Church News

Church News

Giving Thanks to God

There is so much to give thanks to God for each and every day. He is the one who provides our daily needs and sustains our lives. He gives us relationships, with himself and with each other. He is with us in the midst of challenges and hardships, providing comfort, peace and hope. It is good for us to regularly come before God and celebrate his goodness. This should be a daily and weekly discipline but it is also good…

RSVP needed for Youth Event

G’day Parents Multiplayer Video Game sessions are good times. Movie nights are great. Why not put them together and maximise the fun? Good thought. Read on… This event will run from 6-10pm on Friday the 22nd of June. We’ll confirm the location closer to the date when we have a good idea of numbers. It will be in Diamond Creek or very close to Diamond Creek. We’ll contact you with details once the location is locked in. $10 2 hours…

Our Community

When moving into this area, something which struck me was the strong sense of community: communal vegetable gardens; communal libraries; communal running groups; communal history; communal stories; communal tragedy; and communal triumphs.  It’s a delight to be a part of – thank you Jesus for Nillumbik Shire! God had our community in mind when he made covenant with Abraham!  That his offspring would be a people who knew their God and they would be God’s people.  They would be a…

Partners in the Gospel – Nungalinya College

In Philippians 1:4-5 the Apostle Paul writes that he always prays with joy because of the Philippian church’s “partnership in the gospel”. Through their prayers, encouragement and financial support they show that they are working alongside Paul in his mission of sharing the good news of Jesus and strengthening churches to love and serve Jesus. At St John’s we rejoice in being gospel partners too, working alongside a variety of organisations to share the good news of Jesus and help…

Come and See

There’s a news item from a few years back that has remained in my mind.  A stranger had leapt in front of an oncoming train and onto a child who had just fallen onto the train tracks.  He was willing to put his own life at risk, to save the life of another.  Both survived; thanks to his courage and quick thinking.  He was celebrated as a hero.  Despite his humble protests, the family of the child were understandably insistent…

What’s on for Youth in Term 2?

With so many churches struggling to engage young people and with increasing pressure on young people to reject Christianity completely, it’s encouraging to be a part of our church where young people are both present and growing in their relationship with Jesus. As the Youth Minister at our church, I love seeing our young people step up to serve, share their faith with their friends and seek to apply God’s word to every part of their lives. It was a…

Church News April 8th and 15th

This edition of the Church News includes an update on from our Communications Guy, Andy, on the work happening behind the scenes at St John’s. We’re also excited that a missionary partner family will be visiting soon! Download the Church News here.

Church News March 3rd

After stepping into her new role in February, Kylie gives us an update on Children & Families at St John’s, including the rebranding of our Children’s teaching time at both our 9:30am and 6pm services to St John’s Kids. Also in this issue, we’re supporting Prison Fellowship in their Easter Bake mission, to give every prisoner in Victoria Easter cookies along with the messsage of Jesus’ death and ressurection. Download it here

Church News 25th Feb

This fortnight’s Church News includes Julie’s first Church News article, thinking about Vision 2022, and how we can Grow in Jesus, and Share Jesus. We also heard from one of our Missionary Families, the Giffords, in Barcelona. Download it here

Church News January 21 & 28

In this edition of the Church News we get an update from Lisa, who along with a number of other young adults, have spent part of their summer on Beach Mission. Download the Church News here.