CHRISTIANITY EXPLAINED : FEB/MAR How do we really know that Jesus was the Son of God? Why didn’t He defend Himself against allegations when facing death? How can we really believe in the resurrection? And why do we need to make a response to Him anyway? If you have ever asked questions like these, then Christmas 2009 you might like to come to our Christianity Explained course. Christianity Explained will give you a a guided tour through Mark’s Gospel so that you can discover afresh who Jesus really is. Our Rector, Michael Stead, will lead the course at St James over four Monday evenings in Feb / Mar next year, at which you can ask those questions that have been ‘burning away’. You won’t, however, be asked to answer any questions; nor will you be asked to read the Bible or pray aloud. Christianity Explained is designed for those who are curious about the Christian faith, not quite sure what to believe, or who have been ‘believers’ for some time but would like a refresher in the basics. Phone the Church office on 9144 4090 for further information or to reserve your place. Dates: Feb 8th, 15th, 22nd, Mar 1st 2010 Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rector Sen. Asst Minister Rev. Dr Michael Stead Rev. Robert Jones 9488 7327 9144 1021 You are to give him the name Jesus, Sen. Asst Minister Rev. Stephen Calder 9440 2928 Assistant Minister Rev. Sturt Young 0410 449 171 because he will save his people Youth Minister Ed Hungerford 0401 747 677 Pastoral Assistant Parish Administrator Ms. Marg Hutchison Mrs Jenny Cook 0407 110 538 9144 4090 from their sins. Secretary Mrs Robin Dunn 9144 4090 Matthew 1: 21 Staff may be contacted through the church office: (02) 9144 4090 Fax: (02) 9449 9276 Email: email@example.com Banking Details - Name: St James Anglican Church BSB 032-089 Account: 250028 WELCOME TO ST JAMES CHRISTMAS THANK YOU FROM THE MINISTRY TEAM We are glad you have been able to join us over this Christmas period. If you are visiting Felicity, Michael, Janine, Robert, Sandra, Stephen, St James, we would like to give you a free Sturt, Emma, Ed, Marg, Jenny and Robin would like to Our Christmas thank all those who sent cards or gave gifts. We are Gift Pack, which includes some information Gift For You very grateful for all your expressions of love, support about our church life. These gift packs will and good will at this Christmas Season. be distributed during the service. JANUARY SERMON SERIES AT ST JAMES—”WHO AM I?” Over 4 weeks in January, we are going to look at what the Bible says about SERVICE TIMES IN DEC / JAN 2010 who we are and what God has made us for. Service times will be as usual on 27th December and during January. Jan 3 Made in the Image of God St James 7.45am Holy Communion, according to the Book of Common Prayer God has made us in his own image… and God doesn't make junk! 9.00am Family Service, with a holiday programme for the kids But our problem is that this image has become distorted... 10.15am Morning Prayer / Holy Communion Jan 10 Made for Relationships 7.00pm Sunday Night Church We were made for relationships, and can only find lasting Church in the Chapel and Bobbin Head Anglican Church satisfaction here. Our problem is that we seek satisfaction in the 8.00am Holy Communion, according to the Book of Common Prayer wrong places: success, power, fame... 9.30am Family Service, meeting at North Turramurra Public School Jan 17 Made for Eternity 4.30pm Evensong Deep down, we long for something that lasts, because God has set eternity in our hearts. But our problem is that we are limited by WEDNESDAY 10 AM COMMUNION SERVICE finite, mortal, and frail bodies. Our Wednesday Communion service will resume on Wednesday 20 January Jan 24 Made with Purpose 2010. Our lives are not meaningless or random. God has made us for a purpose, and all of life begins to makes sense when we understand ST JAMES OFFICE OVER THE NEW YEAR PERIOD this purpose and shape our lives around it. The Parish Office will be open from Tuesday, 29 December to Thursday, 31 December (8.30am—2.30pm), and then as normal from Monday 4 January CHRISTIANITY EXPLAINED 2010. Christianity Explained is a four week guided tour through Mark’s gospel. For more information, see the rear page of this bulletin. This course will be HEARING LOOP led by our Rector, Michael Stead, over four Monday nights at 7:30—8:30 For the hearing impaired, there is a hearing loop available in front six p.m. commencing 8 Feb 2010. Please tick the box on the response slip if rows of church on pulpit side. Use the “T” switch on your hearing aid. you are interested.