28th March 2021 – Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the day we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem a week before he was crucified.  Today we welcome Bishop Michael Stead (who is our bishop here in the South Sydney region). He and his wife Felicity are joining us for our two morning services.   I hope you will be strengthened by God’s […]

21st March 2021

Today we hold our Annual Vestry Meeting (following morning tea after the 10 am service).  As always, this gives us a valuable opportunity to reflect on how we are tracking as a church, and to pray for God’s guidance as we move into the coming year. You can find the full package of the 2021 […]

14th March 2021

After last year’s live Easter services were cancelled due to COVID, it is exciting to be able to say that we have a lot of great things planned for this Easter.  Here is what’s happening. On Palm Sunday (28th March), the church is decked out with palm leaves, and in red, for the blood which […]

7th March 2021

You do a good thing each time you join with God’s people in worship. By your presence here, you are showing your belief that our loving creator God is worthy of our praise, thanks, and – that most precious commodity – time! May I say that you are right: God is worthy of all the […]

28th February 2021

Welcome to St Jude’s.  May you “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:15) through everything that takes place in church today.  At the 10 am service, children and youth join in the main gathering at the start, and then move off to creche, Sunday School and Youth Bible […]

21st February 2021

This is the first Sunday in Lent (hence the violet colours in the church, and today’s sermon on Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness).  Our Ash Wednesday communion and seminar last Wednesday was an encouraging way to begin this season.  It is traditionally a time of making a special effort to enrich our relationship with God, […]

14th February 2021

Each week our communion service includes a section called the Thanksgiving, which comes immediately before the part where we remember the words Jesus spoke the night before he died, as he shared the bread and wine of the Passover Feast with his disciples. In the thanksgiving we praise and thank God for his mighty deeds […]

7th February 2021 – Vision Sunday

This is the Sunday that I call “Vision Sunday”, when we commission people for the many and varied ministries in which they serve, and remind ourselves of why we serve in this way. The Bible describes the church as a body, which consists of many different parts working together.  The body metaphor is rich with […]

31st January 2021

I am very excited about preaching to you from the letter to the Ephesians today and over the coming weeks.  We will be reminded that being a Christian really is the highest possible privilege for a human being.  I hope our hearts will be moved to praise our great, kind and loving God. This week […]

24th January 2021

We have a vision to fill the church with disciples of Jesus Christ.  This is a way of saying that we want more people in our community to come to know God through his Son, to join us as we gather each week in his Name, and to make his glory known to Randwick and […]