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- Kid's Menu - 11 October 2020
Read 1 Timothy 1.12-17, The Message I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were invective and witch hunts and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t know what I was doing—didn’t know Who I was doing it against! Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus. Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever. Paul is thankful because he considers himself 'Public Sinner Number One' and yet God has shown him great kindness by first saving him and then sending him as God's helper and representative to God's people. Why are you thankful today? How can you show your thankfulness to someone you know and love? How can you show thankfulness to God? Here are a few suggestions ... Primary Age Kids Make a card, write a letter or draw a picture for someone you love to say thanks Do something helpful at home (without being asked) that will show members of your family that you love them Watch the video below and write down on a piece of paper one or two important things that you've learned from the video: You may also like to play the Gratitude Game below or use this picture to remember what's important but gratitude: Secondary Age Kids Thank God that school goes back tomorrow and that we can SEE other people. Is there something you can do for someone at school to show that you are thankful for them? Think about some of the people who might be doing it particularly tough at this time. Is there something we can do to encourage them Try starting a Gratitude Journal. It's hard to be positive at the moment when so many things around us are not as they could be. Set time aside each day to make a list of what you are thankful for. Start with the tiniest details, and write down even just one thing. On days when you’re feeling empty – or just wanting an excuse to smile – go back and read some of your list. Ann Voskamp says it best: “When I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.” Write a prayer of thanks to God today. Try to be as specific as possible. Check out these tips for writing a great prayer. Want to learn more about Paul's first letter to Timothy, check out the Bible project video here:
- Pastoral Statement regarding #BlackLivesMatter Rally and Covid-19
Australia’s first peoples, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, represent the oldest living continuing culture in the world. And yet, tragically, racial tensions, inequalities and systematic injustice are realities we have lived with for too long. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment rate is 17 times the national average, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people account for almost 30% of those in prison and there have been far too many deaths in custody. The Anglican community of St Catharine’s Caulfield South stand against racism in any form, anywhere. We believe that black lives matter. We pray that the attention surrounding deaths in custody will lead to systemic change, both in America, here in Australia and around the world. We stand with Christians around the world condemning violence and persecution. Attending the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Melbourne on Saturday 6 June posed an ethical dilemma for many Melburnians yesterday, not least of which some members of our Church community. I sympathise with the complexity of this decision in a Covid-19 environment. However we remain committed to the health and safety of all of our members which includes complying with the current Covid-19 restrictions. While the issue of reconciliation and an end to injustice for Indigenous Australians is one that we are rightly passionate about and comitted to, there is also the duty of care for ourselves, our families and communities in relation to Covid-19. I have today communicated with the members of our Church community who attended the rally, or who have come into contact with anyone who attended the rally, they have agreed to comply with one of the following options : Received a negative Covid-19 test result, or Voluntarily quarantine themselves for 14 consecutive days. This advice is consistent with the Chief Medical Officer and the State and Federal governments. If anyone has any concerns in relation to issue, please contact the Lead Pastor directly on 0406 400 338. Adam Cetrangolo Lead Pastor
- Your Guide to the St Cath's Annual Meeting
Date: The 2018 St Catharine's Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday 18 November 2018 at 11 am in the Parish Hall. Format: On this day we will have our regular 9.30 am service followed by our Big Breakfast in the Hall. Then we will stay on in the hall for our meeting which will incorporate a message, time of worship, prayer and communion as well as all the formalities of the Annual Meeting. Typically the Annual Meeting receives formal reports from the Treasurer, Churchwardens and Lead Pastor as well as other reports as appropriate. At St Cath's, these additional reports tend to take the form of testimonies of the good work that God has done in the past year. The Electoral Roll Every Anglican Church in Melbourne has an Electoral Roll which is reviewed prior to the Annual Meeting. It is desirable that the Electoral Roll reflect the real regular attendees of the Church. If you are new in the past year or unsure whether you are on the Electoral Roll. Check out the list that has been left in the Church or email Adam and ask. If you are not yet on the Electoral Roll. Please fill out a quick application form here. Being on the Electoral Roll allows you to vote at the Annual Meeting as well as be nominated for formal governance positions. Governance Positions Vacant The vacant positions are as follows: 2 x Members of Parish Council 2 x Churchwardens 2 x Incumbency Committee Members Click on the links to view a position description for each position. The Parish Council is currently comprised of 3 Parish Council members, 3 Churchwardens and the Lead Pastor. Currently these positions are held by the following people: Pam Lannin (pcm), Carlee Hutton (pcm), Noel Thurlow (pcm & Treasurer), Rod Smyth (Churchwarden) and Al Aikman (Churchwarden). Recently Anna Weir resigned, she was also a Churchwarden. More information about these leaders here. A Treasurer is appointed by the Churchwardens at the first Parish Council Meeting. These rolls are two-thirds nominated and one-third appointed. Which means Adam appoints one Churchwarden one Parish Councillor. The Incumbency Committee is a group that meets as needed to appoint a new Lead Pastor or when his/her license is renewed. Currently the membership of this committee is Martin Trainor, Gaie Bracken and Al Aikman. Two positions are nominated (see above) and one Churchwarden is appointed to this committee at the first Parish Council meeting. Action Points: 1. Determine whether you're on the Electoral Roll 2. Consider nominating for a position 3. Save the date for the Annual Meeting: 18 November 2018 at 11 am 4. Let Adam know if you have any questions or you think something should be included on the agenda.
- Tough Questions | stcaths
tough questions. One of our dreams at St Cath's has been to create space for people to ask any questions they like, without feeling like it they will be fudged, evaded or answered without being properly heard. We created the Tough Questions course as a fun and meaningful space to speak to the deepest questions people have of the church, without being persuasive or impersonal. The four week Course always happens in a relaxed environment, over food and drink. We share a talk with videos and stories, which is followed by an opportunity for open qanda. People can text questions in anonymously. The four topics we look at are: Is Christianity bigoted? Is Christianity ignorant? Is Christianity fear-driven? Is Christianity shame-based?
- Hope for Glen Eira | stcaths
hope for glen eira. Hope for Glen Eira and Beyond is an annual campaign run by a group of local churches who unite to provide food to community services to stock their food banks. Thanks to the generosity of Glen Eira residents in recent years we've helped collect thousands of dollars worth of food for those in need in the City of Glen Eira. This local food drive ordinarily takes place in May each year You can find out more here .
- YMS | stcaths
youth ministry school. It's a full life being a teenager ... with school, friends, sport, ballet and a stack of co-curricular activities, it's really hard to fit anything else in! It's also hard just to stop, and to make time for you and God. The Youth Ministry School (YMS) is an opportunity to come together during the school break with other teens from around Melbourne, to grow as a leader, establish positive relationships and have some space to just relax and have a good time, as teens should. We meet for residentials during the school break, as well as monthly local gatherings. For dates, registration and important information visit: youthministryschool.com.au