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Lent: Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt #7

Click these links If you missed any of the previous Lenten Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt posts: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6.   Week #7 – Resurrection – Read Luke 24:1-12 together as a family or God’s Wonderful Surprise from the Jesus Storybook Bible   Some may think that our story is done But they would be wrong … It has only begun! For after 3 days, Jesus rose from the dead To give us new life forever … Just…

Sharing the Easter Story with kids

This weekend, we remember the greatest sacrifice the world has ever known. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is amazing, life changing news. We want to share it with our kids, but it’s a story that includes pain, torture and death. If you struggle to know how much and the best way to share the Easter story with young kids, this article may give you some ideas. It specifically looks at ways of sharing with under 5s, but also…

Who is the Good Friday Experience for?

G’day Parents, This year, we are trying something new on Good Friday; an evening event we’re calling the Good Friday Experience. We’ve given a mature content warning for this event so I thought I’d write and explain what to expect so that you can choose which of your kids might attend. Our aim is to tell the story of Good Friday in a creative way. This will include video, music, drama and design. If you’re familiar with the story, you’ll…

Lent: Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt #6

Click these links If you missed any of the previous Lenten Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt posts: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5.   Week #6 – Crucifixion – Read Matthew 27:27-56 together as a family or The Sun Stops Shining from the Jesus Storybook Bible   Betrayed by a friend, Jesus was arrested He was tried by a court and his death was requested On that saddest of days, our Saviour did die But within that dark moment, our salvation did…

Easter + YOUTH EVENTS SURVEY

  Hey parents, At St John’s we’re all about Jesus so we think that Easter is great – a week all about Jesus’ death and resurrection. We have a number of services to mark His victory over sin and death. Click here for details of all our Easter Services. Also, a reminder to please complete this survey with our proposed dates for youth events in term 2 and 3. This gives us a great head start to plan these events knowing that…

Family Friendly Last Supper Sedar

Hi Families, You are invited to a family friendly remembrance of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday: 18 April, 5:00-6:30pm at St John’s, hosted by a Young Families Life Group. Families will need to bring a towel, if wanting to participate in the washing of each other’s feet, and a BYO picnic dinner. If you’re interested in bringing Passover foods, have a look at this PDF, which also includes other Easter activities that may interest you as you commemorate and…

Lent: Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt #5

Click these links If you missed any of the previous Lenten Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt posts: #1, #2, #3, #4.   Week #5 – Last Supper – Matthew 26:17-46 together as a family or The Servant King and A Dark Night in the Garden from the Jesus Storybook Bible   But some of the people did not like God’s Son And started a plan to get rid of the One So, Jesus gathered his friends for a Passover meal And…

A Song for Groaning People

At the conclusion of our Who Am I? series, we were encouraged to look to the future coming of Jesus. This means putting our trust in God, that he would take away the frustrations of this world and make all things new. We were privileged to hear Katelyn Bland perform her original song Weight at our services, and it’s exciting to say that you can now download and listen to it yourself! You can download this file here.

Youth Events Survey – Term 2 and 3 2019

Hey parents, We think that our occasional Friday night Youth Events are the best and the more youth available to come the better.  We are only a medium sized youth ministry so numbers can be quite unpredictable. This year we are asking that you please complete this survey with our proposed dates for events in term 2 and 3. This gives us a great head start to plan these events knowing that we wont have to cancel a week out…

Lent: Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt #4

Click these links If you missed any of the previous Lenten Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt posts: #1, #2, #3.   Week #4 – Jesus’ Miracles   Many people came to Jesus in need Some sick and some lame, some broken indeed Often Jesus would heal, touch or feed And news of him spread around Israel with speed   There are many stories of Jesus’ miracles in the Bible. With your family pick your favorite story and read it together. For your…

Dinner this week – 31st March

Hey Parents, This week we will be having dinner before our Sunday at 6 service. Dinner will be included as part of our Youth Life Group. Dinner is at 5pm in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. All are welcome! Also, a reminder for youth to please bring along a gold coin to Youth Life Group each week to go towards the snacks we share as a group. Thanks, Andi

Lent: Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt #3

Please click these links If you missed either Week #1 or Week #2 of the Lenten Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt.   Week #3 – Jesus’ Ministry – Read Luke 5:1-11 together as a family or Let’s Go! from the Jesus Storybook Bible   Jesus began to teach all the people They’d come to hear him, no building or steeple He’d talk in the mountains and down by the sea And to those who would listen, he’d say “Come, follow me!”…