Each year at St James we have a special focus. The goal for 2021 is as follows – To deepen our relationship with God, extend intentional relationship building within the church and foster engagement with the wider community. Our aim is to build of some of the great things that have happened at St James during 2020. We have grown greatly through intentionally connecting with one another and we want to build on that sense of connection. 2020 was a year we focused on prayer and we dont want to lose the......
Our Easter Services at St James Maundy Thursday – Thursday April 1 Encountering Jesus at the Last Supper 7pm -Holy Communion Good Friday – Friday April 2 Encountering Jesus at the Cross 10am – Reflective Service including Children’s program 1.30pm – Mandarin Easter Day – Sunday April 4 Encountering Jesus at the Empty Tomb 9am Holy Communion 11am – Family all age Communion service 1.30pm – Mandarin 5.30pm – Young Adults – Communion We look forward to seeing you at our services...
During the weeks leading up to Easter numbers of our small groups and our church services will be using the 24/7 prayer movements – The Prayer Course. Our Youth( JPOD) in their special Sunday morning segment are using the video sessions as their material in first term. Our 3081 West Heidelberg community are following the course on Saturday mornings. A number of other small groups are also using the material. Our aim is to focus specifically on Prayer throughout 2020 and this is one of the ways we are fulfilling that aim....
In the lead up to Easter we will be exploring a range of themes around prayer. We are keen to grow in our connection with God. Some of the topics to be covered include Why pray? Types of prayer Prayer: Private and corporate Praying for guidance Prayer and Fasting Some great Old Testament prayers...
Our current series of addresses is centered around the basics of the Christian faith. February 3rd – The authority of Scripture February 10th – Created in the Image of God February 17th – What is the Gospel? February 24th – Dave and Ruth Bryce – a break from the series March 3rd – All in Service – A break from teh series March 10th – Repentance March 17th – Grace and Judgement...
Our Term 4 Program begins soon Sunday Kids Church and JPod – recommences at 10am Sunday October 14th Friday – mainly music (for pre-schoolers) – recommences 10am Friday October 12th – JPOD – Youth activities – recommences 7pm – Friday october 12th Tuesday – English Language Classes – recommence 10am Tuesday October 9th St James has a range of Life Groups both small and large across all our congregations. If you would like to belong you can contact us via the website ...
Our Church is participating in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Thy Kingdom Come prayer event from Thursday May 10 to Sunday May 20. We will: Encourage people to pray for 5 people they know who they want to become followers of Jesus Christ Have a special ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Prayer Booklet Have 2 Prayer walks organised one in Ivanhoe and one in West Heidelberg. Our Huddles and Life Groups will dedicate time in their groups to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’together. Encourage people to pray in their homes. ...
Confirmation. Bishop Genieve Blackwell will be with us on Sunday 6-August for a Confirmation service. This is an opportunity for people in our parish to make a public declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ. This may include: 1. Those who have not yet been baptised but have committed their lives to Christ and want to seal that through baptism and confirmation 2. Children who are now in Secondary School who have been baptised as infants and who want to make their own commitment of faith to Jesus. 3. People who are......
First a great big thank you to all who help make our Parish Camp a success. We had close to 100 parishioners in attendance at sometime during the camp. I was delighted that all of our congregations were well represented. Thank you to Veena and her camp committee of Keisha, Leith, Lynne, Olga and Anthony for attending to all the administrative detail for the camp. Thank you to our wonderful staff team who all played a part in making the camp a success. There were others like our musicians, our translators (both oral and written) and those......