from God. A blessing from God to each other, with each other as the Body of Christ for the sake of the world! Thanks be to God for MU and thanks be to God for each and every one of our 4 million members.
Let us pray:
Lord, let it be with us according to your will.
Loving God, we uphold all members of MU and all those they promise to support. May they be blessed according to their needs. Amen.
Rob Stanley, Senior Minister
m: 0427 727 080 e: email@example.com
Philip van't Spyker
m: 0416 258 292 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Canon Phil Ward
m: 0407 392 419 e: email@example.com
Rev. William Oates
m: 0402 022 976 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Minto, Pastor
m: 0414 835 074 e: email@example.com
Rhylla Webb m: 0419 682 031
Lorraine Veach m: 0475 921 990
Allison Leech m:0407 388 373
p: (07) 4989 2108