regular Services of Worship
Services held at St Thomas, Howrah, 3 Lorne Cres, Howrah each Sunday.
- 8.30am - a friendly traditional service including Holy Communion.
- 10am - a contemporary service for people of all ages.
- A mid-week service is held at 10am on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month.
Services at St Barnabas, South Arm, South Arm Highway.
- Services are held on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Sunday each month at 4pm.
- Annual RSL services are held on Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day at South Arm.
Occasional services are held for marriages, baptisms, dedications, funerals, confirmation and pet thanksgiving.
Festivals and Special Occasions at St Thomas
Christmas Eve at 11pm and Christmas morning at 9am at St Thomas. This is a different time to our regular Sunday services.
A service is held at 9am on Good Friday (Reflection) and a celebration is held on Easter Sunday (Easter Day).
A Paschal Meal is held in the hall on the Thursday evening before Easter (this is the day of the Passover, the day of the Last Supper).
At Lent we celebrate with pancakes on Pancake Tuesday and with an early morning service on Ash Wednesday.
Special occasions at Barnabas
In addition to the service Christmas morning we also hold a Christmas service of Nine Readings and Carols at St Barnabas at 7pm in December on the third or fourth Sunday.
ABOVE:St Barnabas Christmas Nine Readings and Carols service
THIS WEEK - THE LAMB OF GOD
When John the Baptist said, “Look! There is the Lamb of God”, he is pointing to what will happen at the end when Jesus will go to Jerusalem for the last time. He is foretelling the day when Jesus will take on his shoulders, like the “Suffering Servant” in Isaiah 53, the sin of all humanity, and be punished cruelly to the point of death and he will not open his mouth to defend himself or to object.
He will willingly give up his life as Isaiah said, “He endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God. But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did” (Isaiah 53:4-5). The Lamb of God is the one who gives us life, because all our sin has been forgiven and we are able to inherit eternal life.
In Revelation chapter seven we are given a vision of heaven where all the saints are gathered around the throne of God and of the Lamb, all are dressed in white robes and holding celebratory palm branches in their hands, shouting, “Salvation comes from our God, who sits on the throne, and from the Lamb!”
BELOW: Christmas at St Barnabas - 9 Carols and Readings
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