Baby Baals

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How do we raise our children in righteousness and wisdom in our secular society? 

AinsleyPoulosGuest speaker Ainsley Poulos talks about God’s plans to glorify Jesus in us and our families. Ainsley is married to Archie and has three children aged 19, 16 and 12. She is on the executive of EQUIP Women, a ministry established to encourage women to share Jesus, and is the chair of EQUIP Ministry Wives. Ainsley loves teaching women the Bible and helping them see its relevant life changing truths. She runs a busy speech pathology practice and in her spare time loves being in her garden, looking at her silky chickens, scootering with her son, or sitting beside the sea with a latté.

Her talk was recorded, and you can listen to it here.

Thanksgiving Sunday

Thanksgiving Sunday - August 21st 9amWallHanging

Please join us as we celebrate 95 years of ministry on August 21st at a special combined 9am service followed by lunch.

 

There will be no other services at St John's this Sunday.

 

On this significant occasion we are raising fiunds for three initiatives:

1. Blast the Budget and help get out income to a level where we can afford a Children's and Families Minister.

2. Partner with Paul by providing funds to allow St Philip's Auburn to employ Paul Berkzekian as their Children's and Families Minister in 2017.

3. Harvest with HADCEA by supporting Phil Banton & Ruth Mahaffey as they teach at our local High Schools.

Gifts can be made via direct bank transfer or via BPAY. Details are below:

Bank Transfer Details Reference for Children's & Families Minister Reference for Paul Berzekian at St Phillip's Auburn Reference for HADCEA

deposit-direct

Account Name: Anglican Parish of Asquith

BSB: 032-285

Account Number: 623303

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BPAY 2012 PORT BLUE

BPAY Biller Code: 15057

61010 61036 61028

HSC Lockdown

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The HSC is just around the corner, which means some year 12 students (and their parents) might be feeling a little bit of pressure! Don't panic!

In partnership with Scripture Union NSW, St Johns will be hosting a HSC Lockdown!

This is a non-residential HSC study camp in a distraction-free environment that gives you a solid block of focused study time each day.

At HSC Lockdown you will get:

  • 5 hours of study done per day
  • access to some one-on-one tutoring in HSC subjects
  • seminars on things like exam techniques
  • delicious food
  • fun
  • half an hour each day exploring life after the HSC from a Christian worldview

HSC Lockdown gives you the benefits of a regular study camp but you get the added benefit of evenings to relax, and the comfort of your own bed each night.

When: 26-30 September 2016  9am-5pm each day

Cost: $125 per student for the whole week lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day as well as access to tutors

To enroll, click on the 'Register' button.

If you are interested in helping out with the lockdown as a tutor, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parish Weekend 2016

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Join us at the Youthworks Conference Centre Port Hacking on November 4-6 for a weekend of teaching, friendship, great food and relaxation.

The theme for the weekend this year is "Walking in Truth and Love", and the talks will be given by Bishop David Mulready (formerly bishop of North West Australia). David and his wife Maureen attend St. George's Gerringong and serve the Lord elsewhere whenever there is a need.

The details of the weekend are in the attached brochure. If you would like to attend, please return the completed brochure to the church office by October 16th, or click here to complete the online registration form.

Christmas in July

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We're planning to celebrate Christmas in July this year and enjoy a great hot meal, with trivia, singing and a guest speaker.

When: Saturday July 23rd at 6:30pm

Where: St John's Asquith Hall

Cost: $25 per head or $60 for family (children 6 to 12 yrs)

Tickets: Please book and pay online before July 10th by clicking here.

Please plan to bring your neighbours and friends and make this a wonderful community event.

David Warren-Gash can be contacted on 9940 5555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have any questions about the night.

Brave Conversations

Brave Conversations: Talking with your kids about sexParents seminar 160413

All parents are invited to join us for this free seminar by Dr Patricia Weerakoon, author of Growing Up By The Book, as she talks about talking to your primary kids/ tweens about sex.

Patricia Weerakoon is a medical doctor, academic, sexologist and writer. She retired in 2012 from a career as director of an internationally renowned graduate sexual health program at the University of Sydney to pursue her passion for writing and public speaking. Her nonfiction books are gold-standard guides for good sex at all ages. As a sexologist she has translated her passion to bring good holistic sexual health to all people into practical sex education, sex research and sex therapy. Patricia has a recognised media presence and is a popular public speaker and social commentator in Australia. Patricia is an evangelical Christian.

When: 9.30am Wednesday 13 April 2016. This parents seminar is part of the St John's Holiday Kids' Club.

Location: St John's Anglican Church, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Enquires: Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9482 3282.

