What is the Church?
What does it mean to belong to the Kingdom of God?
How do we live in our local community as the Kingdom of God – the Church?
What is the Church – Jesus’ Church?
We live in a “individualistic” society, so how do we become a community acting together in unity?
We live in the world and have been given the role to share Jesus’ Kingdom on Earth.
Pastor Klein explores how we as a community share the Wisdom of God with each other and with those around us.
We are to be a community for each other’s sake.
Please read Acts 15:22-35 in preparation for Sunday.
Pr Fin Klein
Bible Reading: Acts 15:22-35
Please check the website www.paravista.org.au for podcasts and video archives of weekly messages or head to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/goodshepherdparavista for regular updates and encouragement from our ministry team.
There will be a video message from Pastor Fin Klein at both services this Sunday.
Please forward all prayer requests to the church office via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8263 5087. If you know or have spoken to anyone who does not have access to a computer, please assist them to submit their request and offer to pray with them. Prayer requests are not included in the weekly news online. If you would like to view the current requests please refer to the email that alerted you to this Weekly News.
Family Support Coordinator News, from Georgie
Growing Faith at Home
From time to time you hear people say, ‘This is my truth’. Do you ever wonder what they are meaning by saying that? This week’s GFH title is What is truth? An age-old question, even asked by Pontius Pilate when he was questioning Jesus before his death. One of the names of the Holy Spirit is the ‘Spirit of Truth’. The Holy Spirit is here to guide us, to shine a light on truth, as we make our way through life… Have a look at this week’s resource for some ideas to explore as a with those close to you. You can find it online, at https://paravista.org.au/ministries/children-family-ministry/
KAPS Kids and Parents Youth Event
Save the date:
Last month we held our first KAPS, Kids and Parents, youth event. The afternoon was filled with board games, big games, worship and to finish a pizza dinner with ice-cream for dessert. It also included a kids vs parents big game where the kids reigned supreme, causing the parents to perhaps cheat a little… Overall, it was a fantastic evening and we are all keen for the next one on June the 26th. If you have a child/grandchild in Years 4-7 we would love you to come along to join the fun!
It was wonderful to come together for Worship in the church on Wednesday as a Good Shepherd community, students, staff, parents and church. Eve Ormsby (Youth Worker from Endeavour College) shared the message of the Good Samaritan as she talked about the Fruit of Goodness. Some very keen helpers were on hand to help her on the day! Our Auslan teacher, Mrs Buhren, led one of our songs using sign language. There are indeed many different ways to sing praises to God! You are most welcome to join us next week as we continue to explore the theme of ‘Fruit of the Spirit’. Face masks will be required for parents and visitors. To enter, please come in via the courtyard (not the Montague Road main entrance). Seating for non-school staff adults will be in the church hall (as the church auditorium will be full of children!)
The regular Week Six Newsletter is available for you to enjoy here: https://bit.ly/3HaQlRB
Junior Christian Life (JC Life) Camp
JC Life is a camp for young people in Years 4 -7. It is aimed at providing a fun, safe place for young people to meet others of their own age and grow in the relationship with God. This year the camp’s theme is “Unlikely Heroes”. A generous sponsorship is on offer for all first-time campers attending camp in 2022. The camp will be held in the school holidays 11th-14th at Camp Kedron, Barmera. For more information and to register head to blueprintministries.org.au and follow the links through to the JC Life camp section. If you have any questions, feel free to ask Georgie!
Metro CLW is a camp for young people in Years 7-12. This year’s camp is held in the July school holidays, 11th-15th of July, at the Ankara Campsite at Walkers Flat. The theme for camp is GLOW, based on Matthew 5:14-16. Pastor Stephen Schultz will be talking about how we can GLOW in our schools, workplaces and at home. There will be fun, games, worship, small group time, amazing food and even a gnome hunt!! A generous sponsorship is on offer for all first-time campers attending camp in 2022. For more information and to register head to blueprintministries.org.au and follow the links through to the Metro CLW camp section. If you have any questions, feel free to ask Nicole Pfeiffer or Georgie!
Young Adults 2022, Semester 2
The semester 2 events for Good Shepherd Young Adults have been decided!
Mark the dates and times in your calendar so that we can see you there.
Talk to Christa Schwarz if you have any questions.
To enable us to keep in touch with you please collect a Connect Card on the way into church, fill it out and then place it in the offering bowl on the way out. As we still care for your health, please bring a pen to fill the card in. If you are seated with a visitor, please encourage them to fill in a card so we can get them a thank-you via the post.
Update: Stephen will be out of the office from 10-15 June.
While we are seeking to fill the office position hours and staffing will be as follows:
Tues: Open 9am-3pm. Closed for lunch 12.30-1.30pm. Stephen & Helen on site.
Wed: Open 9am-3pm. Closed for lunch 12.30-1.30pm. Stephen on site.
Thurs: Open 9am-3pm. Closed for lunch 12.30-1.30pm. Stephen & Tina on site.
Fri: Office closed, Rachel working remotely.
Georgie is onsite at the school Tues-Fri.
Staff have a meeting Thurs, 9.30-10.30am.
Out of hours, please leave a message on the answering system or email the office and staff will responded as soon as they are able.
Operation Christmas Child
Are you thinking about how you might be able to share God’s love with children beyond our borders? Here is an opportunity! Packing a shoebox with gifts and prayer is something you could do as an individual, a family, or a small group. There are brochures available with more information in the church office… just pop in to see Helen or Tina. Alternatively, you could contact Lynette Beck on 0407 354404 for more details.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Please consider the health and safety of others and do not attend the church if you are feeling unwell. We continue to practice good hygiene and respect the discretion of individuals to wear/not wear a mask. Thank you!
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