Annual Vestry Meeting 2020

St Jude’s Annual Vestry Meeting was held on the final Sunday before such meetings became impossible due to the COVID-19 lockdown.  It was a blessing from God that we had scheduled it for that day! We now have an opportunity to share the papers from the Vestry Meeting, which include reports from me, the ministry […]

Psalm 3 Devotion

Psalm 3 Devotion – A song for sleepless nights By Kat Cowell Extra passages: Hebrews 2:14-3:6; Romans 8:28-39 Have you ever come across one of those people who have the rare gift of being able to fall asleep anywhere and at any time? Perhaps you are one of them yourself! My husband is one, and […]

Mission News–June 2020

Nungalinya College­­–fire across the Northern Territory Wayne Oldfield, the Dean of Nungalinya College, received a phone call from one of the College students Jamie Nyaningu, who had returned to his country Pukatja(Emabella) due to COVID-19. The caller said, “There was a bushfire across the APY Lands.” (Large, sparsely populated local government area located in the […]

28th June 2020

This is also Dedication Sunday, marking the 155th anniversary of our beautiful church building.  We will be giving thanks to God for his grace to St Jude’s over those years, and praying for his continued kindness to us and to those in Randwick who are yet to be saved. Rev. Andrew Goddard, who joined our […]

Psalm 1 Devotion

The blessed life by Kat Cowell Extra passages: Luke 4:1-21; Colossians 2:5-6 For many people, the Psalms are some of the most familiar and beloved parts of Scripture. Containing memorable words of comfort, encouragement, praise and petition, they have been read, sung and prayed by Christians down through the centuries and right around the world. […]

21st June 2020

I am pleased to say that things are (slowly) beginning to return to normal after our COVID-19 shutdown.  There has been more activity at church during the last week than any week since late March. On Monday, about 65 gathered in the church and a further 20 online to give thanks to God for the […]

14th June 2020

We are picking up our sermon series in the letter to the Hebrews, which we left off in October last year.  I will be speaking on how it is possible to have a clear conscience. With COVID restrictions being gradually lifted, we now have a working plan for our return to public gathering.  In thinking […]

7th June 2020

We are working towards returning to the building, following last week’s announcement that church gatherings are allowed from 1 June. In the meantime, online church continues. As well as our recorded service on Youtube, we hold live gatherings on Zoom: 8 am Holy Communion 10 am Sunday School 10 am Youth Bible study 11 am […]