Kids Club Finale

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When: Sunday April 17th 10am-11am followed by free BBQ lunch

Where: St John's Church, 6 Royston Parade Asquith

What: Join The Most Exalted and Magnificent Lady Fifi McCrumplebottom, Constable Clooney, Detective Duck and the Holiday Club team as we wrap up our week's investigations and discover why Jesus had to die.

Everyone's invited to join in the Holiday Club fun as we sing songs learnt at Holiday Club, hear our Club kids will perform the new memory verse song, and watch footage of the week's fun.

Our normal Sunday Kidz program won't be running, as this meeting is totally family-friendly.

So come along, and stick around for the free BBQ.

See you there!

Super Saturday Seminar

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Introducing John Woodhouse

Dr John Woodhouse is married to Moya and God has blessed them with four children and fourteen grandchildren. John has served in local church ministries and for many years on the faculty at Moore College. Now retired, he enjoys sharing in teaching the Bible in different places and has a number of writing projects underway.

The Cross Of Christ

Most Christians understand that the death of Jesus is very important. That is strange. Why is the death of Jesus so important? It is far from obvious. In our time together John will explain why the death of Jesus is in fact more important than we usually think, and more powerful in its effects than we usually realise. The power of Christianity is the power of Jesus’ death. To understand what Jesus Christ is really about, we need to understand his death. We will be thinking about why Jesus death is so important; why in fact he died (remembering that Islam teaches that he didn’t!); how it can be true that he died for me; and how the death of Jesus changes life for one who trusts Jesus.

When: Saturday April 2nd.  3:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: St John's Asquith, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Cost: $25 per adult

Please register online here, or print off the attached booking form and leave it with the office.

Applications close March 28th.

The program for the afternoon is as follows:

3:00 Arrival and Registration
3:15 Session 1
4:15 Afternoon Tea
4:35 Session 2
5:35 Dinner
6:50 Session 3 (no childminding)
7:45 Break
8:00 Session 4 (no childminding)
9:00 Close

Afternoon Tea and Dinner will be provided. Childminding for 3-12 year-olds is available for sessions 1 and 2. Children can stay for dinner as well at a cost of $5 per child.

AGM March 13th

Combined 9am Service + Annual General Meeting March 13AGM 2016

Our Annual General Meeting will follow a Combined Communion Service (one service only) at 9.00am. Nomination forms for Parish Councillors, Wardens and Parish Nominators are available on the table at the back of the church. Child minding will be provided. Please put names on the list.

Please note that there will be no 8am or 6:30pm service on March 13.

Family Picnic and Train Day

Family Picnic and Train DayGalston Valley Railway

When: October 10th 2015 - 12 noon until 4pm

Where: Galston Valley Railway, 29 Mid Dural Road, Galston

Cost: $10 per head or $25 a family for entry and unlimited train rides.  Please pay on the day.

Food: BYO food and utensils for a BBQ lunch. There is a small canteen for soft drinks, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and ice creams.

Bookings: Please put your name on the list in the church foyer if you would like to come so that we know how many trains to organise.

This will be a great day of fun for your family and friends.

Any questions talk to John Watson 0411 266 156 or Shane Austin 0414 887 005

Note: All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear (no open or slip-on footwear).

If the weather is doubtful on the day, please call 9653 1630.

Super Saturday Seminar 2015

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Dr Natasha Moore is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity, and she will be giving 4 talks that weigh up the good, the bad, the ugly and the unexpected about Christianity around the world today. Her goal is to encourage Christians to have a clear-eyed, humble but confident view of the contributions their faith has made and continues to make to the flourishing of both individuals and societies.

When: Saturday September 12th.  3:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: St John's Asquith, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Cost: $25 per adult

Please register online here, or print off the attached booking fee and leave it with the office.

Applications close September 7th.

The program for the afternoon is as follows:

3:00 Arrival and Registration
3:15 Session 1: How the West was Won
4:15 Afternoon Tea
4:35 Session 2: Blind Spots
5:35 Dinner
6:50 Session 3: Does Religion Poision Everything?
7:45 Break
8:00 Session 4: Mythbusting
9:00 Close

Afternoon Tea and Dinner will be provided. Childminding for 3-12 year-olds is available for sessions 1 and 2. Children can stay for dinner as well at a cost of $5 per child.

Fusion Sleep in Your Car

Sleep In Your Car

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Tonight as you're sitting warm & cosy in your home, more than 100 000 Aussies are doing it tough braving the cold with nowhere else to go. Could you do it for just one night? The team from Fusion Sydney North will be doing it on Saturday August 8th 2015 to raise awareness of this issue and to raise funds to help young homeless people.

