Newsletter – 29/08/2021

Verse

‘You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.’ Psalm 16.9-11

Set Prayers

Lord of all power and might, the author of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

Prayer points and requests

For ourselves – To subscribe to our eNewsletter and personal prayer point, please contact us here.

Our community, Father, we praise you would allow St. Edward’s again to have a children’s ministry. Please raise up people with the diligence, energy and godliness needed to pass on the gift of knowing you to new generations.

Our mission, Father, we pray for tertiary students around us. Please help them to seek you, to grow in the knowledge of you, to honour you through their studies and to long for holiness, faith & love in Christ at this formative time in their lives.


News

Don’t let your hearts be weighed down

Here is a list of devotional material our members find useful to prevent our hearts being weighed down either by distraction or anxiety as a response to the times we live in (Luke 21.34-36).

Our Daily Bread – odb.org
A booklet which is read every morning through a podcast.

The Word for Today Daily Devotions vision.org.au
A booklet which is read every morning through a podcast.

Today Devotional by reframe ministries reframeministries.org A daily devotion sent to your email

New daylight by Bible Reading Fellowship brfonline.org.uk/ collections/new-daylight

Craft group

Our on-line craft group currently meets each Wednesday from 1pm. Click here at that time to join in the fun. If you would have questions or would like a link emailed to you or you are interested in learning a craft, or have friends, family or neighbours who would like to join in then please contact us here.

Prayer meeting

‘Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain.’ (Psalm 127.1) Join a weekly 30 minute prayer meeting, via Zoom, that will focus on the mission and future of St. Edward’s. The meeting will be each Thursday evening from 7pm. Join by clicking the link here.

Bible study

If you would like to join our Bible study by telephone, running during Victoria’s lockdown, please contact us here** and we will post you the study materials.


Psalm 16 | Worship is personal

Safety (1-2)

Community (3)

Self destruction (4)

Heritage (5-6)

Wisdom (7-9)

Eternity (10-11)

For further thought

Q: What does this Psalm say to your life and its pressures?
Q: What does David mean by: “apart from you I have no good thing.”?
Q: Why is delight in God joined to delight in God’s holy people? (Exodus 19:3-6)
Q: How can we delight in God’s people?
Q: What other things do human beings trust in apart from the Lord?
Q: We pursue good things as ultimate things (gods) to solve our sorrows, but how can our sacrifices to false priorities amplify our sorrows instead? (eg. Deuteronomy 6:13-25)
Q: What heritage has God assigned to us? (eg. Ephesians 1:1-14)
Q: David praises God and his praise leads to guidance and counsel in two ways Counsel (Public), by day and Meditation (Private) by night. What do they look like in our lives?
Q: Why does David have such confidence even in facing death? (Acts 2:22-32 & 13:34-38)

Q: One pastor wrote: “The better I get at being a Christian, the better life gets; the quality of life increases in God’s presence.” Does this mirror our experience?


Church gatherings and Covid 19 restrictions

✤  During Lockdown 6 in Victoria our Sunday worship will be online using the Zoom video meeting system

✤  Each week we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper – please come with your own bread and wine

✤  The credentials to enter into the Zoom app/program will be on our web site and sent by email update each week


Thank you for your generous giving

St Edward’s Account details are: • Commonwealth Bank
• BSB 063197
• Account No. 10031885


Who do I contact?

Locum minister:

  • Michael Flynn is our current interim minister – please contact him here.

St. Edwards is a church of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne 

a: 59 Edinburgh Road, Blackburn South, Victoria, Australia. 3130 | w: stedwards.org.au | e: office@stedwards.org.au