St Thomas Anglican Church, Howrah & St Barnabas Anglican Church, South Arm, Tasmania
Affirming lives, reflecting the hope we have in Jesus
Services are available online. Services are also held at St Thomas in Howrah at 8.30am and 10am and at St Barnabas at South Arm at 10am.
Please pray for fellow parishioners and their good health as we struggle to incorporate currentchallenges.
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Corinthians 13:13
FROM THE MINISTER
SUNDAY SERVICES at St Thomas’s Howrah 8.30 and 10 am (both Holy Communion) and St Barnabas’s South Arm 10 am (Morning Prayer). There is also weekly online worship found on the home page of www.stthomashowrah.com
I want to thank everyone who completed the surveys about weekly worship and connect/bible study groups and for the hard work put in by June and Lesley and their respective Task Forces. On that basis Parish Council has decided to continue with online worship and to consider ways of supporting leaders of the various groups that meet in the parish. There was overwhelming support for continuing weekly Sunday morning services at South Arm. There was strong support for a single morning service at Howrah combining elements from both the 8.30 and 10 am services, and for an informal Sunday late afternoon service focused on young families.
Some of you may be wondering why we don’t just implement all these suggestions right now. The opinions and data that have been collected will be very helpful for the new parish council and new minister to set new directions for the future. We are on the threshold of a new era for our parish which will call for the new minister and parish council to engage in some serious strategic planning. Changing services and adopting new programs without proper strategic planning is getting the cart before the horse.
Annual reports will be emailed next week for you to read prior to the Parish Annual Meeting Sunday 23rd August at 11 am. There will also be printed copies available next Sunday 16th August
Now more than ever it is important to have a keen, committed leadership team. Nomination forms for wardens and parish councillors are available. We are looking for a New Treasurer. Serve in a vital role for the ministry and mission of your church. Talk to me, the Wardens Hilary, Barry, Neil or our Acting Treasurer Kate if you are interested or want to know more.
With a new minister soon to be appointed let’s get updated and inspired about mission and ministry! Online Bishop's Training Event (10am-1pm, Saturday 19 September.) Register at www.bishopstrainingevent.com.
With the love of Jesus
Our vision is to become a growing Christian community of all ages, reflecting the diversity of our local community and living out God’s Word in our daily lives.
1. Love God and his people
2. Grow to be more like Jesus
3. Share the message of Jesus’ love.
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