Keppel Anglican Newsletter
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.
Message from Philip
Greetings in the name of the Lord.
It is a good thing to know the Lord God who made the heavens and the earth. We do this through our Lord Jesus Christ.
If you are one of his people the Bible gives several descriptions of you: Christian, In-Christ, saved, one of the elect, disciple, member of the family, born again are just some. This weekend in the book of Philippians, we’re going to see that God’s people are called saints.
Although we sin, the Bible doesn’t use sinner to describe us. The Bible calls Christians saints - literally dedicated to God/set apart for God. If you are a Christian, if you belong to God, then you are seen as holy and righteous in his sight. You are set apart for him.
I hope that this description of you gives you great joy in what Jesus has done for us.
If you’re not a Christian and want to be regarded in God’s eyes as a saint, please talk to someone today, we would love to share this wonderful news with you.
For our church family, please be in the prayer for each other.
We also need to be caring for our senior minister – Rob. He is off on sick leave for the next week following a medical procedure during week. When Parish Council met on Monday night, they set aside time to pray for Rob.
Please be praying about the VBS Sonforce Kids Holiday program that starts in eight days time. The week ahead will be full of preparation.
If we can be praying for you about anything else, please speak up so that we can love and serve you in this manner. Feel free to contact us through the office.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philip van’t Spyker
1. Fellow saints are joy.
2. Gospel Partnership is a source of joy.
3. Prayer for gospel partners.
Where is Christian Joy Found?
Real Gospel partnership with the saints brings joy
and ought to spur us onto prayer.
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 a CONNECT group, please contact our office.
8.30am Tues at St James Church and 8am Wed via Zoom.
Join via Zoom Meeting on
Meeting ID: 439 463 5816. Password: 468421
or by phone on 02 8015 6011
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.
BCA box opening
September is box opening month for BCA. Please could you return your box for counting. If there is a box in the foyer that was not collected from last opening and you may be going to visit that person, please deliver it too them.
If you would like to start collecting coins (or notes) for BCA please contact me. Of course, don’t feel obliged to return your box if you are unwell or isolating during this time.
Any queries, please contact Lyndall 0418392303.
Sunday 20th September
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 16:2-15 ● Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 ● Philippians 1:1-11 ● Matthew 20:1-16
Sunday 27th September
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 17:1-7 ● Psalm 78:1-4, 11-16 ● Philippians 1:12-30 ● Matthew 21:23-32
Sunday 4th October
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 20:1-9, 12-20 ● Psalm 19 ● Philippians 2:1-11 ● Matthew 21:33-46
Sunday 11th October
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 32:1-14 ● Psalm 106:1-6,20-24 ● Philippians 2:12-18 ● Matthew 22:1-14
Sunday 18th October
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 33:12-23 ● Psalm 99 ● Philippians 2:19-30 ● Matthew 22:15-33
GUEST SPEAKER — GARY MILLAR
In a world where men are told to “Man Up” but they don’t know what that means, and they actually feel more like a “Man Down” or “Man Overboard”, it’s hard to know how to live the good life.
At CQMC20, we’ll consider what it means to live well and die well as God’s man in a challenging world as we look at Paul’s second letter to his young friend Timothy.
In this letter, Paul speaks man to man and tells Timothy to ‘man up’!
He urges him to stick to the gospel, put in hard yards for Jesus every day, get over his insecurity and live to please God alone. Paul warns him that living for Jesus will never be easy, but that it is always worth it, because the gospel is the only real hope for men (and women) in this world.
It will be a day of straight talking, upfront honesty and above all, a great reminder of the fact that God has already given us everything we need to be godly men in our challenging world.
Herb St Pierre Memorial Service
Saturday 26 September 10am
St Saviour’s Church Centre
Anglican Parish of Gladstone
70 Auckland St, Gladstone Central.
Please RSVP to the parish office
or 07 4972 4754
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
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Rev. William Oates
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John Minto, Pastor
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Rhylla Webb m: 0419 682 031
Lorraine Veach m: 0475 921 990
Allison Leech m:0407 388 373
p: (07) 4989 2108