If you would like to support them you can donate and/or register here.

Music & Supper Evening

Music and Supper Evening

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Come along and bring your friends to a relaxed evening of music provided by a live group.

Savoury Snacks and Supper will be provided.

 

When: August 29th 7:45pm

Where: St John's Asquith, 6 Royston Parade Asquith

Cost: $10 per head

RSVP: August 25th.  Please book and pay here.

 

Please contact John & Fiona Watson on 0411 266 156 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have questions.

Equip 2015

Equip Conference - Calling all WomenEquip2015b

A group of women from St John's will attend the Equip conference in May to hear the word of God taught by women from 1 Corinthians 5-7. The topic is '1 Body, 1 Life, 1 Lord'. It is always a very encouraging event. Come to hear God speak and serve the women in our church.

Date: Saturday 23 May 2015
Time: 3.30-9pm
Location: Rosehill Gardens Event Centre (excellent facilities for mums with babies)
Cost: $57
Dinner: Bring your own or buy at the event
Transport: We will travel in together but details will be sent to you closer to the event
How to register: Email Keely Maxwell: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
How to pay: Direct bank transfer (Keely will email you the details when you contact her to register)
Last date to register: 11 May
More details: If you need more information please visit the Equip website (equip.org.au) or call Keely Maxwell on 0419794350

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Kids Club 2015

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Join us as we explore the life of Jesus with games, crafts, activities and fun!

Who: School years 2 - 6

When: Monday 13 – Friday 17 April 2015 9am - 12noon daily. Concludes with a Family Celebration and sausage sizzle at 12noon on Friday. All the family can join us for lunch and to find out what the kids have been doing during the week.

Cost: The price for 5 days is $35 per child. 3rd and subsequent children in the same family are free if all children are present for all days.  If you can only make it for a few days, it is $8 per day per child.

Location: St John's Anglican Church, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Registration: Register here using the trybooking website.

Please note that you will need to sign the enrolment form on the first day and you will be required to sign in and out your child each day.

Enquires: If you have any questions, are unable to use the online registration or you cannot pay by credit card please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9482 3282.

Free Parenting Seminar: Whether you have children involved in Kids Club or not, you would be welcome to come to our Parenting Seminar on April 16th.  Details here.

Easter Services 2015

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Please join us as we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter.

Kids Easter Thursday April 2nd

6pm: This service will present the Easter story in an engaging way for children. After the service we will have a free Sausage Sizzle.

Good Friday Friday April 3rd : Real Death

9am: We will have a Communion service as we remember Christ's death.

Easter Sunday Sunday April 5th : Real Life

8am: Communion service

10am: Easter Celebration

6:30pm: Easter Celebration

Marie Brown

Funeral for Marie Brown

Family and friends of the late Marie Brown are invited to attend her funeral service to be held at St John's Asquith on Monday December 29th at 11:30am.

Details of her funeral arrangements are here.

Outdoor Movies

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Join us for some family holiday fun in the carpark.

We are showing the Disney/Pixar movie "Up" under the stars.

There will be a BBQ, Music and lots of activities from 6:30pm. The movie will start at 8:00pm.

When: Saturday January 17th 6:30pm - 10:00pm (movie starts at 8:00pm).

Where: St John's Asquith carpark, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Cost: Free movie and coffee. BBQ is a fundraiser for 1st Hornsby Heights Scouts.

Up is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfils his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. With 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer Russell on board, Up is hilarious.
Bring your chairs, rugs and a smile for a fun night. 1st Hornsby Heights Scouts will be selling Sausages and drinks on the night. Free Espresso Coffee available.

(Please note that there was a mistake on our Christmas flyer which incorrectly advertised this as Jan 14th.  We are sorry if this caused any confusion).

Parish Harbour Cruise

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As part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of our new church building, we will be cruising on board the historic 1939 ferry "Proclaim"! Come and spend the afternoon on the harbour with your friends at St John's.

When: Saturday November 15th 1:30pm-4:30pm

Where: We will board the ferry at Luna Park wharf.  You can catch the train to Milsons Point station or drive and find parking nearby. 

Cost: $18 per person or $45 for a family. BYO food & drinks (alcohol allowed).

Bookings: Book online here.

For more details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Spaces limited so book early.

Why we exist.

Why does St John's exist?

We are a people with a mission.

Here is our mission statement.

We exist to:

LOVE people so they may see Christ

REACH people so they may know Christ

EQUIP people so they may serve Christ

SEND people so they may proclaim Christ

All to the glory of God.

"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.' "

Mark 16:15

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