What is the greatest gift of all time? Our team of spies and scientists worked together to discover that the greatest gift of all time was Jesus! Children enjoyed crafts and activities exploring who Jesus is, and why he is the greatest gift.
A big thank you to everyone who came to the working bee on the 15th of March. So much was accomplished and the church was really spruced up.
Part of the working bee was the new audio visiual setup, which was one of the Thanksgiving Sunday projects.
The windows were cleaned, kitchen deep cleaned, gardening and weeding done, the shed cleaned out, and a big general tidy up.
Great work, team!
Sweatcon was such an encouraging time, we spent 4 days immersed in God's word being trained and equipped for serving God in whatever context we found ourselves in. Seeing so many Christians who love Jesus from so many different cultures represented in the South West of Sydney was inspiring. What I love about the conference is that there is something for everyone: young or old. The music is fantastic and incredibly uplifting. The preaching is clear, biblically faithful, pastorally sensitive and powerful. I left this conference emboldened for the gospel.
I was encouraged with the teaching, on how to connect to others outside the church eg a picnic at the park. The songs were so up lifting and brings you to life . Great 4 nights, I'm going to the day sessions next year.
A day of prayer and planning for 2020!
On February 15th, 60 members of St Mark's met at Hoxton Park Anglican for a Partnership Retreat. It was a great day to come together and share in fellowship across congregations, and hear about what church is all about.
It was also an opportunity to commission Kendall as a ministry apprentice.
Thanks to all that came, and to the helpers from Merrylands and Liverpool Anglican churches that came to care for the children!
The Christmas Xperience 2019
Come Walk Through Bethlehem
The Christmas Xperience saw St. Mark’s transformed into 1st century Bethlehem, complete with Mary, Joseph, shepherds, wise men, Roman soldiers, jewellers, scribes, villagers and King Herod. There were many activities for children, including games, crafts, donkey/ pony rides and a jumping castle. There were also heaps of activities for all ages, including skits to watch, jewellery making, ancient Jewish food tasting and the opportunity to learn sign language.
Everything at the Christmas Xperience was free, and it was a great afternoon of celebration of the birth of King Jesus with the Miller/ Sadleir/ Cartwright/ Busby/ Ashcroft community.
The 2019 Christmas Carols were held on the 22nd December. It was a fun night singing, hearing from the Bible, and learning together about thetrue King that was born at Christmas. Stay tuned for next year's carols service!