Also on this week at St Luke’s for lovers of singing:
Here is this week’s news sheet:
Did you know – Ramadan is about to commence?
Are you keen to volunteer in the Porter Ave Op Shop 2 hours (or more) a month?
Uniting Barwon URGENTLY needs motivated reliable volunteers from 10am till 12pm Saturdays!
Uniting Barwon (formerly UnitingCare Geelong) is an emergency relief agency providing assistance to individuals and families in our local community who need practical support during times of financial and personal struggle.
If you—or someone you know—would enjoy being part of a can-do volunteer team, please contact Elizabeth Hopkin on 4210 1113 or email Elizabeth.Hopkin@vt.uniting.org
Support vulnerable people in the community and help make a difference.
*Volunteer appointments are subject to satisfactory criminal history checks, reference checks and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
May House Church
Date: Sunday 26 May 2019. Please note not the usual 3rd Sunday this month.
Venue: Drol Kar Buddhist Centre, 625 Nortons Rd, Paraparap VIC. Ph: 5266 1788.
Time: 1.15 pm meet in the car park. 1.30 pm meet Karen Mayer and Valerie Druce at the Centre (walk through the large steel gate).
Activity: After a discussion about Buddhism with Karen and Valerie and a tour of the Centre, the Drol Kar community will provide afternoon tea for us. Shoes must be removed to go into the temple, so it is recommended that you wear comfortable slip ons.
RSVP: by midday Friday 24 May 2019 ph: 5244 2997 or email email@example.com
Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
21 After this, Jesus appeared once more to his disciples at Lake Tiberias. This is how it happened. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael (the one from Cana in Galilee), the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples of Jesus were all together. 3 Simon Peter said to the others, “I am going fishing.”
“We will come with you,” they told him. So they went out in a boat, but all that night they did not catch a thing. 4 As the sun was rising, Jesus stood at the water’s edge, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Then he asked them, “Young men, haven’t you caught anything?”
“Not a thing,” they answered.
6 He said to them, “Throw your net out on the right side of the boat, and you will catch some.” So they threw the net out and could not pull it back in, because they had caught so many fish.
7 The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Peter heard that it was the Lord, he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken his clothes off) and jumped into the water. 8 The other disciples came to shore in the boat, pulling the net full of fish. They were not very far from land, about a hundred yards away. 9 When they stepped ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there with fish on it and some bread. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
11 Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net ashore full of big fish, a hundred and fifty-three in all; even though there were so many, still the net did not tear. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and eat.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13 So Jesus went over, took the bread, and gave it to them; he did the same with the fish.
14 This, then, was the third time Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from death.
Jesus and Peter
15 After they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?”
“Yes, Lord,” he answered, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Take care of my lambs.” 16 A second time Jesus said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
“Yes, Lord,” he answered, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Take care of my sheep.” 17 A third time Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter became sad because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” and so he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you!”
Jesus said to him, “Take care of my sheep. 18 I am telling you the truth: when you were young, you used to get ready and go anywhere you wanted to; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you up and take you where you don’t want to go.” 19 (In saying this, Jesus was indicating the way in which Peter would die and bring glory to God.) Then Jesus said to him, “Follow me!”
God of victory over death,
your Son revealed himself again and again,
and convinced his followers of his glorious resurrection.
Grant that we may know his risen presence,
in love obediently feed his sheep,
and care for the lambs of his flock,
until we join the hosts of heaven in worshiping you and praising him
who is worthy of blessing and honor,
glory and power, for ever and ever. Amen.
Easter Message 2019
Weekly Update 28th April
Parents, Carers and Grandparents will be pleased to see these contemporary new resources for children to use during Sunday morning services! Best suited to primary aged children, they include copies of children’s worship bulletins which match the lectionary cycle we are in, and colouring pages which connect to the readings of the day.
The folder is kept on top of the white bookshelf in the children’s area of the worship space. If children would like their work displayed on the wall after they have finished, you can slip them under the church office door on Sunday and it will be put up during the week.
There are 5 copies of each week’s resources printed, please let us know if more are required on any particular Sunday.
Risen indeed. Here is this week’s update: