Keppel Anglican Newsletter
In our Prayers
The Diocese of Tasmania
Bishop – Richard Condie and Helen, Assistant Bishop – Chris Jones and Christine
The Diocese of CQ
Barcaldine Parish – St Peter’s Barcaldine with St Mark’s Alpha, St George Aramac, St Matthew’s Jericho – Graeme and Susan Liersch
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
you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you: teach us to offer ourselves to your service, that here we may have your peace, and in the world to come may see you face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I heard these words this week and they made me think.
“If I don’t see the greatest thing that’s happened in my life was being saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, then I won’t get his vision for saving other people. The lost never see the lost. But those who are saved see the lost. I know that but the for grace of God go I.”
What is the greatest event that has ever happened in your life? Some will say their marriage. Others might say the birth of their child or children. For some it might be a personal sporting achievement. Is being saved by Jesus Christ at the top of our list?
The moment I was saved by Jesus was the moment I received salvation. I received forgiveness. I received eternal life (Jn.3:16). It’s when I received God’s Holy Spirit, the one who has been with me ever since, and who promises to be with me until Jesus returns (Eph.1:14). I became a child of God, I was welcomed into his family, and Jesus became my brother (Mt.12:49). My life changed.
In 1 Peter 3:18, the Apostle Peter says, ‘For Jesus Christ suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring us to God’. Peter shows that being saved by Jesus is a life-changing moment for every Christian, and continues, saying that this should not only change our eternal future, but everything about our daily lives as well (1 Peter 1:13).
If it is not the most important thing in our lives, what is? Whatever THAT is, then that is where we want to lead other people (Mt.6:21). Consider it. The greatest thing that’s happened in my life is what I will deeply and passionately want others to experience. For my family, for my friends, even for strangers, I want them to experience this, because it means more to me than anything else.
If being saved by the Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest thing that has happened in my life, then I will want other people to experience that relationship as well. This will mean that I see the lost, and my heart will burn for them to be found. This will mean that growing in my relationship with Jesus continues to be a priority, whether that is reading His word that Bible, or praying to Him.
What is the greatest thing that has happened in your life? (Philippians 3:8)
Grace and peace.
SERMON - Romans 12:1-8
12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,
5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;
8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
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.
To join a CONNECT group, please contact our office.
Monday 7pm with Di and Danny (2nd & 4th)
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)
To join the Daily Office
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
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 our Keppel Anglican team
Please let us know where you would like join in!
Church set up / clean up
And any other!
Church Cleaning at St James
Trish Brown, Denise Welch, Philippa Stanley,
Kerry Minto, Madoc Schlencker
who have raised their hands to go onto a monthly roster.
Roster vacancies remain as follows:
Vacuum/sweep, mop, dust tables and pews.
Vacuum, Dust, Empty bin and reline, clean sink area, refill paper towels
Kitchen & Foxwell Room:
Vacuum/sweep, mop, empty bins and reline, clean sink areas, refill paper towels and soft soap dispenser.
Clean toilet, refill paper towels, soft soap dispenser & toilet rolls, empty bins and reline, clean basins, vacuum/sweep & mop floors.
Sanctuary and Vestry:
Vacuum/sweep & mop Sanctuary and Vestry floors, dust furniture. Clean sink area & refill paper towel.
If you would be able to give 15 to 30 minutes of your time on a monthly roster please see Lorraine Veach and choose which area you could clean. The day and time would be up to you, even if it is Sunday after the 9.30 service. Please contact Lorraine Veach weekday mornings on (07) 4989 2108.
This would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Morning Tea, 9.30am Family Service, St James
Kirsty and Philippa for volunteering.
Further people are needed to set up and serve Morning Tea.
There are very strict COVID guidelines put out by our Diocese over and above the rulings from the Government and these must be adhered to at all times. They are not difficult rules to follow, very straight forward, but must be stringently applied at all times.
If you are able to help with this please see Lorraine.
Sat/Sun August 22/23
Sunday 9.30am at Yeppoon, Baptism/Family Service
Readings: Exodus 1:8—2:10 ● Psalm 124 ● Romans 12:1-8 ● Matthew 16:13-20
Sunday August 30
9.00am @ Yeppoon, Combined Service
Readings: Exodus 3:1-15 ● Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26 ● Romans 12:9-21 ● Matthew 16:21-28
CQFirst Vol1 Issue6
The Diocesan Newsletter is available on the website at: https://anglicanchurchcq.org.au/gazette.html
Our 2020/21 Prayer diary will be available shortly at https://anglicanchurchcq.org.au/directory_search.html
or select the ‘resources’ tab from the home page
(bottom right of the page).
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.
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
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