St John’s Weekly Bulletin – Sunday 1 October 2017

Welcome to St John’s! We particuarly want to welcome Rev Dan Connor, Principal Chaplain to NSW Police, who will be leading the 9am and 10.45am services this weekend.

This bulletin was emailed to members of the parish on Friday 29 September 2017 – if you would like to join the Weekly Bulletin email list, please call the church office on 02 4927 5399 and we will happily arrange this.

St John’s Hall – 160 Year Celebration

The Women’s Guild of St John’s Anglican Church invites you to hear the music of Hunter Harp Circle and a talk by Dr Ann Hardy, Living Histories Co-Ordinator, University of Newcastle.

Saturday 28 October 2017 2.00pm

in the 160 year old Parish Hall, Dawson Street, Cooks Hill

Devonshire Tea will be served

Cost $15.00 per person

RSVP 4952 6279

Keeping children and vulnerable adults safe

A really important part of our ministry here at St John’s is keeping children and vulnterable adults safe as part of our community.

The two basic parts ways we do that are: Working With Children Checks, and Safer Churches Training.

1. The Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a history check through a person’s national government and employment records and flagging people who might cause concern if they were allowed to work with children. In NSW, a WWCC is a requirement for people who work or volunteer with children.

2. Safer Churches Training is another basic part of our effort to keep safe. It involved a one-day course to start with, with half-day refresher courses. The list of upcoming courses is found through the Diocese of Newcastle website at: . We require volunteers to complete this training, but we strongly recommend that all parents and people with a passion to keep St John’s safe undertake this training. It’s an excellent resource for all parents who are concerned about the safety of their children, whatever institutions and groups they are associated with.

We have a new page on our website at to provide easy links for you to be involved with a Working With Children Check or Safer Churches Training. This page can be found under the “Kids, Youth and Families” tab on our website homepage.

Christmas Pudding Making – volunteers needed!

Each year, the St John’s Guild make a number of puddings to for sale at Christmas time and a they also donate some to be given to sailors in port on Christmas Day through the work of the Mission to Seafarers.

The work to prepare these delicious puddings begins long before Christmas, though! On Monday 9 October 2017 at 9.30 am we require help to weigh the ingredients. This usually takes about 2 hours. Then on Mondays 16th and 23rd October the Guild would love you to join them from 8.30am to help make the puddings. This usually takes all morning but even if you only have an hour to spare, that would be a great help for them. Please speak to a Guild member to find out more, or contact us through


Service1 Oct 20178 Oct 2017
9:00 am
Welcome 1Nona BJenny K
Welcome 2Judy HHelen Carroll
LeadingDan CMurray W
PreachingDan CMurray W
Reading 1Rogers FLance W
Reading 2Penny BJudy H
PrayersSunday SchoolDavid B
Chalice 1Paul YHelen W
Chalice 2Cathy B*Volunteer needed*
Refreshments 1Jenny YSue T
Refreshments 2Elizabeth EDane T
Counters 1Penelope YLance W
Counters 2June WJason T
FlowersJune WJennifer B
Brass cleaning 1Jenny WX
Brass cleaning 2Helen CarrollX
10:45 am
WelcomePrue HPrue H
LeadingDan CMurray W
PreachingDan CMurray W
Music LeaderXX
PrayersBronwyn DIrini T
RefreshmentsIan P*Volunteer needed*
5:00 pm
WelcomeXPaul B
LeadingMark TMurray W
PreachingMark TMurray W
PrayersXCarey G
Kids Church LeaderXRob W
Kids Church HelperXX
Creche LeaderXFiona D
Creche HelperXGavin D
RefreshmentsXValerie G
Music LeaderXX
Music 2XX
Music 3XX
Music 4XX

Upcoming at St John’s:

Friday, 29 September 2017
5:00pmNo K.O.G youth group for School Years 2-6 this week
7:00pmNo High School Youth Group this week
Saturday, 30 September 2017
2:45pmBennett/Schofield wedding
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, 1 October 2017
9:00amAll-age Traditional Communion
10:45amInformal Communion
5:00pmAll-age ‘Messy Church’ service
Monday, 2 October 2017
6:00pmHealing Eucharist Service
7:30pmNo New Lambton homegroup this week
8:30pmMen’s Bible Study Group
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
10:00amNo St John’s Playgroup this week
7:00pmNo Cooks Hill Bible study group this week
Thursday, 5 October 2017
10:30amNo Women’s Bible study group this week
6:30pmMen’s Discipleship Group
Friday, 6 October 2017
5:00pmNo K.O.G youth group for School Years 2-6 this week
7:00pmNo High School Youth Group this week
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 8 October 2017
9:00amTraditional Communion with Sunday School
10:45amInformal Communion
5:00pmAll-age Informal Worship