Orchestra Geelong 2019 Concert Series commencing Sunday March 31

Concert One:  Czech Please – Sunday March 31 2019 at 3.00pm – pre concert talk at 2:30pm.  Selected movements from the 8th and 9th symphonies of beloved Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.  

Conductor: Mark Shiell Guest

Soloists: Renowned duo Peter Sheridan and Lisa-Maree Amos will perform Domenico Cimarosa’s Concerto for Two Flutes.

More information: Orchestra Geelong

For the Joy of Singing the Classics 2-5pm Sunday 7th April

For the Joy of Singing the Classics is a concert series hosted by The Geelong Chorale, when choral singers get together to sing through a choir work on a Sunday afternoon with a guest conductor and accompanist.  The program is intended to give us an opportunity to sing through music that we might not otherwise get to perform. There are no auditions and there is no concert; we just have the joy of singing together for the afternoon.

Chorale provides the music and afternoon tea, and the venue is St Luke’s Uniting Church, Barrabool Road, Highton. It costs $15 per singer and $5 per listener.

On the 7th of April, Tom Healey will lead us through Orff’s Carmina Burana

We welcome singers and listeners, but anyone wanting to come MUST REGISTER with Anne Pilgrim on 0412 524 316 or pandapilgrim@gmail.com so we have enough music and afternoon tea!

Baptisms and Confirmations at St Luke’s Sunday 24th March

Join the congregation this Sunday to welcome and pray for Aphra, Eli, Lillian and Abigail as they take the next step of commitment in their journey of faith. This is a very significant time and also a wonderful opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to following the way of Jesus in your own life.

Beautifully Broken Conference 30th March in Geelong

St Luke’s member Claire, a supporter of the leprosy mission, wanted to share this conference with the Congregation.

Be inspired by real and raw stories of healing from brokenness to incredible freedom, where their biggest mess, became their biggest message.

At Brave Enough’s Beautifully Broken Conference our speakers will be sharing powerful messages interwoven with vulnerable parts of their own story, because people are inspired by our victories but they connect with our weaknesses. These incredible messages are filled with hope, strength and direction, empowering others to be Brave Enough to face their challenges and emerge stronger; to help the next person up and write a positive new chapter in their story.

The Leprosy Mission’s Lisa Sturzenegger will also share stories of people affected by leprosy who have overcome adversity to find new hope in their lives.

Lisa travelled to Nepal in 2017 on a Trek to Defeat Leprosy. She visited The Leprosy Mission Anandaban Hospital and met the people you are bringing hope and healing to.

Click here for tickets

 

Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 3rd of March

Clean up Australia Day
Our environment is no place to leave rubbish and debris lying around, so we’re teaming up again to clean up the Barrabool Rd Stormwater Basins.  Please register and join us at the Clean Up Australia website, then spread the word to come along and work off those unwanted pancake calories from  the pancake feast following the church service on Sunday March 3; Clean Up Australia Day.
Be visible in our local community; help us to be seen cleaning and taking care of our locality.  Our efforts are making a difference; the quantity and types of rubbish needing to be removed from our local area is gradually reducing each year.

We’d love your help on the day if you would like to sign up to be a volunteer at our Clean Up site.

https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/fundraisers/ianlawrence  this is my volunteer page!

Want to get in touch or have a question about the Clean Up?

Contact Robyn at the church office 52442997.

Got a question for Clean Up Australia? You can send an enquiry to cleanup@cleanup.com.au or give them a call on 1800 CUA DAY ( 1800 282 329 )

Thank you for your support! Remember – change starts with you!

Best wishes,

Ian LAWRENCE

Ash Wednesday Service 6th March 7pm

Lent is traditionally a time of repentance and fasting as Christians echo the journey of Jesus into the desert. According to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and nights where he fasted and was tempted to turn away from God’s calling in exchange for an easier life. St Luke’s is marking the beginning of the 40 days of lent with an Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance, followed by supper.

Anyone who feels the need to make a change in their life is welcome to join us in this service where participants are annointed with oil mixed with the ash from the burnt palm leaves from Palm Sunday in 2018, as an outward sign of their commitment to repentance, and an acknowledgement of our broken-ness and of our need for God to experience healing and wholeness.

It is a very moving experience.