Keppel Anglican Newsletter
In our Prayers
The Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn
Bishop – Mark Short and Monica, Assist Bishop – Stephen Pickard and Jennifer, Assist Bishop – Trevor Edwards and Ruth
The Diocese of CQ
Special Ministry District of Gracemere – St Andrew’s Gracemere
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, Lyndall Anderson.
Prayer of the Week
Grant to us, Lor used, we beseech you, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right, that we, who cannot do anything that is good without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Welcome to church! Whether you are watching church from home or you are attending one of our church centres, welcome.
While Australia is in this time of pandemic, for some of us, we can feel quite safe in Central Queensland, far away from the increasing numbers of those affected by the virus in Victoria. But this doesn’t take away the pain of seeing those in Australia, and across the world, effected by the virus. It doesn’t take away the anxiousness that many feel about the effect the virus is having on our world.
COVID can make us feel like our life is out of control. It can leave us feeling oppressed. For many people it is having a terrible emotional and psychological effect.
But the Bible reminds us that we don’t have to feel like this. Our Saviour Jesus Christ, our King Jesus, is still King. God the Father has not only acknowledged Jesus, but given him the most mighty of names, everyone and every being in heaven and on earth will one day acknowledge his name (whether they like it or not). There is none like Jesus. No one more powerful, no one more worthy of honour and praise. And he is our God. He is our Lord. He is our protector.
If you are clinging to Jesus during this time of pandemic, you have nothing to fear. This doesn’t mean that things will always go well, but it means he is on your side, and he is in charge. He is your God and there is none like him.
Grace and peace.
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.
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 your Keppel Anglican 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 8/9
Readings: Gen. 37:1-4; 12-28 ● Ps.133 ● 1 Peter 5:1-14 ● Matthew 14:22-36
Sat/Sun August 15/16
Readings: Genesis 45:1-15 ● Psalm 133 ● Romans 11:13-36 ● Matthew 15:10-28
To join a CONNECT group, please contact our office.
Monday 7pm with Di and Danny
Wednesday 9.00am with Lyn at Emu Park
Wednesday 7:30pm with Rob
Thursday 7:30pm with Rob
Friday 1.30pm with Colleen at the Chapel (2nd & 4th)
Sunday 11am with Rob after Church (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 or by video/computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4394635816?pwd=dUwvd0s5SFhqSXNtV0F2ZW1UbENyQT09
Meeting ID: 439 463 5816. Password: 468421
CQFirst Vol1 Issue6
The Diocesan Newsletter is available on the website at: https://anglicanchurchcq.org.au/gazette.html
Monthly Meditations at St Paul’s Cathedral
What is it?
An unstructured time of meditation and contemplation with the Lord set to beautiful music in the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month anytime from
5.30 to 6-15 pm. All welcome. No RSVP required.
First session Wed 12th August, 5.30pm.
Covid guidelines apply – social distancing mandatory; silence recommended.
RI Positions Available (paid casual position)
Primary School Christian Religious Instruction Ministry Worker needed for casual paid employment at Primary Schools in the Rockhampton area. Great pay and great working environment.
The position involves a few lessons at the moment with possibly more (during school terms from Mid Feb to last week in Nov).
Work can commence August after some training
For Position Description or more information please contact
Mrs Raelene Robinson on 0438 361 972 or e: email@example.com
(RI Public Gift Fund Coordinator Rockhampton Region)
Anglicare CQ - how big is your heart?
Currently across Central Queensland there are nearly 2000 children in care. Sadly, there is currently a shortage of approved Foster Carers and most are stretched beyond capacity. This shortage is causing significant stress for children, families, carers, and professional staff.
Children are only removed from their families when all other wider family options have been exhausted. 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. This is when Foster Carers step in to provide a safe home.
Foster carers open their hearts and their homes to children and young people who are unable to live at home with their own families because of abuse or neglect. More Foster Carers are needed throughout Central Queensland.
Almost anyone who wants to make a difference in a child’s life can become a foster carer. Foster Carers come from all walks of life. The main criteria is that you can provide a safe and caring home for a young person. It is a special job that needs people with a generous heart. AnglicareCQ will provide the training and support you need.
If you or somebody you know could open their home for a child in need, please contact the AnglicareCQ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip van't Spyker
m: 0416 258 292 e: email@example.com
Rev. Canon Phil Ward
m: 0407 392 419 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
p: (07) 4989 2108