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
Hello and welcome to church this weekend,
It’s a great joy to have you with us this weekend. A special welcome to anyone who is new. We love having new people join us at church. I look forward to meeting any new people after the service.
One of the great joys of church at the moment is that we are reading through the book of Philippians in church on the weekends and in many of our connect groups during the week. Have you had a chance to read it yet? This week, John will help us to see how the life saving news of Jesus spreads even in hard times.
There are several things happening in the life of our church that we want you know about:
- Our (V.B.S.) holiday program SONFORCE KIDS starts at 9am on Monday. We have 21 kids across Central Queensland who will be going online to join our program. During this week we will work hard to share the person of Jesus Christ with the children. We’ll be look at the first two chapters of the book of Mark. We’ll hear Jesus’ words: Jesus …... told them, “It is not those who are well who need a doctor, but those who are sick. I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Please pray that our kids will understand their need for Jesus. Many people have worked to pull this program together and we thank God for you.
- At our St James church, we have both of our screens working again. This will make church easier for people who sit on both sides of the church. This will help us as a group to pray and sing together as a group. Thank you to all involved in setting this up for us.
- Our Senior Minister Rob has been off on sick leave this week. He is slowly healing and we give thanks to God for looking after him and his family at this time.
In your life this week, remember the words of Philippians:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Philip van’t Spyker
1 Knowing Jesus
2 Advancement of the Gospel
3 A Christ - centred life
4 The help of the Holy Spirit
5 Adequacy of Christ in all situations
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
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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.
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
Anglican Board of Mission
As parishes around the country have completed their annual commemorations of the Martyrs of New Guinea, we’d like to let you know that there is still time to support ABM’s Martyrs Appeal.
Featured in the appeal are the following projects;
- Newton Theological College requires funding that will assist with the costs of providing modern theological education to PNG’s rising generation of clergy.
- Anglicare PNG’s Adult Literacy Program which provides literacy, numeracy, and broader life skills to women and men in remote and disadvantaged parts of the country.
Your gift will help ABM and the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea ensure that the Martyrs’ legacy in theological and basic adult education continues to bear fruit.
For more information about the Martyrs Appeal or to donate, please click here.
Thank you for your support.
Yours in Mission,
Marketing & Fundraising Manager
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.
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.
Rob Stanley, Senior Minister
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Philip van't Spyker
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Rev. Canon Phil Ward
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Rev. William Oates
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John Minto, Pastor
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