News Sheet 13th August 2017 and Messy Church

Our weekly update and some snaps from Messy Church last Friday.

St Luke’s Newssheet Aug 13

 

A completed prayer comfort shawl ready for delivery
A message for our prayer comfort shawl recipient
Smiling faces after a messy meal!
Meeting new and old friends and family over a Messy meal
Mealtime is a great opportunity to really get to know one another

Weekly News Sheet 23rd July 2017

News Sheet Jul 23

St. Luke’s House Church recently celebrated it’s 20 year anniversary.  Here’s an excerpt of the History of House Church and some photos from the Anniversary Celebration:

Rev. David Manks, one of the founding leaders of House Church

In The Beginning … As Elizabeth Nicholls wrote in her reflections at the tenth anniversary of House Church, “House Church began its life around the dinner table early in 1997.” Earlier in the 1990’s, David (then Uniting Church Chaplain at The Geelong Hospital) was invited to lead some discussions at The Emmaus Group. The Emmaus Group was initiated and coordinated by Dr. Marcus Benjamin (dec.), who was a consultant psychiatrist in Geelong, and a member of the Wesley Uniting Church, Yarra Street. David and Carol also attended various social functions of that group. David became enthusiastic and stated, “You know, one day I wouldn’t mind having a go at running such a group.”

The History of St Luke’s House Church June 2017

The 20th Anniversary celebrations were a great opportunity to catch up with long time friends.