Advance Diary Dates

March 3rd
Harvest Festival Family Sunday

March 6th
Ash Wednesday

March 7th
Busy Day

March 10th
Kid's Church [4.00 pm

March 24th
Annual Vestry Meeting

April 14th
Palm Sunday [with Archbishop Geoffrey Smith visiting]

May 26th
St. Bede's Patronal Festival


 




February at St. Bede's

Welcome to St Bede’s for February 2019

For us as Australians, February is associated with the end of summer holidays and a return to regular routines. Candlemas, the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the temple as an infant, falls on February 2nd.  This marks the end of the Christmas season as the associated bible reading is Luke 2:22-40, when Mary and Joseph take the 40-day old Jesus to the temple for blessing. Jesus is recognised as bringing salvation for all people, light for all nations. Some churches dedicate the candles that will be used throughout the year on this day, known as Candlemas.

On Sunday February 3rd we will keep the feast of Candlemas and consider how as the body of Christ we can shine God’s light into our world in 2019 as the routines of school and work establish themselves.

On Thursday February 7th the Church Hall will be open for Busy Day from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon,, providing an opportunity to be creative with fabric painting, chat and share a cuppa and cake.

On Sunday February 10th the Sunday services will be followed by a time of Mission Action Planning for the year in the Church Hall from 11 am to 1 pm, following morning tea and including a light lunch.

The first monthly Kids Church will be at 4 pm on Sunday 10th February and we will explore the connections between fishing and following Jesus by hearing bible stories, praying, playing, making, singing and snacking.

Our focus in February is beginning the year well, thanking God for the opportunities that open up and praying for the discernment
to know where to put our energy and resources so that we may be a church community that:
Nourishes Faith
Engages Community
Worships Prayerfully
Serves as wise stewards