Dear brothers and sisters

"Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15

Recently I gave a talk on the importance of reaching out to the ONE. This year, 2021, our focus is to pray and reach out to ONE person. It's important that we don't have preconceived ideas on how to evangelise because it won't work. We need to understand that the KEY Person in this is the Holy Spirit, NEXT is the person we are reaching out to and the LEAST important is "me".

Jesus, in all His time on earth, was preoccupied with one thing - His Father's Will - this was His only mission in life, there was no other agenda. So, to evangelise (as Jesus did) we need to be in tune with God Himself. What's on His agenda?

As we meet in our Areas on Sundays for the first three weeks in March it would be a great time for us to pray and invite someone into our home. 

Your brother in Christ

Joe
IMPORTANT NOTICE -
 
Activities at SOJ Centre  

during March
As we renovate the Centre’s main hall during March, the following information outlines the way several Ministries will continue to meet during this time:

-  CHILDREN'S MINISTRY will remain on livestream for the Term. 

-  FIREPOWER will have their normal Friday night meetings, upstairs as scheduled. 

- YOUNG ADULTS will have their Friday night meetings as small groups, held in homes and will be the attendees at the first three Sunday Gatherings in March.

- 40 HR PRAYER VIGIL will be held in homes predominantly. (At the centre from Friday 7:00am till 4:00pm then in homes).

- SUNDAY GATHERINGS.  Gatherings held on 7th, 14th, 21st to be held in Areas. Your Area Pastor will provide you with further information as needed.

Gathering held 28th March is our Community's 40th Anniversary and, weather permitting, we will be having this at outside at the Centre. It will either be our two Gatherings or one big Gathering, held on our side car park.

Your Area Pastor and Ministry Leader will continue to provide you with further information as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: SERVANTS CENTRE WILL OPERATE AS NORMAL.
THE ONLY ROOM NOT ACCESSIBLE IS THE MAIN HALL. 
MARCH Scripture for the Month
REFLECTION
“WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT:

God is far away, Christ stays in the past, 
The Gospel is a dead  letter, the Church is simply an organisation,
Authority a matter of domination, mission a matter of propaganda,
Liturgy no more than an evocation, Christian living a slave morality.

BUT WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT:

The cosmos is resurrected and groans with the birth-pangs of the Kingdom,
The risen Christ is there, the Gospel is the power of life,
The Church shows forth the life of the Trinity,
Authority is a liberating service,
Mission is a Pentecost,
The liturgy is both memorial and anticipation, human action is deified.”

Bishop Ignatius Hazim of Latakia 
EVENTS COMING UP
 YOUTH CONFERENCE (above) 
14th - 16th April in Springwood, NSW

Check out our website in the coming weeks for registration details
LATEST TALK FROM SOJ
"God wants to give us more..." Click below on the latest talk by Richard Martin given at our Gathering on 28th February. 

 
TESTIMONY
"I was brought up a Catholic, attended church every Sunday, so you could say I was a good Catholic - but I never really "knew" God, yet, at the time I thought I did. As I married and had children there was a stirring within to know more, particularly about the Holy Spirit - who was this "person"? Someone invited me to a Life in the Spirit seminar and I thought, well that would be good because at least I would get to know a bit more about Him. Little did I realise the impact this would have. I remember listening to a talk at the seminar where the speaker said from the time he received the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit" his life was changed forever, I thought 'if that can really happen without huge effort on my part then I really want to give this a try'.  In the past I'd get inspired by a good talk, try to put into practice what I'd heard, but would quickly go back to old habits as I couldn't maintain the momentum. It was like the effort was all on my shoulders and I was "over it". 

After I received the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" for the first time I can honestly say that my life was never the same. No longer was it me trying to maintain in my own strength, I had a "Divine Helper", Holy Spirit,  who completely transformed my thinking, my abilities, my whole outlook.  I discovered a whole new world of life in God that I never knew possible. That speaker way back in 1987 was correct, my life changed forever. My husband also received this Baptism at that same seminar. In time we were led to Servants of Jesus Community where we've been ever since. There is no way we could live this rich life without the Holy Spirit and without the support of this wonderful community of fellow believers." Pam

OUR WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPDATED
Check it out at servantsofjesus.org
 

 
 

UPDATE of events and meetings.

  • MARCH UPDATE: 
    • One Gathering 10AM   LIVESTREAMED
    • Note: this is ONLY for March during Hall renovations. 
  • Children's Ministry online, during school term.
  • FirePower meetings Fridays during school term. See website for details. 
  • Young Adults meetings Fridays during school term. See website for details.
  • Grace Church 9.15am each Sunday  LIVESTREAMED  
  • Livestreamed events, including past episodes, can  be viewed on our  YouTube channel 
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COME JOIN US!

Servants of Jesus 

 

SUNDAYS

 
10am  GATHERING A. Combined charismatic praise and worship  Live-streamed 
11.50am GATHERING B. Combined charismatic praise and worship


FRIDAYS

Friday Night - Youth (Firepower) Meetings 
For more info and updates contact:
Simon McGrillen or follow them on instagram and facebook


Friday Night  - Young Adults
For more info and updates contact:
Niall Slattery or follow them on instagram and facebook @sojyoungadults

For more info contact Reception on (02) 9624 3322.

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