LENTEN & EASTER SERVICES
Every Wednesday during Lent services will be held at St John’s at 11am commencing with Ash Wednesday on 6 March.
Concordia, Duncraig every Wednesday during Lent at 6pm commencing with Ash Wednesday
Bethlehem, Morley on Ash Wednesday at 7pm, as well as the other Wednesdays of Lent (except for 27 March & Holy Week) there will be a brief prayer service followed by a Bible study on a key aspect of Luke from 7:00 – 8:15pm.
St Luke’s, Parkwood on Ash Wednesday only at 7pm.
Annual General Meeting – Sunday 24 March at 10:15am
ONE combined service will be held at 8.30am on Sunday 24 March, all are invited to attend and stay for our Annual General Meeting following the service.
Illuminated Bible coming to St Johns – 29 & 30 March
The Bible Society in conjunction with Notre Dame University in Fremantle has the privilege and joy of presenting for the first time in more than 500 years (since the invention of the Gutenberg Printing Press) a completely handwritten and illuminated Bible. Angela McCarthy from Notre Dame University will be at St John’s to tell us the story and show us the magnificent illustrations.
“A 30-person international team of calligraphers and artists took 13 years to create the Bible’s original manuscript of more than 1100 pages, including 160 major religious artworks, from calfskin vellum.”
On Friday March 29th and Saturday March 30th, St John’s Perth will have volume 6 (containing the 4 gospels and the book of Acts) on display to be seen, along with a video presentation at 5pm & 7pm on Friday and on the hour on Saturday, telling the story of how it came about to be commissioned and the work involved in making each volume.
BUSY BEE 8am Saturday 6 April
All welcome to help clean and tidy the church, organ loft and storage spaces ahead of Easter Celebration Services.
What makes Walk My Way WA special? Fundraising for Refugees
- Enjoy amazing WA beaches and countryside, starting from Living Waters Lutheran College.
- Your walk can be a pilgrimage of reflection.
- We feed you! Including breakfast & a sausage sizzle lunch.
- Inspire your community to help others.
- Each $26 you raise helps a refugee child go to school as part of the ALWS GRACE project!
ADVENT – Preparing for CHRISTMAS
VICAR JIM LUAN & LILY – Sunday 23 December
St John’s has the privilege of supporting Australian Lutheran College by hosting a vicar from mid-December 2018 to the end of June 2019. Jing (Jim) Luan is a mature age Chinese pastoral student being assigned to an English congregation with opportunity to also spend some time with the Chinese congregation. Pastor Peter will be supervising Jim’s vicarage.
LCA National Synod
What is Synod? Every three years delegates from districts meet at a General Convention of Synod to make decisions about the direction of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Synod is the highest decision-making body of our church. This year the 400-plus delegates who met in Sydney for the 19th General Convention of Synod (together with about 100 volunteers, exhibitors, visitors and staff) made some significant decisions on our behalf. This Popular Report gives you only a snapshot of those decisions; you should visit the Synod website or ask our Pastors or delegate Monica Bodenstaff if you’d like more information. 2018 General Convention Popular Report.
Bread of Life Series 2018
Members of St John’s were asked to paint what the John 6 readings about Jesus as the Bread of Life meant to them.
Easter Resurrection Crosses
St John’s members and families with an artistic flair celebrated the resurrection with creations of crosses expressing the themes of Easter. The display will be featured for the seven Sundays of Christmas.
Reformation 500 Floral Displays
Faith alone, Grace Alone, Scripture Alone , Christ Alone