18th October 2020

Next Sunday 25th October is our St Jude’s Day Spring Picnic. Church is at 10 am, followed by lunch in the graveyard. For COVID safe reasons, it is a BYO picnic. There will also be games for children and youth. Please RSVP to the church office, and come along. It’s also a great week to invite someone to church. I will be speaking from Luke’s gospel on Zacchaeus, the not-very-tall tax collector who unexpectedly found friendship with Jesus.

Many will by now have heard the sad news that Captain Michael Mortimer passed away last Sunday evening. Michael was a warden and parish nominator here at St Jude’s for many years, and has lived in one of our townhouses on The Avenue since it was built in 2001. He was a great servant of the parish and will be sadly missed. His funeral will be held here this coming Tuesday, 20th October at 10.30 am.

In brief:

  • Simply Christianity is on again in November. It’s a great introduction or refresher to the gospel. Please come along and invite a friend. See inside for more details.
  • We have a guest preacher coming on Sunday 1 November, Mark Landrum from Christian Witness to Israel. I am looking forward to hearing him.
  • In Anglican politics, you may be aware that the Sydney synod was not able to be held this year due to COVID-19. Elections were held online. I was pleased to be elected as one of our diocese’s representatives on General Synod, which is the synod for the Australia-wide Anglican church.